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Modern Australian
  • 551d Hunter St,
    Newcastle, NSW
  • (02) 4023 4048,
  • Dinner Wed-Sun 6pm-9.30pm


Subo is the jewel of Newcastle's increasingly impressive dining scene. The room is polished, modern and tidy, the service team works the floor with finesse, the wine options are top-end and the kitchen, led by chef Beau Vincent, displays great skill. Take the confit duck, for example: slow-cooked in its own fat until it gives way at the touch of a fork, made spicy with a vibrant macadamia and chilli purée and petals of onion pickled in riesling. There's more happiness to be found in a simple yet satisfying dish of roast Milly Hill lamb, the meat just-pink, accompanied by almond foam, sautéed spinach and an earthy celeriac purée. A pre-dessert of silky strawberry sorbet with celery granita is an interesting juxtaposition of flavours. It's also a fitting lead-up to a final note of vanilla sugar-softened figs with a touch of chamomile and blue-gum honey syrup and a generous scoop of miso ice-cream. A real gem.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Price:
  • 5-course menu $78

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • Eftpos
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Beau Vincent



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