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Bistro Papillon

#95 of 4,604 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Central Business District
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98 Clarence Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9262 2402
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Singapore, Singapore
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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great venue for a private work function. No complaints . Greta service and good sort of french food . Duck was great and mixed starters catered for all . I would go back again and no concerns .

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Thank Expat-kiwis1971
North Strathfield, Australia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Good service, good simple french food. A bit of Paris in Sydney. Just a bit disappointed about the fries who were frozen

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Thank Baram83
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30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a pretentious French restaurant like few in the town . Taste from France , remind me my country . The staff was pretty attentive . No negative point at all. Try the rooster stew , it is a delight for your palate. Merci

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Thank Yohan D
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent a really good moment, the restaurant is located in the Center of Sydney. Nice Lunch in this authentic French restaurant, we ordered some charcuterie board and for the main course Steak Tartare ! Good seasoning and the taste of my French childhood. Nice wine pairing made by Jean-Guillaume who was in charge of us today. To finish with... More 

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Thank Morgan-Kim R
Lane Cove, Australia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I popped in on the spur of the moment after work in a Friday. As it was 6ish we were lucky and got a table - we were advised we needed to be finished by 8pm for another booking but despite this we weren't rushed along at all and certainly had prompt but relaxed service. Having lived... More 

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Thank Emily M
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I ate at Bistro Papillon as a belated Valentines Day dinner. It's right in the centre of the city and is such a cosy cute restaurant with a great atmosphere. The staff (all of whom were French) were welcoming and friendly. The food was excellent. We started with escargot (snails) and they were served with hot baguette... More 

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Thank foodforthought90
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is small and intimate,the staff friendly, the food delicious (we tried the tartare,the quail and the duck) and they have a good selection of wines!desserts were really good as well!we will definitely go back!

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Thank Ilaria R
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just around the corner from our Westin hotel we happened on the Bistro papillon. What a treat! The food and service were both spot on perfect. We loved the French Pizza. Or dinner were excellent. The atmosphere quaint and the service gracious and welcoming. Thanks for a great dinner and we will be back when in Sydney!

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Thank danasbox
Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unpretentious, warm yet sophisticated. Welcome was warm and staff were attentive but not overwhelming. The food was delicious. We had the chicken liver parfait and flammauken for entree followed by duck and quail for main. Then topped it with their sorbet and creme brule which came out with a candle for my birthday. Servings were all generous and didn't really... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The food and the atmosphere were fantastic. We'd recently come back from a month in France and wanted to re-live a taste of France, this is the place to do just that. The food and the wait staff are fabulous. The only downside is the outrageous cost of the wine. Other than that a great taste of France.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Clarence Street, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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