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Sel et Poivre

263 Victoria Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
02 9361.6530
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Ranked #625 of 5,089 restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $13 - $32
Cuisines: French, Café
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We were given a lovely French welcome into this buzzing restaurant where the food looked delicious, only to be seated down the back of the courtyard near the coolroom. Every few minutes a kitchenhand would enter the coolroom to get food for the next meal and a horrible dank fridge smell would waft over our table spoiling the food and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Didn't quite get as far as eating at the restaurant, rang up to make an enquiry for a group booking and was rudely told to call back later. Now, considering one could easily spend $100 a head in this establishment without too much effort, I felt perhaps somewhere that shows a slightly more enthusiastic approach to gaining new customers would... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I have been coming to this place over the last 10 years and it is one of the most endearing ( thanks to the amazing owners ) and consistently good places in the eastern suburbs. I love the outside tables under the roof and I almost always come here to have the snails in garlic jus and the fillet steak... More

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6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

While visiting Sydney, we were looking for a place to eat on New Year's Day, which also happens to be my father's birthday. So our goal was somewhere special, even though many places were closed for the holiday. We stumbled upon Sel et Poivre without knowing anything about it and decided it looked good for a meal that would suit... More

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Sydney
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8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

We've been going to this restaurant for years, why … good food and great value. We know the menu by heart, specials are just that and we tend to take a few moments to and raise a glass to toast it's founder Daniel Perchey, who died in 2008 and is immortalised in the painting by Desiree Prinsloo hanging on the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

Would have to be one of the best steaks we have eaten. The service was excellent which made for a really lovely Birthday dinner, could not have asked for more.

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Melbourne, Australia
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57 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

This is a small warm restaurant with a pleasant atmosphere and welcoming staff. On a Sunday night it was fairly quiet but had a steady custom including some actual French customers. I had duck and pork rillettes to begin and my wife had snails. Both were good. I had seared veal as a main, served in a dark tasty sauce... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Very authentic and tasty on top of that. The manager is very charming and welcoming and the location is pretty good too.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

If you are wanting a real taste of France go here! the owner is French but has been living here for 20 years or so.. good laugh, really nice. Food was excellent!!

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Canberra, Australia
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35 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Visiting Sydney with friends and decided we'd like to go French for dinner. This restaurant was recommended by another local friend who joined us. Atmosphere was good although wait staff seemed to be a little disorganised at times. Wasn't busy when we arrived but tempo picked up after a while. Menu offered great choices and between us we had a... More

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