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Le Pelican

#378 of 4,630 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Surry Hills
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Shop 2, 411 Bourke St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9380 2622
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sun 18:00 - 22:00
Wed - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
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Sydney, Australia
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80 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Great spot for lunch and dinner; it is nice to sit in their courtyard on a sunny day though. Food is great, they have some lighter mediterranean style dishes too that work well at lunch. Last visit's fish dish was let down by a slightly salty potato mille-feuille. Service is very friendly though.

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Thank Nick P
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Went to this establishment at 8.15pm and was told the kitchen had closed. So went on the website and saw that the kitchen closed at 8.30pm not 8.15pm. Extremely disappointing and the host at the front of house was very rude about it. Shame because it looks like a lovely place with a good menu. But because of the service... More 

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90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

A really lovely place with an atmosphere that takes you to France. The Bouillabaisse was magnificent - broth was amazing. The 2 or 3 course pricing is really reasonable and it is BYO which is excellent!

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Thank Gwh15
Gold Coast, Australia
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on the way home and thought lets try it. Upon being seated, we were asked if we would like some water, 15 minutes passed and we were asked again. I ordered the Lamb Rack, when it came out it was cold and hadn't been cooked properly. My partner ordered the Risotto and was horrified, we both... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

This restaurant was a traditional french offering, with an unforgettable outdoor garden experience, and a very sweet old brown dog who slowly roamed around and greeted everyone. The steak was premium, and the wine pairing recommendation was much appreciated. Great value - and we will certainly return if we ever visit the area again.

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Thank Ryan M
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

The atmosphere and food was great. Our table of 4 had an amazing experience with the food and wine. The service was helpful and pleasant without being over the top The food was presented well and the waiters explained each dish An overall great experience and highly recommended a place to return and savor the whole menu

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Thank David C
Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Lovely small French restaurant. Seating a little close and on the night we went a large group who were very noisy, but other then that great. Plenty of choice and wine list good.

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Sydney
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141 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

It was highly recommended by my French friends... BUT ... I reckon they may have forgotten what a good French restaurant is. Food okay. Menu limited (very). Poor choices. Price is okay. Well located in a busy area of Sydney with lots of young(ish) clientele. Service slow. Got the wrong bill (glad I checked). The courtyard is nice (if you... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

We were 2 couples having dinner on a Sunday night in this restaurant and we have been very satisfied with the service , the food and the general atmosphere.Everything was nicely paced, we had plenty of advise about the entree , mains and desserts and what to expect. The dishes we have chosen were delicious, nicely executed and almost perfectly... More 

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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

I do not normally write reviews but I have to say thank you Le Pelican for a wonderful night, the meal spectacular, the service impeccable it is a restaurant I will never forget and wish we had you in Brisbane.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$26
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
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: Shop 2, 411 Bourke St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighbourhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9380 2622

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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