Slip into the majestic, heritage-listed Guildford Hotel at lunch hour to linger over a plate of slow-cooked, gently smoked, beside-itself-with-flavour Butterfields beef brisket with miso and Texan rub, served at exactly 75 degrees, alongside braised red cabbage, miso mash and pickles. Yep, it’s the kind of feed that’ll give you the bounce you need to make it through to the weekend. If beef’s not your thing, swap it for sticky Albany pork butt with Carolina sauce, bratwurst sausage with beer mustard, lamb ribs with sticky Asian barbecue or half a chicken with blackening spices and pineapple hot sauce butter. Lunching with colleagues or mates? Order an entire kilo to share. Built in 1886 then gutted by fire in 2008, the Guildford, which lies 13 kilometres northwest of the Perth CBD, reopened in 2016 following a major revamp including a new open plan, exposed brickwork, polished timber floors, brass fittings and 19th-century furnishings.