Surry Hills


A buzzing inner Sydney destination, Surry Hills is home to one of Australia’s most respected theatres and is a delicious dining hotspot. Amble along Crown Street and side streets and take your pick of cuisine or visit a cool bar after seeing an exhilarating show at the marvellous Belvoir Street Theatre.

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

About Surry Hills

From acclaimed theatre and intriguing galleries to fine food and wine, Surry Hills is a delightful inner Sydney neighbourhood near Central Station. You’ll discover hidden gems, including award-winning restaurants, hip bars and great pubs, fashion boutiques, and the famous Bourke Street Bakery.

Belvoir Street Theatre is one of Australia’s most respected theatres, with Geoffrey Rush, Cate Blanchett and other stars gracing its stages. For over 30 years, this much-loved venue has engaged prominent and promising playwrights, actors and directors for an evocative annual artistic program.

You’ll find wonderful galleries, too. Visit the Brett Whiteley Studio, where one of Australia’s most notable contemporary painters worked and lived until his death in 1992. The Ann Snell Gallery specialises is indigenous art and the Badger and Fox Gallery is in a convict-built terrace house.

Clock Hotel, Surry Hills

Another drawcard are the restaurants and cafes, and bars and pubs. Crown Street and side streets are dotted with delicious places to eat and drink. Many are featured in The Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide, including the Dolphin Hotel Dining Room, Baccomatto Osteria and Firedoor.

Small bars such as 121 BC and Button Bar are popular, as well. The Soda Factory creates flavoursome cocktails and offers live performances, from bands to international DJs. The classic pubs such as the Keg and Brew Hotel and Dove & Olive pour craft beer. The Horse and the Clock mix superb cocktails.

For that perfect cocktail outfit browse Grandma Takes a Trip, a vintage and retro boutique. Other attractions include the Surry Hills Markets, held on the first Saturday of every month. The annual Surry Hills Festival in September celebrates the neighbourhood’s 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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