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Best Modern Australian Restaurants in Surry Hills

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Zushi - Surry HillsZushi - Surry Hills
44 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Surry Hills, Sydney / New South Wales

We’re your fun neighbourhood Japanese restaurant located on Crown Street in the heart of bustling Surry Hills, Sydney.

At Zushi we love our customers and our customers love our relaxed approach, coupled with delicious food, friendly service and dining options in our buzzy restaurant, upstairs mezzanine and open air courtyard. We offer dine in, takeaway, catering, dinner delivery.

Chef Lee brings his 27 years experience to our kitchen and creates a mix of sushi and innovative Izakaya inspired dishes using carefully sourced local ingredients. Sharing is caring in the tradition of Asian dining, so we encourage a tapas style dining experience whether you are a group of two or twenty.

Zushi is fully licensed and offers an exciting list of cocktails for those who have worked up a thirst. We also love sharing our passion for sake, beer and wines to match your meal.

So strap on your sushi helmets, sharpen your chopsticks and bring your appetite!More

NourNour
524 reviews
$$$$
Lebanese | Surry Hills, Sydney / New South Wales

Nour is built on a dream of presenting classic Lebanese flavors in a fresh, exciting way. Who said falafel has to roll to the same old beat, meal after meal? Why does eggplant only get to hang out smashed with tahini? Don’t you think the humble vine leaf deserves to encase a little mystery once in a while? At Nour we use an unrestricted approach to create food that is vibrant and bold, yet familiar and comfortableMore

Goryon SanGoryon San
78 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Surry Hills, Sydney / New South Wales

We are a neighbourhood restaurant in Surry Hills, Sydney. The brand "Goryon San" is from Japan. We serve Japanese yakitori, Ramen, Sake and also beer, wine.More

Dead RingerDead Ringer
267 reviews
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Modern Australian | Surry Hills, Sydney / New South Wales

We are a neighbourhood restaurant & bar in Sydney's Surry Hills, dedicated to Australian produce, wine, beer & cocktails.


We are located in a heritage townhouse just off Taylor Square at the axis of Paddington, Darlinghurst and Surry Hills with comfortable counter-top dining, a garden terrace and an intimate dining room, also available for private hire.


We are thrilled to have one of Australia’s most experienced chefs, Jamie Irving (previously Berta, Est, Pearl) heading up our kitchen. Together our goal is to champion the exceptional ingredients of this great continent through a changeable menu of sharing plates.


Our kitchen stays open throughout the day and late into every evening.

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Maybe Frank - Surry HillsMaybe Frank - Surry Hills
99 reviews
$$$$
Pizzeria | Surry Hills, Sydney / New South Wales

Welcome to Maybe Frank - Surry Hills
We are a traditional Italian Woodfire pizzeria as well as a small cocktail bar on church lane, just off Bourke street in Surry Hills. Our pizza is made in the traditional Italian way. Our dough is rested between 36 and 72 hours, making the pizza easy to digest with a delectably crispy texture alla romana.The bar at Maybe Frank is our little secret. We are focused on aperitivo and digestive cocktails. Everything is done with a modern Italian twist and all created by our talented bartender: Andrea Gualdi. Our list is constantly changing according to seasonality and provenance. Always using the freshest ingredients, and peculiar Italian liquor that we can find on the market. Maybe Frank is a place for daily-dining, Sunday drinking, and for a little day-dreaming of your next adventure to our beautiful mother land.

.………Eh la madonna!!! More

PortenoPorteno
480 reviews
$$$$
Argentinean | Surry Hills, Sydney / New South Wales

Authenticity is the order of the day with the best meats in town prepared front and centre for all to see on a traditional Parilla (barbecue) and Asado (pit of fire). Both are expertly tended to by Porteño’s very own Goucho, Adan Abrahanowicz (yep, that’s Elvis’ dad) who has been barbecuing in this uniquely Argentinean style since he was old enough to play with fire... and he was an early starter! Just as well considering the slow cooked pig and lamb spend 8 hours splayed out over an ironwood bark fire before they hit your table.More

PolyPoly
92 reviews
$$$$
Modern Australian | Surry Hills, Sydney / New South Wales

Poly is a walk-in wine bar by Mat Lindsay and the team from Ester.

