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Le Pelican

Shop 2, 411 Bourke St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
(02) 9380 2622
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Ranked #13 of 5,185 restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $10 - $26
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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95% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

What a lovely treat, We were here last Sunday for a wine-tasting three course lunch. With a little cosy room at the front and a lovely courtyard at the back I could believe we had been transported to France. Delightful French staff and chef and delicious well-executed food - what more could you ask? Try it - you will enjoy!

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Imagine a Sydney chef, in a little Surry Hills restaurant, putting on a 7 course detestation of his favourite all-time recipes from the leading chefs in France and Spain and delivering on every dish to the highest standard. Well, this year Jean-François of Le Pelican delivered a Christmas and New Year menu treat that would be hard to beat anywhere... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

We visited this restaurant based on the highly positive recommendations from trip advisor. Our mid-week experience did not match the high standards obviously experienced by others. The scallops were overpriced at $5 each for something simple and plain. The pâté was bland, the lamb we ordered was tough, as was the duck and any accompanying flavours were not what the... More

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Bega, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

I've been to le Pelican many times now. It is always difficult to choose what to eat as it all looks fantastic. I often get the chef to recommend his favourite dish of the night and have never been let down. The food is truly authentic French cuisine with an emphasis on the South West area. Often traditional dishes are... More

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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Le Pelican is a small restaurant off of Oxford St. The food could best be described as modern french cuisine. The service from the front of house staff was good and the kitchen prompt, however I should say that the restaurant was not overly busy on the night we went. The menu is small, but well executed. There are a... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

An enjoyable experiance by all means. The food was cooked to perfection, although the dishes are small the attention to detail has never failed. The restaurant itself is situated in a more quiet area of surryhills but central enough. One of my favourites is the duck patte, made traditionally as are most of the dishes. However, I did find the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

This is a great little restaurant, the menu was interesting, tasty and well priced. The staff, service from the moment we walked in was excellent. Thank you for a great food experience.

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Sydney, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Situated just off Taylor Square in a fine old sandstone building, diners have a choice of cosy indoor dining rooms or eating al fresco. Either is delightful, depending upon the weather and your mood. Service is welcoming and efficient - even if the French accents can be a little thick and sometimes hard to understand. There is a small al... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

We have been coming here since it opened more than 7 years ago. It is always a pleasure, always more than we anticipate and always satisfying. Jeff and Ally are the best of hosts. The food is always stunning. Wine list excellent. Feels like we are back in Paris.

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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

A small, cozy, pleasant French-style bistro that is good for either just a glass of wine or proper eating. The staff is very friendly and welcoming.

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