Surry Hills Restaurants

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.

Al Taglio

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 2010

Cuisine: Italian


Armorica is a marvellous Parisian brasserie that allows Sydneysiders to enjoy classic French dining. The venue is charming and intimate, offering a menu that reflects the energy, excitement and joie de vivre of restaurant dining in the City of Light. Menu highlights include steak frites and scotch fillet. Bookings are essential at the weekend.

2/490 Crown St Surry Hills 2010

Cuisine: French


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 2010

Cuisine: Modern Australian

Bad Hombres

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 2010

Cuisine: Mexican

Bar Suze

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 2010

Cuisine: Modern Australian


Previously an all-day Italian diner, Bartolo switched to become a fully-fledged restaurant and wine bar a couple of years ago. Showcasing more than 200 international and Australian wines, this stylish Crown Street venue also dishes up top-class meals.

359 Crown St Surry Hills 2010

Cuisine: Italian


There are a number of excellent Italian restaurants in Surry Hills but none are like Bastardo. Boasting quirky decor, including a shrine to the Argentinian footballer Diego Maradonna, they serve up a great range of pasta dishes and homemade gelato!

50 Holt St Surry Hills 2010

Cuisine: Italian

Beast & Co

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 2010


If you want somewhere refined and elegant for your next date night, then consider Beau. This fabulous new laneway venue is an ambient and intimate dining spot whose centrepiece is a swanky island bar made of stylish black granite. The restaurant has quickly gained favour among Sydney foodies for its modern Aussie cuisine.

1 Fracks Ln Surry Hills 2010

Cuisine: Modern Australian

Chin Chin

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 2010

Cuisine: Asian

Cicerone Cucina Romana

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 2010

Cuisine: Italian

Dead Ringer

Dead Ringer is a casual dining house and bar located at 413 Bourke Street, Surry Hills, making global fare, sharing plates, and vegetarian dishes. They're open every day, staying late on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The restaurant features counter-top dining, a garden terrace and an intimate dining room. No takeaway.

413 Bourke St Surry Hills 2010

Cuisine: Modern Australian

Dolphin Hotel

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 2010

Don't Tell Aunty

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 2010

Cuisine: Indian


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 Street Surry Hills 2010

Foreign Return

Successfully presenting a menu of traditional recipes and contemporary fare, Foreign Return Kitchen & Bar will expand your culinary horizons. A popular Indian restaurant, it presents delicious spice-infused cocktails and tasty, authentic food.

527 Crown St Surry Hills 2010

Cuisine: Indian


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 2010

Cuisine: Japanese

Izakaya Fujiyama

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 2010

Cuisine: Japanese


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 2010

Cuisine: Japanese


Over at Khanaa, they pride themselves on blazing a trail for Bengali cuisine in Sydney by presenting diners with a magnificent dining experience. If you think you have had Bengali food before, think again. Nothing compares to the brilliance of this venue. The highly polished menu includes a terrific Chicken Biryani Terrine you won't want to share!

3/355 Crown St Surry Hills 2010

Cuisine: Indian


A charming family-run restaurant, Khois is a Northern Vietnamese eatery that showcases the food and heritage of the area. Set out within an intimate space they offer classic Vietnamese dishes like pho, crispy pancake and the most delicious seafood spring rolls.

583 Crown St Surry Hills 2010

Cuisine: Vietnamese


Located on the 18th floor of the Ace Hotel, Kiln is a modern rooftop bar and restaurant popular with the hip and trendy crowd. Curated by Mitch Orr, an award-winning chef of high repute, the menu offers a delightful mix of upscale Aussie cuisine that features strong Japanese, Southeast Asian and Italian influences. Booking are essential at dinner.

47-53 Wentworth Avenue Surry Hills 2010


Kurumba Restaurant is a modern Sri Lankan restaurant and wine bar where culture, food, warm hospitality and good vibes come together in perfect harmony. Set over two levels, the venue features an upstairs dining room and a downstairs bar, making it a place you could easily spend the evening. The seasonal menu is made for sharing.

555 Crown St Surry Hills 2010

Cuisine: Sri Lankan

L'Amuse Bouche

L'Amuse Bouche is a delightful French restaurant situated not far from Taylor Square. Parisienne in ambience, the venue features elegant decor, a refined atmosphere and mood lighting, all of which elevate your dining experience. A Marseille-born head chef prepares the food here which presents his take on classic Gallic dishes you'll surely love.

2/411 Bourke St Surry Hills 2010

Cuisine: French

Madame Nhu

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 2010

Cuisine: Vietnamese

Mark And Vinny's

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 2010

Cuisine: Italian

Masala Theory

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 2010

Cuisine: Indian

Maya Da Dhaba

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 2010

Cuisine: Indian


Offering a unique mix of Japanese & Peruvian fusion style tapas, Nikkei Bar is one of the more innovative Surry Hills restaurants. A sleek and contemporary venue, it specialises in share plates and presents an impressive list of over 40 wines.

216 Commonwealth St Surry Hills 2010

Cuisine: Japanese


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 Street Surry Hills 2010


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 2010

Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Pasta Emilia

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 2010

Cuisine: Italian

Pizza Fritta 180

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.

628A Crown St Surry Hills 2010

Cuisine: Italian


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 2010

Cuisine: Modern Australian


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 2010

Raita Noda

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.

1/222 Riley St Surry Hills 2010

Cuisine: Japanese

Sang by Mabasa

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 2010

Cuisine: Indian

Spice I Am

There was a time when the only people who visited Spice I Am were hungry Thais missing a taste of home or travellers wanting to reminisce. But now, after several culinary awards and shout-outs from food critics, it is a place that attracts all-comers. The spicy stir-fries, delicious, fragrant Thai curries and mouth-watering salads are a taste of heaven.

90 Wentworth Ave Surry Hills 2010

Cuisine: Thai

The Blue Door

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 2010

Cuisine: Modern Australian

Flour Eggs Water

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 2010

Cuisine: Italian

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An unassuming venue on the corner of Fitzroy Street, Konakara is an intimate family-run restaurant that offers up a delicious range of Japanese comfort food. Their signature dishes include karaage chicken and tempura, which come in hearty portions.

96 Fitzroy St Surry Hills 2010

Cuisine: Japanese

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Loluk Bistro

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 2010

Cuisine: French

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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 2010

Cuisine: Japanese

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