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Lunch Review: V Burger Bar, Victoria Park

Okay, I know I’ve been on record moaning about how difficult it is to get a good burger in Australia (particularly Perth). Of course I know that quality options are available – I have been to Jus Burger – but every time I go past there it’s packed to the rafters and so quality tends to become inaccessible on a casual basis. I recently picked up The West Australian’s “Good Food Guide 2011” ($19.95 from newsagents) and was pleasantly surprised to see a “best burgers” category. I wasn’t surprised to see Alfred’s Kitchen in Guildford (an essential stop on the way home from visiting friends in that area who liked to dine on the cheap and had small appetites) and The Burger Bistro in Shafto Lane, which I’ve walked past on several occasions but have never tried because it’s always full, like Jus Burgers. New to me was V Burger…

Quick Dinner Review: Grand Indian Flavours

Now that Indian food has a firm place in the Australian palate, Indian restaurants and takeaway establishments seem to be popping up all over the place. I noticed the Rockingham store of local franchise Grand Indian Flavours preparing to open a few weeks ago, and tonight I took the plunge. I’ve been particularly keen on this store opening as it’s a few doors down from Nick’s Place, definitely the best kebab establishment in the area, and a favourite of my wife’s. I enjoy a good kebab, but would usually rather have a curry or Chinese takeaway. Tonight I was able to please both of us, and that’s never a bad thing. I’ve always felt there are two kinds of curry you get when eating out: “restaurant” curry and “food hall” curry, the latter being generally served from a bain-marie and distinguishable only by how much they burn your throat, regardless…

Just a quickie – Bellisimo Ristorante Pizzeria, Rockingham

Heading home on a wet Monday after a morning of job interviews, I decided to stop for a quick bite to eat. Fancying pasta, I decided  try Bellisimo Ristorante Pizzeria on the Rockingham beach front. I had an enjoyable family dinner there a few years ago so expected to have a nice lunch. There was only a couple of others dining in the restaurant so I had the pick of the tables, although the smallest set was for four. The very friendly waitress proceeded to clear the other three places from my table, and kept doing so even after I told her not to bother because I wasn’t going to be there long. A nice touch. I wasn’t feeling overly adventurous so decided to give the lasagna a go – although you could argue that it’s always an adventurous choice in this town. I was introduced to lasagna as a…