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The Petit Snail

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French, Seafood, Fondue
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5 Carlyle St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
+61 2 6685 8526
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Traditional French Cuisine. All-French staff. Affordable French and...
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.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A night to remember.

This was a fun night.The owners are so friendly and full of fun. Both happy to come to the table and have a chat. Service was fast but still able to relax and stay as long as you wished. The food was beautiful.If you have been to France, the experience takes you back to Paris again.It is necessary... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
Reta B
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This was a fun night.The owners are so friendly and full of fun. Both happy to come to the table and have a chat. Service was fast but still able to relax and stay as long as you wished. The food was beautiful.If you have been to France, the experience takes you back to Paris again.It is necessary to book... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

It's been ages since we've had French food, so when we saw it we had to give it a try. Well worth it, the owners were very welcoming and knowledgeable, the food was delicious and the suggested wines matched perfectly. The only problem we had was the food was so delicious we ate too much. I'd definitely recommend this restaurant

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Hong Kong, China
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The Petit Snail dining experience reflects Igor's (Le chef and owner) passion for his French regional food. It is simply delicious. His wife Chauby was our hostess and she makes everybody feel special, and she exudes genuine warm friendship. I really don't think I've had a better steak any where. The food, the wine and the incredibly naughty deserts we're... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

I've been to the snail many times and have eaten every single dish on their menu. Believing the steak is the best in Byron Bay, I can't go past the garlic snails... This truly is an experience - close your eyes, follow your dreams and you'll wake up in Paris

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Sydney, Australia
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22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We go here not only for the good food, but the whole experience is enjoyable. It's a little bit theatrical, which is enjoyable and you are made to feel very welcome. Nice touches like the chair for your handbag, the blackboard for birthdays and anniversaries and some of the dishes prepared at your table. The couple that own this show... More 

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Aramac, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

You could be at a five star restaurant anywhere in the world and not have a better food experience then the Petit Snail

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Fabulous food, wonderful friendly service and a cosy atmosphere. Authentic French cuisine from a friendly French family. Well worth it!

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Beechworth
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16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The hosts are marvellous and we were made to feel very at home. Interesting menu and nothing too much trouble.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Flew in from Perth, hire car at Brisbane Airport, drove to Byron Bay, checked in to accommodation and then realised the town was full because of Bluesfest - where were we going to get a place to eat? Walked around and saw the Petit Snail, asked if we could come back later to eat - they were quite heavily booked... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Many thanks to the owners and staff of the restaurant for making our dinner there something to remember. We'd tried to dine their previously but due to it's popularity couldn't get a table (so book early!). No such problem on this trip to Byron. We had a beautiful evening of fine foods, lovely wines, attentive staff, and very passionate restauranteurs.

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Address: 5 Carlyle St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 6685 8526
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Byron Bay
Average Prices: USD $19 to $46
Cuisine: French, Seafood, Fondue

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $19 to $46
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, Fondue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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.

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