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Little Snail

#38 of 4,620 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Darling Harbour
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50 Murray St | 50 Murray St, 2009, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9212 7512
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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243 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We found this restaurant online. What a pleasant surprise. They offer a 3 course dinner with a glass of wine or beer. Make sure you have a reservation this restaurant was full and this was on a Monday night. The wait staff is excellent and are very helpful. Fist we each ordered our appetizers. Escargot which is 12 snails in... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I ate here on 28 Jan 2016 following a recommendation from a friend as I was visiting Sydney and it was fab. I paid $81.50 for the set menu (three courses), two glasses of wine and a peppermint tea and the food was delicious. I was eating alone so was very grateful to the waitress for seating me by the... More 

Thank krazykat649
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70 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We went to the restaurant for lunch to try some good French food. We ordered snails for the first dish and they were terrible. The waiter brought them out in less than 5 mins of us ordering them and they were cold and rubbery.. For the mains I ordered the veal and mushroom dish and again it tasted like pub... More 

Thank Rocky B
Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Walked passed this restaurant on our way to The Star Casino, once there made the decision to go back to The Snail, so glad we did, Menu, Food, Wine and Service all exceptional. 3 course menu available as individual dishes which suited us as my wife had only a main and and we shared entree of Snails and Cheese plate... More 

Thank Jay_Swift_64
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We attended The Little Snail for supper and found the quality of the food was excellent. We ordered pate and escargot for entree, then duck and steak as mains. We recommended the restaurant to our friends and also had a group arranged. Every function was well catered. We are ready happy with the restaurant and will recommend to other friends.

Thank Lillyanna S
Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I had a chance to have lunch with retired work colleagues today at the Little Snail. The cuisine, as the name suggests is predominantly French. The menu caters for most palates and the quality of the meals is superb. Escargots for entree were excellent I enjoyed these as part of the multiple choice lunch menu which was terrific values at... More 

Thank Neil D
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I made a booking here as my partner wanted to try snails. We were welcomed warmly even though it as a very busy lunch period, seated and served promptly! The snails were yum, the pate to die for and just for fun try the chilli honey bread! Worth a look on a sunny Sunday!

Thank samanthastarshine
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The food was excellent but the courses came so quickly that we felt rushed. The house red was OK, the mushroom crepe was alright but not great. However, the veal was beautifully cooked and very tender. I had the cheese plate and my partner the chocolate mousse which was, according to her, yummy. If you're in a hurry this is... More 

Thank Patricia H
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

One of my favourite places for a special dinner. Brilliant food, brilliant service, decent wine list and always a pleasure. The difficult thing is what to choose.

Thank Ute M
Greater Sydney, Australia
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176 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Dined at this Restaurant after a friend had been there a month before. Took along myself and two others . (Made a booking) Arrived on time, seated by professional well dressed wait staff and very quickly were presented with drinks menus and food selections. Enjoyed the 3 course specials on offer for weekend. Well the food just blew me away.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$28 - US$45
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Murray St | 50 Murray St, 2009, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9212 7512
The little snail restaurant is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner, offering a la carte options or a set menu at $38 for lunch and $60 for dinner. Best place to park: Wilson Parking, 100 Murray Street ( We do not validate parking's ticket )

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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