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I still remember clearly when I visited my friend in Perth back in 2015. It was super random trip that decided to fly off to visit my friends there after watching Master Chef Australia. We are at the end of Pandemic and I can see that many of my friends start to travel aggressively. Best advise by my friend to travel to Perth is definitely Spring. Perfect weather, with nice flower booming and temperature in between 17 – 30 degree, you will be lucky if got rain. This perfect season falls in Sept – Nov.

Other seasons will be like:

Summer : Dec – Feb

Autumn : Mar – May

Winter : June – Aug (sort of like rainy season)

You can get your planned Perth trip or free and easy with Sedunia Travel Australia. Perth is like no other Australian city. To get the best of the state view, you need to do road trip. We can plan something like as below:

Day 1: Explore City Center

When you reach the city, of course you need to stroll around all their main attractions. I was told by my friend to hit onto their Botanic Gardens. Every corner of this botanic garden have its own view. Just chill with coffee and enjoy the landscape of city or even sea view. Little did I know I ended up 2 hours here.

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Then you must not miss out the legendary insta famous spot which is the Matilda Bay’s Iconic little blue boat house within 2 mins at the southern part of the park.

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P8073099Then you can take bus to their famous London Street in the city center Sipping coffee, lunch or dinner.

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Fremantle-Market-Perth-Western-AustraliaNext, my favorite part of Perth is this place Fremantle founded in 1829 build with Victorian architecture and remnants from Australia’s days as a British penal colony. Rich with maritime history. Architecture remains the same and it is now home to some fantastic restaurants, shops and bars. Such a bustling scene yet chill with people taking their leisure time to check this place out.

little creature perthThere are plenty of things to do here:

    1. Visit the Markets
    2. Street shopping’s
    3. Plenty of place to take nice pictures
    4. One of my favorite beer brewery – Little Creature
    5. Fish and Chips is a must try here (choose any of the available there)
    6. Shipwrecked , Maritime, Fremantle Prison Museum
    7. Plenty of amazing food

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Day 2 Roadtrip to the north:

Lets start with quick day early road trip by venturing all the way up north to the current most famous Pink Lake : Hutt Lagoon.

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Then moving downwards to Lanchelin for Sandboarding and the limestone11017816-10152758854646706-5354162806907722474-n

Then we move next stop to Caversham Wildlife Park to say high to all koala bears, penguins and kangaroos.  

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Finishing off with Wine tasting at Swan Valley, vineyard that has historically produced for more than 200 years.. Sample out your favourite wine yard, chocolate and cruise along the river.

You can pick to enjoy a 2-hour cruise down Swan River until you reach the magnificent Swan Valley.

 

Day 3: Road Trip to the South

This is one of the road trip that I am excitedly looking forward too. Moving to the Sourthern side seems to have a lot of interesting things to see and do along the way.  

For this plan, it is best advise that you make an overnight stop instead of day trip.

    1. 45 mins away from the city, first stop to stop by City of Mandurah for breakfast

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Then follow by next town stop at Bunbury dolphin discovery Center. Enjoy the tour facilities or feed the dolphins at the sea area with guide of professionals

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Finally, reach Busselton where it is home of the longest pier in the Sourthen Hemisphere where we are going to spend a night here. What to do here:

  1. Visit CastleRock
  2. Visit Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse
  3. Dunsborough Beach
  4. Petra Olive Oil Estate
  5. Cheeky Monkey Brewing co – Beer brewery

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Day 4: going further down to Margaret River.

A region with plenty of lunch spots and cafes in Margaret River to enjoy. I’d also recommend stopping by the tourist information centre to grab a map (you can also plan your trip with its guide) of the winery area – which is where you’re heading next!

Or there are actually Plenty to do here: Margaret River Guide

  1. Whale Watching
  2. Wine tour (a lot world class vineyard like Cape Mentelle)
  3. Margaret River Brew house
  4. Mammoth Cave
  5. Margaret River Farmes Market
  6. Margaret River chocolate Factory

Day 5:

the-other-side-of-rottnest-islandFinal day you can op for a few things. Check out this amazing Rottnest Island by Ferring yourself to the island, enjoy breakfast. Then you may You may choose to hire a bike and explore on your own, take a swim, go snorkelling, or get a selfie with the island’s famous furry Quokkas.

