The Ultimate Foodie guide to the best bars and restaurants in Byron Bay
If you’re a self proclaimed foodie like we are, you’ll find a trip to Byron Bay to be other-worldly! With a whole array of bars, restaurants, cafes and gelaterias – there is no place better to get your taste buds tingling. We have listed some of our all time favorites and newest hotspots, to fulfill all of your foodie needs.
The famously known Light Years originated in Byron in 2017. They offer a unique Asian Dining experience, with a huge variety of sharing-style food and an extensive cocktail list. Now, Light Years has taken over the East Coast, with venues in Noosa and Gold Coast. Check out their new location in Byron, which recently opened in Jonson Lane Precinct.
139 Jonson St, Byron Bay NSW 2481
Since opening last year on Lawson Street, Lovers Lane has been a hit – hosting backpackers and locals in search of a good boogie over the weekend. The vibe is high every Wednesday through Sunday, and the menu has a delicious offering of bar snacks and share plates which go down so easy with one of their classic cocktails.
6 Lawson St, Byron Bay NSW 2481
Pixie Food and Wine
Pixie was the talk of the town around Byron at the end of last year! From the creators of Light Years comes a new dining experience all the way from Breakfast through to Dinner, bringing a beachside twist to your usual Italian Cuisine. With gorgeous pastel interiors, Pixie is the perfect place to wind down with a glass of wine in the evening.
139 Jonson St, Byron Bay NSW 2481
You can’t go for a trip to the seaside without a cone in hand. Frankie’s opened last year in the heart of town, and offers the perfect post-surf stop off. Described as ‘a fusion of Italian artisanship with Australian flavours and ingredients’ – Frankie’s offers a huge selection of gelato, with up to 40% of the menu being vegan-friendly.
Shop 8/8 Fletcher St, Byron Bay NSW 2481
Treehouse Byron Bay
Settle in beneath the palms, and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere at Treehouse Byron Bay, just steps away from Belongil Beach. An ideal place to chill out after a day in the waves, with DJ’s every night and Live Music on Wednesday’s. You cannot leave without trying their famous wood-fired Pizzas, and mouth-watering Holiday Margarita.
25 Childe St, Byron Bay NSW 2481
Raes Dining Room
Raes is a boho-style hotel located by Wategos Beach, with a dining room to die for. Serving up a three-course mediterranean style set menu, you’ll be sure to try a little of everything on offer.
6-8 Marine Parade, Byron Bay NSW 2481
Balcony Bar & Oyster Co
Perhaps one of the most famous venues in Byron; there is no better way to enjoy an evening than sat with a cocktail and some oysters, overlooking the town life pass by. Specializing in seafood dishes and share plates, Balcony Bar pulls you in and makes you feel like a part of the family.
7/3 Lawson St, Byron Bay NSW 2481
The Mez Club
With flavours from Greece to Morocco, spend your night grazing away at some Meze plates – or if the menu is too good to choose from, try the chef’s specially curated tasting menu for $75pp. Mez Club decor will transport you to your secret getaway destination of dreams.
4/85-87 Jonson St, Byron Bay NSW 2481
Looking for affordable accommodation in the centre of Byron Bay? The Surf House offers the perfect vacay spot for solo travellers, couples and groups travelling to Byron Bay. Enjoy free surfboard hire, exclusive access to Byron’s OG rooftop bar, daily happy hour specials and social activities.