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Heart of Surry Hills

This month-long program is unleashing events, pop-ups and limited-time deals across a heap of Surry Hills favourites.
By Ben Hansen
November 04, 2022
By Ben Hansen
November 04, 2022

A month-long food, drink and arts festival is taking over Surry Hills throughout November, pulling together beloved venues like Mille Vini, Dove & Olive, Yulli's, Dead Ringer, Four Pillars Laboratory, Gogyo, The Clock and Refettorio OzHarvest Sydney for 30 days of pop-ups, activations and special deals.

The aim of Heart of Surry Hills: showcasing what the suburb's businesses do best, and celebrating its chefs, sommeliers, cocktail creators, hospitality personnel, local beverage producers and more, all while making the most of the parklands — and throwing in art and music.

Highlights of the festival include Murder Most Foul, a series of walking tours through Surry Hills focusing on the dark underbelly of the suburb's past; a vintage market day and a two-day festival at Shannon Reserve, the latter featuring tunes from Stereogamous and The Dollar Bill Darlings, food trucks and pop-up bars; and an after-dark tour of the suburb that includes stop-offs at Brix Distillers, Four Pillars and the Shakespeare Hotel.

The Clock, Maria Boyadgis

On top of this, you'll want to check the Heart of Surry Hills website if you're heading to the city for a drink or bite to eat, with a heap of top venues offering special November deals as part of the festival. The Dove & Olive will be offering a craft beer paddle and spicy American-style chicken wings for $20 throughout the month, Mille Vini has put together a $35 tasting plate that comes with a paired wine, and Dead Ringer is serving up $12 martinis between 5–7pm each day.

Plus, Refettorio, the collaboration between OzHarvest and Massimo Bottura, will be hosting two neighbourhood dinners. These public meals help to raise money so that the restaurant can those experiencing food insecurity with free lunches Tuesday–Friday each week.

There's even more happening during the festival, so make sure to check out the full program.

Top image: Mille Vini Kitti Gould

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