Head back to the city enjoy remaining leisure time before flying off.

There are a few ways to plan your trip here or even if you are too lazy, you can engage Sedunia Travels to join their planned trip. From Free and easy to planned tours. Really depends your cup of tea, sightseeing, nature, adventure they have it all under one roof, or even flight bookings.

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If you are up for Wine and Dine adventure in Australia, check out the best place to wine and dine.

Wine lovers would certainly be excited when travel to Australia. There are so many well know award winning vineyards in the region. It is even more perfect for Wine & Dine Experience in Australia 2022 that you can dine on the spot, enjoying the view, weather and sipping variety of tasting platter along the time.

I am sure many of you wine lovers are pretty much expose to new world wine especially those wine from Australia. Not only that, as wine and dine had becoming big in the past few years where vineyard operator is attracting great talents to join their industry expansion to give wine lovers more options by spending more time and enjoy the nature of surroundings.

I have been enjoying a lot of wines from Australia on my last visit along with dropping by some of the vineyard that I like, which is also I miss out such road trip journey during my study time.

Since we are able to fly right now, we can certainly explore further with Sedunia Travel on their Australia destination for both Free and Easy or planned trip.

Lets start off with Melbourne, the place where I spend 3 years there during my University days. No doubt, in this region, there are a few famous vineyard that produces pretty awesome wine depending on which area.

Lets breakdown Vineyard region in Melbourne are as below:

  1. Yarra Valley
  2. Mornington Peninsular
    1. Paringa estate
  3. Grampians
  4. Ballarat

Yarra Valley in VIctoria is one of the famous region that produce quite good wines with some that I have visited in the pass. Of course there are a few which is currently quite well known among food hungers are like :

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Ezard at Lavente hills is famous as wine and dine locations as they have pretty awesome view, with wooden industrial interior that attracted many people around the region. It is a all-day bistro, and you can opt in for their five- or eight-course degustation menus. If you are up for their ultimate luxury experience, you can sign up for the helicopter transfer.

stable stones - wineregionaustraliaThe Stable Stones :is another restaurant that you would not want to miss. Vintage Victorian era interior with plants that surely will make your dining experience pleasant.  Instragarammer will definitely in love with every conner of picturous style. Ingredients are fresh and focus with robust flavours.  

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Yeering Stations is also another of my favourite vineyard in the area. In love with the classic red brick architecture which feels pleasant and relaxing. Slowly strolling around the area is indeed a perfect place to be during autumm or spring.

In their current offerings, they have 2-3 cours menu available. If not then you can enjoy at their celler with their tasting flights. I am in for their limited edition wine which is only available in their vineyard.

Other well known restaurant dining:

  1. Fondata since 1872 : Classic Italian with wood fire
  2. Bianchet is a French-styled bistro that offers bold flavours

Other famous vineyard to visit

  1. Domaine Chandon
  2. Helen & Joey
  3. Hubert estate
  4. De bortoli since 1928 – with Noble One Wine Winner
  5. TaraWara Estate

South Australian Wine

Lets move to another famous region for wine which the produce and brands is no stranger to many of us.

Sits in Adelaide or known as the South Australian wine region is The Barossa Valley.  One of a world class region that produces Australias most award-winning wine. They are also known as one of the wine capital in the world that just sits 20 mins away from Adelaide town. Dividing them into 2 region is Barrosa Valley & Adelaide Hills.

The first nearest to the city will be Penfolds Magil Estate.

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Next one of my favourite wine from its produce of white for 2019/2020 is Jacobs Creek Vineyard also at Barossa Valley wine and dine at their Our Table Restaurant.

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Other than the 2 famous wine brands that most of you are familiar with then for wine and dine in Adelaide, you can drive to Seppeltfields .  Offering one of the best wine and dine with perfect view that overlook the entire vineyard. Menu design is base on “Discovery Experience” which is actually base on seasonal ingredients.

