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Sel et Poivre

#391 of 4,211 Restaurants in Sydney
#429 of 4,552 Places to Eat in Sydney
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263 Victoria Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
02 9361.6530
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6:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:30 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 1:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Set up by Daniel Perchey and family over 12 years ago, Café Sel & Poivre...
Set up by Daniel Perchey and family over 12 years ago, Café Sel & Poivre is the modern French café/restaurant since 1998 that you discovered the last time you were in France with this unique bistro vibe .At Café Sel & Poivre you can experience something as authentic but closer to home. Our restaurant is more than just a café. It oozes French charm and hospitality. The menu is in both English and French and the staff are warm efficient and bilingual. The food is traditional French, from "creamy sauces" of Normandie to Provençale of the East South of France and "the cassoulet" of the South West of France... A bientot donc ! François-Xavier & Gilles.
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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great coffee

Was worried about dining at French cafe as was expecting a lot of buttery offerings. Pleasantly surprised, loved the muesli and great black coffee. Will be back

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Large groups
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70 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Was worried about dining at French cafe as was expecting a lot of buttery offerings. Pleasantly surprised, loved the muesli and great black coffee. Will be back

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Delicious French food in a restaurant that has stood the test of time. Walk in and grab a table, order a wine and see what specials are on offer. Whatever you order you cannot go wrong with the delicious French cooking. You will meet the eccentric, lovely owner who speaks French to you, making for an authentic experience.

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Maryborough
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Have been to this establishment on numerous occasions. The standard of good traditional French cooking is still right up there with anything in the inner Sydney area. The management and staff add to the experience. I think everybody feels like they are family by the time they leave.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I had no idea where to eat and was wandering when I was Walking past a group of inviting Looking places from various cuisines along Victoria St in Darlinghurst. This one appealed to me as it was open to the street on a warm night and the atmosphere was buzzing. Fantastic host, so welcoming. I never like eating alone but... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

First time trying traditional French cuisine and 100% recommending this place! Friendly and cheerful staff, owner comes and greets guests too! Beautiful and tasty menu, simple at its best! Nothing is too over the top! Generous servings but beware, baguette is an extra charge! Costing: you're looking at about $50+ per person including drinks.

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Highly recommend the steak, 100% the best steak i have ever had Went there for Bastille day, so had to have an entree, main and desert The meal just got better and better, left there feeling overly full because i couldn't stop eating The staff were so friendly and the price was reasonable

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North Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

To celebrate the French film festival we thought we would go out to dinner in a style to accompany watching "the Connection" later in the evening at the Palace Verona theatre. We certainly were not disappointed with the genuine French flair and style of the café, The excellent and welcoming host and lovely attentive service. We started with the assiette... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Went there with a friend for a lunchtime feed ...waitress and service was friendly. I had the Lamb baguette Sandwich $11.90)which is another and my friend had a ham and cheese on toast. It came out of the kitchen looking really good presented...so much that I took a photo I was so impressed on its presentation.. We sat outside on... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

A goup of us went for a Friday night dinner. I am sceptical of French Restaurants because my experiences over the years haven't been good, but this place has changed my mind. I was really impressed - the service was frendly and fast; and the food was good quality and plentiful. Everyone had great main courses. The entree's were OK... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Great food, great place, great service, very friendly owner. will definitely come back for more delicious French food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 263 Victoria Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: 02 9361.6530

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 32
  • Cuisine: French, Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

Set up by Daniel Perchey and family over 12 years ago, Café Sel & Poivre is the modern French café/restaurant since 1998 that you discovered the last time you were in France with this unique bistro vibe .At Café Sel & Poivre you can experience something as authentic but closer to home. Our restaurant is more than just a café. It oozes French charm and hospitality. The menu is in both English and French and the staff are warm efficient and bilingual. The food is traditional French, from "creamy sauces" of Normandie to Provençale of the East South of France and "the cassoulet" of the South West of France... A bientot donc ! François-Xavier & Gilles.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 1:30 am
Saturday
6:30 am - 1:30 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?