Coco’s still popular

WHEN the nominations for the Business Elite survey started to roll in, we thought many people had already switched to holiday mode.

That’s because the most popular categories for nominations were “other service providers”.

Some of our readers aren’t sure about the best mining company chief executive or best law firm but they definitely know the best restaurants and golf courses.

Legendary South Perth restaurant Coco’s, the home of many long lunches, lived up to its reputation by attracting the most nominations for best business restaurant.

West Perth restaurants attracting nominations included Il Principe Gran Caffe in Colin Street and Villa D’Este in Outram Street.

Subiaco was home of two contrasting restaurants.

The Witches Cauldron is a perennial favourite with a ‘tried and true’ formula while The Vic is constantly changing – perhaps inspired by legendary punk band The Manikins, who often played in the back bar before renovations were even thought of.

Just down Hay Street, the Subiaco Hotel attracted strong support as the best bar/hotel while The Queens in Mt Lawley also gained several nominations.

WA Business News readers seem to enjoy a drive to a resort style golf course when they want that special round.

Araluen Country Club is a one-hour drive south of the CBD but many people think its worth the effort.

Araluen attracted the most nominations for “best golf course” followed by Joondalup and The Vines.

Other nominations for golf courses included private courses at Cottesloe, Nedlands and Lake Karrinyup and Wembley public golf course.

When its time for a holiday, there is one destination that stood head and shoulders above all others – Margaret River.

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