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#186 of 4,359 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
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161 King St Sydney | 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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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent food & great wine. Our waiter was very helpful with wine selection & decanted it for us. Tapas size dishes, but plenty of mains to choose from as well. The mushrooms were delicious.

Thank H M W
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I had a wonderful mid-week evening out at Subsolo. The Tapas style food was good but the service was great. Friendly and attentive without being in your face. There was no rush as there often is in central city restaurants. It was mid-week but we've since heard from others that the same applies on Friday and Saturday.... More 

Thank Russell B
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179 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for a birthday and there was two other groups celebrating birthdays as well. There was 8 in the group with a vegetarian and a coeliac and enough choices that everyone was happy. With most drinking wine it cost around $90 each. The staff were good and the decor is low key.

Thank FlightlessBird75
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love tapas and the guys from this place know how to prepare them. Well, all the food is pretty amazing and prepared with care and professionalism. It's not even expensive at all, moderate prices for delicious food is quite the good value.

Thank Mary L
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second visit to Subsolo for dinner, and we very much enjoyed the selection of tapas and flavour of the food. Wine and cocktails were delicious. Waitstaff were helpful. Atmosphere is warm and dim lit. Tables were far enough apart that you couldnt overhear conversations at neighbouring tables. Not too noisy. We definitely plan on visiting again.

Thank Robin M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

The place and location is awesome. The vibe in this restaurant feels just right. However the food was slightly disappointing. We had the peppers for entree which were supposed to have some really hot ones but all in all we didn't even have one with a hint of spice. The rest of the food was also a little bland and... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We had a great experience here for dinner. Food was sensational but expensive and the staff where very accommodating. Was a little noisy as we had a group of 8 men near us but once they left it was a lot more pleasant. Room was dark and moody.

Thank Travelrep77
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a random lunch after a spot of shopping. The restaurant itself is pretty plush which isn't what I expect for tapas but the wine and food is A grade. Service is attentive and friendly - all in all a pleasant Spanish surprise.

Thank Michael M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

We came here for a birthday meal as all three of us love Spanish food. We ordered three tapas and one plate of paella between us to share, it was the perfect amount of food, and everything tastes amazing! We even had a little bit of room left to share some of the toffee filled churros and chocolate for dessert,... More 

Thank Aaron_n_Jules
Lund, Sweden
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Nice setting one floor down, very modern but still cosy. Attentative staff and very good food. We hade the Set Menu #1 and it was delicious with a lot of flavours and spices.

Thank Helene H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$22 - $45
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene
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 Sydney | 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

Neighborhood Profile
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.