All-you-can-eat dumplings and bottomless drinks
Arrive hungry to Emily Taylor’s Yum Brunch. The Fremantle restaurant, which is located at the boutique Warders Hotel, is serving two hours of all-you-can-eat dumplings and free-flowing beverages (for $75) from 9.30am to 11.30am every Saturday and Sunday. Expect pillowy parcels of lobster and prawn or kabocha and shitake plus prawn and chicken soup dumplings and pork and prawn shu mai. Book here.
A very long lunch
Northbridge’s popular roving lunch returns to William Street in October. The lunch runs every Saturday from 11.30am until 2.30pm between William Street restaurants La Cholita, No Mafia, Shadow Wine Bar and Sauma. No booking necessary – just arrive at the first restaurant and walk between venues at your own pace. The trail starts at La Cholita for some Mexican then heads to No Mafia for a bite of Italian before continuing to Shadow Wine Bar for lamp rump and wine and finishing at Sauma for dessert and a Samua colada cocktail. The roving lunch is $60 per person ($15 at each venue).
The new Sunday roast
Fried chicken is replacing the classic Sunday roast at Pogo. The Mount Hawthorn restaurant is serving a different “shared board” each month starting this Sunday. This month’s comes with a whole fried chicken, Pogo’s hummus, flatbread, crisp potatoes, eggplant salad, house pickles and Pogo’s special hot sauce. The $50 board feeds two people but can be shared between more (and their standard menu is available if you want to order more). There’s also $10 sangria carafes. The boards are only available on Sundays and can be selected when booking online.
Get happy at Bobeche
Basement cocktail bar Bobeche brings a new Happy Hour to St Georges Terrace. From 4pm until 6pm, from Tuesday through to Saturday, they’re serving $10 mini cocktails. The list includes baby Negronis, Aperol snow cones, little Martinis and a teacup of mulled wine. (You can also buy a whole teapot of the latter for $45.) There’s also wine, beer and non-alcoholic tipples available, as well as pacific oysters served with lemon and tabasco ($25 for a half dozen and $45 for a dozen). No bookings required, just stroll in after work.
Battle of the wines
Bayswater neighbourhood bar King Somm, which has just undergone a change of ownership, is hosting Great Southern winemakers La Violetta and Battles Wine – who make tiny-batch wines with fruit from Margaret River, the Great Southern and Geographe. Tickets are $30 per person and includes tastings plus snacks from the King Somm kitchen. Get in quick – these sessions sell out fast.