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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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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
5 Carlyle St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A simple enjoyable night of "menu traditionalle". Good solid food. Small wine list with some good choices. Cheerful service. All in all a lovely night out just don't expect haute cuisine. Three and a half stars from rustytannind.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rustytannins
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My French partner and I went out here for dinner last night and the food made her feel like she was back at home. It was great to see the sparkle in her eyes when she took her first bite. The food was amazing and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Shippy85
Reviewed 1 week ago

Once again we decided to try this restaurant based on the amazing reviews and this time it was spot on. We absolutely LOVED this place for everything - food, service, atmosphere, everything. The restuarant is small but charming and our French waitress was wonderful -...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank gypsy604
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Good food and the most authentic I have seen in some time. This includes the lovely and animated Lou who talk to plants as she lovingly water them and notices everything. She does everything she can think off to meet your needs. Singing along to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Philip A
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

This lovely little restaurant in downtown Byron Bay is a small measure of how much this sleepy pretty town has changed. I remember it, albeit many years ago, as a lovely little beachside town with a great pub but it’s now much more international -...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ggandse
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Visited for our anniversary, staff were friendly and fun. Help with choices food Was very traditional and very traditional. No pretence and not presented with excessive visual presence, but a delightful traditional feel and great charm. A delightful traditional restaurant with great food.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 1davep
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

A group of 8 friends attended this lovely French restaurant and we all had a most enjoyable night. Staff were very friendly and helpful, the menu catered for most people, with their beef tenderloin a standout! Desert was also excellent. Would recommend this restaurant for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 299nigelh
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Thanks Lulu for another great dinner. Foods was delicious...love the snails. Perfect French Wine. The duck was so tender and sauce was unbelievable. Lulus singing and jokes topped off a great dinner.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Best meal we had in Byron. Lovely staff, delicious food and great ambiance. Nice to be somewhere quiet and calm after the hectic restaurants in town.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Wanderer65109
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Had dinner a couple of times during a visit to Byron Bay a few days ago. They serve very good bistro food. The front of house is handled by the chef's partner and she is charmingly French. A good selection of wines. Overall an enjoyable...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Nick H
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 13 - USD 34
Dinner, After-hours
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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 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. French Dinner experience 6 days a week. ( lunch available on request )
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