Author: Jamie


Mark And Vinny’s

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D.O.C. Pizza

D.O.C. Pizza in Surry Hills is the Sydney addition to the pizza and delicatessen group D.O.C. The chic and cozy interior is a warm invitation to friends looking to catch up and chat over authentic Italian pizza. White marble tables give an air of elegance to the atmosphere and the restaurant’s menu exudes that same. With over a dozen kinds to choose from, every pizza is handmade with fresh ingredients suitable for plant-based, meat-eaters, and omnivores alike. Pair your pizza with a caprese salad or a traditional lasagna to get […]

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Vacanza

Vacanza is aptly named: translating to “vacation” in Italian, the restaurant’s laidback vibe and uncomplicated menu makes it a go-to for diners looking for a relaxing time and great pizza. Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of the menu: with a less-is-more approach, Vacanza uses only the best ingredients (some even air-freighted in from Italy!) to make every addition count. Da Franco lets fresh burrata and triple smoked ham shine, while Villa Verde celebrates the magic of chargrilled eggplants and Roma tomatoes on a chewy, toasty pizza base. Be sure […]

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Yulli’s

Yulli’s Bar and Restaurant is redefining what vegan and gluten-free food looks and tastes like. Yulli’s has been in operation since 2008, and through the years has been known for more than just their food: live art shows, spoken word poetry exhibitions, live bands, and amateur film nights are things one can look forward to, depending on the schedule for the night. As for the food, Yulli’s menu is a mix of vegetarian Asian, Latin, and Mediterranean selections for a truly flavour-diverse eating experience. With its warm and cozy interior, […]

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Nikkei

Nikkei is a Japanese-Peruvian fusion restaurant that celebrates the delicacy and refinement of Japanese cuisine and the fresh, bold flavours of Peruvian fare. The fusion between the two cuisines results in an exciting journey with stops along the way like empanada bites with choclo corn, edamame, and smoked Japanese meyo; sushi-ceviche hybrid dishes; and tokachi-style donburi bowls with distinctly Peruvian spice mixes. No dinner is complete without drinks, so choose from their selection of hardy Japanese beers, Pervuian-Japanese house special cocktails (like their gin Maracuya), or their non-alcoholic house sodas […]

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Gogyo

Gogyo is a Japanese restaurant originally founded by Shigemi Kawahara, famously called the “Ramen King” with his successful chain of ramen restaurants around the world. Gogyo is the sixth location of the ramen bar-resto that offers Kogashi-style ramen, tsumami, robata grilled mains, and drinks all in a casual-chic environment that makes Japanese cuisine as accessible as it is fun to eat. The restaurant aesthetic is also carefully chosen to reflect the vibe and meticulousness of Japanese cuisine: everything from the composition of the tables, to the glassware and colourful ramen […]

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WyNo X Bodega

WyNo x Bodega is the reimagining of Bodega, a tapas restaurant founded in 2006 by Elvis Abrahanowicz, Ben Milgate and Joe Valore. WyNo x Bodega builds on the foundation of its tapas roots, and integrates it with a wine bar (WyNo) that offers a generous list of carefully-curated South American, European, and Australian wines. The food menu retains Latin favourites from Bodega but also offers new dishes based on seasonal produce available. With modern, black-accented interiors and an open plan kitchen, WyNo x Bodega is a great choice for intimate […]

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Sang by Mabasa

Sáng by Mabasa is a family-run restaurant and a follow-up to the owners’ first restaurant, Mabasa, in Balmain. Sáng is a must-visit for lovers of Korean cuisine, as the restaurant aims to bring authentic Korean flavours to Surry Hills, all while experimenting with modern plating. More than just being Instagrammable, the restaurant’s dishes are unique and innovative, using the visual appeal of contemporary presentation to highlight the delicate combinations of tried-and-true Korean flavours. Be sure to try their take on banchan, jeonbok jjim, noodles and bibimbap, and have a taste […]

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Li’l Darlin

Li’l Darlin has been a popular Surry Hills restaurant and bar for many of the members of Sydney’s “party crowd.” A combination between a restaurant and a bar, Li’l Darlin appeals to the young and hip crowd of Sydney with its fun vibe and extensive happy hour. The cocktails are really Li’l Darlin’s specialty: with candy-flavoured drinks like their Fairy Floss Martini, a wide selection of beers, and themed liquor shot menus, there is bound to be a drink to satisfy everyone. While they are known for their drinks, Li’l […]

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Bills

Bills is a Surry Hills café-restaurant that is popular as a  breakfast and brunch spot, but also serves delicious lunch and dinner dishes all-day. A classic, timeless, and clean-cut café-resto, Bills has been in operation since 1993 in its original location in Darlinghurst, and eventually opened branches in Surry Hills. Some of the Bills’ highest-rated items are its Australian classic breakfast staple, ricotta pancakes, and their crowd-favourite schnitzels (available in veal and chicken options). The ambiance is always a cozy, homey one, with just enough splashes of fun art to […]

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