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The 10 Best Restaurants in Surry Hills, Sydney

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Updated: 26 April 2018
Surry Hills is Sydney’s premier dining district, so choosing the suburb’s top 10 restaurants is a bit like selecting the Beatles’ 10 best songs, or Brazil’s 10 finest footballers, or Germany’s 10 most charming Christmas markets — almost impossible. But here’s our selection of the finest eateries in Sydney’s restaurant capital.

Chin Chin

Restaurant, Asian, Contemporary, $$$
Chin Chin Sydney dining room
Chin Chin Sydney dining room | © Chin Chin
Chin Chin has arguably been Melbourne’s most successful restaurant since it opened in Flinders Lane in 2011 — and in October 2017, owner Chris Lucas added a hotly anticipated Sydney location to Surry Hills’ iconic Griffiths Tea building. Ever since, queues have snaked up Commonwealth St for a taste of spectacular Southeast Asian fare and clever cocktails in a trendy industrial space, at surprisingly affordable prices for such quality food.
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Mon - Sat:
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

Meal service:

Lunch, Dinner


Arty, Modern


Restaurant, Asian, $$$
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