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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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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Just after a table for pre-dinner drinks or late night cocktails? We've got you covered.
$65 Feed Me Menu
Our $65pp Feed Me Set Menu is the perfect way to dine at Dead Ringer. Four courses, all our favourites and all designed for sharing. Let us make the decisions for you - we can cater to all dietary requirements with 24 hours notice, just leave a message in the booking requests!
$65pp Feed Me Menu
Our $65pp Feed Me Set Menu is the perfect way to dine at Dead Ringer for large groups. Four courses, all our favourites and all designed for sharing. Let us make the decisions for you - we can cater to all dietary requirements with 24 hours notice, just leave a message in the booking requests!
Food was incredibly delicious!
Nice ambiance and great music!
The wine was lovely too.
Difficult to get our heads around masks, but otherwise relaxing and enjoyable night out.
It was a birthday dinner with our son on a quiet and very wet Sunday night. We were welcomed professionally in a Covid friendly way. Drinks and service was very warm and efficient. We had the set menu which was a good selection and interesting variety from vegetarian, pasta, seafood and beef, which a lovely stick date pudding. Music was very cool. Cocktails probably too good. So overall a great experience.
'Bottomless Brunch' polite staff, delicious food.
Thanks Sophie! We'd love to hear how we can improve our service, could you email me with any feedback? Adam General Manager email@example.com
Great ! Thanks for a great night will come again cheers
Great food & great atmosphere.
Wait staff and bar staff were great.
Was a great birthday having the bottomless brunch. The service was great, our waitress never let the glasses get empty and the food was very well timed and delicious. throughly enjoyed, thanks Dead Ringer
The played really good music, drinks were amazing and gnocchi was fab!
Thanks so much!
The staff were polite, helpful and very accommodating. The atmosphere was warm and cosy with a beautiful modern design.
Set brunch menu was tasty with a nice variety of flavours. Food and drinks perfectly timed for the 2 hours.
Thanks so much for the kind review! Hope to see you again soon.
Really good for celebrations. A little noisy but great service
delicious! food was so good and service was very attentive!
Delicious food in a cosy environment. Easy covid tracking check in via your mobile and menus available online after you checked in which eliminated the use of hardcopy menus.
Glad you enjoyed it Mel!
Had a brunch booking on Sunday arvo, sat outside and it was glorious. Service was so excellent and food great. Felt very welcome to chill out & have more margaritas which I know is not easy when managing covid regulations and booking schedules. Had a really great time thankyou
Excellent food and service, fantastic playlist when we went too!
Every course in the set brunch men was absolutely delicious.
Would have preferred the bottomless mimosas in champagne glasses, but that is literally my only (very minor) gripe.
Great food and excellent service! Great place to catch up with your mates!
Always perfect! Great food, wine, service, atmosphere. Had a 'Feed me' menu - just the right amount of food with delicious GF option.
Dominic’s cocktails are outstanding. His wine recommendation was also spot on.
Had a quiet Sunday night dinner with friends at Dead Ringer. Nice drinks and service. We had the 'Feed Me' menu which had a great selection of food. Everything was lovely. Highly recommended
We chose DR specifically for a different brunch experience. We really liked the set food menu but couldn't understand how a brunch restaurant didn't offer coffee. Baffled.
Hey Jans, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review and for your kind comments about our food menu. We offer excellent filter coffee for guests, with beans ground by the team at Welcome Dose in Rosebery, and The Factory Grind across the road from us make excellent machine coffee, where guests are welcome to pop over for a takeaway and return. Hope to see you again, perhaps for dinner!
Big thank you to Adam (for his diligent efforts to update us on our booking and great food service), Chris (for his attentiveness) and Sally (for amazing drink recommendations) they made our evening fantastic! You have some great staff at your establishment, and also some awesome chefs! Food, drinks and service were all on point!
Thanks Melinda! Hope to see you again soon! Adam
Great menu, fun venue, wonderful wine list and quite possibly the best espresso martini i've had. I'll be back for sure!
Fantastic selection of food with a subtle twist on the classics that bring them to life.
Quality cocktails, quality venue and very quality service. Get on it!
I arranged a surprise bottomless brunch for my partner and it was great. I have coeliac disease and Adam along with the rest of the team reassured me that my food would be 100% gluten free.
I’d recommend Dead Ringer to anyone. We all had a great day!
Thanks for the kind words, hope to see you again soon!
Great place for a group brunch when you want something other than eggs and avo on toast! Good vibe, friendly staff
The drinks were lovely and the service was great but the food was not very good and very small portions so we were left very hungry after. Was a lot of money for what you get.
Hey! I'm really sorry to hear you didn't have the best food at Dead Ringer (but thanks for your kind comments about our staff and drinks!). I'd love to find out a little bit more about your experience, would you be able to email me directly? Adam General Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Great food, great venue, great service, great wine list. Could not ask for more.
Had a great night! Food was delivered at a good pace, we did the feed me menu and both of us were quite full afterwards. Never felt rushed and the service was fantastic. Great people and a real neighbourhood gem!
Consistently good. Suitable any occasion and good wine list.
Done the set menu $65 pp
Two dishes were just bread. Very poor compared to other restaurants in Sydney area.
Food was good
Hey! We'd love to hear more about your dinner at Dead Ringer, two dishes on our Set Menu just being bread doesn't sound right! Could you email me directly? Adam Dow General Manager email@example.com
Feed me menu worked a treat. All courses were beautifully presented and tasted amazing.
Bottomless mimosas were quite slow to come out...maybe it’s better to do it in jugs if possible because people are coming for the bottomless idea of it all and in fact it was all quite slow.
Hey Stephanie, sorry to hear you found the mimosas a little slow! We pride ourselves on making every drink as well as we can. We're glad you enjoyed the food. Hope to see you again soon!
We had dinner on the Neighbourhood Night. This was our second one and this time the menu was vegetarian. All of the food was so good but the cauliflower salad was amazing. So so delicious. Neighbourhood Night is great value too. Don't miss out. Thanks to all of the team at DR. We'll be back often.
Really friendly staff - No rush, beautiful food and perfect for a lovely evening.
The food was divine - we had the boozy brunch plus desserts, and everything was delicious and beautifully presented. The service was exceptional - the waitress in particular was lovely, knew the menu well, and was more than happy to accommodate our requests. Would recommend and would love to come back again.
What an unexpected gem. Ambiance great, service was top notch and food was delicious. Only wished we ordered more. Will definitely be back. Thanks Dead Ringer for a great night
Great little spot. Will definitely return.
Loved the bottomless brunch! Amazing variety on the set menu, delish food and plenty of prosecco!
I went here with my friends and it was such great experience! Love the food, the vibes and friendly staff
Every single dish we ordered was incredible... Their roast cauliflower was so good we ordered a second round! We had such lovely experience with our waiter providing great service and even better cocktail recommendations. Dead Ringer is our new favourite.
Dead Ringer is rated 4.6 stars by 392 OpenTable diners.
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You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.