Surry Hills

Surry Hills’ legendary Vasco rolls into a new era with a refreshed food and drink menu

February 23, 2022

Since 2012, Vasco has been slapped with legendary status on Surry Hills’ Cleveland Street, stuck at the forefront of the kinetic strip amongst neighbourhood gems like The Norfolk, Brickfields, and Mjolner. That’s ten years of serving as the grungy neighbourhood cocktail bar, with renown for slinging some of the area’s best concoctions backed by a […]

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A Disney inspired degustation is coming to Sydney’s nel. Restaurant

July 3, 2020

Ever-creative Chef Nelly Robinson of treasured Surry Hills underground restaurant nel. has doubled-down on the Disney inspiration that kicked off last year’s limited edition “Once Upon a Time” degustation. The menu, which made global headlines and sold out in a matter of weeks when it was first released, will return as a celebration of that […]

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Hanrietta is Surry Hills’ new spot for Middle Eastern charcoal chicken

July 2, 2020

A 65-seat Middle Eastern style chicken shop has now opened in Surry Hills, a sister venue of neighbouring Nour on the inner city suburb’s iconic Crown Street. Going by the name of Hanrietta, the dine-in and takeaway concept centres around free range charcoal chicken accompanied by numerous sides like breads, dips, pickles and salads. Owned […]

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Win exclusive use of Sydney boutique Little Albion Hotel for you and 20 mates

June 12, 2020

Surry Hills luxe boutique Little Albion is offering up their entire property for one lucky winner and their friends. With lockdown restrictions easing and hotels gradually reopening for guests, the trendy Crystalbrook Collection property is throwing the “ultimate anti-isolation celebration” with a little competition for one night of exclusive use. The competition is now running […]

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Surry Hills scores a new “unauthentic Indian” restaurant from Jessi Singh

October 24, 2018

Renowned chef Jessi Singh has returned to Australia to bring his “unauthentic Indian” cuisine to Sydney, opening Surry Hills’ newest restaurant Don’t Tell Aunty. The space, which replaces the old 4Fourteen, is marked by Singh’s fun and casual atmosphere, inspired by the home of a traditional Indian aunty – that being a place where you […]

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Shannon Noll and Menulog are opening a concept store in Surry Hills this week (Sydney)

May 28, 2018

Legendary iconic Australian legend-slash-icon and the world’s best singer (if memes are your thing) Shannon Noll has done a Jeff Goldblum and teamed up with Menulog to open a pop-up store in Sydney today. Based on research which shows Aussies spend more than an hour each day preparing meals instead of getting a good night’s […]

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Surry Hills welcomes new pasta and spritz bar Mark + Vinny’s (Sydney)

May 20, 2018

Spaghetti and spritz bar Mark + Vinny’s has recently opened in Surry Hills, bringing the inner city suburb a neighbourhood eatery that focuses on both traditional pasta classics and modern interpretations, served with a full menu of spritzers to help wash things down. Co-owners Mark Filippelli and Vince Pizzinga have called upon ex-Icebergs chef Adrian […]

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Cuckoo Callay’s super indulgent bacon festival is back (Sydney)

April 26, 2018

Now well-established amongst Sydney’s bacon-loving diners, Cuckoo Callay’s Bacon Ooze Festival is back with an entirely new menu for the fourth consecutive year. You’ve got until the last week of June to head along to either (or both, do both) the popular café’s Newtown or Surry Hills outposts and dig into a specially created menu […]

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Sydney Institutions: Bar H Dining still stands as one of Surry Hills’ finest

January 2, 2018

Welcome to Sydney Institutions, where we take a look at some of the long-standing venues serving as the beating heart fueling this city’s social landscape. For those yet be introduced to this long-established, beloved Surry Hills staple, Bar H Dining is a casual yet sophisticated eatery and wine bar that embraces contemporary Japanese and Chinese […]

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Sydney’s new pop-up cafe is dedicated entirely to the humble avocado

November 1, 2017

After similar pop-ups in New York and Amsterdam, an avocado cafe has made Sydney it’s temporary home with designs to serve exclusively avocado creations for breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout November. Good Fat by Australian Avocados, which opens today on Crown Street in Surry Hills, is being fronted by Sydney chef Liam Crawley who has […]

