Finding a place to dine for a group of 12 people (without set menu) is particularly difficult during the Christmas festive season. After days of searching, Subsolo was available and suited all our needs. Subsolo is a relatively new restaurant, located at the former Omega site. (Off-topic: Omega was a great restaurant. Very sad to see it gone!) The interior is quite dark, but their black and red colour scheme really gives life to an “underground” restaurant.
Being a tapas-style restaurant, all our food was to be shared and I was excited because it meant many choices for me to try! Nom nom nom!
After the late late arrival of a few friends due to some horrible traffic, we all devoured our feast! So here’s the food…
Warm bread roll – on the house.
I’m a HUGE fan of bread and when it arrives warm on my plate, I’m extra delighted. Together with some butter or olive oil + salt and pepper, the delightfulness of such a simple food make my tastebuds shout with joy!
At every Spanish restaurant, Tapas is by no doubt a choice on the menu. Tonight, we chose a collection of 4 as something to hold our hunger.
The entrees/tapas were fantastic. Each had their own strong flavours and had lovely taste. These were all easily chomped down by everyone!
We were informed that the skewers would all take a while to arrive, so we ordered these at the beginning of our meal as well. On arrival, each skewer hung from a antique-style stand. It gave the skewer a sense of style. Fearing we would have too much food, only 4 skewers were ordered.
Picanha Rump Steak Rock Salt Crust – $29
Misto Completo Rump, Chorizo, Morcilla, Chicken – $32
Frutos do Mar – Seafood King Prawns, Scallops, Squid, Salmon – $39
Portuguese Chicken Thigh Fillet with Piri-Piri Sauce – $30
Paella is a MUST try dish at all spanish restaurants. Its like a fried rice with saffron (I think) and a variety of herbs.
Overall, Subsolo was a surprisingly wonderful experience. The service was very attentive and friendly (especially since we gave the waitress a slice of our Adriano Zumbo cake). I’d highly recommend this place for a casual group meal as food here is great for sharing and the atmosphere is hardly slient. You would with the variety offered at Subsolo. The more people, the more to try! Fantastic!
161 King St,
Ph: 9223 7000
Hours : Lunch – Monday to Friday, Dinner – Monday to Saturday
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