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Bistro Papillon

Average price $95
8.9/10
381 reviews

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Fabulous
8.9/10
based on 381 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :8.9/10
Service :9/10
Setting :8.8/10
  1. Shaun D.
    Shaun D.
    • one review
    8/10

    Lunch in Sydney at Bistro Papillion. Warmly greeted by the French staff, one can hear them talking away in their native tongue within the French styled theme of the restaurant which presents as a very welcome but unpretentious surround. I had the following: Beef Bourguignon Beef Burgundy, slow cooked in Red Wine with Carrots, Mushrooms and Thyme, Served with Paris Mash Tender chunks of tasty beef smothered in that delicious sauce with a subtle hint of the red wine tones, soft carrots and earthy mushrooms compliment the smooth Paris mash. That disappeared off my plate in no time and I had to drink the left over sauce, that ain't going down the drain! Caramelized Apple Tarte Tatin with Rum and Raisin Ice Cream Love the caramelized flavour on the tender apples, each bite with the cream was delicious. Love the flavour of the rum and raisin ice cream. A lovely way to finish. The food was delicious, a solid effort, though, I have eaten better French food.

  2. Chloe L.
    Chloe L.
    • one review
    10/10

    Very nice restaurant, very nice and welcoming people. Nice to see very traditional French dishes on the menu. Real taste of French food and I recommend snails, raclette and crème brûlée !

  3. Sue G.
    Sue G.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Great inner city restaurant, service is excellent, menu is traditional with many favourite french tastes. Once you walk in the door, you are transported to France. Booking is a must, it is very popular and with good reason, great for couples or larger group. Definitely worth at least one return visit to try some of the other menu options.

  4. A A.
    A A.
    • 290 reviews
    10/10

    Great little restaurant

  5. Tricia  C.
    Tricia C.
    • 6 reviews
    9.25/10

    Authentic French cooking, great cozy bistro atmosphere. My favourite French restaurant in Sydney. Highly recommend

  6. A A.
    A A.
    • 266 reviews
    8.75/10

    Always enjoy the food and atmosphere here. Looking forward to returning

  7. A A.
    A A.
    • 283 reviews
    7.75/10

    Cozy French restaurant with friendly staff. The raclette, pork medallions and Crepe Suzette were great. Will be back to try different dishes!

  8. Vidya A.
    Vidya A.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Fabulous food and cosy setting make this place a perfect choice for quiet date night spot or business luncheon! Looking forward to visiting soon

  9. A A.
    A A.
    • 277 reviews
    10/10

    Beautiful food, wine and service and not that expensive considering quality freshness of the food.

  10. Scott D.
    Scott D.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Fantastic food, authentic looking restaurant, great service.... oh and fantastic food... Will be coming here again, with family.. A real gem of a place..

  11. A A.
    A A.
    • 274 reviews
    9/10

    Good food generous portion great taste traditional bistro menu

  12. ANGELA D.
    ANGELA D.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    We go to Bistro Papillon regularly and we love it. The dishes are always authentic French, the staff attentive and friendly and the setting intimate and true French Bistro. All the classics served beautifully.

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 296 reviews
    8/10

    Great food and service. Will be back.

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 260 reviews
    5.75/10

    The service is friendly. I feel little disappointed on the foods. We spent $120 for 2 persons in lunchtime. Taste were just ok, but they were not impressive to us. The presentation of foods is likely family dishes.

  15. Gina M.
    Gina M.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Service & food are superb, keeps us coming back

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 253 reviews
    8.5/10

    Stunning food, superb service and atmosphere, small but great space.

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 265 reviews
    7.25/10

    Nice food and great ambience. Desserts are amazing. Courteous service.

  18. Neill L.
    Neill L.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent service! Genuine Parisian feeling.

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 268 reviews
    10/10

    Steak was awesome

  20. Janey M.
    Janey M.
    • 16 reviews
    9.25/10

    Beautiful food and great service! Thank you!

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How to get to the restaurant

98 Clarence Street, 2000, Sydney, Australia

About the restaurant

French chic

The dream of Bistro Papillon was established years ago when two Frenchmen found themselves working together in a restaurant in the UK. In 2010 this dream became a reality with the opening of Bistro Papillon in Sydney’s CBD. This rustic French restaurant is all about authentic and classic flavours. The restaurant tightly packed with dark wooden furnishing and retro French artwork (you feel as though you’ve wandered into a Parisian bistro). They have a menu devoted to French classics and restaurant ‘specialities’ where you will see the likes of escargots, tarte flambee, tartare de boeuf and onglet de boeuf. There is also a large a la carte menu which features a large selection of French faves like coq au vin, tarte tatin and lots of cheese.

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