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290 Darby St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4929 3102
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Nov 12, 2017
“Very tasty Chinese dishes. One of the best I've tasted in Newcastle.”
Oct 23, 2017
“Best Chinese ive ever eaten”
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
290 Darby St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed November 12, 2017

This restaurant was recommended by a fellow Malaysian & it did not disappoint! Every dish was tasty. I was never one to like eggplant but the eggplant dish recommended by the staff was so good that it was everyone of my family member's favorite of...More

Thank Jenny O
Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

My partner and i had thai style satay combination no veg. Fried rice no veg. Chilli garlic no veg. Was best Chinese ive ever eaten. Cannot wait to come back!!!!

Thank Hayley S
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

Went to papillon a couple of weeks ago and have been craving it ever since... Going back tonight for more!

Thank Aarti M
Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

My wife, daughter and I popped into this local Chinese unannounced and were quickly seated, watered, and fed with a minimum of fuss. It is, when all is said and done, a perfectly acceptable suburban Chinese that seems to do a roaring take away trade....More

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Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

By far the tastiest Chinese food in Newcastle. The dumplings are steamed perfectly and the salt and pepper pork is just perfect! A must eat. I also love their fried rice, it's moist and made with fresh succulent ingredients.

Thank Mark M
Reviewed October 1, 2016

I had dinner here with few friends who had been several times before. There was a good Menu selection and staff members were pleasant. The restaurant is quite small, definitely not fancy, but comfortable. While we were there a lot of people ordered Takeaway meals.

Thank Ros C
Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Papillon is the best local Chinese restaurant Take away is also available. The food were delicious esp short soup , fresh whole fish in sweet sour sauce and sweet sour pork

Thank ErwinS2014
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Authentic Chinese restaurant in Newcastle, decent menu, big portions. Prices are steep. Book in advance for Peking duck.

Thank d_urianlove
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Although the food was quite tasty ( except- the vegs in oyster sauce were limp and quite disappointing), the portions were actually quite small, especially shared between 6 people, and we thought over priced compared to a couple of other Hong Kong/Chinese Malay restaurants in...More

Thank Gregory D
Reviewed July 15, 2016

Its hard to find a good Chinese restaurant in Newcastle. This little place has quite good food with nice flavours which put it a little bit above average. We had 4 dishes between 3 of us for lunch. We rated two of the dishes as...More

Thank Mal T
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 290 Darby St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4929 3102
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