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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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“snails” (153 reviews)
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French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
5 Carlyle St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went last nite for dinner, what a treat! This place is beautiful. We were unsure what we wanted so I suggested French for a change. My partner was reluctant at first but after the night of experiences he would definitely return. We started off with...More

Thank Melissah1983
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous authentic French food with sparkling service - all in a wonderfully cozy French cafe feel!! Don't miss the steak special with foie gras ...Wow amazeballs!! Loved the whole experience 10/10!!!

Thank Leanna2263
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This little known French restaurant has a wonderful married couple who run the place. The French chef cooks a great range of tasty meals whilst his friendly wife adds to the atmosphere. I'm not normally a fan of French food but this place is well...More

Thank Zulu747
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We were very well looked after with great food, wine and service. A really nice atmosphere and really nice people. Recommended for a memorable meal.

Thank geoff r
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Very tasty and inspired food. We like the idea of the set price menu and there was plenty of choice with the dishes on offer. Nice decor and very friendly service to match. Good place for a special night out.

Thank Webtones
Reviewed 28 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank Smithy771
Reviewed 18 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank Madd0g39
Reviewed 15 April 2017 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
Reviewed 13 April 2017

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...More

Thank Foxcombe
gb0906, General Manager at The Petit Snail, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

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...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank maztaz1972
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$36
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, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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