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Bistro Papillon

#188 of 4,256 Restaurants in Sydney
#206 of 4,677 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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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 61
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  • 51
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 5
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  • 4
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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
My favourite Sydney Bistro!

I have been coming to Bistro Papillon for around 4 years. I often work late nights in the city cbd and sometimes reward myself with a fabulous dinner at Bistro Papillon. I have to out my self as a Steak Tartare fanatic - I have this pretty much every visit! I love the version B.P does- with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Natasha C
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Sydney, Australia
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have been coming to Bistro Papillon for around 4 years. I often work late nights in the city cbd and sometimes reward myself with a fabulous dinner at Bistro Papillon. I have to out my self as a Steak Tartare fanatic - I have this pretty much every visit! I love the version B.P does- with shoestring fries, sliced... More 

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Lyon, France
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We enjoyed the 'soupe a l'ognion' and the 'moules marinieres', and to finish with the 'profiterolles'... It was delicious! Maybe the service was a little bit too long for a lunch. But it´s really worth to pay the parking $60 to have to go there!

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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We have been wanting to dine at Bistro Papillon for months and finally had the opportunity to do so for our 3rd wedding anniversary. We had eaten our way across France during our honeymoon and on entering Bistro Papillon we felt like we were back at the little bistro across from our Parisian apartment. The food was faultless and most... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

My husband and I selected a French restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary and we were not disappointed with Bistro Papillon. Gorgeous ambiance and friendly service. I selected very traditional dishes for my limited experience with french cuisine. The Onion Soup was superb and perfect for a winter's night out - it was a good serving size for entree. The... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I went there mainly because it was right behind Hotel Grace where I was staying. The place is small, cozy, staff very friendly. I had a very good salad and left within an hour. Maybe not perfect for dining alone on a business trip but great for couples.

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Booker Bay, Australia
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36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Although the menu has changed, probably for Winter, our meal was very enjoyable and appetising. The trout salad and French Onion soups ( very traditional) as entrees , were excellent. Whilst we did not partake of the special of Salmon Fish Cakes, our mains were very much to our liking and well presented. For those regulars to Papillion, you will... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My fiance and I reserved at Bistro Papillon for my birthday. The bistro is really quaint. It felt a little noisy when we walked in but once seated at our table, the noise seemed to dissipate and we found it to be quite romantic. Our waiter was very attentive, gave us some advice on the wines and on the meals... More 

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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Met a friend here for a long lunch and after squeezing into our corner table (yeah they pack them in here because word has spread about this terrific French bistro) it was all smooth sailing. The waiting staff were very attentive and several of the specials looked delicious. The chicken liver pate did not disappoint and the steak was cooked... More 

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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This classic French bistro is a little out of place among the cycle shops of Clarence Street, in a largely retail strip (though it is just up from the excellent Whiskey bar, Baxters). The food is a great mix of regional French fare, with a small but brilliantly constructed menu. Service is terrific, all French, but very friendly and helpful.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

since there opening of this venue, every meals have been simply beautiful. great menu genuine French country food. the staff are wonderful friendly and so attentive without be over the top. very classy also and very wonderful at all times.

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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 11 - 27
  • 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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