Whitfords Brewing Co, Westfield Whitford City

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The new foodie hub at Westfield Whitford City is an entertainment and dining hot spot.  We headed down there to check out just one of the many restaurants, the shiny new Whitfords Brewing Co. Inside you’ll find somewhere to prop up the bar, as it’s one of the longest bars in WA and upstairs there is a rooftop terrace, from which you’ll be able to enjoy sunsets in the evening.

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Chef was chomping at the bit to have a pint and some eats here. The WBC is from the peeps from Beerland, who are behind the Northbridge Brewing Co.

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There’s dining areas outside, overlooking the lush and green central space of the new Whitford City piazza, where there’s a small stage for live entertainment, and sculptures.

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These sculptures double as an interesting place for children to play and explore.

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We found a high table near the bar and a friendly waitress brought Little Chef an activity pack, as soon as we sat down.

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For a weekday lunchtime the brewery was pumping and it has a jolly atmosphere. On tap are the WBC’s ale, lager, a wheat beer, kolsch and IPA, as well as brews from other craft breweries.

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The large menu features all the crowd favourites. Chef picked the angus burger ($19). A succulent, flame grilled patty sits on a bun, along with shredded lettuce, aioli, cheese, dill pickle, house made tomato chutney. He loved the patty, which had a real home made taste to it.

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I chose the roast pumpkin pizza, on a gluten free base. I find the GF substitutes very hit and miss, but this base was not far from the real deal, topped with a tasty combo of Danish feta, rocket, caramelised onion and cashews.

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Little Chef chose the mini beef slider and chips from the varied kids menu. The slider was oozing with cheese and looked delicious.

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We had no complaints with the pub-style food. I’m sure we’ll be back to check out the rooftop terrace and I’ve no doubt this spot will soon become a northern suburbs favourite.

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Other eateries at Westfield Whitford City include:

  • East Village NY
  • Hunter & Barrel
  • Max Brenner Chocolate
  • Miss Chows
  • Jersey Jack Gelato
  • Gami 
  • Bombay Talkies
  • Bangkok Brothers
  • Dough Pizza
  • Grill’d Bugers
  •  Eat House
  • Guzman Y Gomez
  • Event Cinema

There’s so much to discover at the Whitfords piazza and it’s a brilliant place for lunch with the family before a movie at Event Cinemas or even a cheeky date night.

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Westfield Whitford City Dining Hub

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This morning the eagerly awaited new piazza and Event Cinemas has opened at Westfield Whitford City Shopping Centre. The foodie hub promises to make Whitfords an entertainment and dining spot, not just a place for shopping. I headed down with what felt like the entire Perth NoR population to check out just what’s on offer.

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The space is lush and green. The restaurants and cafes are in a U shape around the central space, which has a small stage for live entertainment, lots of alfresco dining and some sculptures, which will double as a place for children to play and explore.

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There’s lots of variety with the food vendors. I found mainly casual spots that are also family friendly and many different cuisines. Here’s what you can expect to find…

Whitfords Brewing Co – with one of the longest bars in WA and a rooftop terrace, this spot will soon become a Northern Suburbs favourite. I know Chef is chomping at the bit to have a pint and some eats here. From the Beerland, who are behind the Northbridge Brewing Co.

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East Village NY – this all day diner has a New York vibe.

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Eat House – another NYC ‘Deli & Grill’ with an Italian twist. The menu changes daily and you’ll find things like gourmet sandwiches and

Max Brenner Chocolate  – chocoholics will LOVE Max Brenner, an international chocolate café.

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Guzman Y Gomez – a Tex-Mex casual eatery where burritos, nachos, taco, quesadillas and more are found on the menu.

Miss Chows – this chic Asian specialises in dumplings and other mod-Asian delights. Best of all, no MSG!

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Gami – serving mouth-watering Korean fried chicken. Man I wish there was a GF version!

Bombay Talkies (coming soon) – this sounds amazing! Here you’ll find vibrant Indian-inspired takeaway street food.

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Bangkok Brothers – a popular Northbridge spot, this bar and casual Thai eatery looks delicious.

