Food & Wine

Chophouse tops off Cloisters revamp

The $70 million redevelopment of Cloisters Square is complete, with the opening of heralded American-style steak restaurant Chophouse the culmination of a three-year transformation that has repositioned the property from an ageing building to a go-to destination.

Voyager’s $5m Cottesloe plan

Michael Wright’s Voyager Estate winery is looking to upgrade its Perth office, with a $5 million proposal in Cottesloe in the planning pipeline.

Street food franchise rolls into Perth

VIETNAMESE street food franchise Rolld has joined the rush of eastern states operators moving to Perth, opening its first Western Australian store at Cloisters Arcade in the CBD last week.

New cafe for Dunsborough foreshore

A new cafe is coming to the Dunsborough foreshore, with the City of Busselton appointing Margaret River Hospitality Group to build and operate the proposed venue.

Chinese insiders provide bridge for wine exports - SPECIAL REPORT

China has become WA’s biggest wine export destination, but finding the best way to market is still a learning experience for local producers.

Food franchises fire up

Western Australia’s thriving hospitality sector is providing opportunity for local and national franchises to expand their operations, with 14 new entrants rolling out stores in Perth and regional areas in the past five years.

Matso’s expands, Colonial launches new cans

Western Australian craft brewers continue to make a splash, with Matso's Broome Brewery ramping up east coast expansion plans and Colonial Brewing Co unveiling an Australian first – an innovative 360

Ice-cream market heats up

Sydney-based Gelatissimo is set to crack the Western Australian market, with plans to open a pop-up shop in Perth within months, followed by three cafes.

140 serves up a global experience

A four-year journey to create an international food and beverage precinct is coming to a close at 140 William.

Night Noodle Markets to pop up tonight

Perth’s first Night Noodle Markets will open at Perth Cultural Centre tonight, marking the start of the City of Perth’s Eat Drink Perth festival and becoming the latest addition to the city's burgeoni

Fast fine dining for lunch at Print Hall

Colonial Leisure Group is continuing to evolve its Print Hall offering to keep pace with Perth’s rapidly maturing restaurant scene, launching a new concept to make fine dining accessible during city workers’ lunch breaks.

Zambrero continues expansion push

Quick service restaurant franchise Zambrero is making good on a 2013 pledge to open 50 stores in Western Australia by 2018, announcing plans to open 15 new outlets in the next 12 months.

Toastface gets a Killah reception

Perth entrepreneur Michael O’Hanlon is surely the envy of many hip hop fans, not only meeting US rapper Ghostface Killah, but becoming his business partner in the process.​

Gage Roads to bounce back from disappointing half

Gage Roads Brewing Company says it is looking to rebound from a disappointing first half of FY2015, in which its net profit fell by 71 per cent, by capitalising on its partnership with national retail

East side next in line as city matures

Perth’s small bar revolution is expected to extend into the east end of the CBD, driven by a wave of major commercial and hotel developments.

Licences granted on merit

Ninety-three per cent of the 260 liquor licence applications made in Western Australia since July 2007 have been approved, despite widespread industry condemnation over the amount of consideration giv

Bringing back the high street

Food and beverage operators are leading a revival for high street retail property, with Beaufort Street, Oxford Street and Albany Highway buzzing, and depressed centres Rokeby Road and Bay View Terrac

Giant impact on Perth shops, bars and restaurants

Retailers and hospitality operators in the city have cashed in on the tour of The Giants, with 1.4 million people filling City of Perth streets for three days for the opening show of the Perth Interna

Cars and darts in bar plans

A proposed venue is offering punters the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a F1 racing simulator, while another aims to give patrons the chance to electronically emulate world darts champion Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor, as Perth’s small bar scene gets increasingly diverse.

Aquaculture tide rising in WA

Western Australian businesses are being drawn to the long-term growth opportunities offered by the aquaculture sector as increasing demand from Asia drives investment.

New bar patrons drink in ocean views

Hospitality operators are cashing in on Perth’s love affair with the coast, with seven new beachside venues opening in the past two years and more on the way – from Trigg Beach to Port Coogee.