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Papillon - Permanently Closed

4.3
4.3
46 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Top tags:
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Afternoon Coffee
  • Lunch

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.
Dishes include salads, hot and cold sandwiches and fine patisserie and cakes.

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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

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Menu

Sweet Crêpes

  • Lemon and Sugar£10.00

    • Chocolate and Hazelnut£10.00

      • Seasonal Berries£12.50

        with vanilla mascarpone

        Desserts

        • Citrus Garden£9.00

          Mini mandarins, kalamansi jelly, orange Cointreau foam, almond ice cream

          • Black Forest Profiteroles£9.00

            Choux buns with cream cheese ice cream, cherry jelly, warm chocolate cherry sauce

            • Chestnut & Coffee Pavlova£9.00

              Meringue nest filled with chestnut ice cream, coffee whipped ganache, poached pears and quince sauce

              Petits Gâteaux

              • Dark Chocolate Eclair£3.50

                • Mango Passionfruit Eclair£3.50

                  • Raspberry Eclair£3.50

                    • Coffee Eclair£3.50

                      • Pear & Almond Tart£5.50

                        • Raspberry & Lychee Rose Tart£5.50

                          • Salted Caramel Tart£5.50

                            • Hazelnut Dacquoise£5.50

                              • Raspberry Millefeuille£5.50

                                • Paris Brest£5.50

                                  • Strawberry Cheesecake£5.50

                                    • Cherry Chocolate Dome£5.50

                                      • Red Velvet£5.50

                                        • Pecan & Apple Yoghurt Cake£5.50

                                          Afternoon Tea

                                          Available from midday to 6pm

                                          • Papillon Cream Tea£14.00

                                            Plain or fruit scones, strawberry jam and clotted cream. Served with tea or coffee of your choice

                                            • With a Glass of Laurent Perrier N.V.£22.00
                                            • With a Glass of Laurent Perrier, Rosé£32.00
                                          • Papillon Afternoon Tea£32.00

                                            Choice of two light sandwiches, plain or fruit scones, strawberry jam and clotted cream, choice of two cakes from the counter. Served with tea or coffee of your choice

                                            • With a Glass of Laurent Perrier N.V.£42.00
                                            • With a Glass of Laurent Perrier, Rosé£52.00

                                          Sparkling Wines

                                          • Laurent-Perrier N.V.

                                            • 125ml£15.00
                                            • 750ml£70.00
                                          • Theodora, Gut Oggau, 2015

                                            • 125ml£15.50
                                            • 750ml£72.00
                                          • Et Vie Danse, 2012

                                            • 125ml£15.50
                                            • 750ml£72.00
                                          • Nyetimber N.V.

                                            • 125ml£16.00
                                            • 750ml£74.00
                                          • Bollinger Brut N.V.

                                            • 125ml£17.00
                                            • 750ml£95.00
                                          • Laurent-Perrier Rosé N.V.

                                            • 125ml£25.00
                                            • 750ml£120.00
                                          • Ruinart, Brut Rosé N.V.

                                            • 125ml£27.00
                                            • 750ml£130.00

                                          Cocktails

                                          • Espresso Martini£16.00

                                            • Bellini£16.00

                                              • Aperol Spritz£16.00

                                                Beers

                                                • Samuel Adams£6.00

                                                  • Budweiser Budvar£6.00

                                                    • Meantime Pale Ale£6.00

                                                      Soft Drinks

                                                      • Hildon, Still or Sparkling£3.50

                                                        • Coke | Diet coke | Rose Lemonade | Lemonade£4.50

                                                          • Fresh Juices£7.00

                                                            Apple | Tomato | Cranberry

                                                            • Freshly Squeezed Juices£7.00

                                                              Orange | Carrot | Grapefruit | Pineapple

                                                              For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at 00 1 866 237-4564.

                                                              What 46 people are saying

                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                                              4.3
                                                              4.3 based on recent ratings
                                                              • 4.1Food
                                                              • 4.4Service
                                                              • 4.2Ambience
                                                              • 3.9Value

                                                              NoiseModerate

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                                                              1. BJ

                                                                ByJove42

                                                                London

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                Dined on 20 October 2018

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                Good food, very good service but very noisy (At our next door table was a young man hoping to impress his dining companion - but at the top of his voice. Such a shame).

