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Balcony Bar & Oyster Co

) #21 of 142 Restaurants in Byron Bay $$ - $$$ , ,
Corner of Lawson Street & Jonson Street | Byron Bay, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
+61 2 6680 9666
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (124 reviews)
“oysters” (102 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Contemporary, Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Corner of Lawson Street & Jonson Street | Byron Bay, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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1 - 10 of 1,167 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wow!!! What a restaurant to remember. The decor is so inviting and warm. Staff are very professional, and the food was delicious. I loved it.....🤓

Thank Rod Louise F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere and drinks. Wonderful service from our waitress Mel. Oysters were brilliant as was the ceviche xMore

Thank Jane N
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Jane, thank you for your recent visit and taking time to review. What a lovely seafood feast you had here. Mel is wonderful and I will be sure to pass on your feedback. Catch us for Happy Hour soon, 4-6pm everyday. Best Wishes, Balcony...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Another place told had to go to. We had been out and about all day managed to get a table on the balcony midweek mid season and still busy. Of course got the oysters -during the special time with the special price......fantastic sydney rock oysters...More

Thank 323caz
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi there, thank you for the review. Glad you got to experience Oyster Festival with us. Rest assured our Balcony has regular inspections and is most certainly safe. Hope you visit us again on your next visit. Best Wishes, Balcony Team .

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Billboard: A great terraced bar with superb atmosphere in the evening- ideal for drinks. What we had: IPA x2 G&T x2 Strengths: Great atmosphere, very busy Superb decor- beach themed Friendly service Prices reasonable Weaknesses: Small menu if you want to eat; it is an...More

Thank Distinctly_Average
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi there, thank you for the detailed review. Sounds like you enjoyed a lovely evening with us. We are currently in the middle of our Oyster Festival so there are a lot of oyster choices for the month of August. However our regular menu is...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Second time here tonight and the older man in the blue shirt ruined the experience from the get go. Our drinks were brought out by him and both were wrong (not his fault) but when we tried to tell him he got frustrated, rolled his...More

Thank HelloooooFrankwalker
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review. We take all reviews seriously to ensure this does not happening again. We would love you see you back in venue to give us another go. Best Wishes, Balcony Team.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My friend and I booked a table of 2 here tonight and we're treated quite rudely after our drinks order was stuffed up. Being in hospitality myself, everything should be written down, even if only 2 people are ordering. I didn't get the Pepsi max...More

Thank nomestar1234
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review. We do take all reviews seriously, it is a great tool for us to see where we can improve. The "Grass Fed Eye Filet", although a smaller cut of meat, is a mush leaner and...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

So much fun here we had to go twice. Happy hour during the oyster festival $1 oysters you can not go wrong.More

Thank Dylan Z
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Dylan, thank you for the double visit and review. How great is Oyster Festival, we cant get enough. Make sure you pop in again to try some special oyster treats like "Stone & Wood Beer Battered Oyster with mushy Peas" before the end of...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Many thanks for this great diner : trout, ragout, Fish and ships, cocktails... all was good! Special thanks to Thomas, our waiter.

Thank Zappette
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi there, thank you for the lovely review. Thomas is new to our team so will be so stoked to here your feedback. Hope to see you in venue again soon. Best Wishes, Balcony Team.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Shocking service. Waited for ages to even be asked if we would like a drink. The people beside us asked one of the staff if he would take a photo for them and he said no he was to busy!!!! We won't be going back....More

Thank pedro533333
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hey there, thank you for taking the time to review. We take all reviews seriously. It sounds like you visited us on a busy night however, we still need to be delivering exceptional customer moments. So I will be bring this up at our next...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food, staff, atmosphere and location were all excellent. The oysters and Margaritas yum, yum. Great way to start your evening.

Thank Colleen F
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Colleen, thank you for your recent visit and taking the time to review. Yummy, what a great mix. Our bar staff sure do make a great Margarita! Hope to see you in venue again soon. Best Wishes, Balcony Team.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
Contemporary, Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner of Lawson Street & Jonson Street | Byron Bay, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Byron Shire  >  Byron Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6680 9666
  • E-mail
Description
Meters back from legendary main beach, Balcony Bar & Oyster Co sits perched high above the hustle and bustle of Byron Bays busy streets. This heritage listed building is reminiscent of a seaside beach house. The signature wrap around deck captures the setting sun and is the perfect place to tuck into some freshly shucked oysters with an icy cold beer or a glass or rose. Executive Chef Sean Connolly has prepared a menu reflecting his signature style of cooking; simple, approachable and where possible on the bone or in the shell, allowing the produce to speak for itself. Balcony Bar & Oyster Co. exudes a neighbourhood spot where you can drop by anytime for a drink with friends and a few oysters or small plates.
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