Restaurant Reviews

The Dolphin Hotel

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412 Crown St Surry Hills, NSW


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.

The Dolphin Hotel
412 Crown St Surry Hills, NSW
Monty Koludrovic & Daniel Medcals
Bookings recommended
Wheelchair Access
Opening Hours
Lunch Fri-Sun noon-3pm Dinner daily 5.30pm-10.30pm

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