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Japan’s famous Gogyo Restaurant is making its Australian debut in Surry Hills

October 30, 2017

Following sister chain Ippudo, which now has four locations in Sydney, owners Chikaranomoto Global Holdings are planning on bringing Japan’s famous Gogyo Restaurant to Australia’s harbour city. The popular brand’s first ever restaurant is slated to open in Surry Hills by the end of the year, gutting out the former digs of Salaryman which is […]

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Here’s your first look at Chin Chin Sydney

September 26, 2017

Shaped into Surry Hills’ 100-year-old Griffiths Teas building, the long awaited Chin Chin Sydney will finally be opening its doors to the public on Monday 2nd October. Ever since it was announced that the Melbourne dining powerhouse would be opening a Sydney iteration, Chin Chin became one of the country’s most anticipated openings. The up-scale […]

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Great Britain is getting a culinary showcase at Surry Hills’ nel. restaurant this month (Sydney)

July 10, 2017

Constant award-winner and one of Surry Hills’ finest, nel. restaurant, is currently running a limited edition menu for all those who want an edible homage to Great Britain to eat your way through. Chef Nelly Robinson is sprinkling his characteristic creativity to pull on some childhood memories and give them little modern twists, offering guests […]

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Butter is turning red for Puma with a limited edition menu (Sydney)

July 3, 2017

Teaming up with Puma for Arsenal FC’s first visit to Australia in 40 years, Surry Hills fried chicken and sneaker joint Butter has gone through a bit of a makeover, borrowing a bright shade of red from the limited edition and never released Puma Arsenal Suedes​. In addition to giving away 50 pairs of the […]

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Winter Essentials: Butter is now doing fried chicken ramen (Sydney)

June 21, 2017

Butter, Sydney’s ever-popular purveyors of buttery fried chicken, have decided to tackle winter head-on with a limited edition add-on to their menu. It’s a fried chicken ramen of course, replacing your typical pork chasu with two crispy fried chicken tenders to swim around in a Tonkotsu style dashi and chicken broth alongside thin noodles, ajitsuke […]

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Handmade pasta bar Flour Eggs Water takes over Besser in Surry Hills (Sydney)

May 17, 2017

Crown Street pasta bar Besser is no more, having now been reshaped and reborn as the second location for Flour Eggs Water. While both brands are more casual members of the A Tavola family, owner Eugenio Maiale made the decision to tighten the focus on Flour Eggs Water, mirroring Tramsheds’ resident Italian staple with a […]

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Butter are pimping their fried chicken meals with nutella fries this month (Sydney)

May 16, 2017

It was only a matter of time before these two sneaker destinations linked up. Beloved sneaker gallery Subtype have partnered with the team behind sneaker-and-chicken shop Butter on a limited edition fashion tip, resulting in not only a collaborative tee and sock capsule but a special fried chicken promotion that’s being run at Butter for […]

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Golden Age Cinema is serving up cherry pie at their two-day David Lynch marathon this weekend (Sydney)

May 14, 2017

Petersham’s Daisy’s Milk Bar has hooked up with hipster favourite Golden Age Cinema & Bar to celebrate the imminent arrival of David Lynch’s long-awaited reboot of Twin Peaks. How so? The lively milk bar will be serving up slices of their gorgeous cherry pie as the Surry Hills cinema present two days of Lynch classics […]

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The Dolphin Hotel has launched an Aperitivo Hour series with guest chefs, snacks and wine (Sydney)

April 30, 2017

After unveiling a new era last year and subsequently rising through the ranks to become one of the area’s hottest spots, The Dolphin Hotel in Surry Hills will be using their dedicated Wine Room as a platform for a guest chef series fashioned as “Aperitivo Hour”. The series, which kicked off early last month and […]

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Keg & Brew are doing vegemite pies and specially made 2-Up Pale Ale for ANZAC DAY (Sydney)

