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New Normal

Restaurants, Modern Australian Subiaco
New Normal
Photograph: Paper Tokyo

Subiaco’s dining rebirth continues with an influx of smart operators, including this ethical bar and kitchen

Behind the historic frontage of the Simon Chugg building is a thoroughly modern eatery. An open kitchen is the focus of attention in the ground floor dining room; the first floor is given over to a rooftop bar that is the place to be in Perth’s warmer months. At the centre of the kitchen are a wood-fired oven and a culinary ethos that is all about seasonality and reducing waste. While it could be written off as restaurant faddism, it works, primarily on the back of Charlie Vargas’s spare menu, a real showcase of great produce and a talented chef.

This venue welcomes American Express



By: Max Brearley


Venue name: New Normal
Address: 2/23 Railway Rd
Opening hours: Tue-Thu 5pm-late; Fri noon-midnight; Sat 4pm-late
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