Dead Ringer

4.6
237 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.

Special Offers

Meat Free Mondays - $40 pp

Come and see what our talented kitchen team can do with the best of the season's produce. About 90% of our menu is also Gluten Free and caters very well for vegan diets too. Please note a very limited a la carte menu can be ordered from, all the dishes are also meat-free.

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Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 28 January 2019

Ends: 30 June 2019

Availability: Mon 17:00-23:00

Brunch Set Menu + Bottomless Mimosas + 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 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 - 10 people

Starts: 8 August 2018

Ends: 30 June 2019

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

Brunch Set Menu + Bottomless Mimosas + Dessert - $80pp

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 - 10 people

Starts: 8 August 2018

Ends: 30 June 2019

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

Brunch Set Menu, Bottomless Mimosa, Dessert & Espresso Martini - $90pp

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: 1 August 2018

Ends: 30 June 2019

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

Brunch Set Menu + Bottomless Mimosas - $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!

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 - 10 people

Starts: 1 August 2018

Ends: 30 June 2019

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

Brunch Set Menu - $45pp

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 - 10 people

Starts: 1 August 2018

Ends: 30 June 2019

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

What 237 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food, booze and atmosphere. You won't be disappointed.

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OT
121 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a wonderful small neighborhood restaurant with outdoor seating. The food was delightful and delicious!
Personable staff.

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KH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was awesome, especially the ricotta tart!, as for bottomless mimosa option, it was worth it.
It had a full of flavour and alcohol and not some watered down drink because it was unlimited for 2 hours.

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TM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were seated at the bar and the service from the bar tender was awesome. He's attentive but not intrusive. Food was great I just wish the serving is bit bigger. Over-all it was a lovely experience. I would definitely come back.

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JL
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Pros: the burrata was delicious
Cons: wine is very pricey, mahi mahi was quite bland. We were also seated on the inside tables near the entrance, so it was also very loud and the chairs were quite uncomfortable (is awkward eating a meal on high tables/chairs). Would've been much better to be seated in the restaurant section, to be fair we didn't ask to move there which we probably should have.

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JH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent restaurant - top notch food in a casual relaxed environment. Buzzy feel and music at perfect level - ie not so loud you can’t hear each other

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GB
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food with even better service. No wonder we keep going back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I hadn’t been here for awhile and we had a great Sunday evening, food was great and the people were lovely .

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a
5 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best meals we had while in Sydney. All the ingredients were seasonal and were fresh and flavorful, excellent cocktails and attentive service. The chicken with pistachios was amazing. Would definitely go back.

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YA
3 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great venue with a good atmosphere and lovely staff. A little slow to take initial order but then everything else was great.

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MN
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great tastes but poor portion sizes for the price. Cocktails are okay, nothing special.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to dead ringer on the last night of our honeymoon. We had put in the reservation that it was our honeymoon and were greeted with champagne. Our waitress was so sweet and fun and the food was all delicious! We had a great time and would highly recommend!

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JA
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Very good set food menu, very good value.

Drinks are on the pricey side.

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H
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every dish we had was amazing. Really appreciate the use of metal straws, support of Oz Harvest etc too.

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BM
4 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food: excellent! Drinks: excellent! Slightly on the loud side, and service was a bit slow. Very friendly staff though! Would definitely go again.

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RT
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great place for brunch. Endless mimosas and friendly staff.
Food was tasty and fresh

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v
34 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant with very good food and service. The roasted chicken was to die for!

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J
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere food was delicious and the service was particularly good

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TJ
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bar staff and waiters were extremely friendly and helpful, cocktails were fantastic and food was great. A very relaxed yet subtle vibe, great for a date or a catch up. Would highly recommend!

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JZ
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service were fantastic and the price was very fair. I would highly recommend to my friends & family!

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ET
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing. The folks working there could not have been any friendlier, and on their game. A true joy. And the food was wonderful too!

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TM
8 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

always a brilliant meal, outstanding service - wonderful!

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VB
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food, great attentive staff. Will definitely go back

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N
4 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Innovative menu, delicious well executed food and eclectic wine list. Fantastic dining experience in Surry Hills!

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R
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

The service with the bottomless mimosas started out great however after 1 hour it slowed right down to the point where I had to ask to get more drinks multiple times. Would have been nice if they had the same level of service as when we first arrived.

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CA
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
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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J
5 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
2 reviews
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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