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Sel et Poivre

#1,187 of 4,737 Restaurants in Sydney}
€€ - €€€French, Cafe
263 Victoria St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9361 6530
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good41%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
14 Aug 2016
“Beef cheek”
25 Jul 2016
“A taste of France”
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French, Cafe
€€ - €€€
263 Victoria St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

The atmosphere is cosy, the wait staff are friendly and casual, and the beef cheeks in red wine sauce just sing with flavour. There are other typically French things which my partner has told me are good too, but I just keep eating the beef...More

Thank Teajaye
Reviewed 26 July 2016

A fantastic experience of old tradition french cuisine prepared like a grand ma would do it. A menu full of French "terroir" product.

Thank Chevreuil7777
Reviewed 15 March 2016

It's been around for years but continues to deliver on the same old formula of classic French food, attentive well informed service and great location. In summer you can dine on the pavement, which is a real bonus. It is not cheap but it is...More

Thank DVDPlayer_13
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

It's nice to find a really good authentic French restaurant. Snails were amazing, steak tartare was not bad and the French wine yum. I'm pretty hard to please and I loved this place. I will definitely be back with my girlfriend again soon. Keep up...More

Thank Myles T
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food and wines! But the owner makes the visit to an unforgettable evening! It's just amazing! Ps: try the onion soup!! Merci beacoup Florian

1  Thank Gambler747
Reviewed 1 January 2016

My first visit, and initially I was put off by the signage claim that this place (founded in the 1990s) is Sydney's original French bistro. Anyone who's been around Sydney's inner suburbs for decades could name other French eateries that have come and gone. Our...More

Thank Alys-Schatzi
Reviewed 30 December 2015

The food is good. So is the wine. But do you know the waitresses can insult you and in front of you. In French. As most of the clients do not speak French, nobody cares. But I'm French. I had dinner there and I spoke...More

4  Thank Steven M
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

We had a really great time at Sel et Poivre for celebrating our wedding with friends (14 people). We are French and so we can tell the food is truly authentic and delicious. Very warm welcoming from François-Xavier and his staff. Thanks so much!!!

Thank MorganeDB
Reviewed 15 December 2015

We stumbled onto this place by accident as we were visiting at St Vincents Hospital. We had the Escargot, French Onion Soup and Duck Confit (Best I have had in Australia) with potatoes and a wonderful salad washed down with a nice Rose. We had...More

Thank RichandLou720
Reviewed 9 December 2015

I took my 18 year old son here for lunch after finding it on a reviewers list. It's on an unprepossessing street in Darlinghurst (the self-declared gay centre of Sydney) and doesn't look like much. The decor is a bit tired and the service a...More

Thank sharonthekiwi
Home of the small bar revolution in Sydney,
Darlinghurst has more bars per capita than any other
suburb. Themes range from American whiskey bars and
1950’s theme bars to hidden bars requiring secret
passwords. Oxford Street is the "Gay Capital" of
Australia, where gay and lesbian-friendly venues
feature “diva shows” and dancing until the morning.
Vintage lovers flock to Crown Street, and small
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$32
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 01:30
06:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 263 Victoria St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Darlinghurst
  • Neighbourhood: Darlinghurst
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9361 6530
  • E-mail
Set up by Daniel Perchey and family over 12 years ago, Café Sel & Poivre is the modern French café/restaurant since 1998 that you discovered the last time you were in France with this unique bistro vibe .At Café Sel & Poivre you can experience something as authentic but closer to home. Our restaurant is more than just a café. It oozes French charm and hospitality. The menu is in both English and French and the staff are warm efficient and bilingual. The food is traditional French, from "creamy sauces" of Normandie to Provençale of the East South of France and "the cassoulet" of the South West of France... A bientot donc ! François-Xavier & Gilles.
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