REPORTING BY Rachel Sadler PHOTOS COURTESY OF Solera
Solera Restaurant and Bar opened at D Deck back in 2013, bringing a new concept and cuisine – Spanish-inspired Mediterranean – to DB. Nearly 10 years on, the restaurant has bounced back from the pandemic and is introducing a new menu this month that boasts a more extensive vegetarian selection, even more tapas options and a few new Mediterranean twists.
“We wanted to bring back that spark, because Solera is a gem,” says general manager Ellen Taylor. “You can’t really get affordable wine with a view like this elsewhere in DB. Since coming under new management in 2019, we have expanded the menu, with a lot more food options including a more kid-friendly section. We also have facilities for kids to draw in the restaurant, and a new sofa area because sometimes people want to relax here, so it’s a tiny bit more comfy and there’s more of a laidback feel.”
Undoubtedly, Solera has a relaxed Mediterranean vibe, with its beachfront location and expansive outdoor terrace. Inside, yellow walls and blue tiles cement the vibrant Spanish feel. “Solera aims to be part of the community and we believe residents want something warm and relaxing after working in the city – being DBers ourselves we know what people are looking for,” Ellen adds. “The new management wants to keep the same Spanish ethos, and that includes our set lunches with new options available every week to introduce diners to the many different styles of Spanish food.”