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Dolphin Hotel

$$ - $$$
Surry Hills
Bar, Pub, Australian
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412 Crown St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9331 4800
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Someone from a group a few meters away spilt their drink off the balcony onto diners below. Next thing a smug arrogant manager named Ben gets the bouncers to chuck me and four friends out. Maybe he was having a bad day but no need to ruin legit paying customers evenings, separating us from our friends for the rest of... More 

Thank Albert S
Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Looking for somewhere for a nice but quick Sunday lunch in Surrey hills on a Sunday and stumbled across the Dolphin Hotel. It looks like it's still being renovated so took a chance and walked in. Wow! The food was exquisite. Fresh BBQ while schnapper done to perfection and salad of peas and cabbage with mint was just so good.... More 

Thank Melos S
Wangaratta, Australia
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102 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there with a party of four, short notice, still good table. The starters were delicious, oysters with nice sauce/dressing, but a bit small for Sydney. Pizza nice, fish of the day cooked nicely. Eye fillet a bit small for the price (but I guess this is Sydney). Overall okay, but not great

Thank K710
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic staff happy friendly their happy to be there you can always tell. Food is excellent my wife and I have been going since it opened. Went with two friends today and they loved the food and atmosphere. One of my favourite restaurants not pretentious and no attitude love it.

Thank Luigi C
Sydney, Australia
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119 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No booking arrival but fitted in with the advice that they needed the table in 75 mins. Happy with this just went for mains and bread snack. Broad selection of food amongst the 4 of us, steaks cooked to request style, pasta excellent and chicken great. Fries ok but very MacDonalds, salad needed a bit more dressing. Service excellent, waiter... More 

Thank Europeoz
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arriving at the restaurant we were promptly seated on a small table at the rear of the restaurant. For 6 people we felt the table was far too small but no alternatives were available Service was prompt and food was very good. We had a variety of food which was enjoyed by all. I would have given 5 stars had... More 

Thank Mr_pants_leeds
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is delicious. Staff are hit and miss (dining staff are great, bar staff have way too much attitude). We booked 3 weeks in advance for dinner, when we arrived for our 8pm booking at 8:05 we were told to go to the bar for a drink. We noted a group of 4 gorgeous Bondi girls walked in after us,... More 

Thank James D
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Would never return to this place. Too busy, too noisy and very disappointing food. Oysters were disgusting, pizza was covered in average cheese and no toppings and all round a very very poor dinner. $500 down the gurgle r. Domino's pizza would have been much better

Thank davedeutsch
Gosford, Australia
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275 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunch on a Saturday, make sure you arrive early to get a good spot. Makeover of this old hotel is adventurous to say the least! Food was in the very good category without being amazing. The crab pasta with Bottarga was recommended and was good. Personally, I would have preferred a finer pasta as the crab flavours are so delicate.... More 

Thank moonflower59
Sydney, Australia
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86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Great location on Crown Street. Busy, noisy but in a nice way.We were a group of 10. Nice pubby feel but definitely not Pub food. The staff were so amazingly helpful and flexible. We ordered lots of share plates both for starters and for Mains. They never flinched, they cut up all the Mains so that it would be easy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$35 - $35
Bar, Pub, Australian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 412 Crown St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighborhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9331 4800

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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