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Dead Ringer

4.6
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387 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured special offers

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$65 Feed Me Menu

Dine in
Starting Jul 15, 2020·Sun 17:00-22:00, Wed-Sat 17:00-22:00

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

Dine in
Starting Jun 30, 2020·Sun 17:00-22:00, Thu-Sat 17:00-22:00

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!

$45 Set Brunch Menu

Dine in
Starting Jun 23, 2020·Sun 10:30-15:00, Sat 10:30-15:00

Every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am we serve our boozy bottomless set brunch menu for $45pp, an excellent restaurant lunch with nods to breakfast elements such as omelettes, tarts, plenty of seafood, salads and house-made pastries.

You are welcome to add our bottomless drinks options on the day, but if you have any dietary requirements, please let us know in the booking message.

What 387 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SylviaZ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food & great atmosphere.
Wait staff and bar staff were great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The played really good music, drinks were amazing and gnocchi was fab!

Dead Ringer
Responded on 27 July 2020

Thanks so much!

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Ghfdfvjjbfd
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

Dead Ringer
Responded on 27 July 2020

Thanks so much for the kind review! Hope to see you again soon.

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JenniferC
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really good for celebrations. A little noisy but great service

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BenjaminT
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

delicious! food was so good and service was very attentive!

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MelL
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

Dead Ringer
Responded on 27 July 2020

Glad you enjoyed it Mel!

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MelC
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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PhoebeM
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and excellent service! Great place to catch up with your mates!

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Artur
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always perfect! Great food, wine, service, atmosphere. Had a 'Feed me' menu - just the right amount of food with delicious GF option.

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RosW
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dominic’s cocktails are outstanding. His wine recommendation was also spot on.

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WILLC
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Jans
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

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.

Dead Ringer
Responded on 13 July 2020

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!

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MelindaS
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

Dead Ringer
Responded on 14 July 2020

Thanks Melinda! Hope to see you again soon! Adam

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ChristinaA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great menu, fun venue, wonderful wine list and quite possibly the best espresso martini i've had. I'll be back for sure!

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JamesG
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic selection of food with a subtle twist on the classics that bring them to life.

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Msquared
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quality cocktails, quality venue and very quality service. Get on it!

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IML16
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

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!

Dead Ringer
Responded on 19 July 2020

Thanks for the kind words, hope to see you again soon!

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BelindaC
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great place for a group brunch when you want something other than eggs and avo on toast! Good vibe, friendly staff

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Sydneygirl
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience2

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.

Dead Ringer
Responded on 14 July 2020

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 adam@deadringer.wtf

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DougT
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great venue, great service, great wine list. Could not ask for more.

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Livv
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

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!

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MichelleK
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently good. Suitable any occasion and good wine list.

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AndrewW
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food
Friendly staff
Fantastic service
Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Done the set menu $65 pp
Two dishes were just bread. Very poor compared to other restaurants in Sydney area.
Food was good

Dead Ringer
Responded on 12 July 2020

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 adam@deadringer.wtf

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SeanO
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Feed me menu worked a treat. All courses were beautifully presented and tasted amazing.

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StephanieC
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

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.

Dead Ringer
Responded on 6 July 2020

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!

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SooMengW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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MargoW
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really friendly staff - No rush, beautiful food and perfect for a lovely evening.

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Catarina
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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AmandaS
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great little spot. Will definitely return.

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SarahH
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the bottomless brunch! Amazing variety on the set menu, delish food and plenty of prosecco!

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NiemL
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went here with my friends and it was such great experience! Love the food, the vibes and friendly staff

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Julie
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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TinaA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Good food !

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SnehaR
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place for a good meal. A must-try is their set menu. Sample the best from the menu. :)

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Bianca
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fantastic, service was amazing and great spot. We really enjoyed it!

Dead Ringer
Responded on 28 June 2020

Thanks Bianca! Glad you enjoyed it!

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EmmaH
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Good quality food, nice atmosphere, well priced and tasty!!

Dead Ringer
Responded on 28 June 2020

Thanks Emma! Glad you enjoyed our Neighbourhood Night.

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CatherineM
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love coming here. As always, a welcoming, delicious and wonderful experience.

Dead Ringer
Responded on 22 June 2020

Thanks Catherine! Great to have you in on Saturday. Hope to see you again soon.

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Dead Ringer is rated 4.6 stars by 387 OpenTable diners.

Dead Ringer does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://giftup.app/place-order/5d0fa21a-0dc3-4fba-a0af-c6fb12117592?platform=Hosted.

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