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#161 of 4,594 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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161 King St | Between Castlereagh & Elizabeth Sts, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 92237000
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our set menu dinner with matched Spanish wine when recently celebrating our Son's birthday in the City. We left feeling well satisfied with the food, the variety and the service. Would recommend, a little noisy during the peak time, bit that was just a minor distraction from an otherwise very enjoyable evening.

Thank PhillipD57
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
78 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend mentioned going out to a Spanish place the other night and it just stuck in my mind so went through Zomato to find a good place above 3.5 in the city and this came up. Came here for lunch on a Tuesday and it was pretty quiet. The setting is really nice, loved the ambience. Ordered Chorizo and... More 

Thank Jacqui H
Sydney, Australia
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a sub road level restaurant which serves authentic Spanish food [with a smattering of dishes that the West think are Spanish as well]. The food, wine and service is very good. The décor sets the scene for a good dining experience. For 3 adults with large appetites, we were well catered for on the menu. Spanish beer, and... More 

Thank Matt G
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First the negatives: loud (but still able to converse easily), dessert (churros) weakest part of meal Now the positives; good vibe, best meal of our time to date in Sydney. Great combination of flavors in the 4 tapas we ordered lamb salad, squid, meatballs and mushrooms and very filling for the two of us. The wines our waiter recommended were... More 

Thank globeHopper56
Wollongong, Australia
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Came across this restaurant and decided to try it out, so glad we did. Everything from the tapas plates we shared to our churros & espresso martini at the end were all delicious. Will definitely be back again!

Thank Pipes101
South Africa
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

If you are looking for Spanish Tapas for vegetarians: Subsolo is where you will find it. Upon my holiday to Sydney in April, my sister organized a ladies night and Subsolo was chosen as the dinner venue. It was simply lovely! warm, cozy, dim lighting.. just what was needed on that cold night in Sydney. The food was delicious in... More 

Thank Meera R
Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

Christmas work get together. Great spot and friendly staff. Spanish tapas or set menu. Food was awesome and so was the atmosphere of the restaurant.

Thank Sue N Mark A
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Located downstairs with a dark, atmospheric smart décor. Good friendly service but disappointed with the food. Calamari was okay but nothing to rave about and the paella was smallish and again nothing to rave either - no WOW factor from presentation or flavour

Thank moore82
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Excellent for large groups with generous portions and lots of meat dishes and great selection of beer. Not a wise choice for vegetarians. Decor a bit " brothel" like but very friendly and prompt service.

Thank Romanydog
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

The first thing that strikes you about this place is the ambiance of it. The dim lights and background music all make this restaurant a great place for the night. But it doesn't stop there.. The service is amazing, and the good is quite tasty and generous. If I want to be picky, I would say it's a little noisy... More 

Thank Michael M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$23 - $46
Mediterranean, Spanish, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 King St | Between Castlereagh & Elizabeth Sts, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 92237000

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

Staying in Central Business District

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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