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Surry Hills - Wine & Dine with a Local

The Sydney Connection curates dining walks around our favourite inner city precincts of Surry Hills, Darlinghurst and Potts Point.

About this Event

We begin our dining walk in Surry Hills in the industrial interior of a rum distillery with its own bar! Positioned on a tree lined street edged by cycle paths next to the latest in modern architecture juxtaposed by grand Victorian terraces dressed in filigree and greenery. With cuisines from Italy, France and the Middle East we are spoilt for choice in this part of inner-city Sydney.

The main streets of this precinct are a mix of commercial and residential buildings. Elegant restored pubs stand next to on-trend cafes with street seating and restaurants with secret lush courtyards hidden out back. Favoured by professional creatives and locals for breakfast, lunch and dinner there is always a new special or cocktail to discover.

There’s a relaxed vibe with fabulous fashion and interior store windows competing for our eye, as we stroll down Crown Street taking in the scene.

The Sydney Connection curates dining walks around our favourite inner city precincts of Surry Hills, Darlinghurst and Potts Point. Accompanied by a well-connected guide, our walks are aimed at visitors and Sydneysiders who want to go ‘where the locals go’ for inspiring food, good service and cool interiors.

We take bookings for between 1 - 10 Guests per booking and visit 3 venues on each walk. Enjoying a different course at each venue accompanied by matching wine at the first two venues.

 Our Surry Hills walk starts at Brix Distillers in their amazing industrial bar

COVID Safety Measures

We have made a few key changes to our format to assist in managing Rona and ensure a relaxed evening out:

  • We are limiting our group size to 6 guests
  • Enjoying 3 courses and spending 45 minutes at each venue
  • Booking separate Ubers for guests & guide if you booked a pick-up
  • Practicing social distancing and wearing masks if necessary on the walk between venues
  • Dining at restaurants that adhere to the 2 square measure rule between tables
  • Indulging in a sit-down dessert - with sparkling - instead of lining-up for gelato
  • Giving a complimentary bottle of Sydney Distillery sanitiser to each guest
  • Plus of course we are packing masks in case you forgot yours! 


What is included in the booking price?

  • A three course set-menu with accompanying beverages* for the first two courses including a welcome cocktail
  • The wonderful company of your local guide who tells fabulous stories and anecdotes about the restaurants, people and precinct

*Any extra beverages - alcoholic or non-alcoholic - need to paid for separately from the bill.

Is the starting point for each dining walk near public transport? Yes all of our starting points are no more than a 10 minute walk from a train station or bus stop.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? Because we are visiting licensed drinking establishments our wine & dine with a local walks are only for 18+ aged guests, unless otherwise negotiated prior to booking.

What if we want to go on a Surry Hills Dining Walk on another night of the week? Unfortunately this is not possible for the 3 course option. You would need to book a private dining walk with the four course option to go on a Darlinghurst walk on another night.

Are you able to cater for special dietary needs? Yes as long as you tick the appropriate box in the bookings form we are able to cater for most dietary requests including: vegetarian, allergies, gluten intolerance and dairy intolerance.

What should I wear? Although Sydney is a casual & relaxed city we encourage our guests to dress for dinner as we will be dining in some pretty trendy places.

What shoes should I wear? Leave the Lady Gaga heels at home as we will be walking between venues so comfy shoes are best!

 What is the difference between a group and a private booking?

Group bookings include all of the above and other travelers may join the group with a maximum of ten guests per group.You will need to meet us at the first venue.

Private bookings are only for you and your crew. We will throw in the option of an Uber pick-up from your inner city hotel .

Where can I contact the organiser with any other questions? Please email us at with any queries or refer to our website FAQ

Disclaimer: Due to the current uncertainty regarding coronavirus, please contact the event organiser directly via the contact details on the listing if you are unsure.