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“Most enjoyable experience”
Review of Sole Restaurant & Bar - CLOSED

Sole Restaurant & Bar
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Queensland
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Most enjoyable experience”
Reviewed 22 May 2012

We walked quite a way from our hotel to enjoy a restaurant that specialized in seafood and we were not disappointed. The food, wine, atmosphere and staff were all commendable. Our Australian waitress was particularly helpful and we thought it a well oiled operation and didn't feel rushed at anytime although we had to vacate our table at a certain time.

  • Visited April 2012
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1 Thank Lhasabelle
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Tasty”
Reviewed 20 May 2012

Food was really nice, and served pretty quick after ordering. Menu was small but I personally like that.The soul music in background just added to the chilled out atmosphere and the staff were nice too. Would go back!!

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank Sophie T
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Shipley, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely place - shame about the food”
Reviewed 18 May 2012

We went here on the living social deal Sole recently promoted, offering two seafood dishes and a bottle of prosecco for £12. When we arrived, we were greeted by a really pleasant waiter, who was attentive throughout. We loved the restaurant itself - it was stylish and comfortable, with low-level soul music playing. The prosecco, offered as part of their deal, was enjoyable and drinkable. We ordered three dishes off the grazing menu (all usually priced at about £7 but we got two included with our voucher): moules mariniere, chilli prawns and salt and pepper calamari. Whilst we were not expecting any great shakes, we were hopeful that as the place was promoting itself on its seafood that the dishes would be better than average. They were unfortunately both tiny portions and rather tasteless. The mussels were tasty enough, and the prawns were quite big, but the prawns did not taste of chilli (or much of anything) and there was only about 7 of them (this for a dish normally sold at £7.50 a pop). The calamari, which was a substituted dish for something else on the menu, were sold to us as salt and pepper calamari but came plain with a slice of lemon. They were tasteless. We had had salt and pepper calamari recently at a cheap noodle bar and they were so much better than Sole's version. As I said, we were disappointed as we thought the point of the living social deal was for Sole to advertise their USP - seafood - and the seafood we were served was poor, not very interesting, and no better than could be brought from the supermarket. Such a shame - we liked the place, and the service, but won't be going back.

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank Schmooble
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 17 May 2012

Great service and amazing food. Best seafood we have had in a may years at home or abroad.

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1 Thank ffhb
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Adam D, General Manager at Sole Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, 18 May 2012
Many thanks for your kind comments and I look forward to seeing you again soon
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manchester
Level 6 Contributor
23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very attentive service and very fresh food”
Reviewed 14 May 2012

We purchased the Living Social deal to try this place out, as we love eating out and I love fresh seafood.
I was very impressed with the service and with how nice the food was.
The only thing is that the portions could be bigger, or the dishes cheaper, we had 7 dishes between the 2 of us (to be fair 1 was just chips at a cheaper price and 1 was bruscheta which was very big) and we could still do with some more to fill us up and at £6-£7 per dish it doesn't add up cheap. Fortunately we had the deal with 2 free dishes and bottle of fizz, which was very nice by the way!
But I suppose that is what you pay for good quality fresh seafood..
I would go again, for special occassion perhaps.

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank AnyB
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Adam D, General Manager at Sole Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, 18 May 2012
Thank you for your review following your recent experience at Sole. I will pass on your kind comments to the team and look forward to seeing you soon
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