Originally founded over 100 years ago, Forrester's is a chic and friendly pub located in the heart of Surry Hills. Split into three areas; a traditional bar, light and airy restaurant and specially-designed live events space, the spot offers plenty to explore.

Part of the Applejack Hospitality Group, the community-centric watering hole is popular every night of the week. On Mondays, swing by for the legendary $10 steak deal, or head here on the weekend to enjoy a luxe bottomless rosé lunch. The weeknight à la carte menu includes fresh seafood, vibrant salads and stacked cheeseburgers. 

Having undergone a $1.5m facelift in 2020, the venue's interiors are pared back, with original wooden beams in the bar paying tribute to its past. In the Phylli's dining room, you'll find a botanical wonderland with colourful printed wallpaper and lush plants hanging from the ceiling. And if you're looking for a quirky date night venue? The second floor space plays host to a roster of events throughout the week, from live comedy to trivia nights and sport screenings.

What's on


  • Comedy, Daytime
  • Drinkonomical $


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 11:30 23:00
Tuesday 11:30 23:00
Wednesday 11:30 23:00
Thursday 11:30 0:00
Friday 11:30 1:00
Saturday 11:30 1:00
Sunday 11:30 22:00



Forrester’s, 336 Riley Street, 2010


Surry Hills


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Grill, American, Brunch and Steak food.

  • A word from the chef:

    This venue serves a selection of small plates and sharing platters along with mains from the grill.

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