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“Terrific bistro experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Vamp's B Y O Bistro

Vamp's B Y O Bistro
227 Glenmore Rd | Paddington at Five Ways, Sydney, New South Wales 2021, Australia (Inner East)
+61 93311032
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Ranked #333 of 4,212 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $29
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Inner East
Sydney, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Terrific bistro experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Authentic French food. Great execution and considering the large menu size they do a great job. Classics like pate, French onion soup are terrific and all the meat dishes were great. Surprisingly the pomme frites were not much good.
The BYO is a bonus. Service was very freindly and we had a fun and relaxed evening. Highly recommended.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Sydney
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90 reviews 90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Good food, great service, nice ambience, a bit expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

Small crowded little place with some resemblance of a good restaurant in Paris.
Great menu selection and nice service and people ...
Priced right up there... In fact, a bit over priced.

We keep coming back tho.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A great find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

We came across this charming restaurant by chance and we were not disappointed . The food and service were excellent the pricing was good for the quality of food and wine .location lovely and obviously a local favourite, a definite return visit .

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ACT - Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Very quick service with a smile, food was very reasonable!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Business dinner for 5 selected by a local. Food did not disappoint. Prices very reasonable for he quality. Ate non 'frenchy' style, but most of us selected off the specials. Meal size was very good for the type of restaurant. Prices were very reasonable. Shared sides between 5 and three was adequate. No one was hungry for dessert so all had coffee and petite-fours chocolate truffle. Couldn't believe how fast the service was without feeling like we were being pushed out. Dined on a mid weeknight.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“unpretentious but enjoyable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

We are two of the 'loyal locals' another reviewer referred to. We love Vamps. The staff are friendly and the atmosphere is very welcoming. The food is very traditional french bistro e.g. onion soup, pate, duck a l'orange, crepes suzette.... It's not the kind of stuff you seen on MasterChef (go to L'Etoile next door if that's what you want) but it's far more reasonably priced and dare I say it probably more enjoyable.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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