The Forresters and Queenies

The Forresters is not your traditional Surry Hills pub… It’s quirky and kitsch with a farmhouse vibe. There’s also a Caribbean restaurant upstairs called Queenies which is sure to leave a lasting impression. If you’re looking for somewhere that stands out, consider one of these distinct venues located in one building.

Queenies pub

Both The Forresters and Queenies have menus worth mentioning. For pub favourites with a twist, Forries is king. For Jamaican soulfood, head to Queenies. The Forresters will feed you a range of mouthwatering favourites including tacos, pizzas and burgers. Dishes include mac & cheese, southern fried steak and the deli reuben. The menu has a range of vegetarian and gluten free options too.


Dishes on the Queenies menu are categorised into smalls, bigs, salads, sides and dessert. You’ll be spoilt for choice so consider the banquet if you’re with a group of four or more. Vegetarian options include fried tofu, bbq jerk corn and banoffee pie. For those who’d prefer meat, there’s a whole ‘beer can’ chicken, fried jerk wings and curried goat. For a taste of tropical paradise, be sure to try a Queenies cocktail. From coconut daiquiris to Jamaican rum, they’ve got something for everyone.

The Forresters

The Forresters is full of character and charm with unpretentious and laid back vibes. The main bar can entertain up to 50 guests. The room is spacious and filled with light with eclectic decor in every corner. Adjacent to the main bar and overlooking the beer garden is the verandah. This semi-private space is full of gorgeous greenery and can host up to 35 guests. Another sneaky space can be found behind the bar with high ceilings and skylights. The umbrella room seats up to 20 guests, making it ideal for intimate dinners. For those looking for the ultimate party venue, try the top function room. Hidden away upstairs with its own bar, stage and karaoke setup, this private space can comfortably fit up to 90 people.

Read more about The Forresters function spaces here.


If you’re looking for something more exotic and out of the ordinary, Queenies will not disappoint. The colourful, Caribbean bar fits up to 30 guests and can be hired exclusively for cocktail events and celebrations, whilst the dining room can be booked in its entirety for up to 90 guests.

Read more about Queenies function spaces here.