Forresters @ Surry Hills

Forrester’s is a great local hotel in Surry Hills, having been in the area since 1921, although the new renovations have been completed just a year ago in 2020.

Whilst the building retains its old school charm, and inside the structures are the same but with updated and refreshed interiors. A stunning pastel colour palette for its wooden tones, the pub certainly has a lovely aesthetic. It is dimly lit inside making it feel intimate.

We have tried to go a few times before but it’s pretty busy on weekends, so we visited late one Thursday night, securing a table easily.

Head Chef of Forrester’s is Jon Barrios has developed a quality pub menu with American influence and food designed to share. We ordered the Free-Range Half Chicken, which was incredibly tasty, the chicken moist inside, roasted in lemon, chilli & oregano, w/yoghurt.

We also enjoyed a Char-Grilled Wagyu Rump Steak with Forry’s butter 300g and a side of of the amazing crinkle cut fries. Honestly would return for fries alone!

Take your fancy of the menu, whether it be barramundi, salad, a burger or even just some wings or empanadas, you’ll find something to suit your fancy. Our only criticism is that despite the meals being amazing, they are quite expensive for pub food.

As it is a pub, it’s hardly surprising they’ve got a great range of drinks. With an extensive selection of beers on tap, wines and cocktails, the pub is great for a catch up over drinks with friends.

The service was extremely welcoming and friendly and the food also came efficiently. We also liked the bistro did table service for both food and drinks.


336 Riley St, Surry Hills, NSW, 2010


Mon-Wed: 11:30am – 11pm

Thurs: | 11:30am – 12am

Fri & Sat| 11:30am – 1am

Sun:| 11:30am – 10pm

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