New Normal Bar + Kitchen setting the Bar High

Has anyone else noticed how much Perth’s food scene has improved over the last few years?! After spending almost a year and half abroad, I was definitely pleasantly surprised with the amount of new cafes, restaurants and pop up bars/coffee/lunch spots. It makes me love this little city of ours even more!


Last week we ventured to an inspiring new hot-spot “New Normal Bar + Kitchen”. Conveniently located near the heart of Subi (super short walk from the train station and some parking right out front), New Normal has a lot to offer. New Normal’s share style menu (with some hearty bigger dishes too) changes with the seasons – as all good menus should! Produce is sourced locally with a big focus on the South West…Like Manjimup black truffles coincidentally courtesy of my old neighbor (It’s a small world for us country kids!). They also focus on reducing waste – even paper menus are a thing of the past here.


Our experience at New Normal was exceptional. The atmosphere was buzzing, the restaurant was full and the staff were remarkably intuitive and successfully embodied and translated the concept of the restaurant to us through both their service and energy. What’s more…the food was incredible! I was third wheeling (like a pro) with some old friends and to share, we ordered four dishes;

Cracked potatoes, garlic, rosemary


Cured mackerel, blood orange, green chilli, coriander


Duck, kohlrabi, apple, Davidson Plum


Lamb loin, sunchoke, fresh cream, salt bush


And were also given a delicate scallop dish, complements of the chef! Free food!???…Definitely a way to win bonus points with me!


I’m not one to go into all the overly descriptive analysis of the dishes…I generally let the photos do the talking! But I believe actions speak louder than words and I know that I’ll definitely be coming back to this place! Oh yeah…they also have a rooftop bar! Summer drinks anyone!??



Check out their website for more info: and follow them on Instagram to keep up to date with the latest and greatest!


Let me know if you check it out!

S. x


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