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Bistro Papillon

#241 of 4,203 Restaurants in Sydney
#261 of 4,541 Places to Eat 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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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
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110 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Very pleasant with reasonable food. I had the couscous Royale which had mixed meats which was so-so. My husband had the saumon tartare which he enjoyed. For desert we had the tart tartine which surprisingly had a soggy bottom. Certainly a nice atmosphere and charming wait staff but wouldn't be rushing back for the food.

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This little gem was fourth on our list but rose to the top as one-by-one the others declined our request for a booking. How hard can it be to book a good restaurant in Sydney on a Saturday night? But, mon Dieu, how lucky can you be? We enjoyed superb cuisine and wonderful provincial French hospitality. From the rabbit terrine... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I'm currently sat outside because the waiter doesn't believe I'm with a party of 4 (the other 3 have turned up late), and I couldn't remember the name of my wife's new work colleague - who the booking is with.

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Papillon98, Owner at Bistro Papillon, responded to this review

Dear Jamie The restaurant was fully booked on the day you came and unfortunately, as you said, you couldn't remember the name the booking was under. When I have multiple tables arrive around the same time I can't just seat you on any table as all tables are booked according to a shedule. Therefore, I politely asked you to take... More 

Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My partner and I live 6 hours away from this gem. Whenever were in Sydney we drop in. We recommend Bistro Papillon to everyone we meet. From the food to the service and the ambience, Bistro Papillon is never a disappointment.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Great service, food was delicious really worth a visit if you in Sydney, we had prune rabbit terrine for entree perfect, I had the seafood stew great assortment of seafood cooked exactly right, my daughter has the trout cooked perfectly also, the service was idea for us attentive but not over bearing and very relaxed atmosphere . Well worth a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?