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For 2
Date
Fri, 4/20
Time
7:00 PM

Dead Ringer

4.6
149 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies

We are a neighbourhood restaurant & bar in Sydney's Surry Hills, dedicated to Australian produce, wine, beer & cocktails.


We are located in a heritage townhouse just off Taylor Square at the axis of Paddington, Darlinghurst and Surry Hills with comfortable counter-top dining, a garden terrace and an intimate dining room, also available for private hire.


We are thrilled to have one of Australia’s most experienced chefs, Jamie Irving (previously Berta, Est, Pearl) heading up our kitchen. Together our goal is to champion the exceptional ingredients of this great continent through a changeable menu of sharing plates.


Our kitchen stays open throughout the day and late into every evening.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Modern Australian, Modern European, International
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Hours of Operation
Monday - 4pm to 11pm
Tuesday - 4pm to 11pm
Wednesday - 4pm to 11pm
Thursday - 4pm to Midnight
Friday - 4pm to Midnight
Saturday - 11am to Midnight
Sunday - 11am to 11pm

The kitchen is open all day.
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Phone number
(02) 9331 3560
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Jamie Irving
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Private Party Facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Dead Ringer can accommodate all your special event needs.
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Private Party Contact
David Hobbs: (02) 9331 3560
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Short Street
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Parking Details
Limited Street Parking.
Watch out, the rangers are everywhere!
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Public Transit
• train - 10 mins from central station, 10 mins from museum station
• bus - 2 mins from Taylor Sq, very frequent busses to cbd and eastern suburbs
• walk - 15 mins from CBD
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Special Events & Promotions


Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 149 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Limited menu done very, very well. The service was excellent without being overbearing. We really enjoyed our evening.

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

I have been going to dead ringer a lot in the past. Unfortunately this time the service was very poor. The attitude of the waitress was not very positive and we had to constantly wave to be able to order something. Our wine glasses were constantly empty and we had to keep asking for a top up.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Amazing food, loved the bartender’s recommendations. Crushed almond appetizer is a must!

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5.0Dined on 9 April 2018

The guys at dead ringer were great. The accomadated my husband and myself as we had a pram. The service was great and all the staff were super friendly.

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4.0Dined on 8 April 2018

Went there for a casual brunch with bottomless mimosas, the amount and the quality of the food for the set menu brunch is good value. The service was very attentive about the drink refill which is pleasant cause you don't have to chase the attention of waiters. I had a very good moment. Would come again.

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Dead Ringer always has quality food, fabulous staff, and it’s a great night out with family/friends.

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4.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Little pricey for portion size but food was good. Service was great at the start but didn’t finish as good as our original server must’ve left and a manger helped us after. She seemed to be a little pushy for after dinner drinks and desserts. All and all 7.5/10 but would’ve been 8/10 if our original sever was with us the entire meal.

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

We really enjoyed our evening, outside table was perfect and food delicious. We’ll be back

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4.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Great food, ambience and location. No complaints.

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

The service was excellent - attentive, informed and friendly. And the food and drinks were absolutely delicious!! Will definitely return.

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4.0Dined on 4 March 2018

Great brunch set menu for $35, and bottomless mimosas added on for $30 (2 hour limit). Food was creative and fresh. Portions were more than enough, we had a group of 5 and were given two plates of each dish to share. Only drawback was that toward the latter hour, we didn't get a mimosa refill for over 20 minutes. In general, the mimosas were only ok: mostly huge ice cubes, which we all ended up removing from the small glasses (and despite this obvious hint, the bar still kept piling on the ice), and the drinks were already watered down by the time they got to us - not exactly fizzy. But I'd definitely go back and give them another shot at it! Had a very nice brunch.

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5.0Dined on 4 March 2018

Food was fantastic - we had the set brunch for $35 - and the staff were great as well. Amazing Bloody Mary to top it off, and some of our party had the bottomless mimosa option - seriously good value. Can't recommend enough for a casual and delirious brunch

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5.0Dined on 23 February 2018

Amazing Staff Amazing food, one of the best in Sydney.

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5.0Dined on 15 February 2018

Really great, interesting food. I like the new take on classic dishes (creamed almonds instead of hummus, etc). I appreciate healthy/vegan food while some of my group typically do not, however we all left really satisfied! Will come again for sure.

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Awesome night

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4.0Dined on 4 February 2018

Went there for a Sunday brunch with bottomless mimosas. The service was great. Good communication from the waitstaff from the beginning regarding the menu and the way the bottomless cocktails worked. Prompt service and refills throughout. Lovely atmosphere. Food is on the slightly pricier side...but it is refreshing to have a different menu from brunch compared to what is on offer at most brunch spots.

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4.0Dined on 17 January 2018

Very good food although the portions very small. RE the wine- I fully understand that restaurants need to mark up in order to make a profit but I do not feel it's justified charging $65+ for a single bottle of wine. But we chose this, of course : )
Great atmosphere and service.

