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551D Hunter St | Opposite the TAFE, Newcastle, New South Wales 2302, Australia
+61 2 4023 4048
Wed - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great celebratory meal. You have a set menu and so we tried some things we might not otherwise have tried. Menu changes regularly. We loved the wine matches and the fact you could choose to wine match by course and half half glasses, which was ideal.

Thank MichaelGaunt
Sydney, Australia
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94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our party of 8 dined at Subo last night and we ALL came away raving about our meal and the service! When I made the booking online, Suzi ( owner) emailed me asking if there were any dietary requirements for our group.... little did she realise the complexity of my answer. We had 3 vegetarians, 2 pescatarians, and 3 omnivores.... More 

Thank Lou M
Port Macquarie, Australia
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By far the best restaurant in town for good reason. This is high class dining without the need to visit Sydney. A changing five course degustation will surprise you every visit and every course. There is nothing to fault with this remarkable restaurant! It is a must do!

Thank Sarah P
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

As the cliche "I work in hospitality" comes to mine... i was highly impressed in every aspect. I left everything in the hands of the entensively trained staff/ chef with the 5 course and closely matched wines... The manager was brilliant and loved to chat shop about the wines themselves. Everything was quickly delivered, fresh, locally sourced and most importantly... More 

Thank James L
Newcastle, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are after the best food in town - Subo is where it's at. Amazing amazing food & wine, with ☆☆☆☆☆ customer service without the snoot. Book early, enjoy the experience - you won't forget it quickly.

Thank Jess H
Cooks Hill
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous food and excellent warm service, highly recommended for any time you need to feel special. Thank you!

Thank Elisa B
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Five course set menu changes frequently. Dietary requirements easily met provided advance notice. Food is experimental but well thought through. Good wine list and attentive staff.

Thank Bannaua B
Greater Newcastle, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

went there last year, if dining in what seems like a container with the side opened is your thing well , great , food was fancy , and pretty, that's pretty light on, ...I don't need to go again.

2 Thank normcjohnson
Newcastle, Australia
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We went to Subo knowing it had achieved a Good Food Chefs Hat and having read reviews about how perfect it was. I may have gone with high expectations, however I was unfortunately a little disappointed. The service was nice but the food was not quite what I expected from a hatted restaurant. Granted, i was comparing it to Sydney... More 

1 Thank BJ216
Greater Newcastle, Australia
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79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Just as well the food was great. Took the early booking because had to get back to grand kids. Arrived exactly 8 minutes early. Turned away still making preparations etc. not the greatest part of town to be left standing on the street. Rang us ready for you now. Sat down . First dialogue " you are early sitting it... More 

3 Thank John S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$64 - US$72
Australian, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 551D Hunter St | Opposite the TAFE, Newcastle, New South Wales 2302, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4023 4048
Our aim is to provide simple pleasures - food that is handled with care, wine that fills the senses and service that is attentive and thoughtful.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?