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“fabulous” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Guillotine French Restaurant

La Guillotine French Restaurant
Ranked #810 of 5,816 Restaurants in Sydney
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Rotorua, New Zealand
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

my first experience in a French restaurant! fabulous amazing.... snails plus veil then amazing French cheese, beautiful champagne!

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English first
Lynnwood, WA
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95 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Nice place...Pricy but good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

This was right down the street from our hotel, and we treated ourselves out to a "nice" dinner.

The service was exceptional. Very attentive

The prices were high...at first glance...especially the wine. I really had hoped to share dishes with my husband but we were not sure of portion sizes...and after we had ordered our appetizers...I wish we had. His crepe was giant! Really a dinner portion, and my soup was a nice size.

When our main courses came, his "fish of the day" was fabulous and WOW a huge portion. My beef was overdone (I had ordered medium...it was well done) but still tasty

If we had shared our meal, it would have been a much better value . I wish we could give a 3.5

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere and food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

The staff were friendly and helpful and the food excellent, although perhaps more French in name than anything. The service was efficient but never intrusive, and the whole atmosphere made for a pleasant dining experience. The wine list is expensive, until you discover that they do serve local wines too!!!

Visited May 2013
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Sydney
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“A taste of France in Sydney”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

La guillotine is a good choice for a pleasant, unpretentious meal. The omelettes are the speciality here and are always very enjoyable. We started with a pate and an onion soup which were also very pleasant but a bit over-priced.

The atmosphere is agreeably quiet and our service was friendly and efficient.

On the negative side, the wine list has moved up-market and has become quite expensive. The restaurant website lists caraffes of house wine, but these have now gone and the wine list shows only expensive bottled wine. If you ask, there is a bottled house wine (which is not shown on the wine list), but at $39 it pushes your meal into a different price bracket.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Albury, Australia
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fantastic as always”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

What did we like ???? Everything about this restaurant oozes class and refinement. It is always a beautiful meal and generally excellent service.
Our waitress was very cold and off-hand to start off but warmed up eventually. It was a VERY quiet night in this restaurant. Would happily go again.

Visited April 2013
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