Forward-thinking cocktail bar Bulletin Place is adding a new venue, Dead Ringer, to its family. The bar will open its doors in the coming months, on the old Emmilou site.

Bringing across Tristan Rosier, formerly of Est. and Farmhouse Kings Cross, the food menu seeks to retain a fine-dining attention to quality and offer what co-owner, global World Class winner Tim Philips, hopes will be “some of the best bar food in the city."

While the menu is still being locked down, Philips explains it will change regularly. “Think shared dishes like lamb shoulder, tortillas and chicken scratchings … just grown-up eats that change often with a focus on flavour,” he says.

“I guess the vision for this venue is to start our foray into the world of food – something we are all deeply passionate about – while combining the passion and skill we have in the cocktail and mixed-drinks world.”

Needless to say, Dead Ringer will also have a strong beverage selection. With a focus on food-friendly cocktails, the venue will be starting off with a modest selection of about seven house offerings. The wine list will also show love for Australian winemakers with a larger focus placed on tipples of the fortified variety, tethered with a selection of great vermouths.

“We want Dead Ringer to exist in people’s minds as a place for relaxed refreshment and sustenance supported by great service,” says Philips.

Dead Ringer will open at 413 Bourke Street, Surry Hills. Stay tuned for details.