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“Good food, great value”
Review of Subsolo

Subsolo
Ranked #128 of 6,793 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 18 - US$ 36
Cuisines: Portuguese, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
Description: NSW Spanish Restaurant of the Year. NSW Tapas Restaurant of the Year. Subsolo Restaurant & Bar is Sydney’s finest urban dining space providing modern tapas, fantastic wines, cocktails & award-winning Spanish cuisine. Located on Sydney most prestigious retail corner.
Reviewed 11 February 2018

How is it that Subsolo has been there for 10 years and we just found out about it?

It is in the basement, a large space and with plenty of seats. It does not feel crowded.

We ate a variety of dishes from the tapas menu. The four dishes we selected were very good. We especially liked the stuffed peppers and the pork belly. Four dishes were plenty for us, although others may need another one or two. A randomly selected mid-price Spanish wine was good good company for the food. Four quality tapas dishes and 3 glasses of wine for less than $100 AUD - that is value in my language.

The service was good.

A very good restaurant which will have repeat business from this couple.

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Juli85AUS, Public Relations Manager at Subsolo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here at Subsolo.
I'm pleased to hear that there were a number of elements of your visit you enjoyed and that our team took exceptional care of you.
Muchas Gracias,

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

We visited Subsola to celebrate my partner's birthday. We had eaten here several times previously & had always had delicious food and good service! We were hugely disappointed this time & will not return or recommend. It was not particularly busy when we arrived, however it was a least 15 minutes before anyone approached us, so we needed to request service. The salt cod croquetas were lovely, the tortilla was awful as were the vegetables with hummus. If you want authentic tapas this is not the place!

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Juli85AUS, Public Relations Manager at Subsolo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Dear Mark N,
Thank you for taking the time to write to us about your visit to Subsolo and the disappointment you experienced with the food served to your table on the night.
I have noted your comments regarding the quality of some of our tapas and have spent time with our Head Chef going through each dish on point.
I do apologize that your night wasn't perfect, and I will be conducting staff training with my managers to bring our staff up to speed to ensure that some situation like this don't happen again.
Thank you for letting me know and I hope you do visit again.
Gracias,

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

I recently visited this restaurant with a work colleague on her recommendation. So glad we did. Located in King St you could actually miss it if you did not know the address. Located downstairs, the restaurant creates an intimate feel before your mouth explodes with the delicious tapas delights. I cannot speak highly enough of the food. There are a variety of tapas dishes. All packed with flavour and beautifully presented. You must try the stuffed Zucchini flowers. Incredible flavour. The service is also top notch. Meals are reasonable priced and there is an excellent wine list and they do cocktails including; Margaritas. If you are in CBD Sydney for work or leisure, just go. You will love it.

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Juli85AUS, Public Relations Manager at Subsolo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Dear Colin c,
Thank you for your feedback. We’re so glad you enjoyed yourself, and look forward to seeing you again soon!
Muchas Gracias,

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We had one of the set menus which worked really well. All the courses were flavoursome and really enjoyable. The Spanish meatballs were a favourite and the beef on the stick was good.

The churros were probably the best I’ve had outside of Spain.

The Spanish wine by the glass were good and went well with our food.

We will definitely back. It has a good vibe and the wait staff are mostly Spanish which adds to it.

Thank IanA63
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Juli85AUS, Public Relations Manager at Subsolo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Thanks for taking the time to provide us and others with a review of your visit and experience here at Subsolo Restaurant & Bar.
We're pleased to hear that you had a lovely time and experience, I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments onto our team.
Thanks for visiting us, and we look forward to you joining us again.

Muchas Gracias,

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

This a good place to try Tapas. They are delicious. Ambiance and service is also great. I suggest order many Tapas and try them..each got different flavor and character.

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Thank Sumedha O
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Juli85AUS, Public Relations Manager at Subsolo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Dear Sumedha O, thanks for the review. Our goal is to consistently provide our customers with an excellent experience (and nothing less!) so we appreciate your feedback.
Come back soon!
Muchas Gracias,

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