Surry Hills will kick off in Sydney’s inner city next week with a two-week-long program highlighting the best the area has to offer when it comes to food, drinks, art and more.
The festival will be held from 15-30 September and see businesses come together to host a range of events from tasting menus to happy hours, chef collabs, bottomless fried chicken and disco aperitivo.
“The Surry Thrills Festival program’s collective approach to reinvigorating one of Sydney’s most famous lifestyle districts is a great example of what the CBD’s Revitalisation Program has set out to achieve,” says 24-Hour Economy Commissioner Michael Rodrigues.
“Venues, businesses and creatives in the district have collaborated to create a wonderful showcase across the precinct, with extended trading hours and a range of immersive food, dining and music experiences that will operate through the day and well into the night.
“It’s an exciting time for live entertainment and hospitality in Sydney and The Surry Thrills Festival will create compelling reasons to get off the couch and go explore what the CBD has to offer.”
Tio’s Cerveceria will sling $5 tacos from Bad Hombres and Ricos along with $5 margaritas and beers from Grifter.
Nomad is taking care of lunch with a lobster and Michel Gonet Champagne set menu for $220 which will cover wood-fired rock lobster, potato and fennel gratin and more.
Fink’s new Lennox Hastie-led venue Gildas will arrive to the Sydney dining scene in a big way, with the bar serving up snacks and a complimentary Xoriguer Mahon gin and tonic if patrons say they’re ‘down for some Surry Thrills’.
D.O.C Pizza & Mozzarella Bar is gearing up to host Disco Aperitivo from 5-7pm where happy hour drinks are accompanied by free snacks and disco tracks.
Chin Chin’s Executive Chef will return to the Surry Hills restaurant for a menu that celebrates 10 years of the iconic venue and host two cooking classes on 25 September.
Former Merivale Chef Danielle Alvarez and Etta’s Rosheen Kaul will take over the kitchen at Alberto’s Lounge on 20 September and 27 September respectively for one-off menus, while Butter is set to go all out with three bottomless fried chicken and alcohol packages.
All program information and tickets available here.