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Solander Dining and Bar

Average price $65
8.1/10
261 reviews

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Average price $65 Special request

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-40% -40% 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.

Scores & Reviews

Very good
8.1/10
based on 261 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :8.1/10
Service :8/10
Setting :8.3/10
  1. Emma W.
    • 2 reviews
    5.5/10

    Food was good but expensive if paying full price. Service was really poor though. We were at the table for 30 minutes trying to get someone’s attention before we could get any water or drinks.

  2. Leo L.
    • one review
    9/10

    Service was attentive and food was surprisingly good. Overall had a nice evening however couldn’t give 10points as the food came out a little slow for a half empty vicinity.

  3. Katie K.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Staff were attentive, polite and absolutely lovely. Food was also a good portion and we can tell ingredients were fresh. We had the Crack Pie for dessert and the house made Baileys ice cream - both were sensational.

  4. A A.
    • 239 reviews
    7.5/10

    Yeah yeah not bad The Fork could improve their UX

  5. Gabriela K.
    • 5 reviews
    2/10

    Terribly disappointing experience, mostly from service and atmosphere. We were treated rudely as we had booked for 2 and tried to bring 2 friends, so wanted a table for 4, which they were not happy with. The restaurant was dead and lacking ambiance. Surely an extra 2 people dining would be seen as a good thing?

  6. Carly b.
    • 9 reviews
    10/10

    Wonderful and knowledgeable staff! Detailed explanation of both the food and drink menu followed by beautiful meals! The presentation was incredible, you must try the truffle 'Cappuccino'. Really loved everything about our visit and experience.

  7. Leah O.
    • 10 reviews
    10/10

    Start the evening with happy hour, Friday the Acoustic is an extra bonus. Everyone was attentive. The food was amazing.

  8. A A.
    • 281 reviews
    8.75/10

    great and unique experience. home made bread is the one of best.

  9. A A.
    • 260 reviews
    8.25/10

    Service was great. Ambiance is more suited to business meetings and if you’re seated next to the window, people walking can see you from the outside so it can be a bit weird.

  10. Mel R.
    • 15 reviews
    9.75/10

    The staff were great and the food and cocktails were delicious, would definitely go back!

  11. A A.
    • 290 reviews
    9/10

    Atmosphere and seating areas were amazing. Was given a table with couches next to the window. The standout dish was the Bugs that we had ordered as a main.

  12. Philomen J.
    • one review
    4.25/10

    The service was terrible, had to call couple of times before one staff decided come over and serve water to start with. No upselling or asking for 2 second. Always having reach the staff did assistances. Asked for English mustard but never arrived when asked the staff they mentioned they don’t have it. Sides came before even entree was served .. what a joke. Fork is used to obtain New customer and get some seats during quite period and turn the experiences valuable not feeling Understate. The best was staff mentioned to us sorry couldn’t find your booking, when I mentioned to him we booked via FORK. He mentioned most of them here are fork , how can I find out. First Impression Was very bad... sorry please relook at staff services fundamental Training to pick up your game

  13. A A.
    • 271 reviews
    8.5/10

    Food was interesting. Some worked better than others - really loved the charred bugs

  14. A A.
    • 274 reviews
    8.5/10

    Had a lovely night dinning here. We were greeted by friendly and professional staffs. The food were tasty and was nicely presented. The settings and atmosphere of the restaurant was fantastic, make it a dinner for both my friend and I.

  15. A A.
    • 278 reviews
    10/10

    This was my first visit to Solander annd can't compliment the service and food enough - had a wonderful experience and can't believe it's not more popular.

  16. Leilani B.
    • 11 reviews
    10/10

    We dine in with my family to celebrate my birthday and the moment we arrived we were greeted and looked after straight away ...the place looks so elegant and when the food came,it was plated so beautifully and the taste is just so yummy...that we still about it with the family how we enjoyed the food and the service esp.our waitress that night Nana with her excellent and friendly service...definitely coming back for more...

  17. A A.
    • 279 reviews
    7.75/10

    The wallaby shank is cooked in a very unique sauce. Could be a bit difficult to accept for some people

  18. A A.
    • 257 reviews
    7.25/10

    Overall the price that we paid with the 40% discount was good but the food was okay.

  19. Michael D.
    • one review
    9.25/10

    Attentive Staff, food presentation was exceptional and flavours and combinations exquisite

  20. Kylie A.
    • one review
    9.25/10

    Pork belly was outstanding. Also loved the macadamia nut cheese.

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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