Dead Ringer

4.8
612 reviews
$41 to $100
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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Experiences

  • Drinks Booking

    Multiple dates available

    Just after a table for pre-dinner drinks or late night cocktails? We've got you covered.
  • $69 Feed Me Menu

    A$69.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Our $69pp 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!
  • Set Brunch Menu

    A$45.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am we serve our boozy bottomless set brunch menu, 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.
  • Feed Me Set Menu

    A$69.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Our 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!
  • Christmas Set Menu

    A$65.00 per person

    Dec 3 - Dec 24, 2021

    Enjoy a Christmas-themed long lunch this December at Dead Ringer! Four courses, including all our holiday 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 612 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
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RileyM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and fully catered to gluten free diet

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Emilia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really great service and delicious food but pretty expensive. Would definitely recommend, and looking forward to going again, but for me will reserve it for special occasions because of the price.

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Cacoro
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The service was great, very friendly and efficient.
We went with the Feed Me option and everything was delicious.
The place was buzzing will definitely return.

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Chantelle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and drinks were delicious. Nice ambience for friends catch up or date

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, the mimosas kept coming and innovative brunch menu

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RossouwV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and awesome food. The feed me set menu is good for a little date night

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DanielleL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every single dish brought out to us was amazing! Highly recommend the feed me banquet. Can’t fault this place. Unreal

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LaurenG
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it! Great ambiance outside with outstanding service and food.

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JessFarley
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Dead Ringer does not miss a beat. The brunch menu is delectable, and accomodating for dietary requirements without question. The drinks are great and they have incredible service. 10/10 experience always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dead ringer is a consistent delight in both food, beverages and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing Feed Me menu. Waiters and all FOH employees were amazing!

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JacquelineB
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dead Ringer is always delightful. Staff is friendly and attentive; food is delicious.

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Gusman
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a little gem. I went there with my wife as a date night out of lockdown. People were very friendly, service was great and food was awesome.
I will go back for sure.

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CraigR
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good quality food. The service at Dead Ringer was beyond reproach. We are from interstate but will definitely come back when in Sydney again.

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JanC
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A surprising find as one of the very few restaurants in the area that seemed to be opened on a Monday of a long weekend. Very welcoming staff, food was excellent and we made use of the shared plate arrangement. The wine while quite expensive was adequate.
Sadly I feel the day of BYO restaurants where you can bring great wine from ones own cellar instead of paying the highly inflated prices charged is dying.
We are from interstate so will probably not return but I would recommend this restaurant for the food.

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Wonderful Gnocchi and the Broccolini was fabulous but the Pavlova was the best I've ever had. The coconut gelato on top! A plum layer that was not very sweet but rich and deep sitting on top of a slice of perfect shell and some exquisite cream.

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ZachZ
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time. Amazing food and drinks, especially the sticky date pudding.

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Elle
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food - loved the Feed Me menu with great service! Definitely recommend

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AlexD
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for a birthday dinner for two, such a great atmosphere. The team were very accomodating with dietaries and the food was exceptional.

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Anna
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Expensive taking into consideration the small and simple meals. It’s not a good option to have dinner.

Dead Ringer
Responded on 8 June 2021

Hi Anna! Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to leave a review. Sorry you didn't have the best time with us, I would love to hear more about your experience here -could you email me directly? Sally Gyles Venue Manager sally@deadringer.wtf

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Jascha
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Definitely a place to come back to.

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LizL
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a lovely tasting menu for our wedding anniversary. Staff were very helpful matching our wines. Overall a dining delight

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RebeccaO
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, lovely food and really friendly staff!

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DenisG
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Really enjoyed our dinner, great service, unrushed but attentive, found excellent, will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic personable service and exceptional food. Would definitely dine at Dead Ringer again.

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CamiloM
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! delicious Focaccia, Burrata and steak!

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food and wine was delicious, service was attentive and friendly

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JakeD
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Incredible food and service of the highest order, will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

More of a dinner / bar vibe than a brunch venue especially if you’re after a good breaky and coffee.

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Belle
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is excellent and the staff are great. They know the menu, they’re friendly, attentive and just always available. Had a very impressive dining experience here. The salted sticky date pudding was probably the best I’ve had.

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OliviaT
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service and awesome vibes! Will definitely be back

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Ruby
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fresh, delicious and interesting menu - not your typical brunch. Service was friendly, kind and thoughtful with lots of little generous touches
Simple great vibe especially outdoor setting.
Drinks were yummy and refreshing.

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Sophia
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was incredible and so accomodating - could not fault it at all. Amazing service from Max and the welcoming staff too, what a bunch of great sports.

I will say that it was a shame when Max clocked off and we changed server as he wasn't particularly happy to be serving us (he told us he "wasn't feeling the ambience we were creating" and to shut up).
Appreciate we could have been quieter, however, I do think there was a better way to ask.

Definitely don't let it put you off coming here though, loved it. Thank you team for looking after us.

Dead Ringer
Responded on 27 May 2021

Hi Sophia, Thanks for your review and we’re sorry this wasn’t handled quite right at the time! We’ll take your feedback on board and look forward to hosting you again soon. Sally Venue Manager

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went here for bottomless brunch with a friend and the food was absolutely delicious, and there was more than enough food and it was great, even the plates that I was mildly concerned about. And the service was so efficient and fantastic. Nothing worse than paying for a bottomless mimosa package and only being able to order a couple drinks becuase they are slow with service, at Dead Ringer they are basically replacing your glass as soon as you finish so you can control the pace as you see fit :) definitely coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fantastic, we did the set menu and every item was so good! Can’t wait to come back

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GeorgiaM
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it all. Vibe, service & all the food was exceptional.

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CharlotteJ
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Couldn't recommend more! Such lovely food, great atmosphere, and incredible service! Cannot wait to go back.

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Tamati
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service! Great food! Great vibe!
Will be booking a table again soon.

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LizM
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Delicious food - there was no rushing between courses ( weekend set brunch/ lunch menu) lovely staff very helpful
Thank you Dead Ringer

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JMoney
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food in a good location. High tables/bar aren't super comfy so aim for normal tables or outside.

FAQs

Dead Ringer is rated 4.8 stars by 612 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.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.