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Bistro Papillon

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98 Clarence St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9262 2402
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good36%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • 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 yesterday 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 2 weeks ago 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.

1  Thank Arnaud L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

1  Thank Casino2470
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

My wife and I recently had dinner at the Bistro Papillon, it was more the we expected, far better then our nights out in Paris. The staff were polite and efficient and the food was great. We booked prior to our trip to Sydney and...More

1  Thank Ian B
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Felix does a good imitation of a French bistro, with very good food and great wine list. But it is not real. If you want the closest thing to a real French bistro in Sydney, owned and run by French people, serving very high quality...More

2  Thank Peter R
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Authentic French ......Not bad French from a Geordie in Sydney...thanks to Google translate A little bit of Paris in Sydney this restaurant was fitted out to look like a French bistro...great vibe Service excellent as expected We shared a starter of mussels that were generous...More

1  Thank mikemcdowell2014
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Bistro Papillon is a welcome relief from all the fast food places in Sydney’s CBD. Although we had no reservation for lunch, the maitre d’ greeted us warmly and seated us in their small and charming dining room. The lunch was excellent - fish croquettes,...More

1  Thank SFGAL8
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We went to Papillon on Saturday night for a friend birthday. I had heard from a few friends how good it was and I was absolutely not disappointed. If you wasn't to have some fabulous French food... make a booking and go. Every course was...More

1  Thank Orangerinnie
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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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 30
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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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