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Pistou, Newtown, AU-NSW

Pistou

4.8
4.8
72 reviews
$A40 and under
Mediterranean
Pistou is Newtown’s French-meets-Mediterranean 50-seat, restaurant, eat-in deli, and wine bar. Owned by award-winning hospo veteran Jules Bouillon (Balthazar London, Mr Wong, NOLA, Glorietta). Serving lunch and dinner, it’s the perfect place for a long lunch, a romantic dinner, a celebration with friends or to pop in for a cheeky vino and nibbles. Please email us for any bookings over 10 people, hello@pistou.com.au

Designed to offer rustic charm, the venue has a welcoming vibe and is reminiscent of a homely space somewhere in the French Provence. Ensuring you know what’s on offer, a large cabinet displays a wide and tempting selection of charcuterie and cheeses.

The ever-changing menu focuses on seasonality and sustainability. Head chef, Ben Scobie has curated a delicious menu of cheeses, charcuteries, hot and cold plates to share, and desserts. Plus, throughout the day, we offers an assortment of sandwiches to have in or takeaway.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, French, Provencal

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–4:15 pm Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    0404 463 221

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Ben Scobie

  • Catering

    Need some catering?! Good news, our catering menu is now available for pick up only!<br />We require a minimum of 48 hours before collection time.<br />Please get in touch to see a menu! hello@pistou.com.au<br />All of our grazing platters come ready in eco-friendly disposable takeaway boxes. You can also use our ceramic platters if you prefer!

  • Private party facilities

    Pistou is the perfect place to host your special event! Whether it's a birthday, a baby shower, an engagement party or a hens party, we can do it all. We can accomodate up to 36 guests for a sit down dinner or up to 58 guests for a standing function. Please get in touch if you would like more information on what we can offer!

  • Area

    Newtown

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    St Peters Station is 1 minute walk from the restaurant

  • Additional

    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Vegan

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What 72 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Sydney

    Best Overall

  • Sydney

    Best Service

  • Sydney

    Best Ambiance

  • Sydney

    Notable Wine List

  • Inner West

    Best Overall

  • Inner West

    Best Food

  • Inner West

    Best Service

  • Inner West

    Best Ambiance

  • Inner West

    Best Value

  • Inner West

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Inner West

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Inner West

    Most Booked

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  1. TG

    TimGr

    Denver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    What a great way to while away a few hours on a Saturday afternoon. Try the cheese platter and the charcuterie platter but don’t miss the smoky eggplant with labna and cashews.
  2. C

    Christine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Great food, great service. Can't rate highly enough.
  3. JC

    JasonC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! The service and wine were excellent. All food was good except the broccolini was a bit too buttery.
  4. KK

    KishoreK

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great French bistro, food and service is very nice, fantastic charcuterie
  5. L

    Lily

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, drinks and vibe. Would highly recommend for date night, girls drinks and casual catch-up!
  6. T

    Tuhina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pistou is a lovely intimate place, perfect for a mellow vibe and easy conversations. We had the chef suggest a sample charcuterie board, and also ordered the tuna tartare with pistachio & pink peppercorns.
  7. DB

    DanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food and friendly service - a winner with everyone in our group, we will definitely be back!
  8. H

    Happydiner1969

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was sublime, everything was delicious. The service was friendly and efficient. Pure delight!
  9. NR

    NicoleR

    New South Wales

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favourite go to with foodie friends
  10. AB

    AndrewB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great food, good service, some very interesting wines, cheese and charcuterie
  11. MM

    MatthewM84

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Great Venue, Great Location with amazing food and wine. Was only a Wednesday night so probably the reason it was a bit quiet but definitely see it's potential during busier days/times. Thoroughly enjoyable night.
  12. SG

    SandyG

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drink, service, ambience. Always a great experience when dining here.
  13. E

    Elvis

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always. So happy that the mussels + wine night is back on Tuesdays. Best mussels in Sydney!
  14. D

    David

    Canberra

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place to dine for any occasion! A bit tight inside, but to be expected in hip Sydney. Fantastic food, great wine. An absolute pleasure to dine here!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely Sunday afternoon spot with delectable cheeses, wines and charcuterie.
  16. CD

    CarolineD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely intimate little place with great wine and beautiful tasting plates. Highly recommend.
  17. L

    Lozza

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely dinner catching up with friends. Good selection of dishes and drinks. Tasty dishes but a little heavy with the salt. It was busy on a Tuesday night so noise level was moderate. It felt buzzy. Lovely staff.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The food was a bit hit and miss. Some of the dishes were great while others were questionable. The service was a bit much with waitstaff constantly moving things around the table and touching water glasses where the user touches them which is not good practice. I’d try them again though but not with that tasting menu - which only had one dessert between us.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely young waiter, fresh food expertly prepared and a fantastic wine - all the ingredients for a perfect evening. Even better that it’s 10 minutes walk from my home.
  20. AB

