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Bistro Papillon

98 Clarence St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9262 2402
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
98 Clarence St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A cosy, dark brown room with simple wooden tables and warm service sets the scene for classics, from escargots and onion soup to boeuf Bourguignon. But I’m always here for the tarte flambée, a simply delicious specialty of Alsace, thin dough topped with crème frâiche,...More

Thank RobertaSydney
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner at Bistro Papillon last evening and we were delighted. It was french french and more french.The setting, the staff and the food.It was well priced and had a n excellent menu.Of note the gluten free menu was fantastic-our gluten intolerant guest didn't...More

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 7 June 2018

a simply beautiful little restaurant with amazing food and equally amazing staff, simply loved it. The menu is so good it is hard to choose but I can recommend the Terrine which two of us shared as entrée and then take your choice, its fresh...More

Thank Susan T
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Dined at Bistro with the family recently on a cool Autumn evening. We decided to share a cross section of entrees and mains to maximise the experience. All the dishes we selected were memorable. The staff were helpful and attentive without being too intrusive. I...More

Thank Lost_in_oztonight
Reviewed 28 April 2018

This intimate place is a real find in central Sydney, easily accessible by train. Tiny bistro whose food is outstanding. Wine list is impressive, the service perfect, not intrusive, but friendly. All 4 of us loved every dish and voted them the equal of anything...More

Thank dattraveller
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is small and cozy which for me is the perfect ambience. The food is so good, I ordered the mussel dish for entree, love it. For mains, I had the pork tenderloin wrapped with pancetta, the sauce is so good! My friends had...More

Thank LevannaK
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Very Nice people that accomodate to get a table for our familly in front of the restaurant. Tartare and pâté were very good and very French. Service was more than perfect.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Dropped in here on a Wednesday for lunch. Didn’t have a booking, luckily there was one table available. Cosy, friendly atmosphere, good service and they understand business lunch crowd may need fast service. We had pork medallions wrapped in prosciutto in a cream and mushroom...More

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a nice dinner att Bistro Paillon. Very nice vaitors and a true feeling of french bistro when you went inside. The three course meal, including Tarte flambee, risotto and the profiteroles was fine. The best dish of the three was the profiteroles wich vere...More

Thank Anders B
Reviewed 19 February 2018

What a great little place this is, we went there or dinner with friends. The service, the atmosphere, the food, the wine, all excellent, thought I was back in Paris. Would I go back there again? You bet!

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Response from TheHighlander2015 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I am not the restaurant , by didn't remember seeing the option on the menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 11 - USD 29
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Clarence St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9262 2402
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