Discover bistro dining with an edge in Newcastle
Driving down Newcastle’s Hunter St, you could very easily overlook number 551D, yet if you slow down just a little what you’ll discover is one of Newcastle’s most delightful dining venues.
The long-time favourite dining institution, Subo, may have had a change of hands but the venue continues with its dedication to high-quality food, drink, service, and of course atmosphere.
Brought to us now by Newcastle local, Kay Roberts, which for regular visitors, you may recognise the friendly face has been working with the Subo team for the past seven years.
“I’ve lived in Newcastle for 20 years but I’m originally from Singleton. I’ve worked here at Subo for seven years under Suzie and Beau. It’s very familiar and has been a bit of a natural progression following a few nudges from some people,” Kay shared.
The unique dining experience now features a six-course menu that will continue to change every six weeks. Having re-launched post lockdown in December for their first night of their Summer Menu, the Subo team are excited to be back at it once more for 2022.
“We’re offering a first course of snacks now, so that features three different snacks to start off with. Just to get that palette going. We’re still doing the best accompanying Australian wines and supporting small producers who are doing the right thing by the environment. We’re also continuing to focus on seasonal produce and supporting local where we can.”
For the regulars, a night out at Subo is a much-anticipated experience as twice a season menu changes always keep you on your toes. Served alongside an Australian-only, minimal intervention wine and drinks list, it’s an experience unlike any other.
“The experience hasn’t changed. We’d like to think that we’re making Subo a little more approachable for people. The perception is that Subo is a really fine dining restaurant, and is only accessible to particular people. We’d like that perception to shift. I think when people come here for the first time, they’re always delightfully surprised.
“We like to have a bit of fun. So, where the food is probably fine dining, the experience is much more relaxed and laidback, suiting our Newcastle lifestyle.”
The intimate, 35 seats only, casual dining space allows guests to relax and enjoy exquisite food. Ultimately, Subo is a casual modern bistro, with a bit of an earthy edge. If you’ve yet to experience Subo, don’t hold back, this venue is an absolute must-try for any Newcastle local or visitor.