Things You Should Expect When Dining In Surry Hills

Are you travelling to Surry Hills for the first time? This multicultural suburb has a lot in store for you, like pub grubs that are inspired by local and international flavours. Before trying some of the finest food and drinks, here are some things you should know about dining in The Dog Hotel.


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Want to taste the best food in Sydney? Then, come and visit us at Surry Hills. We’re one of the most premier rooftop bars in Town. We’re ready to serve you any time, so book a table [LINK] today! 


  1. Sydneysiders love eating delicious pub meals.


If you think that pubs only exist to quench their customers’ thirst for craft beers, well think again! It turns out that most people living in Sydney head to beer pubs, so they can enjoy their favourite comfort meal.


According to a Roy Morgan study, 43% of Sydneysiders went out to a pub hotel at least once to enjoy a satisfying meal. 


The Dog Hotel serves the best pub food in Surry Hills, like Fish & Chips and Lamb Rump. See our bistro menu [LINK] here. 


  1. The wait staff act more like your mate than your server.


Waiters and waitresses in Sydney are quite informal. Unlike in other cities, the wait staff tend to be more casual and direct. Aussies enjoy this type of friendly service that makes them feel at home and welcomed.


  1. Sydneysiders love sharing their meals with friends and family.


It’s completely okay if you want to taste the different meals that your friends choose. Sharing meals is common in Surry Hills pubs and beer gardens. So, no one will judge you if you want to break multiple courses into a shared experience.


  1. Splitting the bill is almost a tradition.


Sydney beer bars and restaurants can easily give you separation of your bill. Make sure to request this when you ask for your bill. And, don’t forget to give out the standard 10% tip for the service.


Whenever you visit another country, expect that their culture might be different from yours. Remember all these things, so you know what to expect when you eat out in one of the pubs in Surry Hills.


The Dog Hotel offers the best pub food in Sydney and Surry Hills. Contact us to reserve a table now!

I just wanted to send out thanks and compliments. Our function yesterday was amazing, both the food and venue were very impressive. We had so many comments from our guests on both how delicious the meal was and the great venue. Baptiste and his staff were excellent. Couldn't be happier with the day. 

Alexis - May, 2017

I would like to thank you and the staff who worked at our function on Saturday who provided seamless and efficient service. There were many compliments from those who attended on the quality of food and the venue itself. Can you please pass on our thanks to the Chef and the rest of the staff.

Colleen O – July 2016

I had a great experience at the DOG last weekend. i had booked outside however due to the cold weather the team changed the booking at the very last minute and set our group of 20 up with a new spot indoors. Roast dinner was delicious and only had good feedback from other guests. Love the beer selection!!

Blake S – July 2016

We had a great day & everything went to plan. The music was brilliant & got the atmosphere going! 
Thanks so much for your help, I would definitely use the DOG again for a function or recommend you to others.

Laura M – June 2016

I just wanted to say thanks to the staff at the Dog on Sunday for making our function a success!
It was the perfect day and everyone really enjoyed the food and space you've created in the courtyard.

Christy - November 2016

I was going to send you a BIG thank you tomorrow. The staff were wonderful, friendly and organised. Everything went so smoothly and the food was fabulous, compliments to the chefs who were working so hard in the kitchen. We had a lovely evening and the table was perfect. Thank you for helping our night to be such a good one. We will be back for sure


Julie- December 2016


The party was sensational.  Please pass on our thanks to the staff at the DOG, they were great and definitely went above and beyond…Thanks for all you help,  I’m sure it wouldn’t have gone as smoothly without your hands-on management.


Peter - June 2017

Thanks for your help organising my function. We had a great night and Baptiste was fantastic on the night.

Nicole - July 2017

Thank you for all your help in making it such a great night. Everything went off without a hitch and everyone had a great time!

Scott - August, 2017

Thank you for your support for our event last night. It was a HUGE success from our standpoint – and we really appreciate the efforts of you and the DOG team. Angel (manager) in particular was extremely helpful – and provided great service to the team

Daniel - October 2017

Everything was really good at The Dog on Saturday, I have to say the staff were fantastic on the night and we really enjoyed ourselves… Thanks for helping to organise it and please pass on my thanks to the staff that night. 

Gabrielle - September 2017

The party went very well last week! I had a great time

Melissa - September 2017

It was an amazing night and the hospitality was fantastic, I can’t remember her name but the lady helping us working at the bar was great!...Thanks for everything, everyone loved the venue and we were already suggesting we should hire it again for our birthdays

Ryan - June 2018

All guests had an amazing time and were really well fed. The staff at the DOG were very polite and accommodating, no issues with them at all.  Really impressive. The Manager was very helpful and attentive.  I did not need to ask for remind him or the chefs on anything. I did say thank you to the staff, but if you could please pass on my compliments again. I will definitely recommend your venue.



Penelope - June 2017

It was a good night. Our older guests were very impressed with the refurbishment of the hotel.We were very happy with the attentiveness and help of your Manager on the night....can't remember his name but seemed to have a French accent. Also bar staff good, particularly the young woman who came out from the bar and helped us during the night in various ways.

Lara - July 2017