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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
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a lovely dining experience. We were warmly greeted on arrival & well served all evening by two friendly waitresses. Sitting on the enclosed balcony was very nice on a balmy night. The food was delicious & generously sized. Extra touches of small bread slices with a tapenade to start & a light sorbet between courses were greatly appreciated.... More 

1 Thank Donna C
Gold Coast
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks Lulu and Gail for the great service and food. Loved the snails, duck and fish meals. You can't beat a French chardonnay. Decor is average but they make up for it with food and wine. We'll be back.

1 Thank longshaft
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

We came to the restaurant on our first night in Byron Bay. The food was fantastic, but what really got us was the owner Lulu. She was not just nice, she was exceptional and she really cares about her customers expirence! We loved the place and the food so much, that we came back on the last nigth of our... More 

Thank realtime-cheto
Newcastle, Australia
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Went here for dinner Thursday night with a friend! I felt like we were in France! Especially when my friend tried out ger French with the waitress/hostess! Dinner was delicious - we had steaks with vegetables and i had the garlic butter which was very generous. Dessert was also amazing! We had a cheese board and chocolate fondant pudding. Yum!!... More 

Thank Pronga
Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Looking for a fine dining experience in Byron. The petite snail ticked all the boxes. The food was superb, true French delicasse. A small wait, but certainly worth it. We had the 3 pates and scallops for entrees and the bouillabaisse for main. True French, they know what they are doing, flavours were fine, rich and memorable. The hostess was... More 

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

Dear Bandfuntimes, thank you so much for your very kind testimony. Just for the records Gael and Ludivine have not taken over... Gael is my new manager and Ludivine is his lovely wife, they are being sponsored by the Petit Snail and still under my leadership and supervision... Hope to, see you again very soon. Igor More 

Lismore, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

The food provincial french is delicious, the service beautiful with the french accents lilting through the restaurant. A must try.....

Thank lynrudy
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Still the same fantastic food and welcoming attitude. Will continue to be a must do every time in Byron.

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

Hello David, Thank you so much for your positive feedback. Just for your information Igor - me - is stil the owner of the restaurant. Gael is our new MANAGER under sponsorship. He has joined the team 4 months ago and brought some new and refreshing ideas and influence. Kind regards and see you soon. Igor More 

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103 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Having spent some time travelling through various regions in France, this little restaurant is delightful - fabulous service and great food within a very small area. A real find tucked away in centre of Byron. A must to visit.

Thank tallowbeach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 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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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

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

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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 - $36
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
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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