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Dead Ringer

4.6
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366 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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$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. 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 366 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
Value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Livv
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently good. Suitable any occasion and good wine list.

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AndrewW
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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

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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 5 days ago

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
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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FionaJ
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great afternoon with friends. the venue and staff felt safe - taking details and supplying menu on your mobile once you'd checked in. Ambience was great and it was good to be out and about again!

Dead Ringer
Responded on 25 June 2020

Thanks Fiona! Hope to see you again soon.

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EimearB
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Had a great day here trying different plates of food- and all came out at good times!

Dead Ringer
Responded on 22 June 2020

Thanks Eimear! Hope to see you again soon.

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Kris
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We went here to have the bottomless brunch and the service was absolutely amazing. We never had an empty glass and the food was delicious too and super friendly service. The brunch is very pricey compare to other places though, so it's more of a special occasion experience but would very much recommend.

Dead Ringer
Responded on 25 June 2020

Thanks for your kind review Kris - hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, food and wine was great! I’ll definitely be back

Dead Ringer
Responded on 20 June 2020

Thank you! Hope to see you again soon.

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Skohli
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience2

Very overpriced and disappointing. Portions were too small for they price they are charging. Staff was polite, but service was way too slow. We had to wait over 30 mins for our second course.

Dead Ringer
Responded on 20 June 2020

Hi there, thanks for your review and for dining with us at Dead Ringer. We'd love to hear more about how we could improve - could you email me directly? Thanks! Adam Dow General Manager adam@deadringer.wtf

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GennaB
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

Food was not matched to the price point and not very filling. I also thought it was odd that the last meal served was essentially cold chicken and a salad - whilst the previous hadn't been super great, they were at least food i hadn't had before, apart from the bread at the beginning of service which was burnt and small. overall would not recommend if you are going there with the purpose of trying new food or even nice food.
the waitstaff also kept badgering us to buy drinks - which became quite annoying after a while.

Dead Ringer
Responded on 17 June 2020

Hi GennaB, we're not used to this sort of feedback! We'd love to hear from you a little more about your experience, could you email me directly at adam@deadringer.wtf? Thanks!

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Brooke
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The team at Dead Ringer are absolute legends! I cannot speak more highly of them and the restaurant and bar itself is in my TOP 3 of all time.

The food, drinks and service never disappoints. If you’re looking for a great spot for food and cocktails, Dead Ringer has you sorted.

Thank you Dead Ringer for making our night so special with the amazing service, incredible cocktails and making us feel so welcome.

Through this time of uncertainty with what is going on in the world, thank you for providing light, laughter and great drinks on our Saturday night.
We love and support you 100% !
#supportyourlocal

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AnnelieseP
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you so much for making my birthday lunch something special! The food, the drinks and the service were all amazing!! Thank you again!

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OpenTable Diner
London
12 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the feed me menu.

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KayR
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food and wine at a good value. The service is excellent and staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. Excellent gluten free options.

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IsabellaB
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food, good serving sizes and lovely, attentive staff. Would definitely go back.

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Isabelle
Hong Kong
5 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

The restaurant is really lovely and we enjoyed the lamb shoulder, burrata and potatoes. Unfortunately, the scallops were quite undercooked and the fritters were a bit bland and didn’t have any texture. All that would have been fine if the experience of sitting at the bar wasn’t so poor. I enjoy cocktails as much as the next person, however I’m not sure the barman needs to slam glasses on the bar so aggressively or shake a cocktail within an inch of its life. The noise was just super annoying. When we finished our mains we waited ages for anyone to offer dessert menus and by that time we were ready to leave (even if I had been eyeing off the sticky toffee pudding). It was a nice evening but wouldn’t rush back or recommend to a friend.

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NaomiB
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

From the minute we entered the staff were very attentive and the amazing service continued all evening... The food was delicious and good servings for all five of us.
We will be back!

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Sanna
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food, accommodated for multiple dietary requirements, service attentive. One of my favourites now in Sydney!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Brunch with friends .
Gets very noisey when a few people arrive .
Staff attentive .
Meals small for the price.

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EC901
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Dead Ringer had a very cool vibe to it however the brunch menu was lacking the core items. It seems the team was focused on re-inventing brunch however the options that we had, left us wanting a second brunch (which we did) and the price we paid for it was higher than its competitors. It could be a good option for dinner but a la carte brunch was lacking substance.

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Kate
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an excellent time at Dead Ringer. The staff were very accommodating for our big group and the tasting menu was very generous. On top of that the cocktails were excellent, the wine list well selected and the food was very tasty. Would recommend to anyone looking to treat themselves to a fun night out.

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LauraS
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The service was absolutely fantastic. We felt there could have been more food for the money we paid however the food was good quality

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SallyM
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, Allergan friendly and attentive and fun wait staff.

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Angela
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place! I have been here multiple times now and it never disappoints. Food is always amazing, great selection of drinks and service is always friendly. Will definitely be going back and never hesitate to recommend.

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Alexis
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time dining here for my daughters 18th birthday. The food and cocktails were delicious, and the staff fabulous. We will all be back soon. xo

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Dead Ringer is rated 4.6 stars by 366 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.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.