Perth Day 10 – Bell Tower, Jade Restaurant, Valentino Restaurant

It’s our last day in Perth. We went to the last attraction in our list of place to go in Perth, the Bell Tower. The Bell Tower is like one huge musical instrument. The bells in the tower have a long history from 14th century England up to its final home in Perth.

We caught the demo done by this lady ringing the bells. I don’t know how old she was but she must have strong arms. We tried pulling the ropes and they were heavy. She’s been doing this for more than 10 years.

These heavy ropes are connected to the bells which can be seen on the 5th floor. We also caught the 45 minute bell ringing demo done by 18 people who pull the ropes at different intervals thus creating a medley of bells. This is definitely a great work-out for arms.

18 bells

Watch Bellringers in action!
General ringing demos: Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00pm-1:00pm Saturday and Sunday 12:00pm-1:00pm
I took these shots from the roof deck of the Bell Tower.

wheel of Perth

Warren and P rode the the Wheel of Perth which is just next door. The wheel is a 50 metre high modern day Ferris Wheel with 36 Gondolas or Cabins all of which are fully air-conditioned. Entrance is A$15 dollars for adults and $10 for kids.
Warren took these pictures from the ferris wheel.

Perth CBD

We had lunch at Jade Dynasty Chinese Seafood Restaurant in Northbridge. The dimsum wasn’t bad but it was a far cry from my favorite dimsum restaurant in Hong Kong.


fried taro puff


fried octopus


har gaw or shrimp dumplings


siu mai


chicken feet


beef hofan

This was the best dimsum we ate. The dough was light, crisp and flaky. The char siu filling was a perfect foil to the crisp crust.

baked barbecued pork bun

After lunch we took a walk around Murray and Hay street malls. I liked this whole block because it had several arcades, specialty stores and big department stores that are side by side in an area closed to traffic. It would be easy to spend a whole day here. Too bad we didn’t have enough time to shop.
Our flight was at 1:00 am so we had an early dinner at Valentino Restaurant at Northbridge again. We had all our meals at Northbridge. It would be easy to eat there for a week without repeating a restaurant.

The food was fantabulous! The pizza was almost perfect.

prosciutto pizza A$19.50
prosciutto, rocket & romano shavings

The risotto was too sinful. It was too good and creamy. The only problem was it didn’t have enough rice. It’s a good thing 4 adults shared one order. It’s too rich for one person to eat on its own.

risotto de pollo A$22.00
sautéed chicken, mushroom, avocado &
camembert bound in a creamy risotto

Goodbye Perth and Margaret River. We really had fun seeing all the natural wonders that God created in this part of the world. The wine and the food are also excellent. Even before we left we were already planning on our next trip back.
The Bell Tower
Barrack Square
Riverside Drive,
Perth, Western Australia

Jade Dynasty Chinese Seafood Restaurant
40 Francis St
Northbridge 6003 WA
telephone: +61 8 92289619

Valentino Restaurant
Cnr James & Lake Streets
Northbridge 6003 WA
telephone: +61 8 93282177

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  • Felina

    Hey Leslie..
    I had a really great time reading your blog on Perth and Margaret River…totally intensive and well-covered ! WIll be going there this October, thx for the do-s and donts..haha..
    Im from Malaysia by the way…