We take limited reservations at selected times but save the majority of our seats for walk-ins. If you cant find a reservation online please give us a call or walk in!

Bookings are online only, please use the widget to check availability.More

BodegaBodega
179 reviews
$$$$
Spanish | Surry Hills, Sydney / New South Wales

An ode to the Argentinean way of life, Bodega is a modern interpretation of South American and Spanish cuisine. Tapas and Share Plates with bold flavours and colourful presentation to match the eccentric decor and party atmosphere. More

Paramount Recreation ClubParamount Recreation Club
5 reviews
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Modern Australian | Surry Hills, Sydney / New South Wales

Whether you’re exercising or not, our kiosk serves breakfast, lunch and everything in between. Take it to go or take it slow on the rooftop terrace. Open seven days.More

Tokyo BirdTokyo Bird
61 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Surry Hills, Sydney / New South Wales

Tokyo Bird is a Japanese inspired small bar located in Belmore Lane, Surry Hills, serving Japanese whisky and beer, cocktails, sake and yakitori – chicken and other delicious morsels on skewers, grilled Japanese style.

Headed by Jason Ang (ex Gilt Lounge and Sokyo) and bar manager Yoshi Onishi (ex Stitch and Victoria Room), Tokyo Bird combines the best of Tokyo’s yakitori-ya and classic cocktail bars in an intimate Sydney laneway small bar.More

MV Bistro & Wine BarMV Bistro & Wine Bar
3 reviews
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Italian | Surry Hills, Sydney / New South Wales

MV is a Surry Hills favourite. We pair delicious and affordable Italian share food with local, international and funky wines… cocktails.. spirits and more with a fun-loving service crew. MV is the perfect place to take your lover, gathering with friends or a function to impress a crowd in a cool Surry Hills 1849-stonemasonry workshopMore

Il BarettoIl Baretto
9 reviews
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Italian | Surry Hills, Sydney / New South Wales

Regional Italian cooking, simple, honest, unpretentious. Traditional food served to you by our own il baretto family. The original little Italian local since 1999.More

Chin Chin SydneyChin Chin Sydney
307 reviews
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Thai | Surry Hills, Sydney / New South Wales

Bookings can be made via Chin Chin's website.

Chin Chin restaurant is open 11am till late, 7 days a week and focuses on South-East Asian cuisine with Benjamin Cooper at the helm as executive chef. We're modeled on the dining halls of Asia with a shared-eating concept and therefore operate on a walk-in only policy for groups of less than 8.More

Sash Japanese - SydneySash Japanese - Sydney
24 reviews
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Japanese | Surry Hills, Sydney / New South Wales

Serving fusion dishes bordering on on technicolor food art, Sash Restaurant on Wentworth Ave in Surry Hill is pulling in a crowd. An ideal blend of restaurant and bar, this funky night spot is all sleek, light spaces with neon signs and downlights, creating a moody, jazzy vibe, from a vibrant wall mural to lounge seating, comfortable tables overlooking a beautiful cocktail bar. Sash’s original menu concept takes dishes from around the globe and fuses them with Japanese flavours - resulting in taste sensations like spicy tuna tacos, Japanese inspired pizzas and other great ‘Izakaya’ options. Salivate over signature Kindfish sashimi, orange daikon wakame salad, wasabi cre’me, yuzu ponzu, baby shisho and roe; while the roast duck buns with kimchi shoots and honey hoisin are also to tempt, teamed with a Geisha Girl cocktail. More

RK SanRK San
5 reviews
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Japanese Speciality | Surry Hills, Sydney / New South Wales

The RK San, it’s where modern Japanese cuisine meets celebration.
Executive Chef Rk Tamang looks to create an inspired dining experience in a surry hills As an opening Chef One & Only Reethi Rah Maldives, Sokyo the star Sydney, Head sushi at flying fish one hat Restauran, executive chef at some of Sydney’s finest institutions – Sake restaurant, Geisha Haus and Sabu parramatta – Tamang brings his passion for fine dining with a meticulously crafted menu.More

