32, Jonson St, Byron Bay. (02) 6685 8493
Cocomangas offers both modern Australian and Italian within a quirky tapas atmosphere and at some great prices. A fully stocked cocktail bar makes the evening a special occasion and the open air upstairs dining room overlooks the main street. Well worth a visit.
Main Beach, Byron Bay. (02) 6680 7632
Overlooking Main Beach, Fishheads serves up some great seafood. The restaurant is housed in the old swimming baths pavilion which was built in 1951. Refurbished in 2003, it is now one of Byron’s best dining locations. Quality, fresh produce with an oyster bar, a superb fish burger and bugs, prawns, calamari and salmon. There’s even a Fishheads ultimate seafood platter that will blow you away. Open seven days a week, the restaurant is BYO and for those in a hurry, there is a takeaway service.
Woolworths Plaza, Jonson St, Byron Bay. (02) 6685 7103
O Sushi offers that unique Japanese experience with a sushi train and a central open kitchen. Enjoy Japanese dining with a sushi train and a centralised open kitchen. Fish, chicken and vegetarian. Friendly staff, great prices with an average of just $15 per dish and a very clean and authentic dining experience.
32 Byron St, Bangalow. (02) 6687 1010
Nearby Bangalow is a 15 minute drive and the restaurant was once a residence. It’s now home to an award winning restaurant where fine food and great service is its motto. Local produce is used in abundance, with such delightful dishes like Queensland spanner crab, braised sweet belly pork and cured kingfish ion their degustation menu. The vegetarian menu of Jerusalem artichoke soup and mushroom, truffle and parmesan risotto is just as tempting. Licensed with a selection of great wines, Satiate is a memorable dining experience.
32, Lawson Street, Byron Bay. (02) 6680 8198
The Aztec offers some pretty tasty Mexican fare, including Chilli Con Queso, Tostada’s, Taquitos, Nachos, Enchilladas and Burritos. Chicken, beef and vegetarian options, so there’s something for everyone, and at vale for money prices. Licensed and open seven days a week, there’s also the Pyramid Bar for the social drink before dinner.
Jonson Street, Byron Bay. (02) 6685 5596
Offers an array of vegetarian meals, many Turkish or middle eastern, with many under $15. Gluten free items also appear on the menu. At Slice pizzeria, also on Jonson Street, you’ll find some great veggie pizzas from as little as $15 for a main. And at Fundies, nearby, a vegan friendly menu offers salads in a ‘chilled out’ environment.
The Orion Curry House
U5/2 Jonson St, Byron Bay. (02) 6658 6828
Situated opposite Fresh and the Beach Hotel on Jonson Street, is a must for the tastes of India. You’ll find lots of Brits there, missing those great curry houses of the UK. Here the food is just as tasty - and spicy - with favourites like chicken korma and homemade naan breads. Open daily from 5.30pm for dinner the restaurant is also licensed.
The Beach Hotel
Bay Street, Byron Bay. (02) 6685 6090
The Beach is a great spot to crash out and enjoy life. The ambience is contemporary yet family friendly and offers some great water views. The food at the brasserie is just as good, in quality and price with fresh seafood in season along with locally produced beef, pasta and veggie options. The Greek salad is a local lunchtime favourite.
The Byron at Byron
77 Broken Head Rd, Byron Bay. 1300 554 362
Situated near Tallow Beach, is a showcase of Northern Rivers produce. Open planned dining with some fantastic views of rainforests offer a relaxed alfresco way of enjoying your food. The offerings vary from fresh seafood to beef, lamb. local pork and vegetarian options. Licensed with some superb wines and local beers, Byron at Byron is a great spot for lunch or dinner. open seven days a week.
18, Jonson Street, Byron Bay. (02) 6680 7994
A trendy cafe bar by day. At night it becomes a cool wine bar with a superb dining experience. Situated in Jonson Street, the menu offers oysters as well as seafood. It also tempts the tastebuds with roasted quail and seared scallops, braised cheek of beef and forest mushroom risotto. Quality food at great prices in a relaxed atmosphere.