Food & Wine

Chica carves it up in cut-throat world

The founder of Perth catering company Chica Catering, Lee Hall, has faced her fair share of obstacles in building her business – from a fire that ruined all the food prepared for three separate fun

WA beer Australia's best... again

Feral Brewing Company’s Hop Hog India pale ale has been rated as Australia’s best beer in a soon-to-be released guide to the nation’s top brews, adding to a long list of accolades for head brewer B

Perth coffee drinkers paying more: report

New research has confirmed what Perth coffee drinkers have thought for a while; a hot mug of steaming java in the west is more expensive than any other capital in Australia.

Cleanskin bottles continued success

Western Australia’s first cleanskin wine company is approaching its 10th anniversary and has continued to achieve growth even through numerous court battles with bigger rivals and the global financ

Door’s open at Stables Bar

Set back from the hustle and bustle of Hay Street, behind a gated entrance and laneway that would look at home in Melbourne, The Stables Bar is the latest addition to the CBD bar scene.

High costs thwart WA almond orchard

Melbourne-based Select Harvests has abandoned plans to develop a vast almond orchard in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt region, blaming tough economic conditions and the high costs of power and water

Gage Roads to raise up to $8m

Contract brewer Gage Roads says it is on track to bump its production capacity up to 3 million cartons per year by 2015, after securing $7.4 million through a share placement to supermarket giant W

Nothing small about Perth’s bar scene

The public’s enthusiasm for the intimate and sophisticated experience offered by the city’s small bars shows no sign of slowing, nearly six years after liquor licence reform was legislated in Weste

Regulars don’t give a Fig about reviews

The Fig group of cafes has become an iconic part of Perth’s coastal suburbs.

Miss Kitty takes on ‘cool’ competition

Two top Perth chefs believe their new saloon venture is the perfect opportunity to offer something different. Shanna Crispin reports.

Chocolate retailers taste city’s sweet spot

Perth’s booming high-end chocolate market has lured WA and eastern states-based players hoping for a piece of the action, which is traditionally topped up at Easter.

Ladies (and laddies) live it up at La Vie

Crown Perth has unveiled La Vie as its new jewel. Shanna Crispin explored the champagne lounge.

1907 with twist on fine dining riding high

Theatrical influences have become a point of difference for 1907 Restaurant.

Duxton’s new Grille is kitchen central

Perth’s five-star Duxton Hotel is focusing on tradition and affordability in its new Firewater Grille Restaurant.

C for competition on Valentine’s Day

Four years on from a period of scathing reviews and business upheaval, C Restaurant is gearing up for one of its busiest days of the year. Shanna Crispin asks director David Preston what’s changed.

The Terrace right at home in the city

The Terrace Hotel Restaurant is steadily making a name for itself as a dining destination among Perth’s business community, despite a number of setbacks. Shanna Crispin reports.

Korean barbecue meets Aussie appetites at Cora

Cora offers a Korean barbecue with a special ingredient. Clint Jasper reports.

‘Modern-food’ man ready to deliver on high expectations at three five three

After a 10-year absence, Matthew Lance returns to Perth with a new dining experience.

Government to look at liquor licensing

Former Freehills managing partner John Atkins has agreed to head up a review of Western Australia's current liquor licensing system and Sunday trading regulations for hospitality operators, as part

Farmers federation lobbies for milk price floor

The Western Australian Farmers Federation says dairy farmers need to receive at least 42.5 cents per litre for milk for the industry to be sustainable in WA.