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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 #102 of 5,196 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $32
Cuisines: French
Neighborhood: Wynyard
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
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 NEW

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
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59 reviews 59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
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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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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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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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7 restaurant reviews
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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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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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