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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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  • 217
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  • 32
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
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
Evergreen

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Charlotte K
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Canberra, Australia
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  • Families with children
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Canberra, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
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
1 review
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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Male
2 reviews
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Bookings are 15 minutes apart to allow each party to be personally greeted by chef Igor, which was a nice touch. Escargot for entree followed by steak tartare (the only place I have seen this on the menu outside of Paris). For my partner Igor's delightful pate plate and a superb beef fillet steak. Had fully intended to finish with... More 

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Launceston
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Was given a voucher to go to the Petit Snail from a family member, as a lover of strong flavoured French foods we excitedly booked a table. On arriving, we where placed out in what seamed to be a laneway or driveway converted. The lady, who I think was the owner was a lovely lady, full of personality and a... More 

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IgorPersan, Owner at The Petit Snail, responded to this review

I am so sorry about your disappointment, but if you had attracted our attention on the night we might have been able to do something about it ! How come it took you 11 months to write a testimony ? Are you sure to be talking about us ? I wonder... Well if you happen to come our way again,... More 

Byron Bay, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant is like walking onto the set of 'allo 'allo. It is a taste of authentic top level French dining right in the middle of Byron Bay. The owners go out of their way to make sure you get what you are after and the food gave me a rare experience. It was so good it made me emotional,... More 

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Restaurant Details

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 20 - 47
  • 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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