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


This is, hands down, the best place to break bread in Newcastle. You wouldn't know it by looking at the restaurant's unassuming shopfront, but Subo is a gem. And the bread you're breaking is local Baked Uprising sourdough with butter, caramelised garlic and chive salt. It's so good you'll want seconds, but hey, there's an artfully presented five-course feast to follow. A steamed pork dumpling in a pool of punchy pepper, soy, ginger and chilli sauce packs a wallop of flavour, and Cape Grim Scotch fillet is another highlight, rubbed in black bean and sake and perfectly pan-roasted and rested. Jasmine-infused poached peach is a grand finale and works beautifully with almond cake, white chocolate ice-cream, and Earl Grey and lemon granita. This is fine dining without the stuffiness: locals turn up in T-shirts, staff are friendly and informed, and there's a good selection of Australian and international wines. Bump it up the to-do list.

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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • 5-course tasting menu $90

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • Eftpos
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Beau Vincent


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