Natural progression for restaurateur

WHO says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? One of Perth’s best known faces, Robert Ruse claims to have put his past behind him and is ready for another crack at business with a new venture.

Better known for his restaurants, or at least the scantily clad women who worked in them, Mr Ruse reckons he has left what he coyly termed his “bad old days” behind him to focus on taking his new career of naturopathy to WA’s corporate world.

But in many ways, the former proprietor of Piafs, Bistro Blue and Cin Cin, says he hasn’t really changed at all.

His mother taught him about the benefits of good food, his father pointed him towards the medicinal qualities of red wine and, despite once working as a pharmacuetical representative, Mr Ruse claims he has never taken drugs.

“I have seen the medical side well and truly,” he said.

“I can’t remember ever taking

a Panadol or anything.”

All this appears to combine well with his new role as a naturopath, a career he decided upon after the stress of similtaneously running two restaurants ruined his marriage and left him playing the recluse in Broome.

“It was a complete change,” said Mr Ruse who claims he has learned how to “talk a person out of a headache in four minutes”.

“A change in work and lifestyle

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