April 6, 2017

Along with Sydney’s annual ANZAC Day March, our national day of remembrance is often used to celebrate the relaxed way of life credited to this country. In other words, it’s always an excuse to spend the day with mates at one of Australia’s most beloved institutions: the pub. The harbour city’s seemingly endless collection of […]

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Suey Sins, a 1920s themed Shanghai bar opens in Surry Hills (Sydney)

March 2, 2017

Nestled on Campbell Street in Surry Hills, a pinch of 1920s Shanghai has opened in Sydney this week with Suey Shins. Urban-chic wall art and neon lights will illuminate Asian fusion cocktails and small eats. The new spot was created by 25 year-old new comer Eli West who has taken inspiration for travelling, and a […]

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Review: Salaryman swaps ramen for share-friendly Asian BBQ – Surry Hills (Sydney)

January 2, 2017

The popular Surry Hills restaurant and bar, Salaryman, quickly became known for seasonal left-centre takes on traditional ramen when it first opened in 2015. Glowing reviews and booming business sustained the concept for a year, but as a strong following built it became clear that a focus on ramen just wasn’t enough, hence a thorough […]

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Review: Bangbang Cafe (Surry Hills) remains on the front line in Sydney’s ferocious burger wars

December 15, 2016

Concealed on Reservoir Street in Surry Hills, Bangbang Café remains a refuge for fresh salads, take-away coffee and gluttonous burgers, a menu which in the past year or so has placed the modest business in prime position on the front line of Sydney’s ongoing burger war. It oozes casual cool from its open, sun-lit shop […]

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Review: Juicy Lucy Diner – Surry Hills (Sydney)

December 4, 2016

When the team from Sugarcane opened their fiery red and orange homage to vintage tuck shops, Juicy Lucy, success seemed slow but steady. Word of mouth helped get the thing off the ground, seeing as it was on one of the more neglected strips of Surry Hills, but once it took off Juicy Lucy became […]

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Review: Nour – Surry Hills (Sydney)

November 9, 2016

Going from owning and operating Cuckoo Callay, one of Newtown’s most beloved and youthful cafes, to running what is now a hatted restaurant in Surry Hills may seem like a huge leap for young restaurateurs Ibby Moubadder and Eleanor Harris, but it’d certainly come as no surprise to anyone who enters Nour. As soon as […]

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Vietnamese favourite Great Aunty Three in Surry Hills commences dinner service (Sydney)

October 16, 2016

Locals around Surry Hills should be jumping all over this one. Popular Vietnamese street food restaurant Great Aunty Three have decided that two years of just being a smart pick for lunch isn’t quite enough, meeting demand and celebrating their 2nd birthday by finally extending opening hours to dinner time. Those heading along can now […]

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Bare Grill to expand from La Perouse to Surry Hills this week (Sydney)

September 28, 2016

Don’t want to bus it to La Perouse and check out Bare Grill despite the promise of chowing down on some of the very best burgers in Sydney? No worries. Over the past few months the grill-and-cafe has become famous for their burgers and other delicious nosh, getting regular shout outs on the infamous Fatties […]

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Review: Brooklyn Depot – Surry Hills (Sydney)

August 22, 2016

An expansive menu full of burgers, wings, hot dogs, ribs, and indulgent desserts – why it can only be yet another American diner. Working in their favour, Brooklyn Depot Burgers & Brew have already proven a hit up the coast, the second best-known-for-burgers brand to be born in QLD only to expand down to Sydney […]

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Keg & Brew announce special tap takeover to celebrate second anniversary (Sydney)

August 14, 2016

Surry Hills’ craft beer mainstay Keg & Brew – sister pub to Dove & Olive and The DOG – is turning two towards the end of this month, and to celebrate in their typical beer-loving style they’ll be welcoming a tap takeover all the way from Victoria. All 33 of the venue’s taps will be […]

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Harpoon Harry to welcome Adelaide’s Africola for collaborative event (Sydney)

July 31, 2016

The Harpoon Harry kitchen is sure going to be crowded on Sunday 7th August as resident chef Morgan McGlone presents the latest in his “Friends of Harry’s” series, which has already seen the likes of legendary pitmaster Rodney Scott attract wild queues. For the third in the collaborative series, Morgan will be dishing up with […]

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