                                                              2. C

                                                                Ccpi

                                                                London

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on 13 October 2018

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Great food and atmosphere in a prime London location

                                                              3. V

                                                                Victoria

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 3 September 2018

                                                                overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                The quality is definitely there. I booked a table for 2 for a girl time afternoon tea. I have been in Café Royal hotel last year and was impressed by the service and mostly by its interior. Hence was my choice of Cafe Papillon considering it is a part of the hotel. Indeed, the service was exceptional , the menu and tea could satisfy the most distinctive taste. We liked also the tranquillity of the place. I would visit again for a cosy coffee or tea, people watching mostly when I need a quality time alone. However, for this particular afternoon tea I expected a bit more of an ambiance, life music etc, and found this place to be a bit too ordinary.

                                                              4. D

                                                                Diner

                                                                Denver

                                                                26 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                26 reviews

                                                                Dined on 14 August 2018

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                It was a lovely spot to have lunch in busy London. The service and food were wonderful, but the portions were on the small side. That made sure we had room for one of their delicious desserts.

                                                              5. R

                                                                Rana123456789001234567890

                                                                1 review

                                                                2.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 6 August 2018

                                                                overall2food1service1ambience1

                                                                First if all I booked online and got a conformation for my booking by emmail but, when I went they told me that I have no booking!! Anf I spent 30 munutes waiting for a table ! Which was a waste of time and embarising coz I invitedsome friends!. Plus the resturant is too load we can beatly hear each other talk and service was bad the waitress kept inignoring us whenever we needed something. I wont come again.

                                                              6. MM

                                                                MollieM

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 4 August 2018

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                Very attentive staff and beautiful cakes. We had a light meal, late afternoon, and the ambience was very pleasant. Food was good if pricey, and the portions were not huge but the surroundings made up for it. I have had breakfast here as well, which was great, I think it my choice was on the menu as the 'healthy breakfast. Lovely!

                                                              7. W

                                                                Wibbs

                                                                London

                                                                6 reviews

                                                                3.0

                                                                6 reviews

                                                                Dined on 1 August 2018

                                                                overall3food4service5ambience5

                                                                Nice enough. I wanted lunch, not a snack. I paid for lunch, not a snack. I got a snack.

                                                              8. SS

                                                                SophieS

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 20 July 2018

                                                                overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                Really enjoyed our visit. Daughters 22nd Birthday cocktail and light lunch treat! Very attentive staff and lovely ambiance. Only minor annoyance was the two business men next to us having a rather noisy meeting though they were moved to another table when one came available! Would recommend!

                                                              9. CJ

                                                                ChairmanJRO

                                                                London

                                                                127 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                2.0

                                                                127 reviews

                                                                Dined on 17 June 2018

                                                                overall2food2service4ambience2

                                                                Whilst the service was excellent, the food at Papillon was fairly average, and over-priced. I had phoned in advance, asked about gluten-free options, and was told there was a separate gluten-free menu, and that most menu options (including the galettes) could be prepared gluten-free. When we arrived, it turned-out that neither of these promises were true. On the positive side, the café wins extra points for having a choice of gluten-free breads available.

                                                              10. DT

                                                                DianaT

                                                                London

                                                                7 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                4.0

                                                                7 reviews

                                                                Dined on 2 June 2018

                                                                overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                A lovely elegant light lunch. Service was a little distracted as we were left standing at the door and it wasn’t busy, then had to ask for menu’s etc but once we got things going we thoroughly enjoyed it.

                                                              11. N

                                                                Nayio

                                                                London

                                                                14 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                14 reviews

                                                                Dined on 31 May 2018

                                                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                Great experience. Very good service friendly staff. While the place is decorated very nicely it does not feel overpoweringly formal or posh. Food is absolutely top notch. Perfect choice for lunch on a sunny day.

                                                              12. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 28 May 2018

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                ロンドンで一番好きなステーキ🥩ハウスです!場所がやや探しにくいけど、スターターからデザートまで美味くてたまらないです。ぜひ試してください。

                                                              13. DR

                                                                DianeR

                                                                London

                                                                15 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                15 reviews

                                                                Dined on 11 May 2018

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Excellent as always. Beautiful restaurant. Great food and service.

                                                              14. YA

                                                                YAS10

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 2 May 2018

                                                                overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                The cakes here are really good. Tasty plus they all look so pretty.

                                                              15. VY

                                                                VicY

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 21 April 2018

                                                                overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                Good spot to take a break after shopping. The cakes are very cute and yummy! Especially the strawberry cheesecake, it was heavenly! Lovely ambience for a coffee break with friends. Would definitely recommend coming here.

                                                              16. H

                                                                Hungryhorse

                                                                New York Area

                                                                15 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                15 reviews

                                                                Dined on 16 April 2018

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                I go here quite often, they are always busy but I always seem to get a table, a real nice balance. The staff are attentive, friendly and efficient. The food is divine and cake off the scale good!

