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“Authentic French bistro”
Review of Le Pelican - CLOSED

Le Pelican
Price range: $10 - $26
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Surry Hills
Reviewed September 29, 2011

Even though we dined at Le Pelican at lunchtime midweek and only two tables were occupied, this restaurant has the look and feel of a bistro in Paris. Our main courses, fish pie and duck, were full of flavour and piping hot. The strawberry souffle was light and fluffy, perfectly risen, with the full flavour of strawberries throughout. The waiter was attentive without interrupting conversation - and he was French! We will definitely be back to our little piece of Paris in Sydney.

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Reviewed August 1, 2011

We've been visiting Le Pelican for years, and it still remains an absolute pleasure to dine there.

The food is wonderful! The menu changes according to the seasons, and the ingredients used are always fresh and excellent quality. The dishes are creatively presented and each dish is like a little work of art. If it's on the menu then I would certainly recommend the Smoked Flathead Pie.

The service is great, and the staff are all French. They're knowledgeable on the dishes and the wine, and they're always friendly and welcoming.

Dining at Le Pelican is always a treat!

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Thank TheRoamingBrit
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Reviewed January 7, 2011

As you walked along the street you could easliy walked past this restaurant.
it is located in a beautiful sandstone building and the decor inside is tastefully simple.
The menu is a no fuss French cuisine - having a steak there is definitely a treat, and winter i will recommend the fish pie and no do not skip the desserts.
The staff is friendly and helpful, the head chef loves a good chat, making a dinning experience there a lovely one when you just want to stay local.
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Thank WWW138
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Reviewed January 27, 2010

We had heard great things about this restaurant. The atmosphere is very nice--not too fussy, but the restaurant is very attractive. The service was outstanding, and the lovely all-French waitstaff certainly didn't hurt the French dining experience. However, the food didn't quite live up to the atmosphere. We enjoyed the pate we had to start, and the salad dressing was absolutely incredible--I am picky about salad dressings. However, my husband's steak was a bit overcooked, and my mushroom and spelt risotto didn't quite work--it was a nice idea, but it would have tasted better if they had just used rice. Overall, though, it was a pleasant place, and the garden was very pretty for outdoor dining.

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Thank katiekins570
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Reviewed November 22, 2009

We ate here on a Thursday night, we went in on spec. It lacked a little atmosphere with a business crowd. Service was efficient but lacked warmth but the food made up for it. Amazing crab ravioli starter, mushroom risotto was very average and somewhat disappointing, perfect texture but lacked taste and depth. My husband had lamb which was beautifully done and the creme brulee was perfect. A very pleasant place to be and eat, would definitely recommend it and will be back.

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Thank Campbell554
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