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Bistro Papillon

#215 of 4,195 Restaurants in Sydney
#234 of 4,610 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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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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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
Near hotel, very good food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Ewa H
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Gainesville, Florida
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English first
Gainesville, Florida
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10 reviews
10 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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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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30 restaurant reviews
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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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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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16 restaurant reviews
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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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jakarta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Each time i recently travel to Sydney , i am looking for my 20mn walking escapade to Papillon . Delighful French staff , pleasant authentic and tasteful meals .A travel reward not to be missed .

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My wife Cynthia and I had dinner here a couple of days ago. The service and food was magnifique! I was really pleased with the service standard. Would definitely be going back. Bon appetite!! Foster LEE

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I have been meaning to try this restaurant for some time and finally had the opportunity to visit yesterday with clients. I ordered the beef fillet with vegetables, which was absolutely beautiful and not overly heavy as some French food can be. Others had either the Coq au Vin or Veal Escalopes and were equally happy with the quality. None... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We thought we'd have a dinner hear based on reviews on TA. We have just come from Paris trip a couple of weeks before and sampled french cuisine there in a typical French Restaurant (La Bonne Cecille) and were enamoured with the place. Bistro Papilon brought back sweet and savoury memories. We had the Assiette de Charcuterie (small) for entree... 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 11 - 29
Cuisine: French

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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 - 29
  • 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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