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French

Bistro Papillon

Average price $95
8.9/10
396 reviews

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Restaurant menu

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The chef recommends...

Risotto aux champignons (v)
$30

Mushroom and Winter Vegetable Risotto with Fresh Herbs and Goats Cheese

Aiguillettes de poulet au poivre vert
$36

Chicken Tenderloins, Green Peppercorns, Mushrooms, White Wine and Cream, Served with Homemade Spätzle Pasta

Ravioli à la vetterave
$38

Beetroot Ravioli with Atlantic Salmon, Baby Spinach, Lemon, Parsley and Creamy Normande Sauce

Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous
8.9/10
based on 396 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9/10
Service :9/10
Setting :8.8/10
  1. Anthony L.
    Anthony L.
    • 4 reviews
    9/10

    Always love the food here everytime. Cosy atmosphere and attentive service.

  2. Maree C.
    Maree C.
    • one review
    9/10

    A lovely traditional French experience with delicious flavours in every dish. Service was friendly and attentive. The summer take on the profiteroles with ice cream rather than creme patisserie was a very tiny disappointment.

  3. Lana B.
    Lana B.
    • one review
    10/10

    It’s always an amazing dining experience at Bistro Papillion- 5 stars

  4. Ranjan B.
    Ranjan B.
    • one review
    6/10

    Main courses weren’t exactly to our satisfaction. My wife’s fish of the day was served on a bed of lentils in which there were some small pebbles. This was mentioned to our waiter, who after discussing with the chef, said it was uncooked lentils - my wife disagrees! Overall, an above average experience for our 24th anniversary

  5. Mario L.
    Mario L.
    • one review
    10/10

    Feels like you're in Paris, love it.

  6. Jen S.
    Jen S.
    • one review
    10/10

    As always, Bistro Papillon’s food, service, wine and atmosphere were superb.. It is perfect for any occasion and remains my favourite restaurant in Sydney.

  7. Jo-Anne L.
    Jo-Anne L.
    • one review
    10/10

    A wonderful French restaurant. 4 ladies enjoyed 3 courses and wine. Wine pricey but food delicious. Nice service, not rushed. Terrine, boullabaise, goat cheese salad, slow cooked lamb, park fillet and all the desserts scrumptious. Highly recommended.

  8. 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.

  9. 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 !

  10. 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.

  11. A A.
    A A.
    • 290 reviews
    10/10

    Great little restaurant

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

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

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

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

  14. 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!

  15. 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

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 277 reviews
    10/10

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

  17. 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..

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

    Good food generous portion great taste traditional bistro menu

  19. ANGELA D.
    ANGELA D.
    • 2 reviews
    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.

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

    Great food and service. Will be back.

More information

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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