Surry Hills Exodus and Other Sad Restaurant News

Surry Hills Exodus and Other Sad Restaurant News

We’ve heard lot’s of upsetting  food news recently – some of our favourites are either closed or relocating! Here’s the round-up:

Missy K’s, our favourite neighbourhood dumpling spot, has relocated from Surry Hills to Paddington. We ran into Kim, the owner, and thank goodness we heard it from her in person rather than showing up to for dinner one night only to find it closed. I would have been DEVO. We haven’t visited the new location yet, but their website has been updated and when we spoke to Kim she mentioned they’d be focusing on getting the delivery business up and running before the restaurant was open for dine-in.

Holy Cow, our favourite Indian place, has up and vanished. A new sushi spot has sprung up in it’s place and we are deeply saddened. No clues on their website to what happened. We hope they are just planning to open a new location in Surry Hills. How else are we going to get our Naan fix?!

The Bentley, one of McKay’s all time favourites, is moving from Surry Hills after a 7 year stint in it’s Crown Street and Campbell location. They will be moving to a new location in the Radisson Blu Hotel at the corner of Pitt and Hunter Streets in the Sydney CBD. We’ll definitely be checking it out when it re-opens in November.

Claude’s, which is a bit of Woolhara institution will also be closing it’s doors after 36 years (WOW!). I didn’t love our meal here, but we were thinking about giving it another go…Interestingly enough – the people of Claude’s are in the process of taking over  Bentley’s Surry Hills space. They won’t be re-opening Claude’s, but they will be trying their hand at more casual Chinese dining and even have a name already – Chow Eating House. We hear that Chow Eating House will be opening at the end of the month or in early September. McKay isn’t that excited. He thinks that the last thing Surry Hills needs is another Asian small plates eatery, but I’m thrilled. Excited to see how it all goes down.

Guillaume at Bennelong, my favourite Sydney restaurant hands down after Universal closed, is also planning to leave it’s iconic Sydney Opera House location after 12 years. No word on where it will relocate to (or if it will relocate at all), but my fingers are crossed. I dream of the Scampi Turban dish. Dream of it! Guillaume will remain open till the end of the year – so if you haven’t checked it out yet…GET THERE!

Any other sad food news we should know about?! Sheesh…