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.
I love Meat Free Mondays. Being Coeliac and vegetarian, it's a delight to have a gorgeous, gourmet meal in a lovely setting.
My best friend and I has an absolute blast at brunch. Staff were amazing and attentive. Food was delicious - staff were very accommodating with GF and veggo options! Overall excellent experience!
Lovely welcome and neighbourly vibe. Fantastic staff, great food and wine. Will definitely be back.
The vibe was perfect for a Friday night dinner and drinks. This was complimented by the outstanding staff and service, and the food was delicious. Five stars all round!
Visiting Sydney from Melbourne and work in hospitality myself. The reviews really did hold up to the amazing level of service and food. Dined for the brunch set menu and bottomless mimosas! Normally going into these kind of deals expectations are not too high and honestly our group was only going for the bottomless mimosas’s (as a girlie weekend would tend to do). Was highly impressed by the service from everyone, the ambiance of the restaurant - classiness and a chilled no rush feel, timing of food -one dish after the other spread out over the first hour and quality of options (normally this is where brunches don’t hold up - but this definitely wasn’t an issue here) second hour of bottomless mimosas’s was dedicated to ENDLESS mimosas and the group chatters. Restaurant was turning to dinner service by the end and we weren’t rushed out and a few more friends enjoyed for a few drinks before we decided to part with the restaurant! Absolute perfection and these guys held up to exactly how hospitality should be done!!
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED and next time I’m in Sydney I know exactly where to gather friends!! Thank you Dead Ringer Team
The food was awesome, couldn’t fault that.
The service was lovely if a bit slow. We had to wait for drink orders quite a while and to order mains. It could be because of Easter Long Weekend but it makes me reluctant to tell people to go there as a group.
I am sure we will return but it is unlikely we will be taking people with us simply because the wait time was bordering on ridiculous.
The food here was really good. Came here on a Monday night, so it was all delicious vegetarian food. Ambience was nice, seated outdoors under the heater. Could hear friends' conversations. Staff were attentive, but it did get busy towards the end.
Such a great venue for brunch! The staff were very friendly and helpful, i loved coming here i felt so welcome and the food was amazing!! The bottomless mimosa add on was incredible and definitely worth the value!!! Dont hesitate, this place is great!!
The drinks package was great value with good service
Yes, delicious. Meals a little on the small side. Cocktails yummy
We had a good brunch but expected a bit more food for what we were paying.
Service was outstanding. Our table had both elderly guests and a coeliac guest, whos requirements were taken care off without fuss. Fantastic!
Perfect for a group function - set menu & drink deals makes it easy to bill split. The boys behind the bar take their "bottomless Mimosa's " very seriously - they NEVER hit the bottom for us!
The food was amazing. The service was great only issue was that my bf and dad were still hungry after haha. But I was full and I would definitely recommend this place to my friends.
Good food in a lovely setting. Poor and inattentive service - no waiter, had to ask to order food, did not feel well served.
Hi there, We're really sorry to hear this! We're not used to hearing comments like this about our service and we're so sorry we got it wrong on your visit. I'd love to hear more about your experience - could you reach out via email on firstname.lastname@example.org if you get the chance? We'd love to make it up to you. Adam General Manager
Manager was very accommodating when we had to move indoors due to rain. Acoustics aren’t great - one loud party made it hard to hear each other- not a good place for a quiet dinner. But the food was outstanding. Sticky date pudding was to die for.
Great Spot for outdoor dining, and people watching. The food was fantastic and the service was great, Attentive and helpful .
Had such a great time. Wonderful GF and DF options. Highly recommend!
Such a great fun place. Perfect for a table of two as well as large groups. Amazing food, great staff and such a fun vibrant atmosphere.
Meatless Monday was absolutely fantastic! Lovely service and delicious food. Will be returning
Outstanding staff, food so fresh, very relaxing, fun boozy breakfast with the family. Appreciated the roof shading us from the heat later on.
Very disappointing. Nice atmosphere but very small dishes for the price and very small wine by the glass. Just felt ..... ripped off.
A bit disappointing that for 2 hour bottomless mimosas we had to chase our waiter several times for more. Food was still amazing but I feel like the last time I was there we got more for the set menu. Still would recommend though, it was busy so that’s also taken into consideration
The food is a mix of different foods and tastes that I normally don’t eat in my daily life. It was so great and an excellent choice to catch up with my friends
One of my favourite spots in Sydney. Love the food and the mimosas. The brunch food is unique and delicious.
Great place... knows what it is and does a great job. Staff were wonderful, letting us slowly pick through the food and wine list. Thanks for a great night
Excellent food, booze and atmosphere. You won't be disappointed.
This is a wonderful small neighborhood restaurant with outdoor seating. The food was delightful and delicious!
The food was awesome, especially the ricotta tart!, as for bottomless mimosa option, it was worth it.
It had a full of flavour and alcohol and not some watered down drink because it was unlimited for 2 hours.
We were seated at the bar and the service from the bar tender was awesome. He's attentive but not intrusive. Food was great I just wish the serving is bit bigger. Over-all it was a lovely experience. I would definitely come back.
Pros: the burrata was delicious
Cons: wine is very pricey, mahi mahi was quite bland. We were also seated on the inside tables near the entrance, so it was also very loud and the chairs were quite uncomfortable (is awkward eating a meal on high tables/chairs). Would've been much better to be seated in the restaurant section, to be fair we didn't ask to move there which we probably should have.
Excellent restaurant - top notch food in a casual relaxed environment. Buzzy feel and music at perfect level - ie not so loud you can’t hear each other
Awesome food with even better service. No wonder we keep going back.
My husband and I hadn’t been here for awhile and we had a great Sunday evening, food was great and the people were lovely .
One of the best meals we had while in Sydney. All the ingredients were seasonal and were fresh and flavorful, excellent cocktails and attentive service. The chicken with pistachios was amazing. Would definitely go back.
Great venue with a good atmosphere and lovely staff. A little slow to take initial order but then everything else was great.
Hi Yasmin, Thanks for the kind words and sorry we were a little slow to get going on Thursday night. Hopefully we see you again soon!
Great tastes but poor portion sizes for the price. Cocktails are okay, nothing special.
We went to dead ringer on the last night of our honeymoon. We had put in the reservation that it was our honeymoon and were greeted with champagne. Our waitress was so sweet and fun and the food was all delicious! We had a great time and would highly recommend!
Very good set food menu, very good value.
Drinks are on the pricey side.
Every dish we had was amazing. Really appreciate the use of metal straws, support of Oz Harvest etc too.