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Bistro Papillon

98 Clarence Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Wynyard)
+61 2 9262 2402
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Ranked #114 of 5,319 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French
Neighborhood: Wynyard
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Just walked passed this restaurant and said we'd try French cuisine for a change! How lucky we were. The staff were friendly and the food was delicious!! The wine is also very nice.

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Bondi, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I like all about this place, but the most about the service. It is helpful and invisible when required. At the end provides a receipt with a handwritten note "Merci", just charming. I didn't mention food because it is exeptional. We almost missed on the desert, all the dishes before were just to good to skip. However, in such an... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

We have often walked past this restaurant and thought we should try it as it is always busy - we thought must be good! Last night just rang on the of chance of a table and we were lucky. The food didn't let us down. Had the Parfait for entrees and it was very nice. For the main we chose... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We ventured here last night for our first taste of French dining in Australia and found it enjoyably adequate. It's quite tiny and intimate(which is nice), quiet music, dimly lit and good ambience. There's a strict 2hr eating time, I believe they have dinner sessions at 6pm & 8pm. Cause when we neared 8pm we were reminded to leave because... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Went here based on trip advisor and am glad I did. Nice atmosphere in small restaurant. I ordered gratin for starter. Delicious, made fresh. Then a very tasty confit duck in a rich red wine sauce. I chose a Pinot from the French wine list. Delish. Nice spot. Try it out.

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East Maitland, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We recently came here for a 60th birthday dinner. It was amazing! The food was delicious & so too was the wine. And hen there was the palate cleanser! Yummy! The staff were lovely & friendly & attentive. We never had an empty glass on our table. We would come back again.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The beautiful bistro is a proper French restaurant in the heart of Sydney center. Excellent atmosphere and food and service.

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Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

had lunch there today for work birthday lunch. I loved the escargot. Great service, lovely atmosphere, great wine and great company

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

First time at Papillon and will not be the last. I had an excellent French Onion Soup that was all it should be & a superb Coq au Vin. Best I have had! The food was complimented by an excellent French Pinot noir from the wine list.

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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Cannot recommend highly enough! The food was splendid! As a first time French cuisine experience I must admit there was not one single let down. The atmosphere was electric as a small restaurant. Yes noise is above par but hey that adds to the overall brilliant evening. Our food was quick and well spaced apart, not too mention wonderfully hot.... More 

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Additional Information about Bistro Papillon

Address: 98 Clarence Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9262 2402
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Wynyard
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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
Cuisine: French

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