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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.
London, W1B 4DY
British, French, Bistro
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday: 7:30 am - 11pm
£25 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
020 7406 3333
The nearest car park is NCP on Brewer Street which is a 4 minute walk from Hotel Café Royal and Papillon.
Hotel Café Royal and Papillon are less than a minutes walk from Piccadilly Circus underground station served by the Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines.
Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, High Tea, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Papillon Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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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