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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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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
5 Carlyle St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From LuLu and her lovely french waitress to escargots and confit de canard washed down with a very acceptable rose this was a little gem which reminded us of many happy holidays in France. Out of the hustle and bustle improves its ambience. Not to...More

Thank SuffolkLawyer
Reviewed 1 week ago

My g/f had eaten at Le Petit Snail before & not been overly impressed with either food or a la carte prices which were very steep in the past. This was before the new owners took over....they wisely have added set prices where you can...More

Thank katesemken
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good dinner. Beef and Risotto is good. Wine is perfect for pairing and the service is excellent. The restaurant is also in a strategic location where it’s easy to find, among the shops

Thank cindyng21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, wine, ambience and the lovely owner, Lulu helped make the night! Worth noting that all the Average , Poor and Terrible reviews are prior to the current French owners took over.

Thank Jmt M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Celebrated a friend's birthday there last weekend. Called the restaurant to ask if they could make a special something and we arrived to birthday treats on the table and they sang and celebrated with candles in the fondant!! Great service, delicious food and wine. Will...More

Thank Margie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed our meals immensely, taste sensational so much flavour ... very french ... loved it,.. quite a small restaurant and we did book as apparently gets booked out early. Recommended

Thank Jane E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my wife and adult sons and was super impressed. Food was superb, very authentic. Was served by LuLu who is the owner (along with her chef partner) and was a delight. Started with the fresh garlic snails served in ceramic snail shells (...More

Thank Stevo2095
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great night! Starting with glasses of champagne, then snails and other treats, mains with a variety of french cuisine and red wine, and as always top service! 2 families got together for a fun and delicious evening and we would be hard pressed...More

Thank Sheldon P
Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

Had such a great night here, authentic restaurant run by a French couple. Food and service could not be faulted! Highly recommend!!

Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed February 1, 2018 via mobile

Any Australian passing thru should stop in this restaurant. It's a piece of France in Byron Bay. Taste a bit of French habits in order to better appreciate food in general. It can be a "cantine" for some people like me missing France, or it...More

Thank Matt D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$14 - $37
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Carlyle St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Byron Shire  >  Byron Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6685 8526
  • E-mail
Traditional French Cuisine. All-French staff. Affordable French and Australian wine list. Fully licensed.A la carte and set menus options . Gift vouchers available.Vegetarian and gluten-free friendly. We hereby certify that ALL testimonies are genuine. Extensive range of French wines and belgian beers. Dinner experience & lunch available !
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