Opening Hours

Public Bar

Open Mon-Sat from 1130am to midnight
Sun 1130am-10pm

Dining Room

Dinner: Mon-Sun from 530pm
Lunch: Fri-Sun 12 to 3pm

Wine Room

Mon-Thurs from 5pm
Fri-Sun from 12pm all day dining


Mon-Sat from 11.30am-11pm
Sun from 11.30am-10pm


Dining Room and Wine Room reservations: Book Now  or call us on (02) 9331 4800.
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Public Bar

Open 7 Days

Open Monday – Saturday 11.30am – midnight, Sundays 11.30am – 10pm.



Wine Room

Open Mon-Thurs from 5pm and Fri-Sun from 12pm

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Dining Room

Open for Dinner: Mon-Sun from 530pm, Lunch: Fri-Sun 12 to 3pm

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Regarded for decades as a Surry Hills institution synonymous with good times, The Dolphin Hotel now features three distinct spaces, a Dining Room, Wine Room and a Public Bar with an open-air terrace.

A simple philosophy behind the project, authored by George Livissianis, [Apollo, Cho Cho San, Billy Kwong], is a pop-up approach of re-use and re-adaptive design principles. If the elements have integrity they are preserved, if they can be stripped back to raw they are stripped and if they aren’t suitable, they’re wrapped in a Christo inspired installation process. The spaces are punctuated with artistic highlights by friend and ‘artist in residence’, Beni and sculptor / installation artist, Tracey Deep.

Executive Chef Monty Koludrovic is focused on quality, provenance-driven modern Italo- Australian food. He leads a team that includes Daniel Medcalf [Icebergs Dining Room and Bar] as Head Chef of the Dining Room and Wine Room Head Chef Matthew Marco Bugeja.

James Hird [2015 Sommelier of the Year] has joined Terzini’s team as the wine director at The Dolphin Hotel, Icebergs Dining Room and Bar and Da Orazio. Hird is sourcing producer focused wine and beers for the three spaces at The Dolphin Hotel as well as leading the agenda in the Wine Room.

Lenny Opai [Icebergs Dining Room and Bar/ Bayswater Brasserie] delivers the spirit /cocktail direction, drinks that explore everything from built classics, unique pre-batched cocktails and quality local spirits.

Terzini references his time at the Melbourne Wine Room and specifically its extensive wine list. Terzini: “Along with a handful of other pubs, Melbourne Wine Room was really instrumental in changing the food and beverage culture at the time. We hope The Dolphin Hotel will be the same.”