White Horse Hotel

381-385 Crown Street, Surry Hills Surry Hills, NSW 2010

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Opening hours Daily noon-3pm, 6-10pm
Prices Moderate (mains $20-$40)
Payments eftpos, Mastercard, Visa, Diner's Club, AMEX
Phone 02 8333 9999

It's hard to miss this elegant space thanks to their illuminated namesake bucking outside. Head to the dining room where a blackboard showcases chef You-ming Kwong's sweeping menu. You'll find everything from tapas to shared plates with Thai or Middle Eastern influences, plus classic pub grub. A chunky kingfish ceviche comes dressed with grapefruit but feels more like a crudo, and if you're really feeling peckish you'll find classics such as duck confit or a decent burger. It can get a little loud and the staff sometimes get caught up in the bustle, but it's great if you like being in the thick of it.