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#203 of 4,567 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
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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All hours
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 5 days ago NEW 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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198 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here for a work function. The restaurant can be accessed down stairs off the main street, the decor and atmosphere is really nice as you walk into the main restaurant area. There is an extensive wine menu with cheapest wines at around $39, wines are Spanish, I had a Spanish cider at $20 for a 750ml bottle, it... More 

Thank travellerm68
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is great,romantic ambience with candles and a lot of tables.Staff was helpful and attentive at all times.We had a deli board which contained slices of ham,chorizo and salami with pate and bread.Manchego croquettes and garlic prawns were incredibly tasty.We highly recommend it.

Thank Ester M
Melbourne, Australia
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125 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Noisy and difficult to talk but the food and service were good A wide range of tapas and spainish influenced dishes - all good Favourite was the beef and chicken skewers

Thank Hynet9
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere in this place, menu was awesome. Share plates are great as they are not too big. Would recommend this place for all occasions.

Thank Barry H
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The restaurant is lovely, with a dark moody interior. We were a table of 10 and we were seated at a great table. We decided on the $72 per head banquet (with 3 matching wines). The wine was fantastic, and the food was lovely, there just wasn't enough of it. Small portion sizes for potato chips and salad was miserly.... More 

Thank Breadcrumbs27
Sydney, Australia
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155 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

It was an evening of hits and misses. We were a group of 7 and had a prior reservation and they tried to seat us at a bar table with stools (this was not conveyed at time of reservation). As one of our party had an injury they accommodated us quickly at a table despite being quite busy. Our waiter... More 

Thank C_and_J_Lewis
Sydney Australia
Level Contributor
30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We went for a special occasion dinner....all very excited. The tapas was great, very tasty and good sized portions. The service, however, was a real let down. Not that the staff were rude.....they were actually quite pleasant if you could manage to attract their attention, but they all running around like headless chooks looking very busy, and that meant they... More 

Thank Margyg
Sydney, Australia
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118 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

For a long time I have lamented the lack of quality Spanish tapas restaurants in Sydney. Then I tried Subsolo. Descending to the basement, off the King St entrance, the subdued lighting and exposed brickwork created just the right ambiance. The Spanish wait staff added to the experience, and I got to practice a little of my rudimentary speaking skills.... More 

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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
US$22 - US$45
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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?

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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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