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Sel et Poivre

#625 of 4,256 Restaurants in Sydney
#688 of 4,677 Places to Eat in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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263 Victoria Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
02 9361.6530
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6:30 am - 1:30 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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, 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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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
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  • 4
    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
A Must to visit however watch the prices :-(

I have been eating here for years, and have watched it change from a cute French bistro to a more up-market restaurant - and it is a pity in some respects. It now is expensive particularly the wines - and most main courses are $30++, and the servings appear to be smaller :-( Last night I had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
Trevor H
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Sydney, Australia
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  • Large groups
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English first
Dusseldorf, Germany
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We went there after reading a couple of good reviews. I had the eggs Benedict and the egg was cooked to perfection but the sauce was average at best. We also ordered the omelette which was without flavor! Not a bad place for breakfast but not the best in the area.

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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This is a very authentic French bistro, all the front of house staff were French. The menu was typical, I had snails and steak tartare both were great as were all the other courses. The staff were pleasant, attentive and efficient. A pleasant evening. Highly recommended for lovers of French bistro food.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We had three entrees and two mains.The food served was great! However the night was spoiled with terrible service/wait time. Entrees came within 10 minutes of ordering, however there was a 55 minutes wait time between clearing the entrees and serving the mains (after a complaint was made). A frequent diner who arrived after we had entrees managed to received... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

love this place, casual relaxed atmosphere, terrific service, good crème brulee, I would certainly dine again here

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

best Creme Brulee in Sydney. The food is rich and flavoursome. A must to try the snails with baguette....YUM. Be prepared to eat, drink and feel happy, not to mention feel full and satisfied. If you feel like trying or having French today / tonight, then I highly recommend Sel et Poivre

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Sydney, Australia
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105 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I have been eating here for years, and have watched it change from a cute French bistro to a more up-market restaurant - and it is a pity in some respects. It now is expensive particularly the wines - and most main courses are $30++, and the servings appear to be smaller :-( Last night I had one of my... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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13 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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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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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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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, Cafe

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?