Dead Ringer

4.6
197 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
Top tags:
  • 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
Mon 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Brunch
Sat 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Tue, Wed 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
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Special Events & Promotions


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 197 People Are Saying
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4.6
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BS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
5 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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OT
1 review
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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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely loved our experience at Dead Ringer, the service was fabulous and the food was delicious. The bottomless mimosa’s were constantly flowing. Amazing value for money, will definitely return.

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L
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Really enjoyed the food but the wine list was very overpriced. Nothing really under $60 a bottle so the bill adds up quickly. Maybe have one or two cheaper winter options.

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AH
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic service...along with a super brunch set menu and bottomless mimosas. Highly recommend!

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JP
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I love this restaurant, fast becoming a real favourite. Great staff who are always so friendly, and helpful with cocktail and meal suggestions. The interiors have a wonderful ambience. Have been twice now, and will definitely be going back.

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LM
4 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I always walked pass DR and it was always busy which is a great sign
Decided after all this time to book and catch up with friends
From my confirmation call to the end it was the best service.
Bottomless mimosas was a favorite for such great value
Food was spot on and again pricing was great !!
We have found our new place
Thank you for your service !!!

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CA
12 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Lousy service. Excellent food and wine.

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N
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great food and exceptional service. Lots of options for coeliacs. Nice ambience. Would definitely recommend this place

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KU
5 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delightful nibbles accompanied by a cheeky Bloody Mary or two equals weekend bliss

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BP
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Lovely brunch with girlfriends on Sunday. Highly recommend! The staff at Dead Ringer (especially Sally!) were fantastic and the service was amazing - especially of the Mimosas. The food was lovely, but at times quite slow and so it would have been nice to have additional bread at times. It can be noisy inside so if it's forecast for a nice day be sure to book the tables outside.

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h
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great vibe, great service, great music and great food...
In short it was great!

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AF
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We went to Dead Ringer to celebrate mother’s day on a wet Sunday night. The tables are cozy and quiet but there is also bar seating and outside tables in front.
The service was very good: knowledgeable and helpful.
All dishes were great and the menu readily adapts to sharing dishes around the table. Servings were not huge, which suited us well.
The wine list is concise but excellent.
A great place to have in the ‘hood.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Bar staff great and food matched!

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MR
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

Nice, just super expensive for basic food, and we left still hungry.

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JD
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good friendly service and delicious tasting food in a fun environment, however the portions were extremely small for the price. My date and I were still hungry after we left.

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P
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Groovy inner city vibe and great vegetarian food on a night they have named 'meat free Monday' but the $15 price tag on a glass of wine which only just could be called a standard size was just outrageous.

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