Masala TheoryMasala Theory
8 reviews
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Contemporary Indian | Surry Hills, Sydney / New South Wales

Masala Theory encapsulates antiquity and modernity – power, strength & believe. Enchanté.
A hip, cozy spot in the Surry Hills neighborhood, Masala Theory is the perfect place for anything from a casual lunch or dinner to a family outing, friendly business meeting, or alternative to the been-there-done-that date. Everything from the décor to the street food concoctions beckons to those who want to be inspired and immersed in a sensational culinary experience without the fuss of formal dining. Explore a new take on presentation, flavour and textures of old favourites, in an ambience that invites and sets the mood.
At Masala theory, we think traditional Indian deserves a new twist. Think hip. Think fresh. Think creative yet casual. Because that’s what neo-Indian food is all about – and we believe these fun little dishes are truly the best food India has to offer! More

Uber Thai - Surry HillsUber Thai - Surry Hills
8 reviews
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Thai | Surry Hills, Sydney / New South Wales

Uber Thai serves rich, innovative dishes using traditional, centuries old preparation methods for the freshest, most intense flavours. More

Alchemy Polish Cafe RestaurantAlchemy Polish Cafe Restaurant
Reviews Coming Soon
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Polish | Surry Hills, Sydney / New South Wales

Alchemy is a cosy, elegant, yet unpretentious place known for its choice of delicate and light meals from the traditional Polish cuisine. Restaurant is famous for its freshly-made traditional Polish dumplings (pierogi), goose, duck, polish borsch (barszcz czerwony) stuffed meat. Fresh flowers, tables covered by embroidered tablecloths, soft light and unobtrusive smooth jazz music create a very special atmosphere. After the sunset, soothing candle lights and romantic chandelier lights deepen the inimitable atmosphere of this place. Alchemy is more than a restaurant. It is an invitation to meet Polish cuisine-fine, intelligent, drawing on tradition, and at the same time served in contemporary setting. Alchemy may be called an embassy of Polish cuisine and Polish soul.More

Essenza ItalianEssenza Italian
Reviews Coming Soon
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Italian | Surry Hills, Sydney / New South Wales

Essenza Italian Kitchen & Rogue Italian Cafe continues the story of food, service and hospitality within the historic J.Grocer building which dates back to 1912 and originally sold groceries to Surry Hills locals. The inspiration for our chapter is founded upon the warmth and welcoming atmosphere of this grand old building, teamed with the fundamentals of authentic Italian cooking, passionate chefs using contemporary Australian produce, and floor staff delivering great old school hospitality.More

Saté HausSaté Haus
Reviews Coming Soon
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Indonesian | Surry Hills, Sydney / New South Wales

Best Chicken Satay in Sydney

Our Satay Chicken Skewers are absolutely mouth-watering you'll keep wanting to come back for more.

At Saté Haus, we serve up delicious, fresh, Indonesian Saté (Satay) skewers with house made ingredients. Saté Haus Satay Skewers stand out from the rest. We start with locally sourced chicken which is flavoured with traditional marinades, grilled to perfection and complemented by fresh sides such as Indonesian Pickled Vegetables (Acar), fried shallots, and our to die for Satay Sauce.

While Satay Skewers is our Hero dish, we have a variety of other appetising dishes including our spicy Pork Saté, Satay Fries, Vegetarian Gado Gado salad and a line up of top selling beers found in South East Asia which includes Tiger, Asahi, Heineken, Corona, Prost and our hero Beer Bintang.

Come with friends, family, or after work drinks and see what the fuss is all about.More

BartoloBartolo
Reviews Coming Soon
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Italian | Surry Hills, Sydney / New South Wales

All Day Italian Restaurant and cocktail bar. Heavy focus on vermouth based cocktails and the true Italian classics from the award winning group of The Lobo Plantation, Kittyhawk and Big Poppas. Dishes designed to share with amazing house made pastas from former Fratelli Paradiso head chef, Teofilo Nobrega. Kitchen open from 7am-11pm daily, with continuous service throughout. Brunch cocktails, boozy lunches, wine soaked dinners. We do it all. More

