Sydney city guide: Surry Hills

Sydney city guide Surry Hills

Since I visited Sydney for the first time back in 2007, I’ve been completely in love with the city. It’s without doubt the most beautiful city I’ve been to – and I’ve been to a lot after all. What I really like about Sydney is the mix of big city life and world-class beaches combined with famous sights, amazing food, great shopping opportunities and the characteristic laidback Australian lifestyle. Altogether, this makes Sydney an absolute must visit!

This post is all about Surry Hills – an area I didn’t know much of before I moved to Sydney. However, it has become one of my favourite areas, and I love to go. Surry Hills is placed south from Sydney’s CBD and is a vibrant, colourful and trendy neighbourhood. The area offers a variety of great restaurants, heaps of bars and nice shops and attracts mostly creative people and hipsters. However, the main street Crown St is also a mecca for food lovers and shopping addicts. Surry Hills is definitely a must visit in Sydney – as a minimum for a nice dinner and a drink.

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Siden jeg første gang besøgte Sydney tilbage i 2007, har jeg været smask forelsket i byen. Det er uden tvivl den smukkeste by, jeg nogensinde har besøgt – og jeg har efterhånden besøgt et par stykker. Det jeg virkelig godt kan lide ved Sydney er mixet af storbyliv og strande i verdensklasse kombineret med verdensberømte seværdigheder, fantastisk mad, gode shoppingmuligheder og den karakteristiske laidback australske livsstil. Samlet gør det Sydney til et absolut must visit!

Dette indlæg handler om Surry Hills – et område, jeg ikke kendte meget til, før jeg flyttede til Sydney. Det er dog siden hen blevet et af mine yndlingsområder, og jeg elsker at komme der. Surry Hills er placeret lige syd for Sydneys centrum og er et stemningsfuldt, farverigt og trendy nabolag. Området byder på et stort udvalg af fantastiske restauranter, masser af barer og gode butikker og tiltrækker primært kreative mennesker og hipsters. Dog er hovedgaden Crown St også et mekka for madelskere og shoppelystne. Surry Hills er bestemt et must visit i Sydney – som minimum for en god middag og en drink. 

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Do

Walk around in the beautiful and vibey area

One of my favourite things to do in Surry Hills is to grab a coffee and go for a long walk in the beautiful area. Of course Crown St is a must but you should also walk down the smaller streets where you can find hidden gems such as great coffee shops, nice boutiques and cute spots like McElhorne Pl where potted plants are placed along every house on the street.

En af mine favoritbeskæftigelser i Surry Hills er at købe en kop kaffe og gå en lang tur i det smukke område. Selvfølgelig er Crown St et must, men du bør også gå ned ad mindre gader, hvor du kan finde skjulte skatte så som gode kaffebarer, skønne butikker og hyggelige spots som McElhorne Pl, hvor potteplanter er placeret ud for hvert et hus på vejen. 

 

Visit

Brett Whiteley Studio

Brett Whiteley Studio was the workplace and home for the famous Australian artist, Brett Whiteley. Today, it’s a small museum that shows a large variety of the artists work and personal items from drawings, paintings, sculptures and graphics to personal photographs, objects and furniture. The exhibitions change sometimes and the studio is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm.

Brett Whiteley Studio var arbejdsplads og hjem for den kendte australske kunstner Brett Whiteley. I dag er det et lille museum, der viser en stor del af kunstnerens værker og personlige ejendele fra tegninger, malerier, skulpturer og grafiske værker til personlige fotografier, objekter og møbler. Udstillingerne skifter nogle gange og studiet er åbent hver fredag, lørdag og søndag klokken 10-16.  

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Eat

Bourke Street Bakery

Maybe the most famous bakery in Sydney and in that case with good reason. Bourke Street Bakery offers delicious bread, pastries and cakes. There is always lots of people both inside and outside the little corner shop, and you might have to wait in line for a while before you can grab a bite. However, it’s worth it.

Måske det mest kendte bageri i Sydney og i så fald med god grund. Bourke Street Bakery byder på fantastisk brød, wienerbrød og kager. Der er altid masser af mennesker både udenfor og indenfor i den lille hjørnebutik, og du skal måske stå i kø i lidt tid, før du kan sætte tænderne i bagværket. Jeg vil dog vove at påstå, at det er ventetiden værd. 

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Four Ate Five

Four Ate Five is my favourite café in Surry Hills. It’s a nice and vibrant place that serves a variety of delicious breakfast and lunch dishes. I’ve tried a few things from the menu and my favourites are their salad bowls and salmon bagel (the latter is unfortunately not on the menu at the moment) that taste amazing.

Four Ate Five er min favoritcafé i Surry Hills. Det er et skønt og stemningsfuldt spot, der serverer et væld af lækre morgenmads- og frokostretter. Jeg har prøvet lidt forskelligt fra menukortet og mine favoritter er deres salatbowler og bagel med laks (sidstnævnte er desværre ikke på menuen for tiden), der smager fantastisk. 

