Surry Hills

Here are a few of my favourite places to go in and around the Surry Hills area.  Some places can be a little harder to find, but that’s what I like about them!  If you are a visitor to Sydney, I hope you find this list helpful and a little different to the usual ‘tourist’ locations.

Breakfast/Lunch
Chur Burger  – delicious $10 burgers, $5 chips & chicken, 48 Albion St (opens at 1130 for lunch, gets busy by 12)
Reuben Hills – Spanish style food, try the salted caramel milkshake, 61 Albion St
Mad Spud – Irish brunch, 487 Crown St
Kurtosh – Polish bakery / cafe, 616 Crown St
Bourke St Bakery – famous for lamb sausage rolls and all sorts of sweet treats, 633 Bourke St
Cafe Mint – modern Middle Eastern, 579 Crown St (they also do dinner)
Madame Nhu – Vietnamese phở, Cnr Foster & Campbell Sts
Kepos St Kitchen – Cnr Kepos & Phillip Sts

Dinner
$ Xage – casual Vietnamese, BYO only, 333 Crown St
$ Muum Maam – cheap, delicious Thai, BYO wine, 50 Holt St
$ Spice I Am – BYO Thai, 90 Wentworth Ave
$$ Cafe Mint – modern Middle Eastern, BYO wine, 579 Crown St
$$ Porteno – Argentinian Barbecue, book for min 5 people, try Gardel’s Bar upstairs before dinner, 358 Cleveland St
$$ 4Fourteen – modern cuisine, Cnr Bourke & Fitzroy Sts
$$ Bar H – modern Asian, 80 Campbell St
$$ Nomad – 16 Foster St Surry Hills
$$ MoVida – fine dining style Spanish tapas, 50 Holt St (book well in advance phone only +61 2 8964 7642)

Pubs/Bars
Trinity – good pub food, Cnr Crown & Devonshire Sts
Brooklyn Social – opposite central station, southern feel, fried chicken, Cnr Chalmers and Randle Sts
Strawberry Hills Hotel – good cheap pub food (everything under $20) Cnr Elizabeth & Devonshire Sts
Wild Rover – whiskey bar, 75 Campbell St (behind the big green door – there are no signs!)
Forresters – Cnr Riley & Foveaux Sts
El Loco / Excelsior Hotel – for tacos and everything Mexican, 64 Foveaux St
Tios – free popcorn and $5 Rio Bravo beer, 14 Foster St

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