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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 #93 of 5,237 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $33
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
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Food was brilliant. The entrees were just divine. Homemade chicken liver pate and the steak tartare. The main meals, confit de canard and the coq a vin, cooked to perfection. Dessert finished of the a wonderful meal. The staff and service could not be faulted. Only minor fault was it was a bit noisy but don't let that put you... More

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Had one of the best Cassoulet's I have had in a while. Charcuterie platter was good too and no problem getting extra bread as required. Wine list was a little limited as I was buying by the glass but still a very enjoyable place. A pleasure to watch the very efficient and professional wait staff as well.

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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food here is to die for!!! The onion soup was very authentic and the steak tartare was the best I've had in Sydney so far. Service was friendly and casual. The price is very reasonable as well. Lastly we had the apple crumble for dessert and it was the best! Definitely on our favourite restaurant list!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Very good food! It realy feels like you are in france when eating here. I had the mussels, they were amasing, the sauce was so tasty I drank it all as if it was a soup. Then I had the confit de canard wich was delicious! Crisp skin, not over/under cooked and the lentils were very tasty. The service was... More

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Muscat, Oman
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178 reviews 178 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We found the place by coincidence and tried 3 times till we got a table and it was definitely worth it. The place is small and intimate and is styled in a nice Parisian style. The wine list was very nice and all French and also very well priced. We had the cold cuts and chicken terrine starter and had... More

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kiama
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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