Chippendale may be on the up, but in terms of quality and quantity, Surry Hills remains the most vital area in Sydney’s competitive dining scene. Choices here span Japanese, Vietnamese, Lebanese, French, Mexican, Indian, Italian and much more, packaged high and low, casual and formal, playful and serious. Get exploring.


A dim, date-night-ready wine bar from the team at Porteño.

Wine Shop – 4 50 Holt Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

Tokyo Bird

Whisky, cocktails and yakitori.

Shop 2 226-228 Commonwealth Street (enter via Belmore Lane)
Surry Hills NSW 2010

Bar Ume

Get your fill of Japanese-inspired burgers.

478 Bourke Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

Harpoon Harry

A traditional Sydney pub with a Central American twist.

Ground floor, Hotel Harry 40-44 Wentworth Avenue
Surry Hills NSW 2010

Muum Maam & Tuk Shop

A lively Thai diner.

Shop 1/50 Holt Street
Surry Hills NSW

El Loco

Merivale's taco fiesta in a pub.

64 Foveaux Street
Surry Hills NSW


Some of the best light ramen in Sydney.

96 Fitzroy Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010