Martin Eade

A freelance food and travel writer based in Perth, Western Australia. 
Owner of Morsels, one of Perth's most popular food blogs.

Marco Pierre White on Dreams, Michelin and MasterChef

For someone relatively inexperienced in such things, the prospect of sitting down to talk with Marco Pierre White was a daunting one. His reputation as intense and intimidating is legendary, and I’d witnessed this first-hand at the Margaret River Gourmet Escape several years ago.
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2018: The Year in Cafes, Breakfast and Coffee

Perth’s coffee offering came a long way this year, although it wasn’t always smooth sailing. While we said goodbye to some favourites over the past last 12 months – Layup, Daphne and Beaufort Street’s Mrs S spring to mind – there always seemed to be a newcomer ready to take their place. Too many of these openings were from hospitality first-timers with little-to-no experience getting in right at the deep end, yet the class of 2018 still managed to produce plenty of standouts.

Now Open: William Street Bagels Inside Get Ya Fix

Kevin O’Sullivan and Aaron Walsh of William Street bike shop Get Ya Fix have a reputation for serving some of the best coffee and jaffles in Perth. Eighteen months ago the duo began offering bagels alongside the toasted sandwiches. The new addition has proven a hit, so much so that O’Sullivan and Walsh decided to retire the jaffles and move to a bagel-only menu. They’ve also given their new brand a name. Enter William Street Bagels.

First Look: The New Venue From the Royal's Chicken and Burgers Crew

Royal’s Chicken and Burgers continues to be a Perth success story. With stores in Vic Park, Wembley and Northbridge – and not forgetting the outstanding Lola’s Grilled Chicken in Thornlie – brothers Al and Ken Craigie have now given Royal’s a little brother. Enter Baby Roy’s in the Melville Shopping Plaza. “The whole idea is that it’s more shopping-centre friendly,” says Al. “Royal’s is such a hard thing to recreate because of the culture and everything we’ve built in. But the demand is definite

Inside Perth's New Late-Night Japanese Whisky Den

Meet Goody Two’s. It’s the newest opening at Hibernian Place and (yet) another venue from bar czar Andy Freeman. This time, he’s partnered with Eamon Sullivan and Scott Bridger of Bib & Tucker and May Street Larder to open the late-night bar downstairs from his Moroccan-themed venue, Hadiqa. Japan is the name of the game, as evinced by the bar’s serious Japanese whisky stockpile and menu of punchy Nipponese street food. Japanese whisky is produced in the same way as the Scottish variant, and sub

Now Open: A Fried Chicken, Waffles and Rap Joint Lands in Leederville

Just as Perth fried chicken fans despair over the imminent demise of William Street’s Meat Candy, local R’n’B DJ Karl Blue comes to the rescue with Leederville’s Thuggs Fried Chicken & Waffles. His concept is simple: fried chicken, waffles and rap music. Despite the negative connotations of the restaurant’s name and theme, Blue says Thuggs is about proving a point. “In high school me and my friends were stereotyped as thugs,” says Blue. “We didn’t pay any attention to it because thugs were the

Now Open: A Specialist Vinyl Shop and Bookstore Lands in Northbridge

“Just about every record store I go into I still get that pang of anxiety – the guy behind the counter just staring at you,” says Perri Basile, the co-owner of boutique book and record shop Highgate Continental. “We’re always striving to make it as comfortable as possible.” Basile and Alex Malkovic opened the store in Highgate three years ago after first trialling the concept in Subiaco.

Shy John Opens in Yagan Square

Shy John is an impressive 500-capacity two-storey venue located in the lesser-spotted second Yagan Square building. It’s the second venue in the complex for owner Ian Chin, who also operates Japanese teppanyaki restaurant Hiss & Smoke in the main precinct. Named after Australia’s first Chinese settler, who arrived in 1818, Shy John brings together two of Chin’s passions. “I’ve always been in love with dim sum, and beer has been a curiosity of mine for a long time,” says Chin, who also owns Nood

Real Pink Chocolate Has Hit the Australian Market

Just when you thought you’d settled on your favourite type of chocolate – milk, dark or white – another variety enters the mix: ruby. Featuring a distinctly pink tinge and berry-like flavour, ruby is the first new type of chocolate to be released in 80 years. Nestle secured a six-month exclusive licence to sell ruby at the start of 2018, releasing it in Japan in KitKat form. Now the chocolate is available in the wild, and Spanish-inspired chocolateria San Churro is rolling it out nationwide.
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