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Surry Hills

The Dolphin Hotel: A Contemporary Dining Installation

Housed in an early 1900s Federation-style building, the Dolphin Hotel in Surry Hills, Sydney, has a long history. This year however has marked a new era for the establishment with a design-led renovation that’s seen the interior stripped to its bones, wrapped in plastic and canvas, and tied up with string.

Cotton Duck, Surry Hills

Jared Ingersoll gives us something to quack about with the opening of his latest eco-minded eatery in Surry Hills.

The Surry Hills Terrace

Interior Designer, Michael Bechara transforms this Surry Hills terrace (once a corner store) with a sensitive restoration and modernisation. Ben Morgan talks detail with Michael.