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5.0Dined on 13 January 2018

Great food and service. The back section wasn’t too loud which was great for catching up with friends. Can recommend the bottomless mimosas.

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5.0Dined on 4 January 2018

My husband is gluten intolerant so we were drawn to Dead Ringer by their menu. The wait staff were fantastic, they were so helpful in explaining the menu and had a deep knowledge of the wine list. We were initially seated outside on a shared table but unfortunately the other diners were quite loud and kept rocking the bench seating. I quietly asked our waiter if we could move inside and he happily accommodated- it seemed no trouble at all and we were so grateful. From then we had an intimate meal and thoroughly enjoyed the fresh produce on offer. Their attention to detail is a rarity in the Sydney dining scene, the waiters found a balance between being attentive but not imposing. We can’t wait to dine again!

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5.0Dined on 3 January 2018

A fantastic wine list , cozy decor and fabulous food! Can't wait to go back!!

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5.0Dined on 28 December 2017

Enjoyed the florally gin martini - squeeze of lemon and lemon rind at table topped it off. Loved the shared plates - very tasty octopus, eggplant and miso dressing; creamy chicken liver parfait with pickled watermelon and carrot; perfect cheese soufflé; tasty Greek flavoured lamb; refreshing rocket and peach salad. No room for desserts! Well done Chef.

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5.0Dined on 19 December 2017

Great venue that always delivers.
Food, drinks and service is always on point and the value of the meal is hard to beat.

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5.0Dined on 17 December 2017

Two hours worth of bottomless mimosa's. What more do you need to say?

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4.0Dined on 10 December 2017

Spendy brunch but a good one!

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4.0Dined on 6 December 2017

Excellent service, yummy food. Will definitely be back and recommend to my friends.

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5.0Dined on 2 December 2017

The brunch menu was delicious!!! The service was great as always - we were very impressed with the staff noticing when drinks were close to empty and bringing fresh ones! You don’t get that many places!
Great value too!!
I’ll be back!

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5.0Dined on 1 December 2017

When your favourite bar gets better! Consistently 10/10

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5.0Dined on 24 November 2017

Unpretentious, consistent and just bloody good in every department. Love going to dead Ringer and recommend to everyone. The Creamed Almonds are a cracker to start with along with the Cheese Souffle.... Don't waste your time..... Just order two to begin with or you'll order a second anyway....

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4.0Dined on 22 November 2017

The service was friendly and the waitresses were attentive.
Great atmosphere and ambience.
The food was tasty and creative
We had a lovely evening

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4.0Dined on 13 November 2017

Went for the meat free Monday’s with a friend. The atmosphere is great - not too formal but food is very high quality and lots of variety.

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3.0Dined on 11 November 2017

Such potential, poor execution.

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3.0Dined on 10 November 2017

Food was not as good as last time I went , the recipe for the chicken had changed and the other dishes we tried were not as good. The staff were a little snarky

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5.0Dined on 7 November 2017

Fabulously friendly service with creative and super fresh cuisine. Simple yet perfect menu for this cozy neighborhood spot.

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5.0Dined on 5 November 2017

Enjoyed a fabulous Sunday bottomless brunch here with friends. The mimosas and food were delicious, and the staff very helpful and accomodating with our food (one nut allergy and one pescatarian were well cared for!).
Will definitely go back, perfect for a lazy Sunday or birthday brunch.

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4.0Dined on 4 November 2017

This is my second visit, I came a while and it was great to see the food is still delicious.
The wine list is concise, but both wines were excellent.
My favourite dish was the rump with black mustard.
I would probably skip dessert next time, it was ok...
The service was really good, professional and friendly.

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5.0Dined on 4 November 2017

We live in Brisbane and this was our second visit to Dead Ringer. It lived up to our expectations and our friends enjoyed it too. We'll be there again for sure next time we visit Sydney. The location is excellent as is the food and the service is outstanding.

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5.0Dined on 29 October 2017

Had such a lovely evening with an impressive and delicious menu.

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5.0Dined on 27 October 2017

Due to traffic we were unable to make our 6:30pm dinner reservation and the staff were able to happily move this to 7pm. When seated we quickly realised that even though it wasn't particularly noisy, due to my partner's hearing issues, we found it quite difficult to have a conversation. We advised the staff and without hesitation they happily moved us to a quiet table down the back. Staff visited the table to check on us at just the right moments. The prawns, steak, fish and broccolini were presented well and cooked to perfection! Overall, a great experience. Thank you :)

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5.0Dined on 7 October 2017

The staff and service were absolutely delightful, the venue was perfect and the food and drinks were amazing. All together was a beautiful experience.

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5.0Dined on 1 October 2017

SPECTACULAR AS ALWAYS.
Food was delicious, staff were very attentive and fabulous drinks!

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