Bistro Guillaume - Sydney

4.3
461 reviews
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French
Drawing upon Sydney’s renowned climate and open space, Bistro Guillaume Sydney features a fresh colour palette and a stunning indoor setting. The dining room is luxe whilst exuding a relaxed feel, encouraging diners to linger long into their day or night whilst enjoying acclaimed chef Guillaume Brahimi’s beautiful bistro cuisine.
What 461 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Food was really well prepared, fresh and tasty!

RH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

Create a warmer atmosphere, keep people together on a quiet night otherwise it feels like you are alone in the restaurant.

PS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Food excellent Guillaume famous Paris Mash is always very well enjoyed and not to be missed. The rice pudding was a very good surprise and highly recommended. Moule Meunière is also highly recommended.

RB
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always been happy with the food and the service is attentive. Really enjoy the spaciousness of the restaurant that makes it ideal for mor private conversations with clients. Second time there that a client odered a Bloody Mary only to be told that out of tomato juice. A restaurant/bar of this quality should do better than that.

KD
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was fresh and you can tell that it is made in house. The portion size was generous and would most likely share especially after the entree souffle.
The passionfruit souffle was quite tart and would have liked a sweet contrast.
Although we were forgotten about at some point, it was nice to soak in the atmosphere and have a laid back dinner.

K
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a lovely time celebrating my partner's birthday - thank you for the "Happy Birthday" dessert message! Food was delicious, and service was also great

A
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My waiter recently relocated to Sydney from France and added a touch of reality to the experience, which as wonderful anyway. I wish I had gotten his name, but he was very nice and professional and made me feel like I was back in France.

D
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service
Food was superb
Very prompt, no waiting, clean. Friendly and polite

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Highly recommend

M
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food, thanks.

H
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Came here for my birthday. Food was average but given the extortionist price - was not good value for our money. I was at Pendolino last week - Bill was similar but food and experience was incomparable. I received a gift bag with their house virgin olive oil, spring water on the house and complimentary birthday dessert. Bistro Guillaume asked me 3 times if I’m ordering dessert (imagine so it wouldn’t cost them anything) then brought out a plate with chocolate sauce with 2 bitter cocoa balls - I was very embarrassed. We were also charged credit card surcharge despite paying eftpos. Would not recommend to anyone or return.

ND
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal and experience. I chose the restaurant for a special occasion and it did not disappoint .

SS
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The ambiance was relaxed yet stylish and I love the level of lighting.

KH
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. The young lady that served us was very attentive, had a good knowledge of the menu and was a delight.

Thank you for the first class service, we will be back again for an event towards the end of the year.

HW
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We very much enjoyed our pre concert meal at Bistro Guillaume. The service was friendly, unobtrusive, polite, helpful and very efficient. The menu selection and specials offered a difficult choice. We were also pleasantly surprised at the cost of our meal and we look forward to our next opportunity to dine here.

OC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Step inside this restaurant and you forget you are at the bottom of an office tower in George st ! You feel like you have stepped into a restaurant in Paris . The food, the service and the ambience is divine . And everyone speaks French !

SY
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great classic French food. The French onion soup did not disappoint. Nor did the roquefort souffle.

I went mainly for the steak tartare. The main size is more than enough, and the pommes gaufrettes were perfect vessels for the tartare. The only issue I had was personal: it was a bit too seasoned for my taste - a touch too much mustard and capers, and masked the beef a little. Texture wise, perfect.

AL
London
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good French food. Nice view on the kitchen. Good french wine selection. Will come back for sure!

N
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I had a delightful evening and am normally very fussy. Quality food and good service all round in a convenient location. Was able to have our table from 7:30pm to 11pm so no 2 services/sittings which I do not appreciate over dinner. Well done Guillaume.

CO
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a girls night out and we all enjoyed the food. Will recommend to friends and family.

G
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

My husband and I went on a Thursday evening for dinner as a couple. We were greeted well and shown to a pleasant corner table well away from several large noisy groups. However, the staff on the floor seemed a little overwhelmed and were slow to organise drinks for us. The sommelier was also slow in assisting us and seemed somewhat offhand and not particularly interested in making the best choice for us. The food then arrived before the wine. Fortunately, the food was good. I started with a lovely beetroot salad while my husband enjoyed a very cheesy soufflé (a bit heavy for me). We both had the duck confit (good) and shared a delicious rice pudding for dessert. The Pinot noir chosen by the sommelier was only OK and we would have preferred to pay more for a better bottle. We were also somewhat neglected most of the time by the floor staff and the atmosphere seemed a bit corporate and impersonal. Overall, while we enjoyed the food, the ambience and service let the night down. We will not be back.

JC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

You sat my guest at a different table for 39 minutes
The apology was very poor
We won’t be coming back
Had lots of dinners in last few years

MC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Outstanding delicicious food in a chic bistro athmosphere. The truffle risotto was incredible, the orange duck too. The bouillabaisse was superbly presented and yummy (could have been more filling).

PM
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Best kept secret dining experience in the CBD and better value than comparable venues.

D
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Having followed Guillaume around the Sydney dining scene for literally decades, this was the first time we were disappointed in the experience. We were looking for an easy dinner with friends and I had no hesitation in recommending Bistro Guillaume - having eaten here a few times before. But standards have truly slipped. The service (which has always been wonderful before) was shocking. The food was ok - some hits, some misses. Just not what we have come to expect.

S
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the most lovely experience at Bistro Guillaume, the service was fantastic and very accommodating. The food was delicious, we enjoyed every mouth full

EL
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good French classics. Wine list ( by the glass) a tad limited and service a little slow but friendly.

JL
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food but wine is far too expensive.
I enjoy the restaurant and the experience but surely some good but inexpensive wine is available to match the excellent cuisine

JD
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasant staff and nice food especially cabbage side

DL
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Guillaume had really good service and the oysters were lovely
It is great to be at a place where you can hear your partner without shouting
Lovely mood music and we loved the chicken pate

OT
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Overall the experience was quite good but the food was a bit hit and miss. Found that they were trying to make new adaptations on French classics but a lot of them fell far from sticking the classic way the dishes are made. For example the French onion soup has great flavour but they used a cheese foam instead of standard cheese in the soup.

The service was great though, especially splitting dishes that were to be shared just wish the food was classic French done well.

EM
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Good restaurant, nice wine list.

Great entrée selection, oysters were a bit bland and must had been washed off the salt.
Delicious onion soup.
Nice steak, not enough béarnaise sauce for my liking.
Lovely side dishe, we had the Brussels sprout.
No desserts as we were too full...

OC
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service the ambience and the food was all perfect !

PG
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Classy venue for a business lunch. Food was excellent and the wine advice was superb.
Deft, unobtrusive service by the wait staff.

BC
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Second visit, but very disappointed this time.
We were celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary which we thought could have been acknowledged
in some way, but wasn’t.
Service was poor.
Had to request bread.
Food was average, nothing to rave about.
Skipped dessert & coffee.
Underwhelmed.

M
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A nice place with very good food, albeit a bit on the expensive side. Our waiter was fantastic and answered all our questions concerning the menu. My trout was delicious and the profiteroles were to die for. I have recommended this restaurant to my son and daughter in law who are true foodies.

RM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great French food and service, cant fault anything. 3 course lunch special must be the best in town, just brilliant.

CO
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Definitely one of our favourite restaurants, the food is always delicious. A lovely date night restaurant.

CM
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We love the wine as well as the food. A delicious Bordeaux that was not in the overpricey range was a delight to us.

TH
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Service wasn’t great. Lots of dropped dishes and poor bar service. Had to ask for menus several times

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