Food & Wine

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A new multi-million dollar complex looks set to boost the Swan Valley’s profile.

Georgiou wins ALDI contract

ALDI Australia has awarded Georgiou Group a construction contract for its Western Australian distribution centre at Jandakot Airport.

East coast hospitality group expands in Perth

The company behind Jamie’s Italian restaurant is looking to build on the venture’s success by opening a second venue in Perth.

Perth takes another 'best bar' title

Another Perth small bar has been named the best in a national competition. Varnish on King has been named the Small Bar of the Year in the Australian Bartender magazine’s Bar Awards.

Historic Onslow hotel to get new life

Diversified industrial services firm Complete Group has expanded its North West property portfolio, acquiring the Beadon Bay Hotel in Onslow and unveiling a substantial redevelopment plan.

WA gin takes international award

Western Australian distillers are making names for themselves internationally with a Margaret River company taking a top award at this week’s world wine and spirits competition held in New York.

Distillery’s Moonshine snapped up

The launch of Western Australia’s first dedicated bourbon distillery has revealed keen interest from investors and consumers in new and fresh concepts.

Food, entertainment the new frontier

After 10 years of limited development, Perth’s major shopping centres are expanding and evolving.

Navis returns to Dome cafes

Private equity players are at the heart of a second major Perth-based food franchise deal within 12 months, with Malaysian private equity firm Navis Capital Partners reacquiring a majority stake in Dome Coffees at a price estimated to be at least $50 million.

ACCC clears Coles to buy IGA stores

Wesfarmers-owned Coles has received approval from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for its proposed acquisition of three Metcash-owned Progressive Supa IGA supermarkets, but is yet to make a decision on the fourth.

Perth takes best bar, hotel titles

One of Perth’s small bars has been named the best metropolitan bar in Australia, while Crown Metropol Perth has taken the title of best overall accommodation hotel.

Anger mounts against liquor licence delays

Obtaining a small bar liquor licence has become increasingly complicated and prompted some players to abandon plans to open new venues.

Crowd-funded restaurant

The team behind successful North Perth small bar The Classroom has launched a crowd-funding campaign to develop a second venue in Northbridge.

Byrneleigh Hotel up for sale

The Publican Group has announced it’s putting Nedlands restaurant and bar The Byrneleigh Hotel up for sale as it launches a diversification strategy.

ALH offloads nine WA pubs in venue sell-off

Charter Hall Group and hospitality industry super fund Hostplus have acquired 54 pubs and liquor stores from ALH Group, including the Hyde Park Hotel and the Dunsborough Tavern among several from Western Australia, in a sale and lease-back deal worth more than $600 million.

Passionate pair rolling out meatballs

A couple of well-connected hospitality players are convinced they can win over Perth foodies with their contemporary spin on an international classic.

Asian flavour to food sector interest

Opportunities in the huge markets to Australia’s north are driving greater corporatisation of the agriculture sector.

Full Bottle on wine education

New small bar openings, strong demand for alternative corporate events, and a partnership with the state’s peak wine organisation has provided a fledgling Perth business with the springboard it needed to grow.

Delaware North makes mark in resources sector

United States-based hospitality provider Delaware North is entering the resources sector for the first time, in a joint venture with Perth-based catering and accomodation group Northern Rise Holdings.

Different routes to reach grape expectations

FEATURE: Established wineries are setting their sights on longer-term goals as the sector recovers from the issues of the past decade, and faces new challenges.

Northbridge gets a little crafty

It’s been a long time coming, but the newest of the 37 brewpubs and breweries on our fledgling microbreweries list, Northbridge Brewing Company, is finally pouring pints and proprietor Michael Keiller says the timing could not be better to establish an inner-city venture like his.