Subsolo can be found on King Street, a basement restaurant right next to Element, French Bistro. An old colleague who I went to lunch with at Element suggested that I should try Subsolo – Spanish tapas and wine bar. The restaurant is quite slick – dark and moody, splashes of red everywhere, and had that ‘Spanish’ feel to it!
The menu is quite extensive different types of tapas which can be ordered in either entree or main size, paela, charcoal spit-roasted espetadas and dessert. There is also a degustation menu 6 courses for $65 per person or 7 courses for $75 per person.
I was catching up with the lovely S, we both like tapas so suggested this place. We started with patatas bravas ($10), served in a terra cotta dish, it was a generous servings! Tender succulent potatoes topped with some tomato dish, it was a great start. (forgot to take a photo of this dish!)
Paprika salt and pepper squid with saffron mayonnaise ($14 / $21) – I can never say no to salt and pepper squid. Squid was wonderfully cooked, my only gripe, not enough paprika, but the saffron mayonnaise was a wonderful complement.
Great venue for lunch or dinner, or even gathering with friends.
GA’s ratings: 7 / 10
161 King Street
Ph: +61 2 9223 7000