24 March 2018

SOL Botanica, Vaucluse (18 March 2018)

Old South Head Rd & Laguna Street, Vaucluse NSW 2030

Completely gluten free menu

I love the idea of this restaurant having a 100% gluten free menu so it's sad to hear the restaurant will be closing on Sunday 25 March. With such an extensive menu there was always so much variety to please. On this visit the weekend before the closure there was no availability inside the restaurant for a spontaneous lunch visit but they were able to thankfully accomodate us on one of the tables outside Harry's Cafe near the foyer entrance. Such a lovely space with a magnificent high ceiling and comfortable seating. There was even a pianist that started to play as our dishes arrived. 

Oysters are an obsession for me and 6 Freshly Shucked Sydney Rock Oysters from Clyde River Ewan McAsh ($22) were shucked to order retaining much of their brine and flavour. The Asparagus Salad with Buffalo Mozzarella, Zucchini Flowers, Mint, Capers, Snow Pea Leaf ($21) was Nut Free, Grain Free, Vegetarian and of course Gluten Free. A very nice tasting combination of ingredients for a light brunch option. Whitebait & Sweetcorn Fritters with Zucchini, Dill, Cashew and Curry Leaf Aioli ($21) was Dairy Free and Gluten Free with a nice crisp on the outside and a tasty filling that pleased. Hand cut chips with sesame and fennel salt ($10) was Vegan, Nut Free and Gluten Free. Big chunky cuts that was a decent portion for sharing. Service was friendly and helpful and overall a very pleasant experience. I really hope the next restaurant is able to remain an inspiration for some tasty gluten free dishes.

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