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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 18:00 - 22:00
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Thankfully restricted by the owner/operators to 20 seats this is an authentic French food experience with a sensible & sufficient number of menu items. You can select two or three courses from selected menu items or a la carte (which we chose). Your host is Lulu & she is exceptionally professional, knowledgeable & for us, added to & thoroughly complimented... More 

Thank Smithy771
San Francisco, California
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for our anniversary and absolutely loved it. The service was exceptional, the food was delicious, the wine exceptional... and the whole thing was relatively inexpensive for such a wonderful evening. It's casual and homey and everything in just the right amount. I highly recommend this place!

Thank Madd0g39
Brisbane, Australia
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72 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome food, great service! We food this restaurant through the good food guide, overall was excellent. The menu had lots of variety and choice, wines were excellent and the knowledgable staff guided you through the options. Would recommend a visit

Thank James D
Oxford, UK
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst the personalities of the owners shines through, we found the food to be a disappointment. Steak was tough. The location has potential, but shows little sign of investment; i.e. a cheap feeling sitting in effect on the footpath. Service was caring and characterful, but at the end of the day a restaurant must serve good food. Would love to... More 

Thank Foxcombe
gb0906, General Manager at The Petit Snail, responded to this review

Dear Foxcombe, thank you for your review . I just wonder when did you come in our restaurant because since last July ( 2016 ) the restaurant is under new management and since then we kept upgrading everything . We got new furnitures, new equipment , new tableware and it has been done thought a lot of sacrifices and investments... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever we came to Byron over the last years - a dinner at Le Petit Snail was a MUST! I can recommend the Steak Tartare which is freshly made on your table and simply amazing! Best to be shared also. The old owners Chauby and Igor were a lot of fun as hosts and the new ones are equally running... More 

Thank maztaz1972
Mooloolaba, Australia
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found a delightful French restaurant in Byron. Very nice food, including authentic steak tartare. Front of house Lulu is a gem, she made this a very memorable night. If only this was closer to home i would be there every week. Made it worth the 200+km drive to Byron.

Thank island-escapee
Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I was working in Lismore early February and since I was staying at Byron Bay, chose to drive north with my wife for a long weekend prior to starting the job. Being a ‘little keen on our food and wine’, (a euphemism for being greedy) we went on line to check out some of the eateries in around the Byron... More 

Thank Alex R
Hong Kong, China
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This place has a very cute atmosphere and the service is great. Great place for some authentic French bistro style food.

Thank Kai O
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had our anniversary dinner here and weren't disappointed (except that they knew it was our anniversary when we booked and nothing special was done for us - not necessary, but would have been icing on the cake). The food is definitely true to French tradition, and the service was attentive and friendly. The steaks were perfect! A few items... More 

Thank HonestReviewsMatter
Melbourne, Australia
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96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

When we made our booking we were asked if it was a special occasion and when we arrived our table was strewn with little silver 'happy anniversary' confetti, a small touch but it set the tone for the rest of the evening. The food was delicious, traditional french but with a modern twist, and the serves were generous. As others... More 

Thank annek3040

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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
USD 13 - USD 36
French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
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
Traditional French Cuisine. All-French staff. Affordable French and Australian wine list. Fully licensed.A la carte an menus options . 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.

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