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The Petit Snail

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5 Carlyle St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
+61 2 6685 8526
18:00 - 22:00
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Wed - Sun 18:00 - 22:00
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Queensland, Australia
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189 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had been looking forward to going here and wasn't disappointed. Once seated it's not hard to imagine you might be in a village in southern France. In Provence say, in a pavement café with the tables outside - virtually on the pavement - and the warm welcome from Loulou and Gael. You can either choose from the à la carte... More 

Thank angie c
Yeppoon, Australia
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115 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A taste of Paris in Byron Bay we enjoyed some fabulous food and a lovely french red. The service and the food, presentation , taste and quality were second to none. Please make sure that you enjoy this great venue when you next visit Byron Bay.

Thank Gregg-and-Annie
Coolum Beach, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been going and enjoying the restaurant for years, will go back this Friday and am very curious about the new managers, but feel reassured by Igor's comments...

Thank beatnich
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is absolutely amazing! Came here with my partner for our anniversary dinner and we loved it! Romantic setting reminds us of being in Paris. And the food!!!!! Just Flawless. Service is definitely amazing. We were also given free rose sorbet between our entree and mains. Amazing experience overall. Will come back and highly recommended.

Thank Angelita G
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our last night in Byron before heading back to Sydney after a great week away and we wanted somewhere nice to go, plus it was our anniversary. We haven't had French food for a long time. We were made welcome straight away by Lulu. The food was fantastic especially the steak, simply one of the best cuts i... More 

Thank suedav1
Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This was a lovely dining experience. We were warmly greeted on arrival & well served all evening by two friendly waitresses. Sitting on the enclosed balcony was very nice on a balmy night. The food was delicious & generously sized. Extra touches of small bread slices with a tapenade to start & a light sorbet between courses were greatly appreciated.... More 

1 Thank Donna C
Gold Coast
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Thanks Lulu and Gail for the great service and food. Loved the snails, duck and fish meals. You can't beat a French chardonnay. Decor is average but they make up for it with food and wine. We'll be back.

1 Thank longshaft
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We came to the restaurant on our first night in Byron Bay. The food was fantastic, but what really got us was the owner Lulu. She was not just nice, she was exceptional and she really cares about her customers expirence! We loved the place and the food so much, that we came back on the last nigth of our... More 

Thank realtime-cheto
Newcastle, Australia
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Went here for dinner Thursday night with a friend! I felt like we were in France! Especially when my friend tried out ger French with the waitress/hostess! Dinner was delicious - we had steaks with vegetables and i had the garlic butter which was very generous. Dessert was also amazing! We had a cheese board and chocolate fondant pudding. Yum!!... More 

Thank Pronga
Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Looking for a fine dining experience in Byron. The petite snail ticked all the boxes. The food was superb, true French delicasse. A small wait, but certainly worth it. We had the 3 pates and scallops for entrees and the bouillabaisse for main. True French, they know what they are doing, flavours were fine, rich and memorable. The hostess was... More 

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Igor A, Owner at The Petit Snail, responded to this review

Dear Bandfuntimes, thank you so much for your very kind testimony. Just for the records Gael and Ludivine have not taken over... Gael is my new manager and Ludivine is his lovely wife, they are being sponsored by the Petit Snail and still under my leadership and supervision... Hope to, see you again very soon. Igor More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$37
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Carlyle St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Byron Shire  >  Byron Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6685 8526
Traditional French Cuisine. All-French staff. Affordable French and Australian wine list. Fully licensed.A la carte an menus options . Gift vouchers available.Vegetarian and gluten-free friendly. We hereby certify that ALL testimonies are genuine, unlike some of our competitors, who need to improve their rating, we have not bought testimonies from any dubious websites.. Extensive range of French wines and belgian beers.

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