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Dead Ringer

4.8
4.8
1091 Reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
We are a neighbourhood restaurant in Surry Hills with a great bar and a lovely team.
Our menu is dedicated to Australian produce, wine, beer & cocktails, opening every evening and for a lazy long lunch every weekend.

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, an intimate dining room, and a newly renovated private dining room.

We are thrilled to have one of Australia’s most experienced chefs, Mark Archer (previously Becassè, Tomislav, & Fix Wine Bar) 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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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–12:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    0481 234 484
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Mark Archer
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Dead Ringer can accommodate all your special event needs. With seasonal set menu's and bespoke drinks pairing, come have dinner at our house.
  • Private party contact
    Sally Gyles (General Manager): 0481 234 484
  • Area
    Surry Hills
  • Cross Street
    Short Street
  • Parking Details
    Limited Street Parking.<br />Watch out, the rangers are everywhere!
  • Public Transit
    • train - 10 mins from central station, 10 mins from Museum station• bus - 2 mins from Taylor Sq, very frequent buses to cbd and eastern suburbs• walk - 15 mins from CBD
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Experiences

  • Mardi Gras 2024 Bottomless Brunch!!

    $45.00 per person

    2 Mar 2024 only
    Celebrate Mardi Gras in style with us at Dead Ringer! Enjoy our famous boozy bottomless brunch, and watch Surry Hills come alive with the glitter & glam of Mardi Gras! Dine from our set brunch menu for $45pp, an excellent restaurant lunch with nods to breakfast elements. If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know in the booking message and we will take care of the rest! Thirsty? We got you! Opt in for bottomless wine & Strangelove spritzs (1.5hrs) for $45pp, or select from our a la carte drinks list if you're desperate for a bloody mary. See our website for more details; https://deadringersydney.com.au/bottomless-long-lunch-brunch-surry-hills
    Mardi Gras 2024 Bottomless Brunch!! photo
  • Mardi Gras 2024 Drag Brunch!

    $45.00 per person

    2 Mar 2024 only
    Pump up for the Mardi Gras Parade with us at Dead Ringer, with legendary Queen Sam T (from 1:30pm)! Enjoy our famous boozy bottomless brunch, and watch Surry Hills come alive with the glitter & glam of Mardi Gras! Dine from our set brunch menu for $45pp, an excellent restaurant lunch with nods to breakfast elements. If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know in the booking message and we will take care of the rest! Thirsty? We got you! Opt in for our bottomless wine package $45pp, or select from our a la carte drinks list if you're desperate for a spicy marg. See our website for more details; https://deadringersydney.com.au/bottomless-long-lunch-brunch-surry-hills
    Mardi Gras 2024 Drag Brunch! photo
  • Long Lunch Set Menu $45pp

    $45.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Every Saturday and Sunday from 11am we serve our long lunch menu with bottomless wine, an excellent restaurant lunch with nods to breakfast elements such as tarts, blood sausage, & plenty of seafood. Don’t forget the bottomless options, enjoy an aperitif on arrival and free-flowing wine. You can pre-order below or simply order on the day. There are no eggs & sides or avo smash, we have plenty of great neighbours in Surry Hills who have that covered. We aim to cater for everybody and pride ourselves on being able to cover most dietary requirements, please just let us know in the booking comments & our talented kitchen team will take care of the rest.
    Long Lunch Set Menu $45pp photo

What 1,091 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sydney

    Modern Australian

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Ambience

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Value

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Great for brunch

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Healthy

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Romantic

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Lively

1,091 Reviews
  1. ChristineP

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was outstanding without being intrusive … great advice re food and drinks menu and the food was quite extraordinary! Smallish servings and fairly expensive but a real taste sensation

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  2. RonB

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food; terrific service ; a gem we highly recommend

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  3. LPRIO

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic night! Everything was amazing and the communication before was excellent

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  4. James

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent night of good food and drink and attentive, friendly service.

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  5. LanaB

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food and drinks 🤩😍 Def would recommend to others to check out! Make sure you book!! Super vibey during Mardi-gras and other tourists coming to Sydney that weekend (including us when we went to see Taylor swift)- highly recommend!

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  6. MeganP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend my Saturday night. Incredible food and atmosphere, the service was ridiculously attentive.

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  7. AnwarY

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic. Stand out dishes were the eggplant and stiffed peppers.

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  8. SandyJim

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely place with great food. The airmail cocktail was yummy

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  9. Springyspan

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Banging lunch and exceptional service. Matt was a stand out.

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  10. JAMESG

    Sydney

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always. Service great, food great, wine great. One of the best around Surry Hills.

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  11. AdrianH

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious, fresh food. Great cocktails. Lovely service.

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  12. Mcjdine

    Edinburgh

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely afternoon at Dead Ringers. Staff, service and ambience were 5 star. Enjoyed the bottomless drinks deal with great attention paid to topping up glasses. The staff were all lovely and really helpful and friendly. Food was good but maybe felt it was slightly expensive for what we had in the set menu for 4 people. However in saying that we would come back and also wanted to say thank you for a lovely afternoon.

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  13. KimO

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff are fantastic and make the experience. Food quality is also wonderful.

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  14. JohnG

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding lunch! Myself and two friends (one gluten intolerant) had share plates and the meal was fabulous. Service was exceptional and polite. Will definitely be back

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  15. RicardoLima

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A big shootout to the staffs always really nice and helpful. The food was delicious and I highly recommend this place.

