Sub Sangria $15
I’ve always walked past Sub solo and have never really noticed it. So I was quite surprised when a family birthday was organised here. As I descended into this urban dining den, I was instantly pleased with the chic and intimate feel and ready to experience their delicious food.
No Spanish meal is complete without pounding a glass (or 3) of sangria. The sangria at Subsolo is made with Havana Club Blanco, Curacao and Sweet Vermouth, served with seasonal fruits soaked in Tempranillo and topped with fresh lemonade. Ole!
Deli Board with Cold Cuts, Pate & Pickles $25
An excellent way to start the meal. The two types of salami were both lovely and each had their own distinct flavours, though the jamon had a delicate saltiness that went really well by itself on a piece of crusty bread.
Zucchini Flowers with Valdeón & Manchego Cheese & Salsa Verde 4pcs $20/6pcs $28
These tasty little flowers come in a bouquet of flavours and textures. The crispy batter encases a sharp manchego cheese filling that simply oozes flavour. Sprinkled with spicy paprika and matched with a herby salsa verde these were a delectable bite.
Pork Belly with Calvados Apples & Jerez 3pcs $20/4pcs $24
Oh my God, this was so good! These cubes of pork belly were altogether soft and crunchy due to the perfectly tender meat and crisp crackling. A tad too big to pop in your mouth all at once (believe me I tried), I’d suggest cutting it up and eating it with the brandy cooked apples and cabbage – it lends a great balance between savoury and sweet.
Cheesy Manchego Croquettes 3pcs $14/ 4pcs $18
More manchego cheese (mmmm…). This time made into crunchy little croquettes. The little savoury puffs were full of flavour and sprinkled with crispy jamon, however I did find them a tad doughy.
Seafood Paella $38
You can’t have a Spanish feast without paella, and knowing this we got two types. This one was generously packed full of delicious seafood with clams, mussels, squid, prawns and fish (I think it was cod and salmon).
Chicken & Pork Chorizo Paella $36
Our second paella dish was a chicken and pork chorizo one. Giving it a rich meaty flavour, I really loved how the distinctive spice and flavour of the chorizo infused with the rest of the ingredients.
Grain Fed Rump Cap – Espetada Skewer 350gm $34
I was hoping for a little theatrics at dinner and while there was no Spanish dancers around I did a little paso doble to myself when this came to the table. More of a sword than a skewer, the rump is gently grilled over hot coals keeping it tender and juicy.
Churros w/- Dulce de Leche, Spanish Chocolate Sauce & Ice Cream $15
On to the sweet stuff with these classic Spanish churros. Crispy on the outside and pumped full of rich dulce de leche on the inside. I was please to find these didn’t have that gross oily taste that many churros seem to have. Particularly good with the matched bitter dark chocolate sauce.
Hot Chocolate Pudding with Melting Chocolate Centre & Ice Cream $14
Finally ending with this rich soft centred chocolate pudding. Not exactly Spanish, but who cares. It was bloody delicious.
Subsolo is a fantastic place for Spanish food with an intimate, warm underground setting that’s perfect for a special or celebratory night out with family and friends.
161 King St
Sydney, NSW 2000