Surry Hills has some of Sydney’s most exciting and celebrated restaurants. Offering up a range of global cuisines, these Surry Hills restaurants will take your tastebuds on a culinary journey through Asia, Europe, North America and the Middle East. Delivering a gastronomic experience that delights with its innovation, presentation and of course outstanding taste. From sophisticated venues with upscale decor to more low key, relaxed settings, here are some of our absolute favourites.
Beast & Co is a popular restaurant and bar located in the centre of Surry Hills. Their menu features classic European style dishes that are available as entree’s, main meals, or sharing plates to enjoy with friends. When you’ve finished, be sure to finish off with their Czech Doughnut, a delicious and unique combination of plum chutney, berries and vanilla ice cream. Yum !
15/425 Bourke St, Surry Hills
For over 10 years Vacanza Pizzeria has been on a mission to make Sydney’s best wood-fired pizza. Located within in a relaxed and friendly setting with distressed-brick walls, they also offer an excellent menu of other classic Italian dishes too.
414 Bourke St, Surry Hills
Bringing a fantastic European Bistro-Style dining experience to Surry Hills, Bar Suze is an elegant candle-lit wine bar on Foveaux Street. Inspired by Scandinavia, they offer a tasty range of Swedish snacks and a delicious house-made apple wine.
54 Foveaux St, Surry Hills
A Crown Street favourite, Pizza Fritta 180 is a laid-back restaurant with fabulous outdoor seating. Specialising in truly authentic Neapolitan pizzas, which they make in a signature wood-fire oven, they also offer a terrific menu of cocktails too.
428 Crown St, Surry Hills
A stalwart on Reservoir Street, Bad Hombres is a Mexican inspired all vegan eatery that boasts a cool setting and laid-back vibe. Known for its plant-based sharing plates that are bursting with flavour, they also serve up a delicious range of cocktails.
40 Reservoir St, Surry Hills
Tucked away in an intimate courtyard on Bourke Street, Cicerone Cucina Romana is a little slice of Rome. Boasting cool decor that showcases classic Italian street culture, its menu boasts a wide range of speciality pasta, pizza and antipasti dishes.
417 Bourke St, Surry Hills
A small 24-seater restaurant on Waterloo Street, The Blue Door presents a 7-course tasting menu that champions the produce of NSW farmers that head chef has personally visited. It’s all part of their offering of delicious, fun dining that is sustainable.
8/38 Waterloo St, Surry Hills
The Dolphin Hotel is an all-in-one wine bar, restaurant and pub that is set across 3 floors. Specialising in juicy burgers and steaks, which they serve in hearty portions, the venue also features modern decor and a lovely outdoor terrace.
412 Crown St, Surry Hills
Serving up the best in Lebanese cuisine, Zahli is a modern Middle Eastern restaurant that is best known for its impressive banquets. Also serving an authentic range of mains and meze, the eatery features a stunning marble bar and tiled patterns.
529 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills
A stalwart on Crown Street, Yulli’s Bar and restaurant serves up a delicious range of inventive vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes. Serving them in a hip and trendy setting, they also offer some of the best wine, cocktails and beers in NSW.
417 Crown St, Surry Hills
Served within an intimate and industrial-chic space, Tokyo Bird offers a delicious range of Japanese whiskey and sake, as well as a technique-focused approach to cocktails. A relaxed and refined venue, they also offer a great selection of yakitori bites.
Commonwealth St and Belmore Ln, Surry Hills
Contained within one of Sydney’s leading dining precincts, Toko serves up traditional Japanese izakaya cuisine and creative cocktails using the finest and freshest of produce. Boasting a flashy space with ambient lighting, the venue is modern, relaxed, authentic and always really popular.
490 Crown St, Surry Hills
A small, cosy, family-run business on Fitzroy Street, Sang by Mabasa serves up exceptional Korean cuisine with a modern touch. Presenting authentic flavours in a simplified form, all of their dishes are packed with the most wonderful of flavours perfected over generations of their bloodline.
98 Fitzroy St, Surry Hills
A tiny Japanese inspired restaurant hidden away from the main drag, Raita Noda is a unique venue that only serves omakase. There is no menu here, or in fact table and chairs, but this cool eatery does have a full open kitchen and enough bar seating for 8 people.
Suite 1/222 Riley St, Surry Hills
Showcasing a menu that comes straight out of Argentina, Porteño is a stylish venue that boasts a low-lit room with vintage leather sofas and a relaxed and sophisticated vibe. Popular for their classic cocktails, they also offer delicious food that is designed to be shared.
50 Holt St, Surry Hills
Located on Commonwealth Street, within the Paramount House Hotel, Poly prides itself on being a hip and trendy ‘barstaurant’. Set with a minimalist, semi-subterranean space, they serve up a delicious menu of food that is characterised by big, bold flavours.
