Dead Ringer

4.6
212 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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
Mon, Tue 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am
Brunch
Sat 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Dinner
Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(02) 9331 3560
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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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 buses to cbd and eastern suburbs• walk - 15 mins from CBD
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Offers

Brunch Set Menu, Bottomless Mimosa, Dessert & Espresso Martini - $85pp

Dead Ringer's famous boozy brunch menu featuring excellent lunch meals with nods to breakfast elements such as omelettes, tarts, blood sausage, plenty of seafood. salads and house-made pastries. Including 2 hours of free-flow Mimosas with Dessert and Espresso Martini to finish!

Terms and Conditions: 1. RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) trumps all, and at our discretion - 2. Valid for a 2 hour period of your brunch booking but it’s not a race. See Rule One - 3. Can’t do it without a meal. See Rule One - 4. No double-parking (drinking two drinks at the same time) - 5. Don’t buy 1 and share with your mate, see Rule Six - 6. Don’t be a jerk

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 8 August 2018

Ends: 31 December 2018

Availability: Sun 11:00-15:00
Sat 10:00-15:00

Brunch Set Menu + Bottomless Mimosas + Espresso Martini - $83pp

Dead Ringer's famous boozy brunch menu featuring excellent lunch meals with nods to breakfast elements such as omelettes, tarts, blood sausage, plenty of seafood. salads and house-made pastries. Including 2 hours of free-flow Mimosas and Espresso Martini!

Terms and Conditions: 1. RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) trumps all, and at our discretion - 2. Valid for a 2 hour period of your brunch booking but it’s not a race. See Rule One - 3. Can’t do it without a meal. See Rule One - 4. No double-parking (drinking two drinks at the same time) - 5. Don’t buy 1 and share with your mate, see Rule Six - 6. Don’t be a jerk

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 8 August 2018

Ends: 31 December 2018

Availability: Sun 11:00-15:00
Sat 10:00-15:00

Brunch Set Menu + Bottomless Mimosas + Dessert - $75pp

Dead Ringer's famous boozy brunch menu featuring excellent lunch meals with nods to breakfast elements such as omelettes, tarts, blood sausage, plenty of seafood. salads and house-made pastries. Including 2 hours of free-flow Mimosas and Dessert!

Terms and Conditions: 1. RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) trumps all, and at our discretion - 2. Valid for a 2 hour period of your brunch booking but it’s not a race. See Rule One - 3. Can’t do it without a meal. See Rule One - 4. No double-parking (drinking two drinks at the same time) - 5. Don’t buy 1 and share with your mate, see Rule Six - 6. Don’t be a jerk

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 8 August 2018

Ends: 31 December 2018

Availability: Sun 11:00-15:00
Sat 10:00-15:00

Brunch Set Menu + Bottomless Mimosas - $69pp

Dead Ringer's famous boozy brunch menu featuring excellent lunch meals with nods to breakfast elements such as omelettes, tarts, blood sausage, plenty of seafood. salads and house-made pastries. Including 2 hours of free-flow Mimosas!

Terms and Conditions: 1. RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) trumps all, and at our discretion - 2. Valid for a 2 hour period of your brunch booking but it’s not a race. See Rule One - 3. Can’t do it without a meal. See Rule One - 4. No double-parking (drinking two drinks at the same time) - 5. Don’t buy 1 and share with your mate, see Rule Six - 6. Don’t be a jerk

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 August 2018

Ends: 31 December 2018

Availability: Sun 11:00-15:00
Sat 10:00-15:00

Brunch Set Menu - $39pp

Dead Ringer's famous boozy brunch menu featuring excellent lunch meals with nods to breakfast elements such as omelettes, tarts, blood sausage, plenty of seafood. salads and house-made pastries.

Terms and Conditions: .

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 August 2018

Ends: 31 December 2018

Availability: Sun 11:00-15:00
Sat 10:00-15:00

What 212 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
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CA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Favourite place in Sydney to dine and drink cocktails

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ST
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thanks to the lovely waiter who served us (I think her name was Michelle?) super approachable and fun. The ceviche was excellent and we loved the wine. Will definitely be back next time I’m in Sydney!

