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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
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18:00 - 22:00
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Wed - Sun 18:00 - 22:00
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Sydney
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Newcastle, Australia
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank BandDfuntimes
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 

Lismore, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The food provincial french is delicious, the service beautiful with the french accents lilting through the restaurant. A must try.....

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Thank lynrudy
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Still the same fantastic food and welcoming attitude. Will continue to be a must do every time in Byron.

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1 Thank David B
Igor A, Owner at The Petit Snail, responded to this review

Hello David, Thank you so much for your positive feedback. Just for your information Igor - me - is stil the owner of the restaurant. Gael is our new MANAGER under sponsorship. He has joined the team 4 months ago and brought some new and refreshing ideas and influence. Kind regards and see you soon. Igor More 

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103 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Having spent some time travelling through various regions in France, this little restaurant is delightful - fabulous service and great food within a very small area. A real find tucked away in centre of Byron. A must to visit.

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Thank tallowbeach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The choice to eat here is one you will never regret. Lulu's service is the absolute best, and this will be a culinary experience you will never forget.

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Thank Jenna M
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We visited The Petit Snail for my wife's birthday and were treated to some excellent food and the host Lulu was an absolute delight. The whole experience was fantastic.

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Came here last night and one of my best meals in Australia! Staff was very knowledgeable and provided impeccable service. The price point is also a very good value for what you get. I recommend the filet with blue cheese and washing it down with a Grenache-Shiraz. End your dinner with a tiramisu and port wine. I might go again... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent meal with beautifully cooked duck and steak. Beautiful sorbets too! Real French ambiance in the heart of Byron! New owners are charming and helpful and deserve to make a success of this little restaurant.

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1 Thank david k
Igor A, Owner at The Petit Snail, responded to this review

Dear David, As the owner of the petit snail I wish to thank you personally for your very encouraging testimony. We pride ourselves for the quality of our product and our consistency. It was not easy to find a manager like Gael to help us run the show ! However he and his wife Lulu are NOT the owners. We've... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$36
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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 Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6685 8526
Description
Traditional French Cuisine. All-French staff. Affordable French and Australian wine list. Fully licensed. 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. NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?