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“A delightful NYE” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le Pelican

Le Pelican
Shop 2, 411 Bourke St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
(02) 9380 2622
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Ranked #22 of 4,130 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $26
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Melbourne
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A delightful NYE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We had the pleasure of dining at Le Pelican on New Years' Eve and couldn't have been happier with the ambience, the food and the friendly service. The goat's curd, red pepper sorbet and Serrano crisp not only looked quite striking but was also a wonderful blend of texture and flavour. The Christmas pudding souffle, served with Armangac ice cream, was a standout. Can't wait to visit again. Many thanks for the experience.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Absolutely superb, do not miss this one!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

casual but superb service, good wine list and teh Rabbit Terrine was a dream- delicious and good value.

  • Visited December 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, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A Touch of France”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Whenever we crave a touch of affordable French/Australian fusion cuisine we head for Le Pelican. Jean Francois as the owner/chef and his partner Ally in front of house, always deliver a quality experience. The menu changes regularly to fit the seasons and the affordable wine list has a good mix of Australian and French wines to please most palates. If you like to match your wine with your meal, just ask their somelier, Claire for some guidance. The cosy ambience is enhanced by being in a little old heritage cottage. Food from a master French chef, French wine, the sound of French accents with a freindly touch to the service always makes for a good night.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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wellington
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Charming, excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

This is a charming place with the most lovely front of house staff; modern French food served in a no-fuss approach. Would be delighted to return - prices reasonable

Visited October 2012
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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151 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Your local corner restaurant in Paris”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

I love Le Pelican. I have been there about 20 times now over the past year or so and feel like I'm just in Paris, going to my local (and very good) neighbourhood restaurants where the food has a consistent standard, the wine is excllent and it doesn't blow the budget. It is french brassiere style with good specials. I like the ambience, the staff, the food and the choice of wine. Is it the finest restaurant in Australia no, but I come back here more times than any other restaurants I know. The oysters are always terrific AND freshly shucked, this time i reluctantly bypased the Onglet for the lamb and it was completely delicious. Everyone (six of us) ate everything and some naughty girls stole their unfinished french butter pats (in a container.) In fact I shouldn't tell you about this restaurant at all, in case it gets too hard to get in.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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