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CP
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a lovely night, service was impeccable and friendly, top cocktails (ohhh the obligatory) and food was delicious. We were very well advised in terms of quantity and even the dessert was above our expectations.
We did not want to leave!

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JS
4 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Service was relaxed and friendly. Food super tasty and perfect for sharing. Great sesting options - quiet dining out back, or bar style dining up front ... all needs covered.

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CF
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, excellent and friendly service. We chose a banquette at the back on a quiet Tuesday night, such a pleasure to hang around, enjoy an unhurried meal with shared plates, and have no trouble hearing each other talk!

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A
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere, food and service. Also great that majority of the menu was gluten-free for those pesky mates!

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C
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place! Service was excellent, very friendly. Wide range of delicious Vegetarian options and every cocktail we tried was fabulous. Would recommend coming here, will be back!

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MS
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

A very limited brunch menu, however quite a funky small neighborhood cafe. The staff gave amazing service. Very attentive and such a great attitude. Go team!

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EH
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The two ladies (bartender and waitress) were great! Very chatty and welcoming!

The cauliflower with Pumpkin hummus was unbelievable!

Thanks

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent brunch option! Different but amazing! Set menu was fantastic and the brunch cocktails and bottomless mimosas where awesome.

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SD
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing, accommodating service. We really enjoyed the set brunch menu as well as the bottomless mimosas! Great place for a catch up!

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AR
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Went for the bottomless mimosa brunch with 5 other girls-the food was nice although brought out quite slowly. The biggest issue was the 'bottomless mimosas'- there was hardly any champagne in these at all and they were brought out glass by glass each time which meant that it took a while to get any at times and we just felt like we were consuming tons of sugary juice rather than actual alcohol. It also meant that there were tons of glasses on the table most of the time. We ended up leaving because we were tired of drinking watered down mimosas. We saw one of the servers spill glasses twice (including on us), but you can't fault a restaurant for that. Overall I thought the brunch was ok but I wouldn't return again.

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RC
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Drinks for bottomless high tea were great. There was no feeling of any sort of delay (which can happen in these situations) and our waitress was amazingly friendly, super attentive and even remembered me booking in our group. She's a definite asset to the building (sorry I don't remember her name)

Only concern is there needed to be more food. Based on a 2 hour package it just didn't seem like it was enough for the duration and we left a little hungry. In future i'll most likely just order the food off the menu. Even if it was the same food just more of it spread out further over time it'd be fine. Food quality was v good though.

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EW
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful place with great food and nice people. Everything was just perfect. Glad I picked this place for brunch on Saturday as part of my holiday trip.
Would highly recommend to friends who are visiting Sydney.

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CS
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, friendly service and a great neighbourhood ambiance.

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BS
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Staff were super friendly and accommodating, food was absolutely delicious. We did the set brunch menu for $39 and thought it was great value. Will definitely be back!

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DP
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant with friendly and helpfuk service and lots of gluten free options. Highly recommended!

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MB
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Popped in on Friday at 6pm for date night and my partner we sat at the bar for a good two hours slowly working our way through the food and wine menu. This place has an exquisite wine list and yummy menu full of really good quality ingredients - the Gnocci was insane! My BF and I are talkers and Adam behind the bar was great, welcoming, knowledgeable and accommodating! We’ll definitely be back!

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ST
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Consistently excellent bar/restaurant. Food is always delicious and well priced. Service always friendly and efficient. Great setting on Bourke St. There is really nothing to fault about Dead Ringer, it’s a great addition to Surry Hills. It’s a place I am happy to return to time and time again.

