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La Guillotine French Restaurant

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Central Business District
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518 Kent St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9264 1487
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I happened to come across La Guillotine while walking back to my hotel and spontaneously stopped in. The staff were very friendly and the service was good. I had steak with peppercorn sauce. It was cooked perfectly. They paired it well with a red wine. Staff seemed to be a little chaotic as the restaurant began filling up. Not sure... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent main courses, very good desserts, pleasing ambience and service. Inappropriate background music. The most enjoyable dinner we had in our four-day visit to Sydney.

Thank DandDToronto
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu had just what we were after - escargot, tornedos Rossini, crepe suzette. Every dish was worse than the next. Very poor food, disinterested waiters. In Sydney - go somewhere else - anywhere else.

Thank global778
Sydney, Australia
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93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been going here for several years, since I used to work around the corner and it was a great place to drop into for a relaxing lunch (omelette, salad and a glass of wine) if the day was going badly. Having semi-retired, and not being in the city much, it's been a couple of years since I was back... More 

Thank Ross M
Tweed Heads, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This was such a great choice! I was only in town for the day and needed a French fix. Read a few reviews of bistros/restaurants open at lunch and La Guillotine had the location, the sly name and great reviews. I did not book - it’s not always necessary to reserve for lunch in Paris. I was graciously greeted by... More 

Thank La_Francophile
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Sadly, having attended here intermittently over 12 months I have found this restaurant to be so variable in quality, both food and service. The duck ($44) was low quality and over cooked, although the sauce was tasty. The potato gratin that accompanied it was dry and warm. The waiter, different from the previous French chap was intrusive and abrupt. Yes,... More 

Thank Justin M
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I discovered this restaurant only a few days ago. I have eaten around the corner from it several times and never noticed it before but what a find. Authentic French food; not cheap but reasonable priced in my view. Outstanding service. I has snails, a chateaubriand (never been able to order this for one before) and cheese (Roquefort)and a glass... More 

Thank Pinter27
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Birthday dinner for two. Seated straight away despite arriving early on a Saturday night. Very friendly, welcoming staff & cozy atmosphere. Had Escargot for entree which were delicious especially with the french baguette. Hubby had the pate & enjoyed it. John Dory for main was cooked perfectly & french fries were a delight. Hubby had beef fillet with potato gratin... More 

Thank daniela1234224
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Great place for good food. Tried Escargot... surprisingly good! Onion soup was good, the Chateaubriand with Bearnaise Sauce was awesome and the Kronenbourg 1664 was French! Great meal with friends.

Thank Neil W
Broken Hill, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Visited for a Monday lunch with my French husband and Spanish friend, delicious mouthwatering food that was both authentic and well priced. Service was friendly and efficient, wouldn't hesitate to recommend and hope to return again the next time I am in Sydney

Thank Judith T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 518 Kent St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9264 1487

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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