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Internal Dead Ringer, poster and bar - Dead Ringer, Surry Hills, AU-NSW

Dead Ringer

4.8
4.8
913 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 weekend brunch.

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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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Modern European, International

  • 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

    (02) 9046 8460

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jamie Irving

  • 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.In 2022 we created a new private dining room, creating an intimate space for groups of between 6 and 12 people.

  • Private party contact

    David Hobbs: (02) 9331 3560

  • Neighborhood

    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

  • $90pp Set Menu

    A$90.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Our $90pp Set Menu is the perfect way for larger groups to dine at Dead Ringer - we do all the hard work for you! Featuring 6 dishes and is designed to share, this is all about our signature 12-hour slow-roasted lamb shoulder. We can cater to all dietary requirements with 24 hours notice, just leave a message in the booking requests See our current menu at the link below; https://www.deadringersydney.com.au/set-menus
  • 'Feed-Me' $74pp set menu

    A$74.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Our Feed Me Set Menu is the perfect way to dine at Dead Ringer - let us make the decisions for you! Four courses, all our favourites and all designed for sharing. we can cater to all dietary requirements with 24 hours notice, just leave a message in the booking requests See our current menu at the link below; https://www.deadringersydney.com.au/set-menus
  • $45 Set Brunch Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Every Saturday and Sunday from 11am we serve our boozy bottomless set brunch menu for $45pp, an excellent restaurant lunch with nods to breakfast elements. 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 913 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  • Sydney

    Best Service

  • Sydney

    Modern Australian

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Ambiance

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Value

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Good for groups

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Hot spot

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Neighborhood gem

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Good for special occasions

  • Eastern Suburbs

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow, what a great experience. Looked after yet not annoyed. Incredible food.
  2. a

    andrewh

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and service. Food was delicious with great variety. Service was attentive but friendly.
  3. M

    Markl

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food Friendly staff Definitely will go again
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic! Had a fantastic time, service was impeccable!! Would definitely recommend and attend again :)
  5. DB

    DavidB

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always so good. Love it !!
  6. RB

    RosalindBaker

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place terrific staff food Devine best in Sydney. Cloth napkins interesting beers.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Loved the bartender who made great cocktails. Loved the food which was 90% perfect but felt that the lamb was a little dry and tough. It was saved by the amazing purée and sauce accompanying it, but not as melt in the mouth as expected. The kingfish was spectacular. A dish the we didn’t order came to the the table so we sent it back, but it appears to have been added to the bill. My fault for not checking but when we added up the night the next day, the bill seemed more than it should have
  8. J

    Jacob

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff are lovely and the food was perfection. Can’t wait to return.
  9. f

    frankyg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and the team was very welcoming. Defintely recommend it.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, never disappoints. Our favourite Sydney restaurant.
  11. KB

    KateB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dining experience, beautiful food and staff are exceptional.
  12. KB

    KlarindaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great! Food is consistently good and their pate is to die for.
  13. DA

    DonnaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The staff Douglas , Sally and Floriana were delightful. Food was delicious we shared plates …overall a great experience would definitely go back
  14. MM

    MarieM

    Sydney

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and atmosphere were all fabulous! Such a great night for my visiting friend from Melbourne and I. Will definitely be back!
  15. MS

    MaureenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious and innovative food and excellent service
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Incredible food. Great light atmos casual. Interior could use a little more glam but otherwise cool. service was perfect. Get the gnocchi and the barramundi. Wow.
  17. SP

    SophieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place to catch up with friends and have a few cheeky margaritas
  18. IT

    IshitaT

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome ambience and great food! Awesome wine collection 👌
  19. LT

    LindsayT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and attentive. We were outside and there was a lot of rain and wind so since it wasn't occupied the fabulous waitress moved us into the private dining room. Food was delicious and so nice to have so many GF options and be able to share with celiac friends.
  20. JA

    JoelA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dining experience, thank you. We will definetively return.
  21. LB

    LizB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food - we had nonnies quinoa bread, the octopus and the gnocchi - each dish was incredibly delicious. Our waiter was great and he remembered that I was gluten intolerant and when asked what desserts to have only offered the GF options - which was so great to have my allergies taken seriously. The food came out quickly, the cocktails were fabulous and the down lighting gave off romantic, moody lighting. The dishes were reasonably priced too. Would 10/10 recommend Dead Ringer for dates, catch ups with friends or for treating the parents to a fabulous meal out.
  22. CO

    CemO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Warm welcome, very friendly yet professional service level and absolutely amazing food. I find the place very cosy for a date or special night away from all the frills. Great job, Dead Ringer Team!
  23. DC

    DCLC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food and wine were flavourful. Service was very attentive and friendly.
  24. DB

    DagmaraB

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely, intimate spot perfect for drinks with friends or a date!
  25. L

    Leiser

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got the set menu for 2 people. All dishes were delicious, in particular the slow cooked steak.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food and service. A really fun evening!
  27. a

    atlantan

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great martinis and delicious food. Service was somewhat slow, but that might be part of the relaxed vibe. Would definitely recommend.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The “feed me” menu never disappoints! From start to finish every course was amazing and had totally different flavours and was a true dining experience. Our waiter was super attentive as my Mum didn’t like octopus so he changed the order to oysters and was generally a great host in explaining our dishes and aiding with drink selections. We had to take our dessert to go as we were ready to explode but even reheating the sticky date with the cream and caramel they packed separately was still amazing. 10/10 for everything!
  29. JH

    JamesHeggie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Chose Dead ringer because we have one of our party with some significant Dietary requirements. was not disappointed, they were excited to have a range of options to try. Food was great, Dietary food was also amazing. Shout out to the waitress who took care of us for her patience and knowledge (did not get her name) Will be back. James
  30. HB

    HildaBaggs

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great welcome in this trendy but relaxed venue. Small and large plates offer wide choice and delicious Australian delicacies, topped off with a well-curated wine list.
  31. B

    Bennikat

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were amazing definitely recommend
  32. FS

    FunkySlippers

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great night, lovely food and friendly staff. Got very noisy towards the end of the evening and please ditch the QR menus. Don’t want to be peering at my phone when out to dinner
  33. F

    Fiona

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service every time. Excellent value for money as well.
  34. HT

    HelenT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience with lovely food, a good atmosphere and excellent service
  35. a

    alexppreston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely love dining at Dead Ringer! The staff are so friendly and attentive, always ready to address any questions and very willing to make any dietary substitutions or recommendations. The food is incredible and everything is delicious and well sized, so props to the chefs and kitchen team!
  36. PP

    PeterP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Organised a business dinner here and Dead Ringer were very accommodating. We had the set menu in the private room which made it super easy to organise. Food was great - especially the lamb! - service was perfect, and we even had control of our own music & play lists. Highly recommend!!
  37. CG

    ConorG

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience food is wonderful, rhubarb old fashioned is also a must
  38. AR

    AkshayR

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place, limited food options. However great selection of wines
  39. S

    Sean

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were looked after by Rob who provided amazing service that complemented the amazing food. Definitely recommend Dead Ringer, it’s a Surrey Hills must.
  40. MK

    MariaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is always a notch above the rest. Great food also

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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 913 OpenTable diners.

Dead Ringer does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 16 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

  • Neighborhood

    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

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Modern European, International

  • 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

    Jamie Irving

  • 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

    (02) 9046 8460

  • 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.In 2022 we created a new private dining room, creating an intimate space for groups of between 6 and 12 people.

  • Private party contact

    David Hobbs: (02) 9331 3560

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