New Normal Bar + Kitchen

4.6
169 reviews
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Wine Bar
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  • Local Ingredients
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
We are a community focused wine bar in Subiaco, dedicated to eliminating waste from the way we socialise, entertain and dine. In doing so, our offering is steadfastly transparent, concise, flexible to suit the influence of seasons and consists of produce sourced strictly from Australia's South West.

Located in the sparsely altered, iconic Simon Chugg building, one of the oldest commercial tenancies in Subiaco, New Normal offers simple, yet thought provoking fare with comfortable counter-top dining, a rooftop terrace and a intimate, communal dining room

We have two of Australia's most exciting young chefs at the helm of our open kitchen. Charlie Vargas (previously Frasers, Balthazar and 1907) is supported by Vince Conjaerts (previously Fervor, De kleine zavel, L`épicerie du cirque)
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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed the food and the wine, but the servings were too small. We spent $150 and left hungry and hade to make dinner at home. We couldnt fault the ambience or service, but the meals are just too small - when you are sharing dishes you end up with a mouthful per person - and there was only enough chips to have one each at the table of 7. More generosity and we would definitely be back

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B
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Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great staff, great ethos, really tasty and interesting food.

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SP
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Delish fresh produce with the wastage... lives sitting up at the bar and watching the chefs work their magic!

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JC
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Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, friendly chefs and staff. Overall a wonderful experience. Will definitely become a regular

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M
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Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

It’s a shame that the service was not as good as the food New Normal is serving.

The dishes of seasonal and local produces is outstanding.

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BL
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

The table we received was terrible. After several requests they were unwilling to place us elsewhere. The booth/seating was right in front of the kitchen entrance, was noisy and really uncomfortable. It made for a really unpleasant experience. A simple request denied shows how unwilling they were to satisfy the diners needs. Poor client service.

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l
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely love this place....creative food, motivated staff and a great vibe. Get there....

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LP
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service equally as good. The whole team are an impressive bunch. This place is a gem!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely excellent!! Thoroughly enjoyed the service, food & wine! Just delicious and so good!

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WT
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food, well balanced, seasonal, west Australian produce, sustainably sourced
expertly prepared and served. This is the place for food that makes you feel special.
Put it on your regular list.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love the option where you can pay per head and let the chefs make you a variety of share plates and they will keep coming out until you’re full! Includes 3 amazing desserts as well. We must of had 15 plates of amazing creations plus 3 desserts! Everyone including the chefs were incredible! Oh and the wine list? That was outstanding too! For what we got, value was outstanding!

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JE
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and ambiance, we will be back for sure.

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SL
6 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

There were many customers hence the service was a little slow and the table beside us, who came later had their food first.

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RA
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Fabulous restaurant. Enjoyed chatting to the owner (who was our waiter) about how he is supporting local suppliers, reducing waste and providing a great experience for customers. Cocktails at the roof top bar pre-dinner added to the whole experience. We sat at the high table facing the kitchen so were able to be served by the chefs and chat to the them too.

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OT
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Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and service

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VV
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The menu is not very extensive but every item on it has been carefully chosen and is cooked and presented perfectly. Our wait staff were very friendly & knowledgeable and encouraged us to taste the wine before choosing. We were too full to order dessert this time so will have to go back soon to test that part of the menu! Overall a great night out.

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JF
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Place is great for a date for two, wouldn’t recommend sharing plates for a larger group. Would have been nice to have a few plates at a time. Wasn’t really suitable sharing the asparagus plate (first plate to come out by itself) between four people - would have been nice if it came out with a few other plates at the same time. Overall nice experience.

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KD
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food is delicious!! The ambience is a bit loud for conversation or larger groups. Service very friendly and informative. Lovely vibe.

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LW
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the food and service was spot on! Open kitchen and great atmosphere. Service staff were attentive and helpful. Will definitely be returning.

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DP
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service! We were really impressed with the hospitality of the Chefs as well! Highly recommend sitting at the bar next to the kitchen where you can see the chefs preparing the dishes

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AC
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hands down the best meal EVER! The food and wine was amazing, the overall standard of the restaurant was incredible and the exceptional service from the waitstaff and chefs was second to none. I’ll certainly be going here again!!!

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ND
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved our experience at New Normal. It was great to see the chefs at work and that the each dish comes with a story about how they sources the ingredients. I love the local and seasonal approach to their dishes

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WL
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I had been to New Normal for lunch with a friend not long after the restaurant opened and loved the food.
This time I invited another friend for lunch she was particularly fond of the food we choose. the waitress was extremely helpful and the glass of red wine we had was superb. Well done!

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A
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service, 90% of the menu is gluten-free which suited us, and what wasn't gluten free was easily adjusted to accommodate. The food was fresh and tasty, but a bit on the expensive side for the size of the dishes. Still a lovely night though

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TK
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely dinner, amazing waitress and great
cocktails upstairs!

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FF
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really attentive service. Delicious wine and cocktails. Good sized plates for sharing so that multiple dishes can be ordered and tasted. The best desert I've had in a long time.

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JS
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were a group of 8 ladies and had the best time on Thursday night! We had a WONDERFUL lady as our waitress, she was so knowledgable and had the best approach - we all commented a few times on her great service throughout the night. Food was delicious too! The portions were quite small, 1 plate is probably best to be shared by no more than 3-4 people otherwise you literally get a bite. If you have more than that, order 2 of each dish you want to try. The desserts were incredible too! The chef created a special dish for us with ingredients that were available and it was delicious!! We loved it and will definitely be back!

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PM
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

What a brilliant evening we had. Staff were friendly and enthusiastic about the menu and were very engaging. The food was stunning in perfect portions. Definitely not to be missed! We will be back and we'll be telling everyone we know!

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LH
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service!!!
The food is local and West Australia, so the menu changes.
The food is incredibly tasty and fairly good sized for the price. The wait staff and chefs were able to assist one friend with several food allergies and intolerances.
We were happy to assist with trialing a new dessert, set to go on the menu.
Loved the slow roasted lamb, carrots and the roasted potatoes!

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CD
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Loved it !!! Food was great, service lovely and enjoyed the roof top bar after dinner.

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A
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best experiences I've had in a long time, the staff and chefs were all amazing

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AW
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was great and the waiter Josh was excellent. Compliments to all

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W
5 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Food was okay but nothing to write home about. Fun vibe and good service.

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JR
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been twice now and every time it exceeds expectations. Friendly staff and amazing food. Highly recommend

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LT
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food
Fun staff
Almost too loud
Two 🥂I was in
Great night

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E
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food was really good, and the atmosphere was lively and fun (although a bit noisy to hear conversation easily). The service was very friendly but the waitstaff struggled to remember the details of some of the dishes and had trouble recommending a wine choice (to be fair, our main waitress said it was her second shift, but she wasn't the only one who had trouble). All in all, it was a really enjoyable meal and I liked the share-food concept.

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SM
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A restaurant that really rocks. Seasonal food cooked with pride & care. Very friendly & professional staff & also some wines that you may not have tried.

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HS
5 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service, excellent WA wine list. Also lovely decor and roof bar. Our only issue was that we did think it was over priced

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S
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Just be honest... great flavours, good vibe, unfortunately tiny servings and overpriced. We both left hungry!

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m
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great seeing meals made from local produce. Not a huge menu means less food wastage and chefs can concentrate on quality. Deliciously simple and simply delicious!!!

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