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Solitary

Contemporary, Australian
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 32
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 12
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  • 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
Gorgeous setting!

It was an amazing sunny 23C day so sitting outside was a perfect way to have a light lunch from the cafe menu, in front of a stunning backdrop! Plenty of space for children to entertain themselves although there is quite a drop to the road below so absolute care is needed. Service was a bit slow... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
366jmc2015
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Sydney, Australia
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122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This quaint restaurant is perfectly located on the cliff giving incredible views of the blue mountains. The service is excellent, the food is fresh and tasty. Perfect location for a sunny day. Definitely recommended

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

They took us in, 2 bedraggled, rain soaked & muddy hikers, found places to put our wet things for us, and supplied excellent food and drink (and advice on choices). what a wonderful respite from the rain outside. Too bad we weren't able to enjoy the excellent view, I'm sure it was lovely.

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It was an amazing sunny 23C day so sitting outside was a perfect way to have a light lunch from the cafe menu, in front of a stunning backdrop! Plenty of space for children to entertain themselves although there is quite a drop to the road below so absolute care is needed. Service was a bit slow and a dose... More 

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Blackheath, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Solitary has a top reputation. The staff are very friendly and helpful. I had the salt and pepper squid with caramelised pork belly. I thought it sounded like an interesting combination to carry off! It was a poor choice. There was supposed to be a schezuan taste to the dish. It turned out to be a warm salad with warm... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

On a very misty day we enjoyed a nice lunch at Solitary as the last meal on our special anniversary getaway in the mountains. Sadly the spectacular view over the Jamison Valley was hidden in cloud, but far us the soft mist adds to the romance. It has been over 10 years since our last visit and although ownership has... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The food and wine were fantastic, service excellent we had a great night.There is plent of choice on the menu.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

what an amazing meal all three of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals from entrée right thru to dessert the options were interesting inventive and tasty

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A very pleasant midweek drive from Sydney to the Blue Mtns ended at Soitary Restuarant, perched on the edge of the cliff with the most panoramic scenery and a faultless autumn day bathed in sunshine. We dined on fine fare and good wine eg entrees of Duck turine and beetroot cured salmon , mains of seared trout and pork belly.... More 

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Red Hill South, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Six of us dined at this restaruant mid week and enjoyed a delicious lunch. All of us had different main meals and everyone raved over their meal. Generous serves accompanied by some fresh greens. Pick of the day was probably the duck confit with the pasta! A longish lunch with some nice wines followed by coffee was a great way... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I booked a couple of weeks in advance and had two requests - an outside table so the young child in our group could run around and not disturb inside diners and also that there would be a chicken dish on the menu as shown on the website sample menu as one of our group eats neither red meat or... More 

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Solitary1, Owner at Solitary, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry you did not enjoy your time lunching with us. You raise a number of issues which I will try to respond to individually. I thought we did quite well accommodating your change of date and holding your table for your late arrival (thank you for calling and letting us know about that).... 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: Contemporary, Australian
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?