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Bistro Papillon

#214 of 5,462 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Wynyard
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98 Clarence Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9262 2402
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • 50
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  • 44
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 5
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
nice piece of France in Australia

We go quite regularly to the Bistro Papillon and we always enjoy our evening from the very friendly service to the food and wines. My son and I love your snails dish ;)

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Sandynette
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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105 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We go quite regularly to the Bistro Papillon and we always enjoy our evening from the very friendly service to the food and wines. My son and I love your snails dish ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW via mobile

Bistro Papillon deserves more stars than I can give. Even in a large group, from being seated, to ordering, to the food being served, every element of the service was timed perfectly. Between my group we ordered almost everything on the menu, each dish was cooked to perfection and more exquisite than the last. Les Entrées were delectable, the Plats... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

What a lovely find this restaurant was. We had a very enjoyable, leisurely dinner last Friday night. We didn't feel rushed, the timing between courses was perfect. The service was impeccable and the food was amazing. We can't wait to go back.

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The food was delicious, the service friendly and prompt. It is a small restaurant (smaller than I expected), but very busy. Make sure you book!

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I moved to Sydney a few months ago and I was a bit scared to try a french restaurant. But Bistro Papillon is a place you can trust. First, the menu is similar to what you could find in classic bistros and restaurants in France (I would personnally prefer the Confit duck with garlic potatoes and Couscous Royal is not... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Booked a table at Bistro Papillon over the phone - OMG I love the french accent :-) There are 2 seatings, 6&8pm, we booked the 8pm one. When we arrived our table was ready so we were able to be seated straight away. The service & the food were spectacular, the atmosphere just tipped it off. Have visited twice (so... More 

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I had a rather disappointing experience here. My friend chose it for her birthday, and as a vegetarian I noticed there were no meat-free mains on the menu. I didn't want to cause a fuss, so I thought I'd simply get an entree and two side dishes as the main. But when I went to order I was told this... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is home away from home. Very nice french food. Nice wine list. I love snails! Nice ambience. I am sure next time the reservation will reach the place and not been lost. The tables outside should be avoided at any cost.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

This is not authentic French, it's perhaps French adjusted to local tastes. Example: the chicken in coq au vin in France is not barbecued or chargrilled to death before it's cooked in the sauce! The dish was incredibly sweet and heavy. I left half of the meat because of how charred it was. Also, they were very economical with vegetables.... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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72 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

my son took me here for lunch. I ordered the plate of the day, Fish Cakes.$30.00 I can make better fish cakes and these were almost burnt, definitely over cooked, black brown and dry. I did mention this and they said they'd tell the chef! Surely they should reduce the tariff?? The service until then was charming, the decor lovely.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 98 Clarence Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Wynyard
  • Neighborhood: Wynyard
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9262 2402

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 29
  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?