TARA SUSHI BARTARA SUSHI BAR
Reviews Coming Soon
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Sushi | Surry Hills, Sydney / New South Wales

Tara Sushi Bar is an independently owned and operated sushi bar in business in Surry Hills. After many years in the Japanese cuisines, we are delighted to inform everyone that we are open at the centre of Sydney City - Surry Hills. Our Chef has decades of experience in authentic sushi making. We are specialised to provide delicious Japanese food, fresh sushi and sashimi. Our staffs are friendly and best place to go for family or group lunch or dinner.More

Pasta EmiliaPasta Emilia
17 reviews
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Italian | Surry Hills, Sydney / New South Wales

Pasta Emilia is more than a Restaurant.
It is a place where traditional Italian recipes meet the best seasonal certified organic ingredients.
It is a space to experience a truly Italian atmosphere and enjoy our love for food, people, places and stories.
It is a community of passionate people supporting small artisans, farmers and producers
all sharing the same philosophy of sustainable excellence.
Together we have created a range of award-winning pasta and sauces made from organic, biodynamic and ethical produces.
Come and enjoy our seasonal menu,
Find us at some of the best organic weekly markets,
Take part to one of our pasta classes or
Simply feel free to visit us whenever you are passing by.More

LumiereLumiere
Reviews Coming Soon
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Café | Surry Hills, Sydney / New South Wales

Lumiere Café is a Surry Hills community icon for all day breakfast and brunch. The café is located in the St Margaret's Urban Village and is only a 2 minute walk from Taylor Square, Lumiere Café provides a wonderful indoor or outdoor experience. Our Café is family, pet and wheelchair friendly. Abundant undercover parking is available on the St Margaret's Square site.

Whether it's relaxing on the banquet seating watching the daily buzz across St Margaret's Square and Bourke Street, catching up with a friend or meeting for a business lunch, Lumiere Café provides the ideal setting to enjoy our restaurant quality food and coffee.

Our menu provides you with abundant choice. From the popular Ricotta Hot Cakes and French Brioche to the savoury favorites of the Corn Cake Stack and Breaky Burger. We also provide a wonderful selection of Eggs Benedict options. Our coffee made by our dedicated baristas is arguably the east in the East .More

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Zushi - Surry HillsZushi - Surry Hills
44 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Surry Hills, Sydney / New South Wales

We’re your fun neighbourhood Japanese restaurant located on Crown Street in the heart of bustling Surry Hills, Sydney.

At Zushi we love our customers and our customers love our relaxed approach, coupled with delicious food, friendly service and dining options in our buzzy restaurant, upstairs mezzanine and open air courtyard. We offer dine in, takeaway, catering, dinner delivery.

Chef Lee brings his 27 years experience to our kitchen and creates a mix of sushi and innovative Izakaya inspired dishes using carefully sourced local ingredients. Sharing is caring in the tradition of Asian dining, so we encourage a tapas style dining experience whether you are a group of two or twenty.

Zushi is fully licensed and offers an exciting list of cocktails for those who have worked up a thirst. We also love sharing our passion for sake, beer and wines to match your meal.

So strap on your sushi helmets, sharpen your chopsticks and bring your appetite!More

NourNour
524 reviews
$$$$
Lebanese | Surry Hills, Sydney / New South Wales

Nour is built on a dream of presenting classic Lebanese flavors in a fresh, exciting way. Who said falafel has to roll to the same old beat, meal after meal? Why does eggplant only get to hang out smashed with tahini? Don’t you think the humble vine leaf deserves to encase a little mystery once in a while? At Nour we use an unrestricted approach to create food that is vibrant and bold, yet familiar and comfortableMore

Goryon SanGoryon San
78 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Surry Hills, Sydney / New South Wales

We are a neighbourhood restaurant in Surry Hills, Sydney. The brand "Goryon San" is from Japan. We serve Japanese yakitori, Ramen, Sake and also beer, wine.More

Bar H Dining - SydneyBar H Dining - Sydney
157 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Surry Hills, Sydney / New South Wales

