MOORINGS Café on the Barrack St Jetty offers splendid views of the Swan River. Highlights from the entrée selection include crocodile Caesar salad (seared slivers of crocodile with grilled pancetta, crisp bread and shavings of parmesan cheese mixed through baby cos lettuce leaves with an anchovy dressing) and princess oysters (topped with smoked salmon, lime and dill friache and salmon roe).

Mains include char-grilled kangaroo fillet (arranged on crushed hickory smoked potato and finished with a fresh tomato sauce ad sour cream aioli) and sirloin of Harvey beef (set on char-grilled baby zucchini, eggplant and capsicum topped with buffalo mozzarella and black olive tapenade).

A number of interesting imported beers are available including Rare Amber Prize Pilsner and rare Amber Swords Stout.

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THE NEW Shima Japanese Restaurant at 409 Murray St, Perth, offers a variety of set luncheons that include rice, miso soup, Japanese tea and fruit.

Entrée recommendations include sashimi moriawase (mixed sliced raw fish served with soya sauce and wasabi), tempura moriawase (deep fried mixed seafood and vegetables in a delicate batter) sushi moriawase (vinegared rice ball with mixed raw fish topping) and maguro sashimi (sliced fresh tuna served with soya sauce and wasabi).

Main course recommendations include gyu niku no teppanyaki (BBQ tenderloin fillet steak served with sesame peanut sauce) and tempura udon (deep fried mixed seafood and vegetables served with Japanese noodle soup).

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JADE Court Chinese Restaurant’s menu features more than 20 authentic and traditional a la carte suggestions from its master chef.

Dishes include stir-fried roast duck meat with fine delicacies, herbal lemon chicken, spicy quail, sizzling fillet steak (Cantonese style), milk fed goat in claypot (marinated in wine and spice), and venison medallion with seasonal vegetables.

Other suggestions include lobster with szechuan sauce and seafood in bird’s nest (prawns, scallops and squid cooked with button mushrooms and served in a crispy potato bird’s nest).

For an experience you will never forget, the $180 house specialty is a steamed whole chicken stuffed with shark’s fin (must be pre-ordered 12 hours in advance).

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LO SPUNTINO Caffe and Cucina Italiana emanates delectable Italian aromas.

Both Raine Square and Newspaper House outlets offer a wide range of calzoni (folded pizzas) and freshly prepared pastas.

Choose from pizza toppings including bacon, ham, spicy salami, eggplant, zucchini, onion, olives, capsicum and beef. Basic tomato and mozzarella (margherita) is also available.

Pasta varieties include spaghetti, tortellini, penne, fusilli and ravioli. Sauces include arrabiata (basil, parsley, tomato, garlic and chilli), bosco (ham, cream and mushroom), paco (sausages, cream and chilli), lucio (spicy salami, eggplant, pesto and tomato), amatriciana (onion, bacon, chilli, tomato and pecorino cheese) and puttanesca (capsicum, onion, olive, tomato and garlic).

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BIBENDUM Restaurant at the Colonnade in Subiaco offers a blend of French and Indian cuisine.

Entrée suggestions include vodka-cured salmon served with potato wafers, layered with crème fraiche and infused with cinnamon oil and rocket, and sea scallops and spiced chick peas under puff pastry souffle with garam masala sauce.

Main course menu highlights include duck confit served on a saffron rice cake with a date, mandarin and clove chutney, and tumeric dusted swordfish served with potato, coriander salad and braised lentils.

All entrées are $12 and all mains $22.

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