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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 #227 of 5,172 restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $35
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Wynyard
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Wynyard
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  • English first
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English first
kiama
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The atmosphere, service and food are all excellent. We met up with some friends there and they loved it. It only seats a limited number and can be a little noisy but that adds to the charm.

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Sydney,Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal here to celebrate Bastille Day. Set menu and price but a good range of choice and good price. The restaurant was full and a little noisy but I would definitely come back. Be sure to book as approx 40 people can be seated at one time. I'll be back

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Adelaide, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We fortunately stumbled on this restaurant as we we're wander around Sydeny town. In short, this is the best French restaurant I have been to. The coq au vin was Superb and the crème brûlée just delicious! Coupled with stellar service, from a French accented waiter, this was a great spot for dinner. Don't miss it if you're in Sydney.

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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I discovered Bistro Papillon this week and was really happy to discover true French cuisine available in Sydney CBD! whether you are there for a business meeting, catching up with your best buddy or a romantic dinner, you will really enjoy this place. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming and the waiters very professional and polite. The menu offers a... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

On a chilly friday night we managed to be squeezed into the busy Bistro Papillon . We both enjoyed the wonderful Seafood cassolet and some cheese and a very naughty pudding. All was superb, the service brisk and courteous. A lovely evening meal with my wife !

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A small group had a mid-week lunch at this French Bistro with all of us having a delicious meal. The special of the the day was coq au vin and that was delicious.as was the veal casserole - all cooked with French flair. The ambience added to the feeling that you were dining in a Parisienne bistro.The only negative was... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

French restaurants are not all that common in Australia in my experience. It's one of the few things I miss from Europe. This was fantastic, two sittings a night so about 2 hours to enjoy your meal. However, we never felt rushed. The food was served and prepared quickly yet at the excellent standard you would expect from classic French... More

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Adelaide
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

On a recent work trip to Sydney a work colleague suggested a visit to this busy quaint French bistro. Arriving at 6.15 pm we were one of the first to dine but the cosy eatery soon filled. The French waiters were knowledgeable with just the right amount of service, not in your face but also not forgetting about us. The... More

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

My husband and I booked this restaurant as we love french food and it was his birthday. We arrived ten minutes early and thought we could have a drink. Sadly no! Upon arrival we were told we were early and our table was not ready- although a table for two was vacant. We were told to go away and come... More

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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The team at Bistro Papillon has never failed to deliver whenever I've visited for lunch or dinner. The place is cosy, can tend to be a little noisy when full, but comfortable. Excellent French winelist. Waiting staff who know the product and work the small and usually busy space very professionally. One of my favourites in Sydney's Central Business District.

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