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S
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Had a really nice experience at Dead Ringer. The staff was friendly and attentive. Appreciated the mocktail options offered by the bartender - didn't feel like I was missing out on a cocktail while I'm unable to drink alcohol. The food was great and the dessert to die for. Really cozy cool atmosphere. Will be coming back :)

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KM
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing restaurant, with awesome food. Absolutely recommend. The dining room at the back can be quite loud if their are lots of people talking loudly.

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T
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

really great experience and I AM SO SORRY that in the whirl of leaving I am not sure we even left a tip!!!! My second time there and I made my guests come to you and it was bril from start to finish and we loved cleaning up the 'leftovers'!!!

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J
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Although it was vegetarian and I had no idea it was great for brunch. Bottomless mimosas for $30pp is a bonus

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NM
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We booked for gal friends birthday. We had the bottomless mimosas and brunch set menu which was great value for money and able to tweak for a vegetarian friend. The staff were amazing and super friendly, happy to hide cupcakes for us and brought them out with candles singing and all. Really lovely place, we shall be back!

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AD
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff are lovely and food is great and has never let us down. Hands down best GF menu in Sydney.

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AV
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great staff and service, delicious food. Great tasting menu for a group to share and enjoy original and excellent dishes!

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KY
7 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

LOVED DEAD RINGER!! Order the Set Brunch Menu and you won’t regret a single thing! A new twist on brunch to get away from the avocado toast and poached eggs. Pro tip: bottomless mimosas are a must, and ask for an extra order of the focaccia

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AB
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and non-stop mimosas for 1.5 hrs! Setting and staff were fab! Would highly recommend for bottomless brunch with the girls!

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EK
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Bottomless mimosas are great! Great for chat he ups wkth groups.

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S
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Bottomless mimosas were excellent! Good food, feed me a little expensive.

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TH
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The menu doesn't have typical brunch items that included omelettes or egg sandwiches which was unexpected and made it harder for us to decide. However, the menu included a price fix deal that included multiple courses that one of our waitresses suggested so we didn't have to make any decisions.

We opted for individual meals and no bottomless brunch. Both of our dishes (french toast and ricotta tarte) were delicious nonetheless!

Note: there is also no espresso machine so no to lattes or long blacks, yet there is a drip coffee.

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S
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great and tasted fantastic. Good serving sizes as well. Drinks were fairly priced. Service was fantastic and very warm.

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F
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for a boozy Sunday brunch. The food was excellent and great value for a group. The service was also exceptional and the venue is great. I can’t recommend this place highly enough we had a great time

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MS
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

The staff are really great. Friendly, engaged and attentive. The atmosphere is cosy and welcoming.

The high-table seating could be a bit more comfortable. I get that its a small space, but the stools got very uncomfortable on my backside after sitting for a long meal.

Menu is a little limited and plates are small. I felt hungry a few hours after a pricey dinner - and I shouldn't have!

Happy to give it another go at some point, as the people running the place are great!

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AO
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Really great atmosphere, the staff were awesome , very attentative and friendly with lots of personalitiy. Great for a catch up with friends or a date. The bottomless Mimosas was great! The brunch banquet was really tastey, a little bit more food would have been good for the price.

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TS
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing set menu with generous portions. The bottomless mimosas and great service were also an added bonus. Would come back!

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b
62 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Good food and great vibe. Dead Ringer has a distinct personality. It's fun and hip but without being pretentious. For me the draw was the food- very creative takes on some traditional foods. For example, the smoked sea trout was a lot like your traditional NY-style lox, but the addition of the pickled fennel made it just that special. The salt-cod fritters again were rescued from banality by the lemony tang. MY dining companion is vegetarian/ pescatarian and there was plenty for us to choose from. The place is small and loud, but fortunately very friendly.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food & service were exceptional. Our first time dining here and it will definitely become a regular.

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MK
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was fantstic, chicken liver parfait was delicious, wine selected was perfect for the meal, attentive and friendly service, highly recommend Dead Ringer!

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KM
2 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Yummy food, really liked the wine list. Quite small serves but delicious and well priced. The booths were a bit tight for space for 6 people but a really nice atmosphere!

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