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The Petit Snail

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5 Carlyle St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
+61 2 6685 8526
Wed - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The choice to eat here is one you will never regret. Lulu's service is the absolute best, and this will be a culinary experience you will never forget.

Thank Jenna M
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited The Petit Snail for my wife's birthday and were treated to some excellent food and the host Lulu was an absolute delight. The whole experience was fantastic.

Thank Sokkerbum
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here last night and one of my best meals in Australia! Staff was very knowledgeable and provided impeccable service. The price point is also a very good value for what you get. I recommend the filet with blue cheese and washing it down with a Grenache-Shiraz. End your dinner with a tiramisu and port wine. I might go again... More 

1 Thank Celia C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent meal with beautifully cooked duck and steak. Beautiful sorbets too! Real French ambiance in the heart of Byron! New owners are charming and helpful and deserve to make a success of this little restaurant.

1 Thank david k
Igor A, Owner at The Petit Snail, responded to this review

Dear David, As the owner of the petit snail I wish to thank you personally for your very encouraging testimony. We pride ourselves for the quality of our product and our consistency. It was not easy to find a manager like Gael to help us run the show ! However he and his wife Lulu are NOT the owners. We've... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sincerely recommend this cozy restaurant. It is worth walking that little bit extra away from the centre of Byron Bay to taste the truly French cuisine of this young couple, fresh from Marseille, France.

1 Thank palsimson
Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Think Vue De Mond without the expensive prices and genuine French staff. This restaurant is fantastic and quirky. It's off the main drag so make sure you do dinner there. Regardless of whether you are a back packer or foodie, this place ticks all the boxes. Make sure you make your self known to Lou Lou and Gale the scallops,... More 

1 Thank JoSheehan07
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place feels like we stepped into a little bistro in France. The service was amazing, with Lulu the waitress telling us all about the foods and offering helpful suggestions. They allowed us to bring two huskies into the restaurants outdoor terrace which was absolutely lovely, given we usually get turned away with our fluff balls . I would go... More 

Thank Lilian N
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We have dined at The Petit Snail many times but this was the first with the new owners so we weren't sure what to expect. Well rest assured the food is just as good and the environment extremely welcoming thanks to Lulu. All our meals were fantastic and the service was excellent. Can't wait to go back on our next... More 

1 Thank Euanmac73
Igor A, Owner at The Petit Snail, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your appreciation and great review. However, you need to know that Gael is our new MANAGER. He, his wife Lulu and their lovely daughter Sasha came under sponsorship to run The Petit Snail, bring new blood, new energy and new ideas. This will be an opportunity to open an extra day and do some brunch... More 

Carrara, Australia
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Walking in to The Petit Snail is like walking into a little bit of France from the streets of Byron. The food, the wines, the ambience, the staff all made it an immersion into what you would experience in France. Of the four couples there one was a birthday, a wedding anniversary and another saw the guy get down on... More 

1 Thank sandmanGoldCoast
Reservoir, Australia
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

As soon as you walk into The Petit Snail you are greeted warmly by Lulu and shown your seat. This restaurant is indeed Petit but characterful, with lovely prints on the walls and an intimate atmosphere. The food is provincial French and takes advantage of the wonderful produce available in the area and provides a good wine list. We had... More 

1 Thank Liz H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$14 - $37
French, European
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 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 Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6685 8526
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. NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

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