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About Papillon

Papillon is a restaurant that celebrates the best of European café-culture located in the heart of London within the historic walls of Hotel Café Royal. Open all day for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, Papillon serves a menu that features both British and French influences and the finest seasonal ingredients; whilst guests enjoy views of bustling Regent Street.
In addition to these classic café dishes, our chefs have also created a selection of savoury and sweet crepes, including an indulgent lobster, baby spinach and truffle Béchamel crepe or the much-loved ‘Suzette’. Pastry Chef Sarah Barber also continues to showcase the finest in patisserie. New to her repertoire are a collection of seasonal British desserts presented in jars, ideal for takeaway or chic dinner party gifts.

Accompanying these dishes is a wine and champagne list, including all the grand marques one would expect as well as fine examples of the new homegrown vineyards.

68 Regent Street
London, W1B 4DY
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
British, French, Bistro

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday: 7:30 am - 11pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7406 3333

Website:
http://papillonlondon.com/

Parking Details:
The nearest car park is NCP on Brewer Street which is a 4 minute walk from Hotel Café Royal and Papillon.

Public Transport:
Hotel Café Royal and Papillon are less than a minutes walk from Piccadilly Circus underground station served by the Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines.

Executive Chef:
Sarah Barber

Additional:
Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, High Tea, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Papillon Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

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Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 31 December 2017

Fantastic atmosphere, very good location, tasty and exquisite food

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on 21 December 2017

My 4 year old and I visited with some friends and the staff were superb. They made our visit very special and welcomed my little girl wonderfully. The cakes and patisseries were delicious. Would highly recommend for a treat.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on 20 December 2017

The service we received was exceptional and cannot compliment the staff highly enough. Having booked s table for an evening meal we were a little disappointed with the normal menu, but on raising the issue with the waitress, she provided a more extensive option that met our requirements. We enjoyed the food and the attentiveness which we were accorded by the staff. We were given an unofficial tour of the main restaurant by one of the staff and were very impressed with the ambiance of the that facility. This has persuaded us to book a table there at some future date.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
ambience5
service4
value3

 
·Dined on 17 December 2017

Informal elegance overlooking the vibrant Regent Street and beautiful Christmas lights and decorations this time of year. We had the menu du jour and each course was cooked and presented with elegance. Service was a little slow but this suited us. Would also be great for coffee and cakes.

Tags: Late-night Find, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Casual, People Watching
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food5
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service5
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 2 November 2017

Delicious foods, nice environment, enjoyable experience.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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food5
ambience3
service3
value2

 
·Dined on 12 October 2017

Great food, but very pricy even a toast was £5, orange juice £7.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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food5
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value4

 
·Dined on 29 August 2017

Lovely afternoon tea. I have a seafood allergy and I was looked after better than I ever have. Couldn't finish everything in the afternoon tea but was provided with a very elegant "doggy bag"

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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food5
ambience4
service5
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 (London)·Dined on 4 August 2017

Lovely venue, excellent food, attentive service. Highly recommended.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Quick Bite
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food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on 25 July 2017

Staff very friendly and attentive. The pastries for breakfast were delicious and a nice change from the usual pastries you get at other restaurants.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 21 July 2017

Fantastic Hazelnut Latte!
Service was outstanding.
Chic decor.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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food4
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value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 14 October 2017

Lovely food, good service and laid back atmosphere

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value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 4 October 2017

Staff were friendly and the food was delicious - a really nice spot for a business breakfast, especially before 9.30am when the rush kicks in.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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 (London)·Dined on 20 September 2017

Heard about the amazing pastries but came for a yummy, quick, casual business lunch. Glad we did.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea
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service4
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·Dined on 22 July 2017

We received a warm greeting on arrival. Menu was 'ok'..they had a set menu which we chose from, no option to have veg or potatoes with the main - although I'm sure if I had asked then they may have provided something- portions a bit small but sufficient for us. We chose a dessert from the cabinet - not included in set menu - and it was delicious.

Tags: Quick Bite
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food4
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 7 July 2017

Comfortable, elegant cafe, superb patisserie, very pleasant service and a calm environment. On the expensive side.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee
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food5
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service5
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 (London)·Dined on 7 July 2017

Me and my wife went to Papillon for some desserts, they have a great variety and we tried several which were all really good.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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food3
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service3
value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 22 October 2017

Was expecting way much better than reviews. Got there. Nice welcoming. We took 3 courses menu with a glass of champagne. We took the terrine, mushroom soup and quinoa salad. The quinoa salad needed much more seasoning. The terrine was okay. The mushroom was good. 2 sunday roast as main and 1 guinea fowl. The sunday roasts were not exceptional but good. The guinea fowl was good, could need more seasoning or spicing. The deserts we took were very good. It took them a long while to get the champagne. Got a bit lost with our orders. The dessert menu was inacccurate they got us the wrong dessert but the treated us to free coffees and another desssert. All in all touristy place, wouldnt repeat.

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food3
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·Dined on 18 July 2017

I like the new look and feel. It was good venue for a business lunch. I think I chose wrong - I ordered the salad niciose and it came with tinned tuna which I didn't expect for the Café Royal.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation
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service3
value1

 
 (Manchester)·Dined on 3 July 2017

Visited whilst in London and fancied somewhere a bit more than the usual cafe for a late lunch or so I thought .
Papillon is part of the hotel Cafe Royal on Regents street . Whilst it was easy to find it wasn't quite the experience I envisaged with this hotel .
On entry met by staff who were friendly and at tentative and shown to a table . The menu is relatively small but reasonable with a good selection of cakes teas and drinks all at central London prices.
I ordered a club sandwich and a tea with a choice of sour dough or bagatte .
The sandwich was fine as was the presentation , I was little dismayed to see some customers sending food back as the caesur salad cane with anchovies not for everyone but it appears everyone gets them here be warned .
Ambience poor whilst I think it was ok it isn't opulent or even that comfortable
I think on reflection itvwantvwuite what I expected and would recommend more for a cake and coffee/tea experience .

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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food3
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service4
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 (London)·Dined on 16 June 2017

Overall it was good but I ordered the Broccoli quiche and for £12 the portion was extremely stingy. Also an espresso cost £6 which is quite a lot for an afternoon lunch. The cake/desserts ordered were lovely.

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food4
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service4
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 (London)·Dined on 2 February 2016

The Café is situated at an excellent location and is very easy to find. The interior is very pleasing, and the service is prompt and courteous as expected. Whilst I was very happy with the French toast I had ordered , my partner's express breakfast was on the small side, and he did not really enjoy anything particularly from it. Considering that the cost of the express breakfast is £18, it did not seem to deliver on value for money. The atmosphere is relaxed but classy, and the hot chocolate was spectacular, but if you want to relieve your hunger pangs completely, this may not be the best place for you.

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