Restaurant Reviews

The Dolphin Hotel: Restaurant review


412 Crown St
Surry Hills, NSW


Lunch Fri-Sun noon-3pm
Dinner daily 5.30pm-10.30pm


E $12-$28
M $20-$36
D $16


There is no shame in popping into The Dolphin Hotel for a postwork snack and a glass of wine at the bar to help you wind down. Pizze champion the toppings without crowding them, and boast a 48-hour ferment on the dough. Or you could sneak into the wine room, which takes influence from Burgundy and the Loire Valley but branches out far and wide. If you insist on a sit-down meal in the dining room, you'll find Italian classics that fly fast from the unflappable floor staff. The Dolphin prides itself on the salumeria, compiled with the help of Anthony Puharich (of Vic's Meat). The kitchen sends out a sharply seasoned pork cotoletta, discerning dolci (a tiramisu never hurt anyone) and an unmissable antipasto of ricotta and herb crochette topped with bresaola, all with commendable depth of flavour.
(02) 9331 4800
Bookings recommended
  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Outdoor dining
  • Private room
  • Impressive Wine List
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Monty Koludrovic & Daniel Medcals
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.