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Solander Dining and Bar

Average price $65
8.6/10
468 reviews

-30% off the "à la carte" menu!

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Restaurant menu

Average price $65 Special request

The chef recommends...

Beetroot risotto, roasted baby beets, goat cheese, balsamic
$25
Chickpea and pumpkin tagine, apricot, fennel yogurt
$23
Braised black barley, asparagus, globe artichoke, hickory smoked corn
$23

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-30% -30% off the "à la carte" menu!

Preset menus and drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.
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Preset menus and drinks not included.

Available on the booked timeslot.

Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous
8.6/10
based on 468 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.6/10
Service :8.6/10
Setting :8.7/10
  1. Jane A.
    Jane A.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent service, great atmosphere and wonderful range of food. The happy hour wine was not up to the standard of the rest of the meal, but we didn't try any of the regular wine list.

  2. Florian C.
    Florian C.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    The food was great but we wait far too long for our main.

  3. Karina D.
    Karina D.
    • one review
    9/10

    The food was absolutely divine! The staff were very warm and friendly. The presentation of each dish was a masterpiece! Only thing they could Improve on was timing, everything took a bit long to come out, but other than that, I couldn’t fault them :)

  4. Hien T.
    Hien T.
    • 2 reviews
    7/10

    Salted chicken was Really salty name says it all Surprised with the wallaby dish something worth trying with a heavy red wine Cocktails were excellent thumbs up Ambience and service excellent

  5. Marilyn L.
    Marilyn L.
    • 14 reviews
    9/10

    The food was very good, delicious and beautifully presented. Contemporary cuisine with some dishes being that just little bit different, they take your interest. We had starters, fauna mains, a side dish and desserts - we really enjoyed each of the courses. Flora mains (vegetarian) are also available. Great value with the Fork’s 50% off food discount. The restaurant has a wide selection of alcoholic beverages and an elegant marble bar. This is a ground floor restaurant attached to a hotel on Sussex Street so the view we had at our table is not spectacular. That said the internal setting and furniture is beautiful, neat and comfortable. The back table was decorated with flowers that looked like Australian natives. The music was modern but not dominating, which is great as we could hear each other - you know, that old fashioned custom of talking to each other over a meal? Wait staff are friendly, pleasant and look after you although we had to wait a little to be seated as there was no one present to greet us on arrival. This place is worth a visit. We recommend the fermented macadamia nut cheese starter, the wallaby shank as mains with Warrigal greens on the side followed by the chocolate mousse or chocolate fondant for dessert.

  6. Eugene T.
    Eugene T.
    • 9 reviews
    8/10

    Nice welcome, atmosphere tended towards romantic with the dim lights. Wait staff were friendly, only minor downside was food took a little while to come out between entrees and mains. Otherwise was very good experience.

  7. Phei Phei T.
    Phei Phei T.
    • 19 reviews
    8/10

    Great snapper and crack pie

  8. Teresa P.
    Teresa P.
    • 23 reviews
    8/10

    Thoughtful food but service was a bit slow

  9. Shijing w.
    Shijing w.
    • 5 reviews
    8.5/10

    Food looks nice and the flavour is average. Service is good, The surcharge is applied to the price before discount instead of what I actually need to pay, which is not understandable.

  10. Christopher O.
    Christopher O.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent food with a strong emphasis on Australian native ingredients. Service, especially from Nana, was first class. Highly recommended.

  11. Linda S.
    Linda S.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    The charred Moreton Bay bugs with chilli butter and bush tomato was the star of the show! Generous portions for an entree size. The beetroot risotto was delicious! It was creamy and had the natural sweetness of the beetroot mixed with goats cheese throughout each bite. Wow. I would definitely come back.

  12. Tracy S.
    Tracy S.
    • 18 reviews
    6/10

    Service was fantastic. Food was ok. We dinner on a 50% deal and I’m sorry to say if I paid full price I wouldn’t have been impressed. Everything was cold and extremely small. Highly was the desert. Lighting was terrible - couldn’t see what we were eating. Won’t be heading back - sorry.

  13. Adele Y.
    Adele Y.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    The portion and quality of the food were really good. The pumpkin tagine was amazing and should try out Crack Pot as dessert! The service was excellent, will definitely come back again!

  14. Bernice v.
    Bernice v.
    • 12 reviews
    10/10

    Great food and service, attention to detail and knowledgeable of the menu

  15. Julie L.
    Julie L.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    Solander has a menu of dishes with interesting and uncommon flavours. The presentation of the food was beautiful and the vegetarian menu is one of the best I have seen. We loved every dish. The staff were friendly and well informed.

  16. Suzy Z.
    Suzy Z.
    • 2 reviews
    7.5/10

    Very nice environment, romantic. Food was average not amazing. Service was great.

  17. Kevin H.
    Kevin H.
    • 11 reviews
    10/10

    Nice food and service !

  18. Dan D.
    Dan D.
    • 3 reviews
    9.5/10

    The food was incredible and delicious! It had so much flavour and I could tell it was cooked to perfection like a meal in the Masterchef kitchen! Would be back again!

  19. Betty P.
    Betty P.
    • 5 reviews
    6.5/10

    The food was very nice. Had charred bugs and mussels for entree, venison rack and gnocchi for mains and chocolate mousse and panna cotta for dessert, with the panna cotta being the highlight! However there’s room for improvement on service as it took more than 45 mins after the entrees were removed from our table only to receive desserts. Due to this mix up, we then had to wait another 15 mins or so until our mains came. The staff was very apologetic for the delay and kindly took our drinks off the bill and also gave complimentary sparkling wine. It’s worth a visit for the food.

  20. Hannah T.
    Hannah T.
    • 5 reviews
    8.5/10

    Food was tasty, good value and well presented. Some dishes were extremely salty but overall good food. The restaurant decor is gorgeous and tables are well spaced out

More information

How to get to the restaurant

65 Sussex Street, 2000, Sydney, Australia

About the restaurant

Our food philosophy embraces the best regional and seasonal produce of New South Wales. Our Belgian-born Executive Chef, David Vandenbeele has 20 years international experience in fine dining and luxury hotels and was ready for a fresh challenge (and move to sunny Sydney) after a 10 year stint in London and New York.

“My philosophy behind Solander is to entwine Australian botanicals and fresh seasonal produce to create a memorable dining experience. With my background in French cooking and experience working around the globe, I wanted to create an internationally inspired menu with local, carefully selected products that are of the highest quality,” says David.

With breakfast available from 6.30am and coffee supplied by boutique Sydney roasters, Single O, rise and shine at the Solander breakfast bar. Or stay for the day with all day bar food and lunch and dinner served at Solander Dining.

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