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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 #9 of 134 Restaurants in Byron Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $53
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. 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..
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English first
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Ok so this place seems to be raved about. I agree the food is good. The staff attentive. However I just found the whole experience disappointing. For a good French eatery the wine list lacked depth and the tables a little tired.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This was a fantastic night for us to share a special 30th Birthday meal for 2. Great food, excellent service by the owners and the Chef! They all made a real effort and the entire eve was truly one of the best dining experiences I have had. The food was very french, snails and fillet steak with fresh sea food.... More

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Artarmon
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The Petit Snail is adorable; a true French gem run by a charming French couple who employ French staff and who clearly place a big emphasis on wonderful food and wonderful service. It was a delight - the snails, the pork neck, the side dishes that come with the mains at no extra charge, the great bread and a good... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

We had my 30th birthday dinner at The Petite Snail. We all loved our meals. The service is unbeatable. We were very honoured that Chef Igor came out to talk to us and to see if the children were happy with their meals.This is my favourite restuarant in the whole world! Thank you Chauby, Igor and team for a wonderful... More

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Byron Bay, Australia
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16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 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
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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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 22 - 53
Cuisine: French, Seafood, Fondue

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