Dead Ringer

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292 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
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.
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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

The set brunch menu was nice but the portions were absolutely tiny! When you end up paying almost $110 for bottomless brunch per person you shouldn't have to go get food immediately after. This price doesn't even include a small dessert.

Dead Ringer
Responded on 15 October 2019

Hey Dara, So sorry to hear you found the portions inadequate for the food, we try to be really generous with portion sizing! Hopefully you found the Bottomless Prosecco at $50 a head really good value. If you'd like to return I'd love to make sure your group is well looked after - get in touch with me at adam@deadringer.wtf Regards Adam Dow General Manager

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D
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Cute little spot with great service, tasty drinks & super yum food. The charcoal gf bread, liver parfait, burrata, gnocchi & sticky date pudding were next level delicious. Definitely one to try.

C
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

I wound recommend it based on how friendly the staff were and the general food philosophy. I love that they had metal straws as well!
The food was good. Can’t pick anything I disliked. But it wasn’t wow. Sorry!

SW
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible service and excellent food. Server provided great insight on everything from drinks to dessert! Highly recommend Dead Ringer!

LC
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always amazing, delicious food, great cocktails & awesome service!

JC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bottomless brunch was just the right amount of food and the mimosas were free flowing. Great vegan options as well

EF
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

We booked a table of 3 for the bottomless brunch with Mimosas. The food was very tasty and beautifully presented, however the mimosas were a disappointment as they were mostly orange juice and we couldn't taste the prosecco. I would definitely skip the mimosa's next time!

Dead Ringer
Responded on 2 October 2019

Hi Elena, Thanks for your kind comments about our food! Our mimosas are a 50-50 mix of prosecco and juice with a touch of Aperol, but for next time, we do offer bottomless prosecco for $50pp for 2 hours for those wanting to really taste the prosecco! Hope to see you again soon. Adam General Manager

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CC
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

food great and delivered quickly- a good variety of dishes

LN
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, great service and the place is in a fantastic but often overlooked location. Very happy to go back and highly recommend this place!

PR
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very friendly and helpful staff. Delicious food - we had the feed me menu and the choices and sizes were fantastic. Would highly recommend to anyone.

OT
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bottoms up birthday brunch on a sunny weekend. Service was great, staffs were attentive to refill our drinks and to check in how we were doing in terms of food. They also brought a little bday surprise dessert! Would definitely come back!

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely loved it! Beautiful food & wonderful staff. Will be back very soon!

OT
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service was incredibly warm and knowledgeable. Great wine recommendations. Food was lovely.

SB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tastey menu and perfectly set to share. even the mains were constructed in such a way that they can be easily shared. Very helpful staff and great cocktails!

l
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had delicious cocktail to start loved our red wines & food was delicious. Bread, gruyere souffle, duck , broccolini etc all perfect . Staff so friendly & helpful. Sommelier/ wine man, Adam???, was great at knowing wines & cocktails. Highly reccomend.

S
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it!! Amazing food & service! Lovely location!

R
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious food, great ambiance and fully professional service. Mid range price for “Feed Me” banquet. I would definitely recommend this place to a friend.

SC
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

In town and wanted somewhere close to our hotel, chose Dead Ringer because I’m a sucker for gnocchi and the gnocchi with mushrooms did not disappoint. We chose the set menu for $59 and we were well satisfied with the food that came out of the kitchen.. the chicken parfait with the house made pickled veg was amazing, the gnocchi I have already mentioned, yummy..dessert was a sticky date pudding with salted caramel, not normally a fan of sticky date pudding but this version certainly had me wanting more, not the stodgy pudding I’ve had before, this was light and airy and delicious.
Great cocktails, I’m sourcing Yuzu vermouth as we speak and the service was personal and friendly and the staff knew their stuff.
Definitely will return

LC
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Good vibe good food and drink. Comfy place to visit

SS
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 5Ambience 3

Way too loud - was seated but then had to leave as the noise at lunch was so loud I couldn’t hear my husband who was sitting next to me. Luckily the staff were nice about it

AA
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Super staff! Charming, helpful and swift service.

KF
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent hospitality and fabulous value in the bottomless mimosa deal. The food could’ve been a little more in terms of quantity but the quality was fabulous!

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was amazing from start to finish. Service was exceptional and the food was delicious .

HM
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about the venue was spot on, while the food was amongst the best vegetarian dishes I've ever had!

EB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. My dietary requirements were no issue (and they are lengthy!)

DS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An excellent evening of shared plates, very tasty food and superb service by Adam
What else could you ask for a great local venue. We’ll be back.

LG
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing service. The waitress was lovely, very helpful with explaining the menu as it was our first time at the restaurant. Great wine list.

LD
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, food and atmosphere. Definitely recommend booking in advance. Super cool place for a boozy brunch. Go there!

LK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love Meat Free Mondays. Being Coeliac and vegetarian, it's a delight to have a gorgeous, gourmet meal in a lovely setting.

AT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My best friend and I has an absolute blast at brunch. Staff were amazing and attentive. Food was delicious - staff were very accommodating with GF and veggo options! Overall excellent experience!

DR
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely welcome and neighbourly vibe. Fantastic staff, great food and wine. Will definitely be back.

A
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The vibe was perfect for a Friday night dinner and drinks. This was complimented by the outstanding staff and service, and the food was delicious. Five stars all round!

JM
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Visiting Sydney from Melbourne and work in hospitality myself. The reviews really did hold up to the amazing level of service and food. Dined for the brunch set menu and bottomless mimosas! Normally going into these kind of deals expectations are not too high and honestly our group was only going for the bottomless mimosas’s (as a girlie weekend would tend to do). Was highly impressed by the service from everyone, the ambiance of the restaurant - classiness and a chilled no rush feel, timing of food -one dish after the other spread out over the first hour and quality of options (normally this is where brunches don’t hold up - but this definitely wasn’t an issue here) second hour of bottomless mimosas’s was dedicated to ENDLESS mimosas and the group chatters. Restaurant was turning to dinner service by the end and we weren’t rushed out and a few more friends enjoyed for a few drinks before we decided to part with the restaurant! Absolute perfection and these guys held up to exactly how hospitality should be done!!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED and next time I’m in Sydney I know exactly where to gather friends!! Thank you Dead Ringer Team

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

The food was awesome, couldn’t fault that.
The service was lovely if a bit slow. We had to wait for drink orders quite a while and to order mains. It could be because of Easter Long Weekend but it makes me reluctant to tell people to go there as a group.
I am sure we will return but it is unlikely we will be taking people with us simply because the wait time was bordering on ridiculous.

K
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food here was really good. Came here on a Monday night, so it was all delicious vegetarian food. Ambience was nice, seated outdoors under the heater. Could hear friends' conversations. Staff were attentive, but it did get busy towards the end.

g
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Such a great venue for brunch! The staff were very friendly and helpful, i loved coming here i felt so welcome and the food was amazing!! The bottomless mimosa add on was incredible and definitely worth the value!!! Dont hesitate, this place is great!!

OT
Sydney / NSW
9 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

The drinks package was great value with good service

LJ
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Yes, delicious. Meals a little on the small side. Cocktails yummy

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

We had a good brunch but expected a bit more food for what we were paying.

BR
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service was outstanding. Our table had both elderly guests and a coeliac guest, whos requirements were taken care off without fuss. Fantastic!