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Eat

Mamasan

You find some of the best Asian food in Sydney at Mamasan. It’s a cool and vibrant restaurant that serves a variety of delicious dishes from primarily the Taiwanese and the Japanese cuisines. Their menu is full of sashimi, sushi, dumplings and Asian pancakes, and there is for sure something for everyone. In addition, they have a large variety of drinks that you can enjoy in the nicely decorated restaurant.

Du finder noget af Sydneys bedste asiatiske mad på Mamasan. Det er en cool og stemningsfuld restaurant, der serverer et stort udvalg af retter primært fra det taiwanesiske og det japanske køkken. Deres menukort er fuld af sashimi, sushi, dumplings og asiatiske pandekager, og der er noget for enhver smag. Derudover har de et godt udvalg af drinks, som du kan nyde i den smukt indrettede restaurant.

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Single O Surry Hills

Single O Surry Hills is a nice little café and brew bar that maybe serves Sydney’s best coffee. They have a large variety of different coffees and every cup tastes heavenly. Definitely the place to go if you are a coffee lover like me!

Single O Surry Hills er en hyggelig lille café og kaffebar, der måske serverer Sydneys bedste kaffe. De har et stort udvalg af forskellige typer kaffe og hver kop smager fantastisk. Helt sikkert stedet at tage til, hvis du er en kaffeelsker ligesom mig. 

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Eat

Via Napoli

Via Napoli is a large restaurant located in the heart of Surry Hills that serves the best from the Italian cuisine. Their menu is full of classic Italian dishes from antipasti to pizza and pasta that are all made to perfection.

Via Napoli er en stor restaurant placeret i hjertet af Surry Hills, der serverer det bedste fra det italienske køkken. Deres menukort er fuld af klassiske italienske retter fra antipasti til pizza og pasta, der alt sammen er lavet til perfektion. 

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Eat & drink

The Winery

One of my all time favourite places in Sydney is the Winery. It’s a lovely restaurant and wine bar that is the perfect spot to start a fun night out. As the name implies they are specialised in wines and if the weather allows it, you should definitely enjoy a glass or two in their beautiful urban garden. In addition, the Winery frequently hosts different events and especially their ‘Bottomless Bellinis’ is highly recommendable.

Et af mine absolutte favoritsteder i Sydney er the Winery. Det er en skøn restaurant og vinbar, der er det perfekte sted at starte en sjov aften. Som navnet antyder er de specialiseret i vin, og hvis vejret tillader det, bør du helt sikkert nyde et glas eller to i deres fine urbane have. The Winery afholder derudover ofte forskellige events og især deres ‘Bottomless Bellinis’ kan anbefales. 

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Drink

The Clock Hotel

The Clock Hotel is a typical Sydney pub that offers a nice vibe and a good selection of drinks and bar food. The place is big but often packed with people, and their lovely balcony is especially a popular place to hang out. The Clock offers something for everyone and whether you want to enjoy a cocktail or two or just chill out, you can do it here.

The Clock Hotel er en klassisk Sydney-pub, der byder på god stemning og et godt udvalg af drinks og barmad. Stedet er stort, men er ofte fyldt med mennesker, og især deres balkon er et populært sted at hænge ud. The Clock Hotel har noget at byde på for enhver, og hvorvidt du ønsker at nyde en cocktail eller to eller bare chille lidt, så kan du gøre det her. 

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Shop

A.P.C.

I love the French high-end brand A.P.C. and recently they opened up a shop in Surry Hills. If you look for beautiful and classic clothes, handbags and other accesories in high quality this is definitely the place to go to.

Jeg elsker det franske high-end mærke A.P.C. og for ikke længe siden åbnede de en butik i Surry Hills. Hvis du er på udkig efter smukt og klassisk tøj, tasker og andre accessories i god kvalitet, er dette helt sikkert stedet at tage til. 

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Shop

HAY

I don’t know if it’s because I’m a proud Dane or just like everything that HAY produces. However, I really love this Danish interior and accessory shop that is located in the heart of Surry Hills. HAY sells modern Scandinavian furniture and all kinds of interior accessories and stationery and is definitely worth a visit.

Jeg ved ikke om det er fordi, at jeg er en stolt dansker eller om jeg bare godt kan lide alt, hvad HAY producerer. Jeg elsker dog virkelig denne danske bolig- og accessorybutik, der er placeret i hjertet af Surry Hills. HAY sælger moderne skandinaviske møbler og alle former for boligaccessories og kontorartikler, og er bestemt et besøg værd.  

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The Standard Store

One of my absolute favourite places to shop is at the Standard Store. I don’t know if it’s because they sell a variety of Scandinavian brands that I love or whatever it is, but the people behind the store have really managed to handpick classic styles from brands all over the world that fit perfectly in my wardrobe.

En af mine yndlingsbutikker er the Standard Store. Jeg ved ikke om det er på grund af de mange skandinaviske mærker eller hvad det præcis er, men folkene bag har virkelig formået at vælge klassiske styles fra mærker fra hele verden, der vil passe perfekt ind i min garderobe.

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