Surry Hills


Bars and restaurants in Surry Hills

Surry Hills is buzzing with wine bars, neighbourhood restaurants, gourmet food stores and some of the most creative dining spots in Sydney. Wander along Crown Street and take your pick of cuisine and price tag.

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

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 boutique stores, giving it a buzzing 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 also opens its doors for the public to explore the fascinating live-in studio space of the famous late artist Brett Whiteley. Another art and design highlight is the Object - Australian Design Centre, known for frequently championing young designers in their exhibitions of outstanding work.

Clustered around Crown Street, the food and drink options in Surry Hills are plentiful, with bars, cafes and eateries overflowing into the lively patchwork of back streets and laneways that crisscross the suburb. From a mouth-watering burger at Chur Burger, to a superb fine dining experience at Marque, there’s plenty to choose from in terms of food. There’s also excellent coffee from the likes of Sample Coffee and Single Origin Roasters, small bars like Button and Vasco to discover, and classic Sydney pubs like The ShakespeareThe Clock Hotel and The Porterhouse.

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. There’s also the Surry Hills Markets, held on the first Saturday of every month which is packed to the brim 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.

  • Longrain Restaurant, Surry Hills

    Food & Wine

    Surry Hills is a foodie hub, and a great neighborhood for a food, bar or coffee crawl. Enjoy breakfast at Bourke Street Bakery, lunch at Devon Cafe’s and a Thai dinner at 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 quirky 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.

  • Yoshi Jones, Newtown


    Update your wardrobe with a visit to one of Inner Sydney’s shopping hubs. Stop by Oxford Street in Paddington for a blend of designer labels and more affordable fashion brands or head to nearby The Intersection for boutiques galore. Peruse the vintage clothing stores of Surry Hills and Newtown and discover a trendy outfit from the past.

  • Surry Hills Markets


    Browse through the creations of up-and-coming fashion designers and the wares of artistic traders at Paddington Markets. Dig through a wide range of unique homewares and handcrafted objects at Glebe Markets and source fresh organic produce, antiques and collectables from Rozelle and Balmain Markets.

  • Gardels Bar, Surry Hills

    Cafes & Bars

    Sample a glass of red or white off the drinks menu at one of Leichhardt's Italian wine bars. Taste a cocktail at a funky Newtown bar or enjoy a tipple at one of Darlinghurst’s iconic after-dark haunts. Head to Surry Hills and dine on traditional pub fare and enjoy a roster of weekly entertainment at acclaimed local watering holes.


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