Get thee to Guildford Guildford is the historic town that acts as the gateway to the Swan Valley wine region. While it’s close to Perth CBD, it has its own vibe that encompasses big box shopping centres, cute cottages, heritage pubs and original shopping strips such as the one that is home to Padbury’s Café Restaurant. Built in 1869, the venue provides a classical backdrop for this modern Australian café that relies on the freshest ingredients and artistic presentation to stand out in a crowded landscape. Padbury’s recognises its heritage setting by being named after the first Mayor of Guildford’s council. The restaurant is open for lunch Tuesday to Sunday, dinner Tuesday to Saturday, all day breakfast and high tea on Saturdays and Sundays. Try the risotto con zucca made of Arborio rice tossed with pumpkins, gorgonzola cheese, spinach and mushrooms. Padbury’s has its own pastry chef and so such dishes as the chocolate fondant with ice-cream and chocolate sauce or the vanilla panna cotta served with berry coulis are not to be missed. Best dish: Eye fillet – char grilled Harvey beef served with mash, green beans, broccoli, mushroom ragout, crispy sweet potato and red wine jus.