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Le Pelican

#194 of 4,357 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Surry Hills
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Shop 2, 411 Bourke St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
(02) 9380 2622
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hawks Nest, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

My wife and I brought our young daughter to try Le Pelican for lunch as we enjoy all things French. Our last experience of a 'so called' French restaurant was terrible so we had probably lowered our expectations before arriving. Put simply, this is a great place for those that like a proper French experience. From the small meandering Parisien... More 

Thank stephenjoegeorge
London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

Having walked past this restaurant many times I recently had lunch there and have since returned on 3 occasions. The lunch menu is good value in a city of expensive restaurants with mediocre food. On the most recent visit I had the escargot croquette and the smoked trout with potato Mille-feuille and clafoutis for dessert. I love everything on the... More 

Thank Christopher B
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016 via mobile

Having lived in France for a while, this restaurant offers true authentic French cuisine. We went there as a family and had a tremendous experience. The quality is up there, the place is cute & the courtyard is pleasant. The service was friendly and genuine. True beauty always comes in smaller portion - a typical trait with French food. We... More 

Thank drew789
Batemans Bay, Australia
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016 via mobile

We spent a lot time searching for a place like this and it didn't disappoint . The owner & waiters make you feel like you are in a little street in Paris. The food they recommended was the best French we have had for years. I would I've this place 5 Stars.

Thank GG2412
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I regularly eat out with a group of friends. We have tried lots of Sydney's French restaurants, many of which are very good. We keep on going back to Le Pelican, though, because it is conveniently located and the meals are always excellent. We are particularly grateful that they are able to make many of their dishes gluten-free (yet keeping... More 

Thank snr_sydney
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Can make much gone with a high expectation for a birthday. Best thing we ate was gazpacho , I can rate 4 for that dish but any other thing we ate was 3. Friendly staff, small menu but not very special.

Thank CemBoz
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We joined friends at this charming Bistro for my birthday dinner. Everyone loved it! Great space, although next time I would like to try the outside courtyard. The menu was interesting and food delicious.

Thank Phoebetwinkle
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Typical French bistro nicely laid out in a Surry Hills terrace. Simple menu but for all the hype below, the food was disappointing. Everything served had been pre-cooked and reheated. The scallops, literally served within a minute of the order getting to the kitchen, were dry, shrivelled and luke warm. The pork and duck pâté was straight from the fridge,... More 

Thank Henry S
Sydney, Australia
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67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Had the 3 course lunch set menu for $55.00 per person. Dined out the back in the courtyard. Some options cost $5.00 more, but worth the extra. Great food, service and atmosphere. Have dined here previously and will return.

Thank Alan W
Sydney, Australia
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4,172 reviews
2,368 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Authentic French bistro atmosphere, wonderful quality food both in produce and presentation and top service from Ally. As good a meal as you can get anywhere and excellent value. Loved the duck as entrée and the flathead pie was a beautiful pie with wonderful flaky pastry top.

Thank RonWamberal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 2, 411 Bourke St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighborhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: (02) 9380 2622

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Surry Hills

Neighborhood Profile
Surry Hills
Once regarded as the traditional fashion area, Surry Hills has broadened its appeal. This neighborhood continues to distinguish itself as a shopping destination, offering the best collection of one-of-a-kind boutiques, designer brands and flagship stores in the city. Today, this area has evolved into a hub of media, design and professional services - a colorful and diverse place equally known for its antique dealers, art galleries, cafes and pubs. Strolling down the street on a Saturday morning, you’ll see a mix of students, artists, hipsters and a few all-nighters from Oxford Street, the “Gay Capital of Sydney”. In this vibrant neighborhood you will find bohemian chic and modern style co-existing side by side.