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Sel et Poivre

#645 of 5,413 Restaurants 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 - 12:00 am
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 27
    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
Most recent review
Great Dining Experience

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2014
Petal090
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

It is a while since we have been o the Cafe and it was worth the effort ! All staff dressed in French attire, beaming and so friendly and Paul was able to practice his French with them ! Initially some trouble obtaining the table we wished for - as the restaurant started to clear we were offered a better... More 

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Canberra
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77 reviews 77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The other reviewers have said it all. A superb street-side experience with excellently-cooked french food. Le patron was always present and interested in the customers and he managed to fit us without a booking. A good range of french and australian wines by the glass, as you watch the Darlo world pass by. The rillette of pork and duck was... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I love this restaurant! The dishes are home style French cooking and are rich and delicious with generous servings. The atmosphere is very friendly and casual and the restaurant always seems to be open - so great for brunch, lunch, early and late dinners. Some lovely French wines are also available by the glass or bottle - and if you... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This small bistro has simple French fare which is authentic and top quality. I had an excellent steak cafe de boeuf with perfect frites and my partner had melt in the mouth beef cheeks. We shared a generous salad and had French wine. The service was attentive and friendly and our seat out the front was great for people watching.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

They screwed up a dinner reservation and gave us really bad attitude when we arrived and our table reserved wasn't available so we left…

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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Imagine our disappointment when we arrived to find the table we booked three days earlier not available. When we were shown to a table pushed into a back corner we said sorry, we booked a street table on Wednesday (4 days earlier. The booking was made in person). The waiter with a poor attitude walked us to the tables, that... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We first discovered Sel et Poivre when living in Sydney in 2000. Delighted to say that nothing has changed over the years and it remains a charming French bistro in the heart of Darlinghurst. Same delightful Frenchman front of house and the Filet de Boeuf [with Cafe de Paris butter and perfect frites] was sublime. Madame had [Tasmanian] Salmon fillet... More 

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Sydney
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I had dinner here on Saturday night with a relatively last minute booking. We were seated right out the back in what appeared to be a converted outdoor area. The heater was very warm though, just a bit scruffier out there than the restaurant. Atmosphere was great, definitely felt like we were in France. I had small charcuterie plate to... More 

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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, Café

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?