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Solitary

Australian, Contemporary
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90 Cliff Drive, Leura, New South Wales 2780, Australia
+61 2 4782 1164
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Monday
Closed
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wish we were closer

Wish we were closer and we'd be regular patrons at Solitary. Courteous and attentive service combined with a great outlook and first class food and good wine at reasonable prices mad this restaurant a highlight of our recent sojourn in the Blue Mountains. Sadly Solitary opens only from Wednesday... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
Paul E
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Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Wish we were closer and we'd be regular patrons at Solitary. Courteous and attentive service combined with a great outlook and first class food and good wine at reasonable prices mad this restaurant a highlight of our recent sojourn in the Blue Mountains. Sadly Solitary opens only from Wednesday to Sunday which meant we only got there for lunch on... More 

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Sydney
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Firstly, the ambience in Solitary has always been wonderfully peaceful and also romantic - wonderful for small groups and couples on that special date. Ask for a table next to the window, and on a clear day you'll be greeted with amazing views of the Jamison Valley. Once again, the food was delicious and wonderfully thought-out, and the service level... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Perched high on the hill on cliff drive is this delightful restaurant offering indoor and outdoor seating. Gorgeous view of Mount Solitary. We sat outside in the sunshine and soaked up the country ambience. We liked the cafe menu and a la carte menu both of which were offered. The wine list has local wines and we were not disappointed.... More 

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Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We have been occasionally visiting this superb restaurant for years and it has never disappointed us. Tonight the meal was absolutely delicious. We had the soft shell crab. The scallop filled zucchini flowers, Asian spatchcock & pork belly. All was delicious. Our server was just lovely. I don't think a trip to katoomba would be complete without a meal here.... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Had a great time, ignore the other reviews. I'm sure those people turned up to a nice restaurant inappropriately dressed. Was busy so glad we booked, but what a great night. The duck was so good.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Everything about Solitary is wonderful. The staff are fantastic and efficient, the atmosphere is great, and the views you get to admire while eating are breathtaking. As someone with specific dietary requirements, I was left almost speechless by how willing the chef was to accomodate me, and alter dishes to allow me to eat them...and I was amazed at how... More 

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

lovely French food, my husband was thrilled by the kidneys, service was excellent and the view was perfect Blue Mtns.

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We didn't get a chance to eat here, but definitely worth stopping, particularly in the afternoon (we stopped after a big hike), to sit and have a drink outside on the lawn, with a stupendous view of the Blue Mountains out in front of you. Meals looked good from the other tables!

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Newcastle, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Solitary is set in the most amazing location. One can eat a meal inside or outside, whilst feasting on stunning views of the Blue Mountains, set on the cliff between Leura and Katoomba. The staff are attentive yet not intrusive, and on our visit were very accommodating of my need to be totally vegetarian. THe meals were delicious and interesting,... More 

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cumbria
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My friend and I ended up here today after a 10k walk and bush climb; naturally we were in need of replenishment and due to its handy location, we thought where better? Unfortunately the answer to this question is ANYWHERE would be better... We were greeted by a hostile, some what older woman who appeared to be front of house.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 90 Cliff Drive, Leura, New South Wales 2780, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Blue Mountains  >  Leura
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4782 1164

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian, Contemporary
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
11:00 am - 6:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?