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Dead Ringer

4.6
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409 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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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

Select a special offer by choosing a date, time and party size

Drinks Booking

Dine in
Starting Aug 12, 2020·Sun 15:00-22:00, Tue-Thu 17:00-18:30 20:00-22:00, Fri-Sat 17:00-18:00 21:00-23:00

Just after a table for pre-dinner drinks or late night cocktails? We've got you covered.

$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!

What 409 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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DeadTasty
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service great - nice place to go for a few drinks and food. Not the cheapest, but very tasty.

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Chia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Menu is simple, elegant and passionate execution. Wonderful atmosphere and perfect for close friend catch ups and couple's evenings!

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Amanda
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food- perfect for sharing. Great cocktails and other drink options. Servers were so accommodating and nice. Definitely would go back.

Only thing is that the restaurant wasn’t obvious from the street- if I had walked passed it, I probably wouldn’t have noticed how great it was- lucky there were great online reviews.

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Mads
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, but there is no coffee machine! We had to go across the road to get coffee and being it in to our table. The experience would definitely be inproved by having coffee on site.

Dead Ringer
Responded on 7 September 2020

Hey Mads, thanks for your kind review! We offer excellent filter coffee from Welcome Dose in Rosebery and also have cold drip coffee onsite for our guests, but will take your feedback on board. Hope to see you again! Adam General Manager

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CassyC
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, service and atmosphere despite distancing. We had a lovely dinner. Ambient lighting and low key music. A treat!

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AshleyE
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I were very impressed with the customer service at Dead Ringer. My emails were responded to efficiently and they catered extremely well to my party’s dietary requirements. We enjoyed the Bottomless Brunch food +drink and will definitely be back. Thanks Dead Ringer team!

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Bridget
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great! Our waitress was fantastic. I had a lovely day sitting in the sun with all my friends. Only criticism would have to be that $75 was a little bit on the pricier side - it would have been nice for coffee/juice to be included considering the price. Nevertheless, thanks dead ringer for making my bday special!

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Leigh
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, Very easy set menu and accounted for vegetarian with the party.

Would be good to have bottomless deal on drinks other than mimosa

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Alastair
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I dined for dinner on Friday the 4th of September and were extremely happy with the service, quality of food and overall experience we had. Our server Chris was exemplary, having a thorough knowledge of the menu, suggesting the 'Feed Me' option and altered it to cater to our dietary requirements. He was attentive and professional and it was clear he understood his wines to a Sommelier level, offering pairings that complimented our meal perfectly. 10/10 experience!

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DerekS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting food and service. Make a very good negroni too.

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was quite busy for one waiter but he did a great job and we had a lovely time.

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AndrewW
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice food
Wonderful service
Unique and interesting brunch menu
Recommend it for a bottomless brunch catch up with friends

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KaraN
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and service was amazing, everyone was so lovely, but next time for brunch I would definitely opt for the prosecco option over the mimosa, let's be honest that was all orange juice.

Dead Ringer
Responded on 2 September 2020

Hey Kara, Thanks for the kind review! Next time you're in, book a spot at the bar and you can watch the bartenders make our signature mimosa, a 50/50 split of juice and prosecco, with a little Aperol added. It's also a great way to get them to you quickly! Regards, Adam General Manager

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FoodWench
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were lovely, service was swift and efficient. Cleanliness and mask wearing was A++
Food was delicious, and the vegetarian options just as lovely and filling as the regular menu items. For reference, we had the Brunch set menu

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DeanM
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails and share plates in a vibrant atmosphere.

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AlexieG
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local bar, wonderful food, thoughtful service. Highly recommend.

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SabrinaK
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

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.

Dead Ringer
Responded on 17 August 2020

Hey Sabrina, Thanks for the kind words! We're following advice from NSW Health regarding wearing face masks and generally we've found guests to be really understanding about this. We just want to do everything we can to keep our guests and staff safe as part of our Covid-19 Safety Plan. Hope to see you again soon. Adam General Manager

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PeterG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

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Brooke
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend dining at Dead Ringer whether it be for a drink, a date or a group outing. The food, drinks, atmosphere and service is always so exceptional and is one of the best in Sydney!

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SophieH
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

'Bottomless Brunch' polite staff, delicious food.

Dead Ringer
Responded on 14 August 2020

Thanks Sophie! We'd love to hear how we can improve our service, could you email me with any feedback? Adam General Manager adam@deadringer.wtf

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LibbyG
Sydney / NSW
20 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ! Thanks for a great night will come again cheers

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SylviaZ
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DanielleC
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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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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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
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
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
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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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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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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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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Dead Ringer is rated 4.6 stars by 409 OpenTable diners.

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