Bistro Rex

4.6
388 reviews
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$41 to $100
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French
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Bistro Rex is an all day French bistro located in the heart of Potts Point. Think Parisian classics reimagined with a fresh and clean twist with the occasional hint of the former French colonial empire. Boasting a tightly edited cocktail list with a nod to favourite classics and a spectacular 300+ wine list that heavily showcases the best French superstars with a healthy smattering of New World to boot. We kindly ask that tables of 8 or more dine from one of our shared set menus and please note that we include a 10% service charge for all tables of 10 or more.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(02) 9332 2100
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
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LR
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely brilliant food. The service was excellent and the restaurant was wonderful. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to eat French food.

l
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing service, food and atmosphere. Jimmy and the team always look after me so well. Many thanks - won't be my last time :D

R
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most impeccable service and food quality. We always feel so welcome and the atmosphere is warm and electric.

SW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Bistro Rex. We initially became aware of Bistro Rex by watching The Chef's Line and subsequently made a visit.
The restaurant and the food that we had, as well as the service, was excellent. We will be back and have already told friends of our visit.
Overall there is only one word and that is - fantastic.

RG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favourite place...!

Always reliable attention to every detail...

RO
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful restaurant involving committed people who are qualified for their roles and whom seem to enjoy every moment of making their guests' experiences memorable.

There is an obvious commitment to excellence in every aspect of the establishment. The wines are superb, the food creative and delicious.

The tables are nicely separated and the banquettes a delight. The perfect ambience for every occasion.

This is a restaurant where the bartender remembers your favourite aperitif and sends it to your table perfectly timed. Perhaps I should book for tonight! You certainly should.

HS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistro Rex was a fantastic experience . The service was spot on , non intrusive but always there when needed; friendly the Food was sensational from great menu offering, specials through to flavour, taste with the added benefit of allowing BYO for the special bottles you have in your own cellar & enjoying them in a great environment with exceptional Food, ambiance all delivered by an experienced Team. Such a satisfying & memorable dining experience from start to finish - a MUST on everyone's list

PR
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a beautiful dining experience, the food is incredible and the all the host are so personable and remembered us from being at the restaurant 12 months ago. Thank you for a lovely evening!

ST
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I went to Bistro Rex for a late lunch and my guest and I enjoyed it tremendously! The food was casual and excellent - we enjoyed it all. The service was particularly wonderful. They were very friendly staff with good service experience - attentive but not overbearing. Finally, we were there between the lunch and dinner rushes which turned out to be really great time to be there -- relatively quiet and very relaxed, which was perfect for a leisurely rainy afternoon.

AB
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Culinary delight - fantastic service, great food and excellent ambience. Standout dishes include the steak frites, french onion soup (the best I've had), and choc creme brulee. Can't wait to return.

CK
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A fine evening, were received warmly, seated quickly. The menu has a good variety of well balanced dishes, a strong wine list. Only downside was that it gets quite noisy once the restaurant fills up. Overall, worth every cent though.

AJ
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't fault the food and can't fault the service! An absolutely outstanding dining experience that i would recommend to anyone.

DK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The service is always efficient and the food is excellent

AG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, wine and staff. Will definitely be back.

C
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, wine, service and ambiance. Set menu option is great way have a leisurely lunch with friends. Wine and cocktail selection excellent. Highly recommended.

RC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food is always good, however the waitress kept getting confused with the order.

L
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really excellent steak frites with cafe de paris dressing.
Lunch with an old friend in a quiet environment so we could talk for a change.

KF
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

An ok place, but their rigidity was a bit overbearing

JW
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great French bistro style restaurant for a celebration

LA
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely. Great food , service and staff.
Appreciated the open restaurant. A lot happening.

S
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We come here regularly, it’s always good value with good service!

NK
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant and service.
Was quite loud.
And food was disappointing

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

PHENOMENAL!! Absolutely loved the service and food, Cured Ocean Trout is a must - went back twice in two weeks!

EC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Was a great night. did notice our waitress took our wine before it was finished. Little but disappointed

BC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, interesting wine list, sensational service and overall wonderful experience at Bistro Rex.

HS
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

remember to bring your mobile phone so that you can use the torch to read the menu

JJ
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely brilliant! Great, attentive, genuine staff. The place was packed but you could still have a conversation. Food was delicious and well priced. My new favorite restaurant!

JH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed Bistro Rex over the Mothers Day weekend. The food was delicious and the restaurant has a wonderful cosy, feeling.
The staff were beyond efficient. Looking forward to our next visit.

JY
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience. The food was absolutely delicious -everyone in our group agreed! I particularly loved the duck breast - it simply melted in your mouth. I have already recommended Bistro Rex to others.

AG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous night out celebrating a colleague's promotion. From the first moment we felt welcome and valued. Our French colleague was highly complimentary of the wine list, and the Menu reflected a move into the cooler months. Fantastic service and ambiance. We will be back!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. The food was excellent, and the service was second to none. Nick and the team bent over backwards to help us celebrate our special occasion, and helped create an unforgettable night.

SV
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still dreaming about the scampi omelette. Will be back soon.

JH
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food and charming waiters. Excellent wine. A perfect lunch

LB
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had the lovely Sunday roast which was great but more gravy would have been good. Only downside is we were placed in between two large tables so it was very noisy.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service from Josh. And the best Clafoutis in Sydney

l
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing wonderful incredible experience with beautiful service and top shelf meals. Thank you

LM
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is great, the service is outstanding. I visited twice in one week.

NJ
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A fun night. Good food and helpful staff. Busy for a Thursday.

CM
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One visit and this place became an old favourite. Charming, first class service in a classy, cozy, friendly space. I always take the staff advice on the standout of the night and I’ve never been disappointed.

WR
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great room & food, fabulous service. Always a friendly face.

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