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  16. Toronto

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined at Dead Ringer in January 2024 while on vacation from Canada. We chose the fixed "Feed Me" menu which as a perfect selection across the menu. Each dish highlighted the freshness and quality of the main item, wonderfully balanced by the accompanying elements. The freshly grilled focaccia was a delight with the stracciatella and the gnocchi were brilliantly pillow-like. The sirloin was great and perfectly sliced for easy sharing. We enjoyed the friendly and attentive service and felt quickly welcomed; it seemed clear that each server we spoke with was proud of the restaurant. Dead Ringer quickly reminded us of a Toronto restaurant we often visit, where they were recently given a Michelin Bib Gourmand award - we've added Dead Ringer to our list of high quality neighborhood delights, it was a treat spending our evening here.

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  17. ChristinaC

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was beautiful. Everything was lovely besides the forgotten request for a birthday candle for dessert

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  18. MelissaC

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Relaxed place with delicious small and large plates to share, one of my new favourites for catching up with friends.

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  19. IsabelleU

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Love dead ringer! Great space and food, amazing sticky date pudding for dessert

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  20. LinS

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Well fed for just $45 pp. amazing value for surry hills area. Love the decor in dining room, staff are helpful and friendly. Parking can be a pain around there though, just keep circling and give at least 10-15mins to find spot

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  21. JanelleM

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat in the private dining room which was the perfect size for twelve guests. We dined on the set menu and every course was delicious - especially the steak which was so tasty and tender. The cocktails were yummy - I loved the Floradora. Service was friendly and efficent - thanks Douglas! We would recommend Dead Ringer for sure.

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  22. DimiD

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A bit pricey and the portions are quite small. Food was tasty

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  23. EllenA

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great service and happy to cater to dietary requirements

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  24. NicoleK

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was incredible!! Best food I had over a 3 week holiday in Sydney! Service was perfect!

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  25. jacobh

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was well presented and tasted great. The staff were polite and efficient. The alcohol selection was vast and well constructed. Dined on a quieter night and we were positioned on a good bar height table .booths available also. at the front of the venue. Overall very happy with the experience and would gladly return.

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  26. nu2ny

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We found this last minute on our last day in Sydney! It was fantastic. The food was amazing, the wait staff so helpful and kind and we just had a perfect final evening here in beautiful Surry Hills. Thank you for making it special!

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  27. RooD

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We did the long bottomless brunch - great food - filling - and lovely service from the staff. The wine was great! Great value for money.

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  28. WadeH

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic cocktail, food had amazing flavours and good range, neat and tidy bar

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  29. AdamL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you like good food, great ambience, awesome staff and great wine, look no further. The feed me option feels really well priced for the quality of food, you won't regret getting it

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  30. ChrisF

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Pretentious. Chef has oversized ego based on quality of food, price, and portion. A parakeet would probably left hungry... If it ate any of it.
    Dead RingerResponded on 6 January 2024
    Hi Chris, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, and for scoring us 4.0 for service! We’re sorry our food menu didn’t meet your expectations. We would usually recommend 3-5 dishes between two guests, and agree that one small plate and one large plate is a light meal for two guests. If you have any further feedback you can reach out to us directly via email. -Sally Venue Manager

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Little gem in Surry Hills. Amazing food and wine. Service excellent.

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  32. KirstenB

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We felt well taken care of as the friendly Barman poured us a water and welcomed us. We enjoyed the delicious Spritz drink before being seated at our outdoor table where we enjoyed a wonderful array of small plates that ensured all tastes and preferences were catered for alongside the bottomless wines. A relaxed vibe and perfect place for our family celebration. Thank you!

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  33. RiaT

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dead Ringer is our go to favourite for date nights. The staff know us by name and the food and service are impeccable. Highly recommended

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was amazing, great service and made us perfect paper plane cocktails and had great attention to our dietary restrictions!

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  35. PaulR

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As with our previous visits the food was outstanding and the service efficient as always in its super friendly fashion. Thanks for yet another sublime dining experience!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our meals were great but both the salad and broccolini were highly over-sauced. The fish was cooked perfectly as was the steak.
    Dead RingerResponded on 15 December 2023
    Thanks for taking the time to provide us feedback, we're always looking for ways to improve! Hope to see you back in again soon, Sally Venue Manager

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  37. TimO

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I just found the addition of a sour cream dish with chives along with a much better stracciatella was just too much creamy dishes served. Having say that the main sized trout was terrific, the services was also excellent and overall good value

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, staff and venue. Will definitely go back

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  39. SimonD

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food in a very cool converted terrace. Fantastic cocktails too. Try the Stone Fruit Sour. You’ll love it.
    Dead RingerResponded on 15 December 2023
    Thanks for the 5 stars SimonD! We love summer for the stone fruits, the sour is a favourite of ours :)

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  40. DonnaA

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Took some friends to Dead Ringer and they were very impressed with the food and wine list. We all enjoyed the food and drinks service was attentive and engaged a fabulous time by us all highly recommend this restaurant

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Dead Ringer is rated 4.8 stars by 1091 OpenTable diners.

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Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Dead Ringer

413 Bourke Street, Surry Hills, AU-NSW 2010

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Short Street
  • Area
    Surry Hills
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–12:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Limited Street Parking.<br />Watch out, the rangers are everywhere!
  • Public Transit
    • train - 10 mins from central station, 10 mins from Museum station• bus - 2 mins from Taylor Sq, very frequent buses to cbd and eastern suburbs• walk - 15 mins from CBD
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Mark Archer
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    0481 234 484
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Dead Ringer can accommodate all your special event needs. With seasonal set menu's and bespoke drinks pairing, come have dinner at our house.
  • Private party contact
    Sally Gyles (General Manager): 0481 234 484
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