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Jersey Jack Gelato – now we don’t have to drive allll the way to Como to enjoy Jersey Jack and their crazy gelato cones!

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Dough Pizza (coming soon) – another Northbridge favourite, serving traditional Italian wood fired pizzas.

Grill’d Bugers – a firm family favourite. We love their gourmet burgers!

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Hunter Barrel – coal roasted meats by the peeps behind Ribs n Burgers. The interior looks really sleek and I’m looking forward to dining there.

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Event Cinemas – finally, we don’t have to treck to Innaloo for Gold class! Event Cinemas are found upstairs. There’s brand new cinemas and VMax too. The candy bar is impressive, with a choc top fridge, soda bar and loads of pick n mix lollies.

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There’s so much at the Whitfords piazza to discover and it’s a brilliant place for lunch with the family before a movie at Event Cinemas or even a cheeky date night.

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I’m planning on dining at several of these spots – so stay tuned!

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The Market – Saturdays at Westfield Whitford City

IMG_1678One of the things I really love about blogging is the little platform it gives me to promote wonderful local businesses that I find – be it a locally run café or an innovative stall at a Perth market. So, it was a bit random that Westfield, a massive international corporation, was holding a local produce market at it’s Whitford City Shopping centre. I thought it was a superb idea though, from their Marketing Department. I love a browse around market stalls and there aren’t that many in our area (outer NOR). Some of the stalls at Whitfords are also found at the Twilight Hawkers Market, Perth Upmarket and various farmers markets.IMG_1665

“The Market” at Westfield Whitford City launched yesterday (Saturday the 10th) and it will be on each Saturday morning for at least the next few weeks – hopefully longer!

IMG_1645There is local produce (honey, seafood etc) street food stalls (like latasha’s Kitchen and Boss Hoss BBQ), juices, popcorn and other small local businesses like “Pretty Sharp”, who will professionally sharpen your knives.

Honey I’m Home

IMG_1672Honey I’m Home is a local business run by Beekeepers Blaine and Tristan.Their hives are in Beechboro and she also sources honey from other hives around Perth. There are lots of different honeys on offer; I found the infused honeys really interesting. I like the sound of the Star Anise Honey for use on Pork and I can’t wait to try the cinnamon honey on some pancakes! Yummo.

FACEBOOK PAGE>> https://www.facebook.com/honeyimhomeproduce

Marcelita’s Empanadas

IMG_1653Marcelita and her husband Matt (a fellow blogger) are the lovely people behind Marcelita’s Empanadas. They can be found cooking their tasty morsels at many markets and special events around Perth.

Empanadas are delicious, deep fried savoury pastries filled with various ingredients. Empanadas originated in Spain and so popped up in Latin America. In Colombia, they make their empanadas with maize flour.

I tried three varieties of empanadas.
• Beef – Shredded beef skirt with potato and capsicum
• Pork & Lime – Pulled Pork Shoulder with Lime & Coriander
• Potato – Potato with paprika & spring onion

They are all delicious, the Pork and Lime is my favourite though. Make sure you check them out!!

FACEBOOK PAGE>> https://www.facebook.com/marcelitas.empanadas

Tanya Mac Inspired

IMG_1666I met Tanya, of Tanya Mac Inspired and the passion for her boutique product development company was infectious. Tanya has gorgeous designer pantry labels – I love the vintage look of them and they will be a great addition to my super organised pantry. I am an “everything in its place, pedantic, labels to the front kind” of gal. So I need to find some lovey big jars for these pretty labels. These are also a great gift idea.IMG_1667

FACEBOOK PAGE>> https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tanya-Mac-Inspired/201603246675099

The Honey Cake

IMG_1660This layered cake is simply heaven on a plate! It’s a really unique cake, ultra-thin layers of caramel and cake, like nothing I’ve ever had. It’s perfect for a little self-indulgent treat. There’s no nasties either, in the handmade cakes.

FACEBOOK PAGE>> https://www.facebook.com/pages/THE-HONEYCAKE/159838120823643IMG_1627

The Market is on Saturdays’, 9am to 2pm and can be found outside at the Woolworths entrance. The vendors change a little each week, there are about 12 different stalls, live music and entertainment for the kids.IMG_1623