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The Petit Snail

5 Carlyle St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
+61 2 6685 8526
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Ranked #3 of 132 restaurants in Byron Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Traditional French Cuisine. All-French staff. Affordable French and Australian wine list. Fully licensed. Gift vouchers available.Vegetarian and gluten-free friendly. Open Wednesday to Saturday from 6.30PM till late. Book NOW for Valentine's Day...
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Traditional French Cuisine. All-French staff. Affordable French and Australian wine list. Fully licensed. Gift vouchers available.Vegetarian and gluten-free friendly. Open Wednesday to Saturday from 6.30PM till late. Book NOW for Valentine's Day...
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Australia
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Visited this restaurant last night to celebrate my daughters birthday.Very welcome greeting by a bubbly hostess.They were very helpful with the wine selection and the menu. We had requested a fondu as an entree for the 6 of us,which turned out to be excellent but VERY EXPENSIVE at $240.00 for a cheese fondu pot we shared. Of the 6 main... More

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Ulricehamn, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

My boyfriend and I were treated to a meal here whilst we were out backpacking. We were showed our table and I got a little extra stool to put my handbag on - loved it. To make a long story short: I ordered the steak tartare and my boyfriend ordered the fabulous crispy duck legs. My steak tartare was prepared... More

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Buderim, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This was our second visit to this restaurant and in actual fact, we stayed the night in Byron Bay on the way back to Queensland from Sydney solely to visit this restaurant again. We were not disappointed! Small but very charming and a real gem of a find. I had the scallops with cauliflower puree which were absolutely the best... More

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Byron Bay, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

With such a good reputation we were overall disappointed with our experience, especially for the price. The menu was quite limited, there is no choice of side dishes, the drinks and wine lists are also limited and overpriced - $18 for a cocktail that tasted like the cheapest vodka and artificial peach flavour. The hostess is bubbly and the food... More

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

Thank you for your review, but yes I will respond in spite of the fact that you already know what my answers will be !!! First concerning the cocktail... I am surprised your fine palate did not detect the Polish Vodka ($57 a bottle) and the fine white White Peach Liqueur from Burgundy ($48 a bottle). I can assure you... More

Perth, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We dined here during a short stay in Byron and were encouraged by the positive feedback. There was a a warm welcome from Chauby who told us how her husband, the chef made everything himself. We tried many of the lovely dishes including a trio of pates and the Lyon-style onion soup - both were among the best we have... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Having never been to Byron Bay before, we chose this restaurant based on it's reviews and the fact we wanted to try out a French restaurant. We arrived early, for once, and were greeted by a very friendly host (who was actually French for once!) who showed us to our seats and gave us a brief insight of the restaurant... More

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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We went here for a meal during x-mas season and they had a set menu. The food was nice and the staff was really friendly but it was just really not worth the money. We paid around 100 dollar per person for the food. I dont remember for sure, but think it was three or four courses. It was just... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

We got to Byron Bay on December 31 and hadn't booked a restaurant for dinner and were worried we wouldn't find anywhere decent. We managed to get a table for four at The Petit Bistro to have the set meal and stopped by the restaurant in the afternoon to look at the menu. One of our group had specific dietary... More

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Lismore, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Not only hadnt we been to a French restaurant for a long time we hadnt been out for a long time as we have a 21/2 year old boy. So when booking for a friday night dinner we booked for 21/2 customers and were more than pleasantly surprised to find on arrival that a high chair with toys was waiting... More

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Orange, Australia
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12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

By far the best meal we had in Byron. What a lovely warm welcome and such a bright and happy atmosphere and best of all the food was sensational ! A smallish menu but with all you'd expect to find in a French restaurant, good portions well presented and enjoyed by all 3 of us. Highlights - melt in the... More

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