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Balcony Bar & Oyster Co

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Corner of Lawson Street & Jonson Street | Byron Bay, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
+61 2 6680 9666
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (120 reviews)
“tapas” (123 reviews)
“duck fat chips” (17 reviews)
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CUISINES
Contemporary, Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
Corner of Lawson Street & Jonson Street | Byron Bay, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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1 - 10 of 1,229 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Loved being on the balcony, the food is so good! Not exactly cheap, but worth the price. The whole pumpkin "salad" was good, as I really like pumpkin. Interesting contemporary food, the portion was more than enough for me and it was really tasty. It...More

Thank Laila K
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This place Rocked.. We had a large group of 20 and nothing was a problem for these guys! The food was on point, with dietary requirements met without drama. Yummy Cocktails flowed too ; ) The venue was relaxed with a trendy Byron beach relaxed...More

Thank Deveda C
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Hi Deveda, WOW thank you for the review. We are always aiming to create exceptional customer moments and the team will be pleased to see your feedback. We also do Live Music on Thursday's from 6pm, with a great range of local artists. Would love...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

my wife and i went there last night , reading up on the place it look like a real cool place to go , atmosphere was good , buzzing with lots of people but the food for the price was average , we had the...More

Thank crusher2002nz
Reviewed 3 days ago

we chose this restaurant because the balcony bar allowed us to sit outside but not on the street. the service was ok not as good as some have reported on a quiet lunchtime. the fish and chips was decidely average, i think the chips were...More

Thank 10Orchard
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi there, thank you for the insight of your recent experience here at Balcony. We hoped it would have been better and appreciate your feedback. Our food never gets re-heated and should definitely not taste as though, they are however cooked in Duck Fat which...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wow!! What a night, great vibes! Music and everything! Coming from the Gold Coast this place is recommended! Talk about service wow these girls went above and beyond to deliver the best! Paola and Marta!!More

Thank emP8
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hey Em, thanks for your feedback. Marta will be so stoked to see this and we will be sure to shout her a cocktail for her efforts. Your not too far from us being in the Gold Coast so be sure to pop down again...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

My brother and I were in the area, and we decided to stop in at the balcony for a drink and appetizer. Didn't have much or stay long, but it was quick service, good food, and they found some gluten free options for me which...More

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

Hi there, thanks for your feedback. Although it was a short visit we are glad to have had you join us. We hope you have another chance to come up again! Best Wishes, Balcony Team.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Chilled drinks in a lovely atmosphere. Most importantly, such nice service which can be rare in Nsw. Paola is a credit to the balcony bar, thank you! XMore

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

Hi Sara, thanks for your feedback. We are glad you could chill out on our Balcony with some drinks and good service. Paola will be so stoked to hear your feedback and we will be sure to pass this on. See you soon! Best Wishes,...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

This place has been doing well for a long time in the dreamy north coast town of Byron Bay. The tapas is good to share, the oysters look great and the wine list is compact but serviceable. But the place works because the staff is...More

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

Hi Peter, thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are so pleased to hear your feedback as will be Paula!We will be sure to shout her a cocktail for her efforts. It sounds like you visit us often and we are...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Best place in town for lunch, dinner or just chill with good music and cocktels. It is a must if you visit Byron Bay and the staff service is really good. Sara was our waiter and took care of us during our stay. Thanks Sara,...More

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

Hi Gino, thanks for your feedback! We are so pleased to hear Sara helped you have a lovely time with us. We look forward to seeing you again next year. Best Wishes, Balcony Team.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a couple of tables on the balcony. Probably about 20 of us. Share menu was perfect. Delicious food. Drinks kept flowing due to fast and efficient waiter service. Fantastic option for a big group in town.More

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

Hi there, thank you for your feedback. We are so glad we could accommodate your larger group and you all had a fantastic time. Its soothing to hear service was efficient as well as drinks flowing and our staff will be very pleased to receive...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$30
Cuisine
Contemporary, Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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