Make yourself acquainted to Bar H Dining. A bar and restaurant that brings an intimate and vibrant setting to Surry Hills. The venue is dark and moody yet extremely welcoming. The perfect place to try something unique from their drink’s list or relaxed dinner with friends.
Having worked under the former owner and Head Chef, Hamish Ingham, Nobu Maruyama has taken the reigns as Bar H’s Head Chef and brings the flavours and techniques of his cultural home of Japan, and joins them with Chinese influences and indigenous ingredients native to Australia.
And though the name suggests a relaxed and casual setting, Bar H Dining offers the finest quality food, beverages and service. Join us for a pleasingly jarring dining experience, grab a seat at the bar for a cocktail, sake or wine, sharing unique dishes created by Nobu San.More

Dead RingerDead Ringer
267 reviews
$$$$
Modern Australian | Surry Hills, Sydney / New South Wales

We are a neighbourhood restaurant & bar in Sydney's Surry Hills, dedicated to Australian produce, wine, beer & cocktails.


We are located in a heritage townhouse just off Taylor Square at the axis of Paddington, Darlinghurst and Surry Hills with comfortable counter-top dining, a garden terrace and an intimate dining room, also available for private hire.


We are thrilled to have one of Australia’s most experienced chefs, Jamie Irving (previously Berta, Est, Pearl) heading up our kitchen. Together our goal is to champion the exceptional ingredients of this great continent through a changeable menu of sharing plates.


Our kitchen stays open throughout the day and late into every evening.

More

Maybe Frank - Surry HillsMaybe Frank - Surry Hills
99 reviews
$$$$
Pizzeria | Surry Hills, Sydney / New South Wales

Welcome to Maybe Frank - Surry Hills
We are a traditional Italian Woodfire pizzeria as well as a small cocktail bar on church lane, just off Bourke street in Surry Hills. Our pizza is made in the traditional Italian way. Our dough is rested between 36 and 72 hours, making the pizza easy to digest with a delectably crispy texture alla romana.The bar at Maybe Frank is our little secret. We are focused on aperitivo and digestive cocktails. Everything is done with a modern Italian twist and all created by our talented bartender: Andrea Gualdi. Our list is constantly changing according to seasonality and provenance. Always using the freshest ingredients, and peculiar Italian liquor that we can find on the market. Maybe Frank is a place for daily-dining, Sunday drinking, and for a little day-dreaming of your next adventure to our beautiful mother land.

.………Eh la madonna!!! More

PortenoPorteno
480 reviews
$$$$
Argentinean | Surry Hills, Sydney / New South Wales

Authenticity is the order of the day with the best meats in town prepared front and centre for all to see on a traditional Parilla (barbecue) and Asado (pit of fire). Both are expertly tended to by Porteño’s very own Goucho, Adan Abrahanowicz (yep, that’s Elvis’ dad) who has been barbecuing in this uniquely Argentinean style since he was old enough to play with fire... and he was an early starter! Just as well considering the slow cooked pig and lamb spend 8 hours splayed out over an ironwood bark fire before they hit your table.More

Tokyo BirdTokyo Bird
61 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Surry Hills, Sydney / New South Wales

Tokyo Bird is a Japanese inspired small bar located in Belmore Lane, Surry Hills, serving Japanese whisky and beer, cocktails, sake and yakitori – chicken and other delicious morsels on skewers, grilled Japanese style.

Headed by Jason Ang (ex Gilt Lounge and Sokyo) and bar manager Yoshi Onishi (ex Stitch and Victoria Room), Tokyo Bird combines the best of Tokyo’s yakitori-ya and classic cocktail bars in an intimate Sydney laneway small bar.More

PolyPoly
92 reviews
$$$$
Modern Australian | Surry Hills, Sydney / New South Wales

Poly is a walk-in wine bar by Mat Lindsay and the team from Ester.

We take limited reservations at selected times but save the majority of our seats for walk-ins. If you cant find a reservation online please give us a call or walk in!

Bookings are online only, please use the widget to check availability.More

BodegaBodega
179 reviews
$$$$
Spanish | Surry Hills, Sydney / New South Wales

An ode to the Argentinean way of life, Bodega is a modern interpretation of South American and Spanish cuisine. Tapas and Share Plates with bold flavours and colourful presentation to match the eccentric decor and party atmosphere. More