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“Terrible Meal”
Review of Le Pelican - CLOSED

Le Pelican
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 26
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Surry Hills
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Either the other reviews here are possibly fake or something has changed dramatically in the kitchen here.

We had a very poor meal:
- Escargot: tasteless and deep fried in breadcrumbs
- Pate: a bland terrine with no evidence of fois gras accompanied with a roll which possibly came from Woolworths
- Duck: overcooked and rubbery
- Bouillabaise: bland, stale croutons, small

Very expensive for such poor fayre.

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2  Thank Malcolm L
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Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

We booked a table for 6 people at Le Pelican to celebrate my partner's 50th birthday and had a terrific night. Small, interesting menu, great flavours and generous helpings. Service was very good and the lovely room had a great ambience. 3 courses for $60 was amazing value for food of this standard and BYO was a huge plus. Thanks to Jean-Francois and his staff for a memorable evening. Can't wait to go back!

Thank Johnnyblueb
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Reviewed 30 May 2016

Great spot for lunch and dinner; it is nice to sit in their courtyard on a sunny day though. Food is great, they have some lighter mediterranean style dishes too that work well at lunch. Last visit's fish dish was let down by a slightly salty potato mille-feuille. Service is very friendly though.

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Thank Nick P
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Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Went to this establishment at 8.15pm and was told the kitchen had closed. So went on the website and saw that the kitchen closed at 8.30pm not 8.15pm. Extremely disappointing and the host at the front of house was very rude about it. Shame because it looks like a lovely place with a good menu. But because of the service experienced, would not return or recommend.

2  Thank Erika S
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

A really lovely place with an atmosphere that takes you to France. The Bouillabaisse was magnificent - broth was amazing. The 2 or 3 course pricing is really reasonable and it is BYO which is excellent!

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Thank Gwh15
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