Sydney's finest French restaurant

Welcome to La Guillotine French Restaurant/Bistro. One of the oldest French restaurant in Sydney, we are proud to offer a wide range of traditional favourites, daily specials and an exclusive, extensive list of French wines. Ideal for a quick lunch, business lunches, leisurely dinner or special occasion, such as Valentine’s Day and Bastille Day, you will enjoy a wonderful Parisian atmosphere that can be oh-so-romantic. Please call us today for more information and don’t hesitate to ask about party and group bookings.

Wonderful menu

Centrally located in Sydney, our idyllic French restaurant is close to all public transport, parking, the George Street cinemas and Darling Harbour, with disabled access available. Our menus are available in both French and English and include such favourites as:

  • Omelettes
  • Pate
  • Onion soup
  • Escargot
  • Moules marinières
  • Crepes

Our history

In 1967 La Guillotine opened as a traditional French omelette house in the basement of 9 Albion Place. Now a Sydney icon, our authentic French restaurant first became extremely popular in the 1970s and has hosted many over the years who will never forget the very red walls, the iron bars in the archways and the Parisian atmosphere, emphasised by Edith Piaf and Charles Aznavour playing in the background. In 2002 the restaurant was reborn inside a converted office building at 518 Kent Street, only a stone’s throw away from the old Albion laneway. Current owner Joseph Bradaric, in his 27th year, has expanded the restaurant while keeping the original intimate feeling alive. The ground floor looks down onto Kent Street and takes in the Sydney street life. We hope you will enjoy La Guillotine as others have for many years.