629 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

8.6
629 reviews
Recommended
(8.9)
Food
(8.5)
Service
(8.6)
Value for money
(8.3)
Atmosphere
(8.6)

dined on Sun, 8 Sep 2019

(9)
Surly's is really the best neighbourhood bar in Surry Hills. It truly captures the authentic atmosphere of a North American bar. Service is always stellar and the food is just too delicious. Perfect place to watch sport or party with friends!

dined on Sun, 26 May 2019

(7)
Great selection of beers and fantastic service
*blush* Thank you, Vikram! We appreciate your appreciation. Stoked you liked the selection of beers, but calling our service fantastic really warms our hearts. That's our favorite part too - we love a welcoming service. Thank you and come hang out soon!
Restaurant Surly's responded on Thu, 13 Jun 2019

dined on Sat, 30 Mar 2019

(10)
Absolutely brilliant evening for a big party of 13. The staff at Surly’s could not be faulted: excellent, food, drinks, cocktails and service. The BBQ platters were plentiful and delicious. Also enjoyed some authentic American pub games upstairs after dinner. Highly recommended.

dined on Sat, 21 Sep 2019

(4)
The atmosphere was terrible- trying to eat dinner on a tiny bar table, balancing food and drinks that didn't fit on a barstool, while sports played at 100 decibels. The staff just shrugged and said there was nowhere else to sit. The food was ok but prices were expensive for what you got- especially the chicken wings- $16 for 4 wings?! Cmon guys! Was hoping for a casual bbq food dinner but would have been better off eating $80 worth of takeaway food sitting on the street!

dined on Sat, 14 Sep 2019

(7)
The BBQ Platter was very good, good selection of drinks and grewt vibe. Great place for large groups!
Michelle Hay

dined on Sun, 1 Sep 2019

(9)
Love Surlys. very authentic US Bar experience
Love you right back. Thanks for the visit, Michelle, and hope to see you again soon for some good old fashioned American fun!
Restaurant Surly's responded on Fri, 6 Sep 2019

dined on Thu, 29 Aug 2019

(10)
awesome night! great service, great burgers and cheap jugs of Newtowner! what more could you want. Definitely worth checking out this hidden gem!
YOU're the gem. Thank you so much for the appreciation - we love that you had an awesome night with us! Happy days. You get 10/10 - hope to see you soon for some continued fun!
Restaurant Surly's responded on Fri, 6 Sep 2019

dined on Fri, 16 Aug 2019

(1)
Booked 10 days ago, rocked up to find that our booking had been split over multiple tables. What a joke, what’s the point of booking a table only to have it split up. Very unprofessional.
We are so sorry to hear about your experience with us - devastating! This is not a reflection of our usual service. Kindly send me your best contact details via my email address (am@surlys.com.au) so we can investigate this for you further - we would love to hear from you. I also responded to your other review - hope we can catch up soon.
Restaurant Surly's responded on Fri, 6 Sep 2019

dined on Fri, 16 Aug 2019

(9)
The Friday BBQ is excellent!
YOU're excellent. Thank you for the appreciation and BBQ love! We have BBQ all weekends long (Friday to Sunday) - we hope to see you soon!
Restaurant Surly's responded on Fri, 6 Sep 2019

dined on Fri, 19 Jul 2019

(9)
Another great experience
Thanks so much for bringing in the consistent love!
Restaurant Surly's responded on Fri, 26 Jul 2019
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Specials

American BBQ Available All Day Fri, Sat & Sun

Friday/ Saturday/ Sunday – American BBQ from Midday till sold out.
Max. people
14
When
28 Sep 2015 - 28 Sep 2020
Sun, Fri, Sat 12:00 PM - 5:45 PM
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Trivia Tuesdays

Join us every Tuesday for Trivia, please note bookings are taken from 5:00pm for a 7:00pm start
When
16 Jul 2019 - 24 Dec 2019
Tue 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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About Surly's

Trending U.S.A American food is seriously trending at the moment, with lots of restos serving fried chicken, vintage booze and BBQ meats. Surly’s delivers on all accounts, but with a distinct edge. The decor is appropriately kitch and the menu features nachos, wings, burgers, gourmet sambos and delicious slow cooked meats. Pair your feast with a custom cocktail - we love the cheeky ‘Weekend at Surly’s’ which is spiced & white rum, pineapple lime in a tall glass. It’s no surprise that this place is popular so get in early to grab a seat. Best dish: any of the slow cooked meats.

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