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“Good food. Good service”
Review of Solitary

Solitary
Ranked #8 of 42 Restaurants in Leura
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Australian, Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed January 25, 2014

We booked this restaurant before reading the other reviews on this website. After reading the reviews, I thought I'd ring and cancel the booking. I'm glad we didn't ! The reviews are so polarised, one wonders if the waiters have different styles on different days.
We rang & booked in the early afternoon of the same day for early dinner 18:30 Saturday night of the Australia Day LWE. We arrived on time and we're warmly greeted by a most polite young lady waitress. Water was immediately offered and the menus followed shortly thereafter. There was no rush to take our orders and the service throughout the evening was attentive without being imposing. The noise level was not high, nor was it so quiet as to wonder if our conversation would be overheard by others.
The complementary soup was delicate. We ordered the pork & rabbit terrine & the beetroot cured salmon as entrees. Then the seared salmon and the eye fillet for mains. For dessert we had lemon/lime tart with piña colada sorbet and the chocolate tart with rose water sorbet. The restaurant filled by the time we were up to our main course. The food was delicious. The servings an appropriate size. The coffee at meal's end was a good strength & milk not scalded.
Our experience was very pleasant. We left at 21:00 deciding that we'll brink the teenage kids next time and hoping the same service and ambience prevails.

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Thank Al S
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

We stopped here for lunch after a hike and the food is great. There were options for a more sophisticated palate as well as some casual lunch options like sandwiches. The view is amazing, the service was great and we really enjoyed our experience at the quaint restaurant.

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Thank beverley114
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

Lovely food and views. Worth the visit for morning and afternoon tea, however if you are after lunch don't turn up before noon.

Thank Malcolm B
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

We had the late sitting at 1:30 pm for Sunday lunch here. We came early and was seated quickly.

Service was very polite and the young lady waitress was lovely.

We ordered the alpaca curry, salmon with squid ink pasta, gnocchi and salmon croquettes. All of them was really good. We sort of wondered about the alpaca curry but it was tender and it came with saffron rice, a sweet chilli jam and very strange shredded lettuce in a bowl. In my opinion, pickles would have been more appropriate. The salmon with squid ink pasta and ponzu foam was like a play on the tongue. It was a strange combination but it worked beautifully. I would have tried the desserts but we had morning tea less than 2 hours ago and could not fit it in. We saw desserts on another table and it looked yummy.

It was a very hot day and we appreciated the air-conditioning.

I would recommend sitting outside just for coffee on a less hot day to enjoy the Megalong Valley.

I would also recommend asking for a window table to enjoy the views.

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Thank Love_Life_Sydney
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

Had dinner here recently for a special occasion. I have had nice meals in the Blue Mountains before (Darleys, Echoes and Fairmont resort) and this was no exception. In fact when taking into consideration the views and the value it was a great choice. Food was excellent, had entrée, main and dessert and none disappointed. Service was pretty good too, very friendly. One disappointment was they give out all the tables with a view to the people who arrive first, so book for 6:30pm if you want a view. Value wise it was very good, much better than Darleys and Echoes which is twice the price, and their food is no where near twice as good. Definitely recommend trying it out.

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Thank essendontvl
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