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$$$$, International,
551D Hunter St | Opposite Hunter St TAFE, Newcastle, New South Wales 2302, Australia
+61 2 4023 4048
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“granita” (13 reviews)
“tasting menu” (21 reviews)
“fixed menu” (6 reviews)
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Australian, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
551D Hunter St | Opposite Hunter St TAFE, Newcastle, New South Wales 2302, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We try to get here every 6 months or so and have greatly enjoyed the wonderful service and fine food many times over. The food, service and hospitality are as good as ever but maybe we are just getting to used to the high standard...More

Thank Shane G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being on a family holiday in Newcastle, my wife and I had the chance to go out without children. After the good reviews from Trip Advisor we selected Subo. We were not disappointed. We commenced the 5 course dinner menu. Being an intimate venue, the...More

Thank Shane T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are a range of fantastic options in Newcastle now, with Subo still being very close to the top of the tree. We ate here during winter and although the menu was a little less inspiring than what we've seen on previous visits, the food...More

Thank NPTReviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Saturday night for my birthday and chose the 8:15pm sitting. Very welcoming staff, extremely friendly and professional. The five course set menu was incredible. So many delicious tastes. We loved that the portions weren't too big and we still had room...More

Thank ExplorerGoddess
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best restaurants in Australia. Imaginative food, flexible staff and great service. The only issue is you need to book ahead, but as my partner says, we only want to go to restaurants we cannot get into.

Thank edwardduc
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Had dinner at Subo again last night and it did not disappoint. Food and service were amazing and already looking forward to our next visit.

Thank Jane A
Reviewed 13 December 2017

The restaurant itself is lovely, but the food and the experience perhaps overrated. We had the early sitting which meant dinner at six and out shortly after 8. Of the five courses on the summer menu (the same menu for three months?), the first and...More

Thank SeriousFrolic
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Consistently high quality cuisine. Spent many birthdays fine dining here - always a culinary experience worth waiting for! Dietary needs always catered for.

Thank CeliaSlacks
Reviewed 7 November 2017

They are always busy and do two sittings or more a night. I advise going a bit later so that you are not rushed to leave before you are ready. Food is great and staff are attentive and know their stuff.

Thank ljepere
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

New spring menu was delicious. Staff were reasonably well informed about the ingredients and where they were sourced and how they were prepared. Had a lovely evening however it did feel quite rushed as they do two sittings per night. I feel the dining experience...More

Thank Sandra F
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Questions & Answers
15 March 2016|
Response from SuziePV | Property representative |
Hi there TheWatsonian, We currently serve a set five course menu only, with the cost per person being $85. Our menu changes twice monthly, and the current version can be viewed on our website which can be found via Google... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$68 - US$76
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 551D Hunter St | Opposite Hunter St TAFE, Newcastle, New South Wales 2302, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4023 4048
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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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