Martin Eade

A freelance food and travel journalist based in Perth, Western Australia. 
Writer for Broadsheet and the WA Good Food Guide.
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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Shelter Brewing Co, a Massive All-Day Brewpub and Cafe, Opens in Busselton

The scale of Shelter Brewing would be impressive anywhere, let alone at the foot of the jetty on the Busselton foreshore. The fully functional brewery – which also has a restaurant, function rooms and capacity for 650 – is a joint venture between two fourth-generation local families: brothers Matt, Jason, Mike and Chris Credaro and brothers Zeb and Asher Packard-Hair. It’s a venue by locals for locals, says general manager Paul Maley. “Shelter is a place for locals to meet, families to get toge

Bad Love Burger Co, a Bricks-and-Mortar Diner From Smashburger BBQ, Opens in West Leederville

2018 gifted Perth a string of new burger joints, but 2020 is hot on its heels, with a clutch of new players rising from the post-lockdown ashes. Last week, Bad Love Burger Co – arguably the most anticipated burger joint of the year – opened in West Leederville. Bad Love is the rebranding of Smashburger BBQ, which has been turning out its popular burgers (sometimes as many as 100 an hour) from its pop-up at Bayswater Bowling and Recreation Club since mid-2019.

Fleur at The Royal Has Launched Saturday High Tea

Fine diner Fleur opened in recently refurbished CBD hotel The Royal in January, impressing with its sophisticated Japanese-inspired menu. Executive chef Chase Weber had intended to launch a high-tea service soon after, but the plan was delayed by the Covid-19 shutdown. It finally launched on the weekend, featuring a selection of savoury and sweet bites, with Fleur’s signature flavour combinations and detailed presentation.

Joey Zaza’s Brings Pork Crackle and Chicken Parma Sandwiches to the CBD

Husband and wife team Joe and Michelle Rechichi ran the Mount Lawley franchise of pizza chain Crust for eight years. Their new venture, Joey Zaza’s, is more personal. It combines their names (Michelle’s maiden name is Xa, pronounced “Za”) and family recipes to bring an American-Italian-style sandwich bar to the foyer of an office block on St George’s Terrace. It also references Joey Zasa, a character from The Godfather Part III – hence the tag line, “Sandwiches you can’t refuse.” “We went to Ne

Al Pastor Taqueria, a Mexican Street Food Joint by the Royals Crew, Is Coming to Freo’s Sunshine Harvester Works

It’s been strangely quiet in the Royal’s Chicken and Burgers camp; no new stores have opened since Baby Roy’s 12 months ago. It’s a clear sign something’s been cooking. Enter Al Pastor Taqueria, brothers Al and Ken Craigie’s new Mexican street-food diner in Fremantle’s new dining precinct The Sunshine Harvester Works (among neighbours Bumplings, Short Order and Dingo Sauce Co.). The taqueria and tequila bar will serve the sorts of tacos, burritos and quesadillas you’d find in Mexico City – not t

Northbirdge Dining Room and Wine Store, a Neighbourhood Bottle Shop, Bar and Restaurant, Opens on William Street

Kabir Ramasary moved to Northbridge 10 years ago and became part of the legacy that is live music venue The Bird and cocktail bar Ezra Pound. Now he’s opened Northbirdge Dining Room and Wine Store, his vision of a casual neighbourhood bar where everyone’s welcome. (It’s situated next to The Bird, hence the name.) “From the moment I saw the room, I imagined a wine bar. It was the collision of my passion for food, wine and beautiful spaces,” he says. “With my Indian family background, everything i

At La Delizia Latticini, Fresh Italian Cheeses Are Made In-Store, by Hand, Daily

A suburban shopping centre in Perth’s south-east is not where you’d expect to find fresh Italian cheeses, made instore, by hand. But there at Hawaiian’s Park Centre, among neighbours such as Subway and Coles, sits La Delizia Latticini. The artisan cheese lab is the creation of Domenico Boccia, who grew up in Naples and spent his youth working in his family’s furniture and cheesemaking businesses.

New York-Style Slice Shop Mack Daddy’s Expands in Mount Lawley

Mack Daddy’s opened on Beaufort Street four years ago and has managed to ride out the well-publicised closures that have beset the area. Defying the odds, the New York-style pizza shop has now expanded, moving into the larger premises left behind by Five Bar, one of its former neighbours, a few doors down the street. The venue was founded by five friends, including general manager Charlotte Boon, to recreate the New York pizza experience. It’s developed a strong following for its quality pies –
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