Located just minutes away from the Sydney CBD, Surry Hills serves more than the city’s best brunches.
This energetic neighbourhood has the highest concentration of dining spots in Sydney, and is filled with bars, restaurants, food stores, and cafes.
This tour will lead you through the tangle of quaint terrace houses, past the galleries, studios, boutiques and theatres, and introduce you to the tell revolution of Surry Hills, from an overpopulated slum, to the inviting village atmosphere it is today.
You will visit one of the oldest pubs still standing in Surry Hills, take a step into Cat Alley and taste a selection of gourmet delights, including vegetarian Asian fusion, whilst learning the story of each venue and the cuisine behind them.
The tour price covers all food samples. Sit-down breaks will be offered, with opportunities to purchase drinks at the finale of the tour, in a fabulous licensed venue. The meeting point is a short walk from transport at Central Station.
Due to the nature and policies of the licensed venues on this tour, Surry Hills Food Safari is not suitable for persons under the age of 18.
To request a private tour for 8 or more, click here.
Refund Policy: Full refunds given with 5 days notice.
Dates can be changed with 3 days notice.
Terms and Conditions: Please be advised that although we make every effort to ensure that we accurately represent Foodi's service and products, venues are subject to availability, and we reserve the right to make changes to all samples on tours.
Foodi require a minimum of 4 people for the tour to successfully proceed.
Karyn was great, very informative, patient and knowledgeable. 5/5 by Kristyna Moravec 25-11-2018
Really lovely, relaxed and interesting tour with delicious food! Karen was great! 5/5 by Shelley Simonian 10-11-2018
Really interesting 4/5 by Julie Armour 10-11-2018
We had a nice afternoon wandering around Surry Hills with our very informative host. I would definitely recommend the tour. 4/5 by Marie-Anne Pursell 28-10-2018
Love these events - great opportunity to explore the suburbs
and taste the food from various eateries. Love walking and trying out different types of food that I would not normally order. Great way to spend time with friends on this tour. 5/5 by Jitka Navratil 1-9-2018
Karyn did an excellent job as a tour leader. Why, she does a great storyteller history of places that are a hidden gem that we never knew about. Also, the food samples were superb! She talks of why this venue are great to eat. This is my 2nd foodi tour & enjoyed them both. Looking forward to the next tour. Recommend anyone who is a food lover! 5/5 by Melissa Matheson 1-9-2018
Awesome, great variety of food, interesting leader and amazing laneways of Surry Hills that I didn't even know existed 5/5 by Kylie Chignell 22-7-2018
interesting 5/5 by Janet Ganac 2-7-2018
5/5 by Christopher Burns 1-7-2018
Good friendly, yummy, great idea for present 4/5 by Teresa Ryan 13-5-2018
Karyn, is a fantastic guide, very enthusiastic and knowledgeable, we all had a great time, 4 and a bit hours went so quickly. 4/5 by Danielle Vattan 28-4-2018
A very interesting tour of the Surry Hills area and our guide Karyn was excellent.
The staff at all the venues were also very informative and friendly.
I would recommend Foodi to my friends for a fun day out. 5/5 by Ron Thomson 28-4-2018
5/5 by Cassie Jones 22-4-2018
The addition of the Brett Whiteley Gallery was fantastic albeit a bit short as they close at four. Easy fix, just move the program around a bit 5/5 by Peter Severin 8-4-2018
We had an absolutely lovely time, the tour was really enjoyable and Karyn was terrific. Learned heaps about Surry Hills and thoroughly enjoyed the delicious treats along the way. 5/5 by Katja Walker 7-4-2018
4/5 by Jacqueline Hartman 18-3-2018
5/5 by Trish Scriven 17-3-2018
Fun way to discover new places 4/5 by Rodney Hamilton 3-3-2018
I really enjoyed the tour. Learnt lots of interesting facts. Karyn was great. Food was nice. 4/5 by Debra Lalor 27-1-2018
Really enjoyed the food and the fun / relaxed / informative guide
Would definitely do more 5/5 by Sharon Hunt 14-1-2018
Guide was very knowledgeable - great tour at just the right pace 5/5 by Barbara Clark 25-11-2017
It was an unqualified success as far as we were concerned. We loved the Surry Hills setting because that is a part of Sydney totally unknown to us and appreciated the variety of venues and experiences offered. Nichola's pleasant personality, knowledge, passion and desire to share her favourite suburb made the experience all the more enjoyable. 5/5 by Jill Golledge 29-10-2017
Most enjoyable with a great guide (Sharon) and good company with the group 5/5 by Ross and Annette Exton 23-10-2017
My whole group really enjoyed the experience. The food and venues were varied. There was plenty of tastings. Sharon was an excellent guide and provided us with interesting facts. I have recommended it to others already.
5/5 by Roslyn Jaeger 22-10-2017
Great way to see different restaurants around that we didn't know existed. And a bit of history included. Sharon was an excellent guide. With a nice personality. 5/5 by Jeff Watnough 21-10-2017
We expected more tasting of foods so were a little disappointed. 3/5 by Helen Taylor 10-8-2017
Karyn the guide was very nice. And it was a great experience overall. 4/5 by KUNAL RAISINGHANI 9-8-2017
I enjoyed Kayrns commentary and knowledge, but overall I thought it was quiet mundane and lacked any real excitement. Best part, for, me was the wine tasting at the end. However, the prices at that bottle shop are absolutely exorbitantly overpriced 3/5 by Steve Fong 23-7-2017
Really enjoyed the afternoon... Saturday meanderings. 4/5 by Helen FRAPPELL 23-7-2017
it was great, nice formula, nice food, nice places. 4/5 by Francois Crespel 3-7-2017