                                                              17. FP

                                                                FifiP

                                                                London

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                Dined on 9 April 2018

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                We visit Papillon every time we are in London and every time we are treated with a special touch that makes us feel unique! The meals are very tasty, the wine srlection very good and the cakes are decidedly exceptional. During our last visit, we enjoyed cocktails that were carefully prepared and presented, a light lunch of great taste and presentation, some exceptional selection of breads, followed by the most tasty cakes and coffee. However, it's the atmosphere and the very personal service offered by the well trained and pleasant waiting staff that makes us go back again and again. Thank you once more Papillon. We can't wait to come back on our next visit to London!

                                                              18. CD

                                                                CathrineD

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                1.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 2 April 2018

                                                                overall1food2service4ambience4

                                                                The service was very kind! But overall: total rip off! Very High prices, which would be okay if the food was good! The socalled “ryebread” was overtoasted (blachened) dry toast! The waffle was not even freshly baked, but boring and dry! 7-8 punds for a tiny glass of juice. Really not value for money, and not Living up to the expected standard AT ALL 😔

                                                              19. m

                                                                mayfairdiner

                                                                London

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                3.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on 27 March 2018

                                                                overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                Kinda pricey, but par for the neighbourhood location (Regent Street). Had booked for 12pm and Opentable said would only hold for 1.5 hours. Arrived an hour early and they were very accommodating, gave us the table right away which had been reserved and was one of the best three in the house. Stayed past 2pm. Never crowded but never empty, so good ambience for a Tuesday. Service was very professional and courteous yet non-intrusive, just right for conducting business.

                                                              20. MC

                                                                MCMC

                                                                London

                                                                10 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                4.0

                                                                10 reviews

                                                                Dined on 25 March 2018

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                I love this place! it's classy and relaxing in the middle of the shopping scene... A bit pricey

                                                              21. N

                                                                Natalia

                                                                London

                                                                8 reviews

                                                                3.0

                                                                8 reviews

                                                                Dined on 26 February 2018

                                                                overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                The place is overpriced for no reason other than the location. The food is not brilliant either.

                                                              22. MM

                                                                MargaretM

                                                                London

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                Dined on 24 February 2018

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch - the cafe is relaxed but felt special. The service was excellent and the food delicious.

                                                              23. m

                                                                markusr

                                                                London

                                                                16 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                16 reviews

                                                                Dined on 10 February 2018

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Lovely staff

                                                              24. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 25 January 2018

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Whats more better than a lovely ambience, great superb quality desserts is the service we got from the very first step into the shop. Tekle was the collegues name.- Where do I begin... she had the warnest smile, she presented the table, offered us mocktail that we could not see on the menu. She explained the fancy dessert in front of us that had edible gold and edible flowers too! She excelled at her customer care skills. We loved the experience as it was my Wifes birthday, we got a desert that was beautifully presented with Happy Birthday written on the slate with candle. Thank you Cafe Royal Hotel.

                                                              25. S

                                                                Samira2018

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 31 December 2017

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Fantastic atmosphere, very good location, tasty and exquisite food

                                                              26. DB

                                                                DarinaB2018

                                                                London

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on 21 December 2017

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                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.

                                                              27. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 20 December 2017

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                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.

                                                              28. MP

                                                                MikeP

                                                                London

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on 17 December 2017

                                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                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.

                                                              29. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Washington DC

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 2 November 2017

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Delicious foods, nice environment, enjoyable experience.

                                                              30. RN

                                                                RascheleN

                                                                London

                                                                6 reviews

                                                                3.0

                                                                6 reviews

                                                                Dined on 22 October 2017

                                                                overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                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.

                                                              31. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 14 October 2017

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                Lovely food, good service and laid back atmosphere

                                                              32. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 12 October 2017

                                                                overall5food5service3ambience3

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

                                                              33. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                London

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                Dined on 4 October 2017

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                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.

                                                              34. K

                                                                Kathleen

                                                                London

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on 20 September 2017

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

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

                                                              35. RB

                                                                RebeccaB

                                                                London

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on 29 August 2017

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                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"

                                                              36. S

                                                                Smanderson

                                                                London

                                                                15 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                15 reviews

                                                                Dined on 4 August 2017

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

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

                                                              37. S

                                                                Sammy

                                                                London

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on 25 July 2017

                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

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

                                                              38. S

                                                                Saveusmavis

                                                                London

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on 22 July 2017

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                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.

                                                              39. Y

                                                                Yousef

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 21 July 2017

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                Fantastic Hazelnut Latte! Service was outstanding. Chic decor.

                                                              40. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                3.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 18 July 2017

                                                                overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                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.

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                                                              Papillon - Permanently Closed is rated 4.3 stars by 46 OpenTable diners

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