 

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Another in the list would be Coriole Vineyards and Gather Restaurant is one of the best restaurant in Mclaren Vale, famous for their winter produce ingredients. Offering 5-7 course tasting menu

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Maybe if you are in for something adventurous then  might want to consider this latest hype in the region is this D’Arenberg is one of the coolest and most modern Mclaren Vale wineries with food. Greeted with its entry of huge rubic cube which is also their wine tasting area. With an option of different dining experience from outdoor to indoor seating. The Cube is actually part museum, part wine/food tasting, and part video/sensory experiences

For Vineyard experience and some of it are award wining vineyard.

  1. Langmeil winery
  2. Torbreck
  3. Yalumba – Barossa Valley

NSW

Lets move up north which is the capital city of the country. Sydney / Canberra is know as a region of (New South Wales – NSW)

Little did I know that they are actually the birth place of Australian wine – the world-famous Hunter Valley is one of country’s oldest wine producing regions with vines first planted in the area as early as the 1820s.

There are a few Restaurants that is considerably worth to explore are :

Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant

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One of the Hunter Valley’s most popular restaurant at one of the most sought after vineyards is Esca at Bimbadgen Winery. Love the architecturally from its vineyard entrance to the restaurant that filled with large glass windows. Enjoying wine and overlooking the vineyards. Esca is offering refined modern European and Australian inspired meals.

 

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Moving to NSW Central West is one of a vineyard that is worth to explore. Putting biodamic and organic approach into its dining experience is a worthy place to be in the list with its offering of country food and wine experience . A place filled with Luxury offerings of its natural surrounds and with its famous sunset view is, The Zin House in Mudgee. A menu of back to basic classics that are all about the quality and sustainability.,

Centennial Vineyards Restaurant is located only a stone’s throw away from the township of Bowral in NSW’s scenic Southern Highlands. Putting its local best fresh produce with modern approach to the table while pair with their award winning wines. The vineyard has produced many award-winning wines and is full of country character and charm.

Cupitts Winery

 

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Looking to take a break from your city live, then can head to Cupitts Kitchen as they are home of one of the best long lunches on the South Coast, or opt in a night in the vineyard, a country style stay while enjoying its modern English-French Cuisine from Cupitts Kitchen at Cupitts Winery in the seaside township of Ulladulla.

Other vineyard in the region:

  1. Dryridge estate – Blue Moutain
  2. Audrey Wilkinson – hunter valley, NSW

Canberra :

  1. Clonakilla
  2. Mount Majura

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Let swing to the other side of the region. Perth. A region that is also produces amazing wine especially my personal favourite region is Margaret River. It is also divided into 2 region as I know.

To enjoy great wine and nearest to the city of Perth is Swan Valley. Discover that chef of Rohan Park’s is nominated one of the best new chef 2023 at its helm at Old Youngs Kitchen is the latest hype that you must dine if you are in the area. Operating just right next to Old Young’s Distillery. Chef is working with  native Australian ingredients to create a tight selection of contemporary share-style dishes.

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Another Vineyard restaurant that is a worthy visit is this Sandalford Bar and Restaurant with dishes crossed between modern Australian and Euriopean that sits in one of the best winery produces is Sandalford Winery as a wine maker more than 180 years old.

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Vasse Felix is one of the olders vineyards in Margaret reviver that started since 1967. With their kitchen is helm by Chef Brendan Pratt. Putting onto table with Australian fare with Japanese technique which is pretty unique along serving with its unique beautiful pottery from local master potter Ian Beniston.tripadvisor.au2

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Leeuwin Estate is know for its art series wine with its alfresco dining that overlooking the entire vineyard, that is lead by Chef Dan Gedge that focos on local and regional delicacies.

Other vineyard to visit.

  1. Swan Valley
    1. Lancaster Wine
  1. Margaret River
    1. Cape Mentelle

Tasmania

Lets set our wings and move all the way down south to the coldest island in Australia which is Tasmania :

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One of a highly recommended restaurant is in this island this Josef Chromy cellar door and restaurant. Sitting on the top of the hill that ovelrook stunning vine-clad hills, using local ingredients to pair with its wine.

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As for Tasmania’s most awarded wines, Frogmore Creek makes the most of its cool climate location and picturesque views. Dine alfresco on the balcony overlooking the paddocks and vines. Enjoying meanls from the kitchen with seasonal vegetables, freshly caught seafood and locally sourced meats.

