About Us

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.

Our popular boozy brunch is every Saturday & Sunday from 11am. Each week for one day, we focus entirely on our local fresh produce on our Meat Free Monday.


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 Australian 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.


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