The Sydney Connection curates dining walks around our favourite inner city Sydney precincts of Surry Hills, Darlinghurst and Potts Point.

Accompanied by a well-connected guide, our walks are aimed at visitors and Sydneysiders who want to go ‘where the locals go’ for inspiring food, good service and cool interiors. We take bookings for between 1 - 10 Guests per booking and visit  3 - 4 venues on each walk. Enjoying a different course at each venue accompanied by matching wine.

We also regularly stage food events as part of the best-known events that celebrate the inspirational food culture our city has to offer:  Good Food Month, Sydney Craft Week and Sydney Mardi Gras. Some of Sydney’s most-loved bars, and restaurants have hosted our events over the past five years:  Golden Age Cinema Bar | Baccomatto OsteriaSoultrap | Black Bottle  and many more.

Wine & dine with a local!


Dining Walk precincts



Surry Hills is Sydney's central hub for hipster culture. Home to cool fashion, on-trend interiors stores and a diverse dining scene that spans the globe: Italian, French, South East Asia, the Subcontinent, and Mod Oz. Feeding the architects, designers and interior gurus that call this patch of Sydney home, on a daily basis. Funky small bars mix-it-up with converted pubs. There’s even an underground retro cinema! This hipster ‘hood is the place for a true showcase of what is happening right now on the Sydney food scene.

where we TAKE YOU

Golden Age Cinema



Soul trap  

riva reno

Maree is incredibly knowledgeable about food, wine, and of course all things Sydney. The gem of the tour is of course Maree. I’d encourage anyone visiting Sydney to get off the beaten path and really enjoy a wonderful dinner with THE authority in food tours in the city. Book ahead, put yourself in her capable hands and have an awesome night!
— Luis & Doris - Feb 2017 - Trip Advisor

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Embrace your inner urban gourmet and the real inner-city Sydney in an area with a down and dirty past. Explore the gritty streets where Tilly Devine ruled the inner city vice trade in the 1920’s and 30’s. Small bars situated in this labyrinth of cul-de-sacs and alleyways that remind you of a garden shed but with a great wine list.  Some of Sydney’s finest and most established restaurants call Darlo home. Discover Asian fusion, pizza & beer or the very best in Mediterranean food in this melting pot of street culture meets retro chic.




169 Darlinghurst

loluk bistro


Maree was a delight to wine & dine our way through Darlinghurst with. She may just know every chef there is in the neighbourhood?!
We loved her attention to detail ensuring our dietary requirements were met, not that we had any, and having lived in the area ourselves before it was a delight to try places we hadn’t been to before - talk about a true insider tour!”
— Elena - July 2017 - Airbnb Experience


Dine like a Potts Point princess in grand modern rooms or hole-in-the-wall cafes. This is a precinct that is constantly changing gear. Promenade down a laneway lined with Malaysian, Mod Oz and Americana influenced restaurants bursting with loyal locals on a nightly basis. Sip your decadent cocktail in a former gangster’s liar, decor. Devour the food of emerging and respected chefs. Potts Point is an area that has been entertaining the bohemians and the jet set alike, from the 1940s to the present day.


Bistro Rex


Jangling jacks

Paper Bird

The Roosevelt


We had a wonderful evening with Maree! She picked the perfect locations for us, places we wouldn’t have found ourselves The food was SO GOOD. Maree is a lovely host who´s always has something to tell and who gently leads the way through the evening. If you´re looking for a very individual tour without all the tourist-trappy stuff - book with Maree!
— Vera - Sept 2016 - Trip Advisor