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Bistro Papillon

98 Clarence St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9262 2402
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cassoulet” (13 reviews)
“coq au vin” (13 reviews)
“creme brulee” (14 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 22:00All hours
French, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
98 Clarence St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went there for a raclette night.. territic! Food is really good, entrees, main but specially the raclette.. delicious as the original French one. I couldn't stop eating but i had to coz my belly was exploting..

Thank gelippo21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little restaurant on Clarence St that is easy to miss. I couldn't resist indulging in French Onion soup followed by Steak Frites and wasn't disappointed. Service was great with a French accent. And a nice drop of Beaujolais.

Thank lidunian_partners
Reviewed 1 July 2017

A special little piece of France in Sydney. We boked tis having enjoyed a great experience on our previous trip (booking by the way is essential). Warm, attentive service, good French wines and a menu which includes the classics! Confit of duck and rabbit dishes...More

Thank I2977YPjohn
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Many restaurants advertise restricted sitting and this is acceptable when things run smoothly. When the restaurant can't cope with an adjacent large table (approx 12), delay your meal (2 people) to the point that dessert is served past two hours, then demand you finish your...More

2  Thank anthonybZ7082KI
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Delicious food in a cozy small room with typical French waiters. Good menu with daily specials and matching wine list predominantly French, as expected. Not too expensive for a city location.

Thank Drew M
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

This place is cute and cozy. Second une here for me and I enjoyed it both times immensely. We shared some flammkuchen as starters and they are good. We also had some mussels and they were nice as well. Especially the white wine sauce they...More

Thank foodqueensydney
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Nice atmosphere, small restaurant, nice food, just right. Went there on the 15th of June with 2 friends. We enjoyed a plate of charcuterie (shared) for the entree, the sorbet to clean the palette, plates of duck and beef ( boeuf bourguignon) for the main,...More

Thank RailOzzie
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Celebrated a birthday with twenty-two friends. Set menu of: entree, palate cleanser, main and dessert. All the guests raved about the food, saying it was exceptional. Friendly staff made us very welcome.

Thank Caroline T
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We had lunch in this small but well-attended restaurant. All aspects of the meal were authentic French, the menu, the wines on offer and the service. Great food and good value.

Thank PeteC166a
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The restaurant has this typical French look and feel. Small table close to each other and a little noisy, which gives it the typical French Bistro atmosphere. The service is swift and excellent with of course predominantly French talking (or English talking with a French...More

Thank Bram G
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
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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
US$12 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
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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