Dinner, Spanish, Sydney, CBD

Subsolo, Sydney

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.

Pan-fried Pork Chorizo and Spanish Onions with Apple and Cucumber Yogurt – $13

Crumbed Meatballs with Melting Manchego Cheese centres in Romesco – $17

Sliced Spanish Jamon Serrano and Catalonia Bread
Paprika Salt and Pepper Squid with Saffron Mayonnaise
– both $13 each

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

All skewers are served with Batatas Bravas, Beans and Ensalada

Paella is a MUST try dish at all spanish restaurants. Its like a fried rice with saffron (I think) and a variety of herbs.

Seafood and chicken paella
Paella with Chicken, Chorizo & Seafood – $33

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!

AND the interior is very comfy and uplifting, making a dining experience with style!

161 King St,
Sydney NSW
Ph: 9223 7000
Website: http://www.subsolo.com.au
Hours :  Lunch – Monday to Friday, Dinner – Monday to Saturday


  1. FFichiban says:

    Oh wow this place looks fresh! What a great find, thx for sharing :) All the food looks great as well but I have a feeling if Ramsay saw those skewers he would rage haha

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  2. Reemski says:

    I’ve been wanting to go there for ages! Looks fab!

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  3. BELLE says:

    Those skewers look good! Been wondering about this place as I’ve been to Element bistro next door. Must visit (with a group!).

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  4. Suzie says:

    We loved Subsolo too. I wish them all the best as that site has had a very patchy history.

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  5. What a find! Looks divine, can’t wait to go there! :)

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  6. That looks great Theresa! I adored Omega when it was there and it looks like they’ve really changed the look of it. Warmed bread is a must isn’t it! ;)

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  7. The skewer stand looks really cool!

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