Surry Hills


Bars and restaurants in Surry Hills

Surry Hills is a buzzing inner Sydney neighbourhood, with wine bars, restaurants, gourmet food stores and some of the city's most creative dining spots. Amble along Crown Street and take your pick of cuisine or visit a cool bar after seeing a show at the acclaimed Belvoir Street Theatre.

  • Gardels Bar, Surry Hills
  • Jacarandas in bloom, Surry Hills cafe

Clock Hotel, Surry Hills

About Surry Hills

Surry Hills is a vibrant inner city neighbourhood on the south-east edge of Sydney city, with Darlinghurst and Paddington to the north, Moore Park to the east, and Redfern to the south. The busy thoroughfare of Crown Street runs through the middle of Surry Hills, and is dotted with shops, businesses, galleries, pubs, restaurants and boutiques, creating an inviting village atmosphere.

Rich in arts and culture, Surry Hills is a thriving hub of off-beat galleries, design studios and theatres. It’s home to the celebrated Belvoir Street Theatre and opens its doors to the fascinating live-in studio space of the late Brett Whiteley, a famous artist who died in 1992. 

Centred around Crown Street, the food and drink options in Surry Hills are plentiful, with bars, cafes and eateries overflowing into the lively network of back streets and laneways. From a mouth-watering burger at Chur Burger to small bars like Button and Vasco, and classic Sydney pubs like The Shakespeare, The Clock Hotel and The Porterhouse. There’s also excellent coffee from the likes of Sample Coffee and Single Origin Roasters.

Surry Hills is a major drawcard for Sydneysiders and visitors who love fashion and shopping. There are many vintage clothing stores, like Grandma Takes a Trip, or vintage furniture stores like Vampt Vintage. And the Surry Hills Markets, on the first Saturday of every month, is brimming with second hand goods and delicious food. The annual Surry Hills Festival is held in September with tens of thousands of visitors attending each year in a celebration of local music, food, arts and culture.

Surry Hills

  • Longrain Restaurant, Surry Hills

    Food & Wine

    Surry Hills is a foodie hub, with many restaurants, bars and cafes. Enjoy breakfast at Bourke Street Bakery, lunch at Devon Cafe and a Thai dinner at award-winning Longrain. There's no shortage of pubs either with popular bars such as The Clock Hotel.

  • Shopping on Crown St, Surry Hills


    Surry Hills features great boutique shopping, from cutting-edge fashion to gifts, furniture and homewares, and is well known for its vintage clothing stores and op shops. Don't miss the Surry Hills Markets, held at Shannon Reserve on the first Saturday of the month.


  • Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills

    Arts & Culture

    Known for its creative galleries, Surry Hills is blessed with a vibrant arts scene and a rich cultural life. Check out the fascinating Brett Whiteley Studio and the historic Belvoir Street Theatre, one of Australia’s most respected and well-known theatres.

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