The all new White Horse.

An icon reborn

We’ve approached the White Horse with a contemporary lens, elevating the offering without the price tag.

A reinvented White Horse has reopened on Crown St after undergoing a complete overhaul by a team of hospitality veterans led by Director Craig Hemmings to bring locals an inviting venue that will feature both a buzzy ground floor restaurant and an upstairs public bar, outdoor garden terrace and intimate function room.

“We’re thrilled to bring the old girl back to life” – Craig Hemmings.

Joining Hemmings are Executive Chef Jed Gerrard (Wildflower, Ritz-Carlton Perth, Hearth, COMO the treasury, Wills Domain Magaret River), wine consultant James Audas (Lo-Fi Wines, Bar Heather, Noma, Tetsuya’s), cocktail consultant Michael Chiem (PS40, Bulletin Place, Sokyo), and General Manager Maureen Er (Manly Greenhouse, Tetsuya’s, Cho Cho San).

Farago Han Studio have led the design of the art-filled spaces, shaping a unique identity for each. alongside bold artwork. Reclaimed French oak tables, Shaker-inspired solid timber Danish J39 chairs mixed with locally made Gus chairs with woven sling-leather seats in khaki and navy, and softly textured walls inspired by the sandy bedrock Surry Hills is built on combine to present a space that’s vibrant and warm with subtle layers of luxe.

“Relaxed, quality and affordable is what we’re aiming for at the White Horse. We’re enormously proud of this venue and can’t wait to become part of the Surry Hills community.” – Craig Hemmings



Do you have career opportunities?

Yes, please see out careers page for a list of open positions.

What is the best way to book? Can I amend my booking? What if im running late?

The only way to book is via our website. Yes you can edit your booking online. Please refer to your booking confirmation email and follow the instructions. Please call us to let us know if you are running late. Please note that your booking length will not change.

Will you host groups, functions and events?

Yes we sure will. Please email us at to enquire.

Are you full licensed?

You bet. We are fully licensed, sorry no BYO.

Can I bring a cake?

Yes. We love cake. $10pp cakeage applies. We can provide candles, please let us know if you require some.

We acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands on which White Horse is located, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, and we pay our respect to the knowledge embedded forever within the Aboriginal Custodianship of Country.