Cuisine: Modern Australian
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #11 of 95 restaurants in Sydney

Embrace some of the best regional and seasonal produce New South Wales has to offer at Solander, a modern Australian restaurant in the heart of Sydney. Named after first fleet naturalist Daniel Solander, this venue bases its food philosophy on its namesake with a botanical-inspired restaurant and bar.

When Solander arrived in 1770 he extensively explored and researched the region’s flora and fauna. Like him, the restaurant has researched the region’s best available produce and has chosen to work closely with a number of small, local suppliers to help find fresh and local ingredients, as well as some niche native plants and animals.

Belgian-born executive chef David Vandendeele brings 20 years of international experience to the table. Start with an elegant entrée of double-boiled chicken tea with goji berries, ginseng and ginger, or whet your appetite with one of the fresh seafood specialties, including Sydney rock oysters and charred green prawns. Mains are divided between 'flora' and 'fauna' and you might find wallaby shanks, wagyu beef cheeks or beetroot risotto with goat's cheese. The menu includes a variety of vegetarian and vegan options.

As well as presenting an upmarket menu that reflects a botanical influence, Solander embraces a naturalist feel with the open-air jungle-style atrium and the emerald green terrazzo marble bar. Enjoy one of the venue’s special cocktails here after you’ve indulged in a little dessert—the perfect way to end your night.

If you’re looking for somewhere to take a date or simply a venue to enjoy great food with great company, Solander is a wonderful choice.

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Solander Dining & Bar
65 Sussex Street
Sydney 2000

Open Hours:
Daily: 6:30am - 10pm

Phone: 02 8297 6500
Website: www.solanderdiningandbar.com.au

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Ranked: #11 of 95 restaurants in Sydney 11
Solander Dining & Bar
Cuisine: Modern Australian
Mains: $25 - $35+

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roz elliott

Easy to find from CBD. We had salads. The quinoa and roast vegetable salad was a little disappointing as it was difficult to see the roast vegetables. The chunky Rosemary fries with aioli delicious! Dessert was lovely.

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I made a reservation for my partner's birthday, I was not disappointed by the high quality of service. My partner is real foody and she liked every single dish we ordered.

The waiter/waitress were super friendly and very professional.

We also enjoyed the ambiance as well as the lightning.

Definitely worth coming back :-)

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Missy Evelyn

Thank you for a really terrific evening.

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Nice place with good menu and service. Highly recommended.

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Interesting menu with delicious offerings. Fish of the day, prawns and chicken were all good as were the sides the waiter recommended.

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Grace Miller

The plating of the dishes was very refined and fabulous to look at.
Service was lacking a little, my partner ordered a cocktail and it arrived before my glass of sparkling wine. We were also given the dessert menu and not notified that one of the desserts was sold out until we wanted to order it.

Other than that, food was great! Maybe a little too much avocado on the entree (but I'm not crazy about avo).

Would go back sometime in the future

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Josephine Meneses

Amazing first table lunch at Solander on Australia Day public holiday. Thank you to our attentive waiter for our endless supply of water and efficiently cleared table. Thank you to the chef for your fresh and delicious take on our fave dishes. We always worry about trying them at new places... you didn’t disappoint. In fact surprised us! We recommend the mushroom risotto and emu scotch egg. Will be going again!

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Tracey Atkinson

Fantastic service and delicious, well priced food - with lots of vegetarian options. I’m glad we came across this restaurant on first table, or we probably wouldn’t have stumbled across it.

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Service was excellent! A good place to chill and talk.

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Nick Carson

What a beauitful little gem hidden away inside this hotel on Sussex St, the food and drink options are great. The food in particular is spot on. A few more staff working would make it easier, the ordering and service process is a little slow.

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Nice atmosphere with friendly service. Food was fresh and well plated.. just found there was something that stopped the dishes having a "wow factor" in terms of flavours. Having said that it was an enjoyable evening out!

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Shirley Barbuto

Everything about our lunch was perfect.
A sophisticated dining area which was quiet and cool. The food was delicious, our waitress was delightful and so helpful. All staff were professional and so courteous. We had a thoroughly enjoyable lunch and will be back often.5 stars.

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Susana Leung

Nice ambience, interesting cocktail choices, food is decent.

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Great service. Setting really comfortable. Food was great.

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Josephine Adam

Had such a lovely time here - food was great and the place was very lovely. Service was also amazing!

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Maria Parsons

Lovely atmosphere, and the food was incredible. So much flavour in every dish. We had the Explorer menu, which had a number of courses and every dish was a highlight. We were so full we couldnt finish everything.

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Kylie Caesar

Absolutely fantastic evening. The food was top quality, prepared with genuine talent. Beetroot risotto, kingfish, wallaby shanks, the greens seasonal special, salt baked chicken - all delightful. The oysters kilpatrick were amazing. The highlight was the venison - the best I have ever had, so tender (possibly fallow) and basted in a divinely complimentary jus. The service from Angela was commendable. This restaurant deserves to become one of Sydney’s notables. Do not hesitate to try it.

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Great service! Food was great. Smallish portions.
Overall fantastic restaurant

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