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Marrying fine food with fine wine is a skill that the team at Goaty Hill Wines have mastered. Just something simple by nibbling and sipping through afternoon away on the lush grounds that make them one of the most in Tassie.. Featuring their local produce and especially cheeses are the best pairing with Goaty Hill wines.

Other vineyards that you can explore further:

  1. PuddleDuck Vineyard
  2. Pipers Brook – know as one of the best vinearies area

There are a few ways to plan your trip here or even if you are too lazy, you can engage Sedunia Travels to join their planned trip. From Free and easy to planned tours. Really depends your cup of tea, sightseeing, nature, adventure they have it all under one roof, or even flight bookings.

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If you have plans to go to Perth – check out the 5d4n Itinerary . 

On my first night of arrival, my best friend directly drove me to one of his favourite Fish and Chip place Kailis Fish Market Cafe which have more local diners compare to the other one right opposite. This restaurant is also known for their award winning fish and chips and recipe since 1928.

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Moving from Fishing business to restaurant where since the opening of Kailis’ Fish Market Café in December 1986, turnover has more than trebled and the business has garnered numerous accolades. It has won on 3 occasions the coveted “Sir David Brand Award for Best Popular Restaurant & Food Service for Tourists” and has been inducted into the State’s Tourism Hall of Fame. Victor was named ‘Employer of the Year’ by the Restaurant & Catering Association and, most recently, Kailis’ Fish Market Café was voted ‘Best Fish and Chips in the Metropolitan Area’ at the Western Australian Fishing Industry Awards.

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This place sure do give me the feeling of classic fast food chain like our A&W at Amcorp Mall or KFC lot in Penang nearby Penang Plaza. Of course the ambiance here is much better and they have 2 counters. One is for you to choose on all your favourite fresh seafood and cook accordingly after that. Another counter is where you place the order of all classic fried items.

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After you pick up your order, you can hit into their condiments counter.

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This is their first counter as you walked in you will be greeted with all this fresh seafood.

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Their pastries and dessert counter. So tempting.

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Gelato Taste good too as I tried some by testers.

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Ordered Traditional Fish & Chips Family Meal (4 pieces of fish) @ AUD  28.90 and a bowl of seafood Chowder @ AUD 12.70. Love the classic fish and chips where it did not over fried the fish yet fish is fresh, soft, juicy and do eat along with their tartar sauce. Seafood Chowder is quite decent too as it is quite thick in flavour and thick in where it is more like a gravy instead of soup.

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Ordered pan fried scallop with chips at the fresh seafood counter and a bowl of marinated octopus with olive seasoning @ AUD 6.90 per serving. Scallop is so fresh and cook to perfection.

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Try out some of the beers. Pipsqueak Apple Cider.

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3 of us finish the whole ordered and we were too full. Was tour around the area and it is very windy that night. Love the cold wind.

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Location:
Kailis Fish Market Cafe
46 Mews Rd, Fremantle
WA 6160, Australia

Operating hours:
Sat & Sun : 8AM–9PM
Mon-Fri : 8AM–8:30PM

Website: kailis.com/fremantle

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One of my purpose by travelling to Perth is to visit one of my favourite boutique beer, Little Creatures Brewery that located at Fremantle. This suburb is also one of my favourite suburb that is filled with many nice scenery and food. This micro-brewery has built a strong reputation, being one of the largest you can find in the area. This micro brewery also turn into one of my favourite hang out spot where I drop by here 3 times for their beers.

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It is hard for you to miss them when you are at the fishing village area.

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Love this kind of set up as the interior is a huge warehouse setting being situated right next to the large brewing containers, and all the beers are from this huge barrels.

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For visitors/ travelers like me, drop by Little Creatures Brewery Brewhouse first where you can get a tester set for free and they are pretty generous over it as they gave you a full platter of their series in shot glass. Besides that, it is also a purchasing warehouse where you can buy off all their beers back home and also their merchandise.

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this is what I mean generous as there are 4 of us, we got four platters.

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Yum Seng!

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After that, I head over to their restaurant and bar area which is located directly next door to grab my beer and snacks. There are quite number of the items in the menu are fairly interesting.

