Dead Ringer from the team behind Bulletin Place [originally scheduled to open elsewhere (ahem Newtown) and also in April] is now open at the old Emmilou site in Surry hills. So what do you expect from BP2 or DR as evident from the street? The new bar is a mix of restaurant bar with a bit of a food menu there and then there’s a small/select cocktail list. We pop in on a Friday Barhop, spent an evening checking out their cocktail list, soak in the vibes and eats. It’s a goodtime.

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Gone are the garish red walls that featured and made up Emmilou. DR is a warmly intimate and almost elegant bar restaurant with a bit of a food menu coming into play. There’s still seats near the bar, alfresco dining and wining, booths and more seating inside which really makes us take note to pop back in for dinner.

Cocktails
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Pineapple Adonis – $15 Fino/Rosso with Pineapple skin.

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Sheery Cobble $17 Spirit Fortified Wine and Fruit

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Yuzu Breeze $17 Rum, Yuzu, Grapefruit

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Red Dinger $17 – Redskin Gin, Blood Orange and Raspberry Vinegar

Dead ringer has a tight competent cocktail list and we especially liked the dinger, cobble and Adonis. Launching the venue now in spring, them outdoor seats is a great spot to plonk your group at and make the most of the warming climes.

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From their menu (which you can see below).

Beef Tartare $15 Chicken Liver Parfait $17 Pork Jowl Terrine $10. All well executed by the team in the kitchen and delicious. Tartare and Parfait are both excellent and perfect bar eats too. We filled on these so a revisit is in order. Food at Dead Ringer is by Tristan Rosier (ex-Est/Farmhouse Kings Cross) and compelling and well priced. GF options abound on their menu.


A look at the dead ringer menu. The food menu side doesn’t quite make clear what you’re looking at: but the top left corner is entree/mains/salads and desserts.

With a great looking list of curated cocktails, beers and wine on offer, Dead Ringer is one we’d love to spend time in. It’s appealing with good eats and a great vibe. 

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