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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: Late Night, Dinner, 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
Fantastic food and service.

The food, Duck terrine and beef with Roquefort and vegetables was simply fantastic. I'm no gourmand but our waiter walked me through it with charm. My partner didn't eat all her entree but loved her seafood, her cocktail and Sauternes with dessert. We shared a crime brûlée to finish with. It was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Damien R
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Parramatta, Australia
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Parramatta, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The food, Duck terrine and beef with Roquefort and vegetables was simply fantastic. I'm no gourmand but our waiter walked me through it with charm. My partner didn't eat all her entree but loved her seafood, her cocktail and Sauternes with dessert. We shared a crime brûlée to finish with. It was beautiful.

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We enjoyed the experience of visiting this restuarant. We shared the entree of terrines and duck pate followed by a pork and duck dish which we also shared. The duck was a little on the dry side but very well flavoured. We chose two French wines by the glass to accompany our mains.

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Mullumbimby
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My partner and I dined at this wonderful place last night. The meal was excellent! The pork rib was divine. The evening was one of the nicest, relaxed meals ever! When we get married, we want to have our reception here! From the welcome, to the service, to the amazing Chef, Igor, speaking with customers, this is one our of... More 

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Byron Bay, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is simply one of Byrons best restaurants and a wonderful dinning experience, you would think you were in France when dinning here and the food is to die for , i will keep going back …….David

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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 $18 to $44
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 $18 to $44
  • 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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