    AnnieB

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredibly delicious food and wonderful service, highly recommend.
  21. LP

    LiaP

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly can’t fault anything. Took my French partner here for this 40th last night and everything was wonderful. Authentic French alcohol and dishes, fresh, good portions and friendly staff. Music was the perfect volume so we didn’t all have to yell on top of each other. Would always make a good date night
  22. BR

    BRIONY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fresh and delicious food, great atmosphere and friendly staff
  23. C

    Cale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great vibes, cheese selection immaculate, would visit again
  24. MC

    MCMCMCMCMCMCMCMCMCMCMCMC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience and wonderful attentive and engaging people add to the dining experience. Relaxed atmosphere and great food and wine selections.
  25. AC

    AndrewC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and interesting food and wine. Friendly and helpful service. Pleasant decor and ambience. Plenty of room. No trouble hearing and speaking at our table, but enough background sound to make our conversation private.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Surprise find. Great food. Will be back
  27. DJ

    DavidJ

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere. Value for money and service was excellent.
  28. AR

    AdrianR

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Second visit in a week. Terrific food and wine but music too loud.
  29. G

    Gavinw

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super friendly, knowledgeable staff. A relaxed yet classy vibe and food/wine to die for. Can’t wait to go and will be bringing friends. Oh and what a specials board, perfect. Thanks to everyone involved.

    PistouResponded on 16 August 2022Thank you Gav and Irene for the kind words! We love what we do because of people like you. We can't wait to have you back and your friends at Pistou. Have a great week!

  30. AR

    AdrianR

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Terrific and innovate food, good selection of wines

    PistouResponded on 16 August 2022Thanks Adrian, we are glad to hear you enjoyed! We hope to see you again soon.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and setting. Casual dining at its best.

    PistouResponded on 16 August 2022Thank you very much, that means a lot! See you soon again hopefully.

  32. B

    Belle

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is spectacular, love the vibe and all the staff and amazing. It's my favorite place at the moment

    PistouResponded on 16 August 2022Thanks a lot Belle, so nice of you. We can't wait to have you back! Have a great week.

  33. PC

    PattiC

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic service - the young woman who looked after our table was outstanding - professional and friendly!

    PistouResponded on 16 August 2022Thanks Patti, we will make sure to pass your kind comments to the floor staff. Have a great week and see you agin soon hopefully!

  34. NH

    NickH

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    what a lovely surprise to find this little gem on king st ! Definitely a must visit . We will be back ! Thank You Pistou

    PistouResponded on 16 August 2022Thanks Nick, great to hear you pleasantly surprised! See you again soon!

  35. AI

    AngelaI

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Total surprise package. Couldn’t fault a thing. Great service matched equally by the food and ambiance. Really great place we loved it and will definitely return.

    PistouResponded on 16 August 2022Hi Angela, Thanks you so much for the kind words, this makes us so happy to hear that you loved everything. See you again soon!

  36. JW

    JohnW

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the food and the ambience of Pistou! The service is excellent. I highly recommend Pistou to all.
  37. AM

    AmandaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely local -staff always friendly and has a great atmosphere. Food is great.
  38. AM

    AlexandreM

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The charcuterie board was amazing quality! Very good atmosphere for a lunch with friends!
  39. DS

    DarrenS

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Fantastic food and ambience! We had the Get Pistoued menu where they pick the foood for you and every dish was amazing! Thank you. See you again soon!
  40. R

    Richard

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great food, friendly staff. The bill was incorrect but they quickly fixed that. Not happy that they allowed a group with a dog to sit inside the restaurant. The space was cold (though it was a cold night) and the metal tables/chairs not that comfortable.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Pistou offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0404 463 221.

Pistou is rated 4.8 stars by 72 OpenTable diners.

Pistou does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Pistou

601 King St, Newtown, AU-NSW 2042

Additional information

  • Area

    Newtown

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–4:15 pm Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, French, Provencal

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    St Peters Station is 1 minute walk from the restaurant

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Ben Scobie

  • Additional

    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Vegan

  • Phone number

    0404 463 221

  • Catering

    Need some catering?! Good news, our catering menu is now available for pick up only!<br />We require a minimum of 48 hours before collection time.<br />Please get in touch to see a menu! hello@pistou.com.au<br />All of our grazing platters come ready in eco-friendly disposable takeaway boxes. You can also use our ceramic platters if you prefer!

  • Private party facilities

    Pistou is the perfect place to host your special event! Whether it's a birthday, a baby shower, an engagement party or a hens party, we can do it all. We can accomodate up to 36 guests for a sit down dinner or up to 58 guests for a standing function. Please get in touch if you would like more information on what we can offer!

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