Dead Ringer is a neighbourhood restaurant Surry Hills, Sydney, 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. The restaurant features 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, and is a locals favourite restaurant in Surry Hills.
About our Casual Restaurant in Surry Hills
We are 3 mates who have all spent most of our working lives working in hospitality all around the globe but particularly influenced by Melbourne and London.
This is our second venue following multi-award winning cocktail bar Bulletin Place . Here we aim to combine most of all our love of food with world class cocktails in addition to a focus towards fortified wines and vermouths. Most noteworthy, our sharp wine list exclusively features Australians and NZ bottles focusing on many smaller producers. Finally we print menus and open different wines each day therefore there should always be something new to try!
Now nearly 5 years later, this hard to find, “shoe-box sized” 45-seater room is one of Australia’s most awarded-ever bars and recognised globally for the quality of drinks, friendly team and casual vibe.
What’s On at Dead Ringer?
We are done with single use straws and coasters!
As part of our ongoing push for environmental sustainability, we have recently ditched single use cardboard coasters in favour of a re-usable cork alternative. These snazzy little numbers have been getting about 15 uses before getting retired or otherwise disappearing to become ‘souvenirs’!
Chef Jamie Irving
We’re thrilled to be working with Jamie Irving, a hugely experienced chef at the top end of Australian dining of the last 20 years.
Oz Harvest Partnership
We are delighted to partner with OzHarvest on the ‘Dollar Diner’ program. This facilitates diner donations from each table bill at Dead Ringer and helps provide awareness of their work.
No more plastic straws!
In June 2017, we eliminated plastic straws at Dead Ringer. These straws were not biodegradable and could be either sitting in landfill for 100years contributing to plastic mass in our oceans. We now offer re-usable stainless steel straws with all drinks.
Dead Ringer Meaning
We get asked about our name heaps, and it completely baffles people when English isn’t their first language! Find out what it means…
Free WiFi in Surry Hills & Meeting Space
We got the wifi setup for ya, for a late meeting, to catch up a bit of work by yourself or to swipe away on facebook while your pal is running late, log in and use our juice for free!
The Sounds of Dead Ringer
Access our playlists, for those that want to recreate the barnstorming sound of a session at Dead Ringer in the comfort of their own home, car or bridge club.