We are locals who recently tried Solitary for the first time. We arrived around 1pm on a Friday without a booking but the restaurant was far from full and we had no trouble being seated.
There are separate cafe and lunch menus from which to choose and from what we could see from nearby diners, the cafe options were quite substantial.
We opted for the lunch menu; my husband ordered the beef eye fillet and was told it would take around 30 mins. It arrived exactly 'on time', was cooked as he'd requested and was melt-in-the-mouth tender. I had the Massaman goat curry which was tender and delicious. It was supposed to contain kipfler potatoes but there were only a few small pieces, not really an issue but their inclusion in the dish is probably unnecessary. The accompanying saffron rice was in a separate dish which I up-ended into the curry.
There was also a small dish containing bean sprouts & minute slivers of capsicum which were somewhat flavourless; perhaps I should have mixed it into the curry at the beginning of the meal instead of eating it separately at the end .
If you want to take advantage of the view, I'd recommend making a booking although one can never be sure just what the weather will do. When we arrived the view extended across the valley but then clouds blew in, it rained and suddenly the view disappeared into the mist!
Would also recommend taking time to look at the photos and read the fascinating history of the restaurant on the walls in the entry area.
Solitary is not the cheapest restaurant in the region, however the food was substantial and delicious. There is plenty of parking and, weather permitting, beautiful valley views.
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