74-76 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills
Showcasing the gastronomic traditions of Emilia-Romagna, Pasta Emilia is a delightful restaurant. Not only does it serve up an exceptional range of meals made with local and organic ingredients, it is also Australia’s only certified organic pasta brand and cooking school too.
259 Riley St, Surry Hills
Offering a vibrant menu that features big bold flavours, Nour is an accomplished restaurant on Crown Street. Presented in a stylish, light-filled setting, their signature range of Lebanese cuisine and outstanding cocktails is one of Surry Hills most exciting dining experiences.
3/490 Crown St, Surry Hills
Tags: Middle Eastern
Back in Foster Street, after a kitchen fire caused them to temporarily relocate, Nomad is a fantastic restaurant that serves up delicious Middle Eastern food. Inspired by the gastronomic traditions of Spain, Morocco and the Middle East, all their food is cooked with fire and smoke.
16 Foster St, Surry Hills
A stalwart on Cleveland Street, Maya Da Dhaba is a classic Indian restaurant. Replete with chandeliers and wooden furniture it specialises in dishing up the most authentic and delicious banquets of curries, dahls and other mouthwatering Indian dishes.
431 Cleveland St, Surry Hills
With so many Indian restaurants in Surry Hills, it’s hard to stand out but Masala Theory successfully does this with a motto that champions ‘taste above all’. A hip and trendy Indian restaurant that emits a retro vibe, it serves up classic dishes that showcase fresh, healthy ingredients.
545 Crown St, Surry Hills
Championing clean eating of healthy and delicious Italian inspired food, Mark and Vinny’s serves up a taste of the bel paese in the heart of the city. Popular with millennials they offer over 20 spritzes and a fantastic menu of spaghetti dishes.
38-52 Waterloo St, Surry Hills
Offering a taste of Old Saigon on Campbell Street, Madame Nhu has been serving next level Vietnamese food since 2007. Located within a cosy space that has a distinctly tropical vibe their modern take on traditional Vietnamese street food and soups is very popular.
82 Campbell St, Surry Hills
Serving up sensational southern French cuisine, that was inspired by the owner’s mother’s recipes, Loluk Bistro is a sophisticated venue on Bourke Street. Presented within an intimate and chic-rustic setting, it also features a wonderful terrace that is perfect for dining on.
2/411 Bourke St, Surry Hills
Offering live jazz every night and an exquisite range of sushi, Jazushi is possibly the cleverest named restaurant in Surry Hills! Featuring exposed brick walls and a lovely covered terrace, the venue is possibly one of Sydney’s best-kept secrets.
145 Devonshire St, Surry Hills
An award-winning Japanese restaurant, sake bar and whiskey den, Izakaya Fujiyama is one of the best Japanese restaurants in Surry Hills. A laid-back spot that serves up exceptional sushi and sashimi, be sure to come here for happy hour from 5pm.
38-52 Waterloo St, Surry Hills
A casual-chic Japanese ramen bar, the Gogyo venue in Surry Hills is one of six around the world. Boasting a delicious menu with an excellent cocktail list, the airy and modern venue has a friendly and buzzing atmosphere and is always full of happy patrons.
52-54 Albion St, Surry Hills
You might have eaten pasta before but not like how they make it at Flour Eggs Water. Going back to basics, they make fresh authentic pasta the original Italian way. Pairing it with a fabulous range of wines sourced from Italy and New South Wales.
3/355 Crown St, Surry Hills
An innovative restaurant that works instinctively with fire, Firedoor plates up refined, seasonal cuisine, that has been cooked to order, over wood coals. Located within an open heritage venue, it boasts charming rustic-chic decor, friendly staff and quick service.
23-33 Mary St, Surry Hills
Traditional is definitely not the style of Indian food they offer at Don’t Tell Aunty. Instead, their elevated menu of fusion street cuisine is as innovative as it is delicious. Served within a relaxed venue with colourful decor, they also offer a fabulous range of lassi too.
414 Bourke St, Surry Hills
Housed within the gorgeous, heritage-listed Griffiths Tea Building, Chin Chin offers a contemporary Australian take on traditional Asian food. Their delicious food is characterised by a perfectly balanced mix of freshness, spice, heat and exotic herbs.
69 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills
Located on Holt Street, WyNo x BODEGA boasts one of the funkiest names of all Sydney’s restaurants. Inspired by Latin America, they offer creative tapas dishes and a fabulous range of imported wines in a vibrant setting with an open kitchen.
entrance on, 50 Holt Street, Gladstone St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
With its signature set menu dinner, which they serve up 5 days a week, Arthur proudly showcases Head Chef Tristan Rosier’s take on modern Australian cuisine. Championing local produce this fabulous dining experience is paired with an outstanding all Australian wine list.
544 Bourke St, Surry Hills
Set within a beautiful open plan restaurant, Al Taglio presents a great range of authentic and gourmet Italian pizzas and focaccias. Adopting a sustainable approach that celebrates the best in local and seasonal ingredients, they proudly offer a more balanced and healthy pizza.
102-104 Albion St, Surry Hills