The West Australian - Inside Cover

Jun 24th, 2015

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Article by:
Ben O'Shea


This week we give you tips for shopping, working or living in the CBD - using images taken by people who do just that. Today's edition revolves around lunch. 

The array of options in the CBD is staggering and, in between planning lunch and discussing it at length with colleagues, it is a mystery how any real work gets done. Sadly, changes to fringe benefits tax laws and increased work pressure have made the long lunch a thing of the past, or at least moved it west to Galileo in Shenton Park, according to Mark Trowell QC. 

Luckily, you don't need FBT to enjoy these nosh options.

If you get excited when a new lunch place opens in the city, you'll be pleased to know East Coast chain Ribs & Burgers opens its first WA store tomorrow in the 140 arcade.

Ribs & Burgers keeps a master butcher on staff, which gives you a good idea how seriously they take their meat, and only grass-fed, antibiotic and hormone-free Angus beef goes into the burger patties.

In a broader sense, this restaurant completes a tasty offering at 140 that includes German beer barn Brotzeit, low-cost dumpling house Bam Bam Boo and recently opened American diner East VIllage.

The arcade has an official launch event tomorrow from 4-10pm with live bands, DJs and food trucks.

Remember the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld? We half expected the famous, "No soup for you" line when we held up the queue at this bustling Cloisters Arcade eatery to ask what the most popular soup was.

Instead, we got a smile and the answer: chicken veloute. Don't forget to add a toasted ham and cheese brioche on a stick for dipping.

The old school elite of corporate Perth still cite Balthazar and its burgeoning wine list as the ultimate busmess lunch destination but a new generation is doing deals at this bright, elegant bistro at Brookfield Place.

The owners of Sydney's Chophouse are hoping the boom continues in Perth, having recently opened a restaurant in the renovated Cloisters Arcade.

Modelled on a classic New York steakhouse, we hear it is already a destination for suits who aren't bound by the mining industry's no-alcohol policies.

If your boss or client is paying, eat at Print Hall's award-winning restaurant but, if you're footing the bill, walk upstairs to the South-East Asian-inspired Apple Daily.

There's a real buzz about the space and the food here.

Source: The West Australian - 24th June 2015

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