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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 #5 of 135 restaurants in Byron Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $27 - $56
Cuisines: French, Seafood, Fondue
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Good for: Families with children
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.
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English first
Byron Bay, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Cosy, atmospheric, good value French country food. Fantastic service. Reasonable wine but don't expect fine dining.

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Maybe it was the menu choice but none of my friends and I felt we left Le Petit Snail having had a "French" experience. Disappointing menu and high prices didn't help. And totally understand the reviews I read that were dissatisfied with their experience. Lovely people running the place but really couldn't care about a return visit! Sorry that I... More

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We were so blessed to be here for the 6th anniversary of the opening of Dominique Chauby and Igor Persan's magnifique "The Petit Snail" in Byron Bay. We were subject to the quintessential Aussie buffet - expect these gorgeous French folk - bought the buffet to us. Exceptional traditional French cuisine - starting with amuse bouche, soups, salads, dressings, pate,... More

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Tewantin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

I'd like to first say, those couple of people who give this place a bad review, don't know what good food is. I am so glad we got the opportunity to come to this restaurant as I think it is some of the most delicious foods I have ever tried in my life. I love the owners, Chauby and Igor,... More

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Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We loved this place. Enthusiastic welcome. Excellent food and service. Creme brûlée was the highlight. Highly recommend

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My wife and I always make sure we eat here when we are in Byron. It's a wonderful experience given the welcoming hospitality of Chauby at front of house, and Igor in the kitchen. Last weekend, I had the opportunity to take some friends. We had a fabulous night. Chauby and all her staff fussed over us the whole time,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

As French as you can get in Oz. Cozy, friendly and romantic. Book your anniversary in advance to get your name on the board.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Writing reviews is not something I normally do but I'm compelled to write this in the interest of public safety! I am absolutely baffled as to how to this restaurant has ANY good reviews. We recently dined there with friends for what was advertised as "The Grand Festive Buffet" in celebration of Bastille Week and their 6th Anniversary. The delicious... More

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Byron Bay, Australia
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I have visited Byron bay more than 30 times and have eaten at just about every place in town.This was the worst meal i have ever eaten anywhere in the world, A grand celebration buffet which cost $330 for 4 people and basically consisted of cold cuts that had just come out of the fridge, a luke warm stew and... More

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Mullumbimby
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My darling man and I have eaten here many times. It just the most lovely, special place! The food, the service and the warmth of Chauby and Igor make each meal special! Bastille Week 2014 was just so very excellent! Get there! It is the bomb!

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