Le Chic En Rose

Diaries of an independent traveller

Back on line after last week’s hiatus though my computer is still being a bit slower than I’d like it to be!  It needed 2 new RAMS, which the computer tech guy explained was to help it multi task! However since the photos I want to use this week are still on my iPad, I’m having another go at a WordPress app post as it will save me stressing my poor computer trying to upload them all!

Highlighting another delightful spot in the Perth Hills this week, where we celebrated our elder daughter, La Chic Maman’s, birthday the other weekend. Roleys On the Ridge, as its name suggests, sits perched on a rocky cliff in the hillside suburb of Roleystone. Although only about 4o minutes out of the city centre you really feel away from it all here with the native vegetation and quaint country character.

The food was superb as were the accompanying wines and we had a wonderful view across the rolling bushland from the enclosed terrace area. There is an outdoor terrace too but we thought it was easier to mind our two little granddaughters (aged nearly 4 and 19 months) indoors rather than worrying about them trying to clamber over the balcony. The only issue I had was the child friendliness of the outdoor area as the rocks, that the little ones were keen to explore later, dropped right down to an almost sheer cliff on the other side! That didn’t detract from a wonderful lunch however – the desserts were particularly delicious!

Next door to Roleys are a few pretty shops selling amongst other things organic food produce and herbal toiletries. There is also a charming cafe if you just want a quick coffee rather than a full meal. Roleys is only a couple or so kilometres from Araluen Botanic Park, which we visited last week (see here and here for previous posts). It is a wonderful location for a Sunday lunch or celebration meal (they cater for wedding parties too) and the views are priceless!


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13 thoughts on “#justanotherdayinwa – Roleys On The Ridge

  1. Heyjude says:

    Looks yummy, though I’m not sure about the green string on top of the ice-cream…

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    1. Yes that wasn’t my choice Jude – green fairy floss though am assured it tasted delicious! I had the home made honey comb ice cream on a ginger biscuit crumb base – that tasted divine! 😃

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      1. Heyjude says:

        I share your taste!

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        1. It was the dessert special of the day and it was delicious!!

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  2. Looks like the perfect place to celebrate a birthday Rosemary – those views from the restaurant are just stunning. The food looks delicious too – making me feel decidedly hungry!!

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    1. The views are magnificent Joy it really is a lovely location. We had been here in winter before when it was warm and cosy indoors. Our recent visit was on a gorgeous spring day. Sorry for the overload of food photos – it all tasted superb all local fresh produce too!

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      1. Lots of food photos are always a hit with me Rosemary!!

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        1. Am so glad Joy as I seem to post a lot of them!!

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  3. restlessjo says:

    You folks do like to eat! 🙂 Must be all the up hill and down dale that keeps you slim 🙂 I’ve been very neglectful with the naughty desserts over at mine. Must drag a few out 🙂 Always good to have something to celebrate, Rosemay. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thanks Jo! I must hasten to add that we certainly don’t eat like this everyday and certainly not those desserts! Just a special treat! It must look like we eat out all the time!! It was a lovely place to go for our daughter’s birthday – she lives over that part of town near the foothills of the escarpment so it’s a good excuse to go out that way. We live the other side of town near the coast. Hope you have a lovely weekend!


      1. restlessjo says:

        I can’t talk- I’m not a fond cook! We were out yesterday for our first ‘Christmas’ lunch, with our walking group. Non traditional menu. 🙂

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        1. Sounds lovely Jo! Yes the Christmas festivities seem to be starting already!!

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