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My first glass Winter Solstice – Brown IPA

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During my last visit, they have seasonal special brew beers as I tried both. This was during their Winter 2015.

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Love their seasonal stout – Return of the Dread – Extra Stout. Not to bitter yet it is creamy on the top and smooth finishing. Love the after taste that give you a little hint of coffee.

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One of my favourite spot with chill wind and facing the sea and dock.

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During night, it is pack with hungry diners and on that night it was very cold with strong wind, where there are no one sitting outside.

Indeed one of a craft brewery that you should drop by.

Location:
40 Mews Rd, Fremantle
WA 6160, Australia

Operating Hours:
Little Creatures Brewery
Saturday : 9AM–12AM
Sunday : 9AM–11PM
Monday – Friday 10AM–12AM

Tel: +61 8 6215 1000

Website: littlecreatures.com.au

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In Perth, of course  am looking for wine and whisky to buy back and I was searching all over google and stumble upon this brand that sits right in Perth City which is about 10-15 minutes away from city and also accessible thru their free city buss. Whipper Snapper Distillery  is Perth’s first urban distillery where owners and Alasdair Malloch, Jimmy McKeown and Tom Cooper are crafting premium moonshine and whiskey using 100% Australian ingredients.

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They have very cool story on how it started (click here)

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This is no ordinary Distillery where inside them house this one of the best coffee that I have across during my stay there. It has mild acidic taste and fragrant coffee aroma that just suits to my liking. Quite alot neighbourhood peeps drop by for a take away and the barista is very friendly.

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I love the ambiance of this place where it is very cozy, yet classic that feels like you walk into a modern rustic mini World War 2 museums.

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I thought they have daily tour for the distillery and the tour have to book in advance (click here), Since I could not do that might as well sit down and taste their whisky and for tasting, they have minimal charges for both bottles which I have forgotten how much it would have cost.  Then you will be serve by per shot each.

 

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Crazy Uncle MoonShine @ AUD 59 (this is quite mild as after the process and just left it a few days they are head into bottle process) & Crazy Uncle MoonShine Aged @ AUD 71 per bottle ( I love the aged flavor where it is consider quite new with mild oakiness and I cannot imagine if this bottle is aged 1 year. It will be damm awesome, where I was told that their aged whiskey is realease on Feb 2016 this year with limited stocks. ahhh, I am gonna miss it) I bought a bottle of Moonshine Aged.

Location:
Whipper Snapper Distillery
139 Kensington St. East Perth
Western Australia 6004
Ph: 08 9221 2293
[email protected]

Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday 7:00-17:00
Saturday 8:00-16:00
Sunday 11:00-16:00

Right after my meal at Jamie’s Italians and pass thru this outlet where there are massive queue from the counter all the way to the staircase on the night before makes me keen to try this place out, also according to my friend, Ribs & Burgers were one of the latest addition of F&B into that area that marks them famous for their ribs as per say..

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I have decided to drop by next day lunch for my meal to avoid those crazy dinner crowd and if you are here for lunch, you will enjoy the queue too. This place specialises in mouth-watering slow cooked Ribs and Burgers.

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Love the ambiance of the shop that makes you feel like its a modern clean butcher shop.

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They have a huge chalkboard menu right at the front of the shop while you are lining up, you can read thru. There are alot of flexibility in the menu that gives you with many types of add on’s.

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Right after payment, you are then handed this cute kettle box that is filled with two of their signature sauce.

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Here is my slab of Full BBQ ribs @ AUD 29.50, where according to the cashier thats their signature and also standard size. It look huge but it is actually not where I can finish this by myself and I can finish another slab too if were given another option.

Soft meat, fragrant with their house special sauce and its grill to perfection. Loving it.

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Indeed it was a satisfying meal as for one person, this is as much I can consume as I am heading a few other coffee places. If were given a chance, would love to try out their burgers too as it looks so good from the guy sitting next to me as he is enjoying it.

Location:
Ribs & Burgers
24/140 William St,
Perth WA 6000, Australia

Phone:+61 8 9321 4888

Operating Hours:
Sunday – Thurs: 11am-9.30pm
Friday & Sat: 11am-10pm

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