The Little Snail
50 Murray St
We've eaten here before and enjoyed it so when a voucher came up for a three course dinner for two for only $69 - with two French cocktails as well - we jumped at it. This place has a nice feel to it, good service, nice food and excellent prices too. You can get a three course lunch for only $36.00 or dinner for $59.00 with anything from the menu!
We started with entrees of salt and pepper calamari and salmon roulade. Both were extremely tasty and well prepared. The calamari was tender and succulent and the aioli that went with it was lovely. The salmon roulade was delicious too with salmon wrapped around light cream cheese with a potato nest on top (which really looked and tasted like very fine fried noodles).
Main number one was the citrus marinated Tasmanian salmon. The menu didn't say what citrus was being used but it was well prepared and extremely tasty. It came out with broccolini fritto (broccoli fritters) and bois bourdin sauce. Yummo.
The seafood plate - whilst not really sounding French - still sounded very good. It consisted of grilled salmon, garlic prawns, salt and pepper squid, chilli mussels, beer battered soft shell crab and mesclun salad. The aioli and chilli sauce on the side went well and lifted the food. Each part was well prepared. The prawns were juicy, the mussels and calamari tender and the soft shell crab was crisp and tasted good.
Its hard not to have a creme caramel when eating French food. Theirs was very nice. Light and almost fluffy it was a good option to finish the meal with if you were close to full!
But if you want to finish with something a bit richer try the banana liqueur crepe. It comes as a ball of crepe (with the edges tucked underneath) filled with mascarpone and drizzled with chocolate. As a bonus there's even a chocolate garnish too. It looked great and tasted just as good. The Little Snail is excellent value for a really good meal, friendly efficient service and pleasant surroundings. We've been a few times and will be back again.