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10 Restaurants in Byron Bay

What is it about Byron then?

Byron Bay – chances are if you’ve ever heard anything about Australia you’ll have heard about this once sleepy beachside town. The most easterly point in Australia, Byron Bay has certainly had a colourful history. Originally the base for whaling, during the 1970s the town became a mecca for surfers which sparked the tourism craze for travellers seeking the famous white sand beaches and the picturesque hinterland surrounding the town. Gaining a reputation as a hippy, alternative town following the Nimbin Aquarius Festival, Byron is now a choice location for those looking for a seachange from the city, which has caused the Byron Bay restaurant and entertainment sectors to shift, and flourish. So, if you find yourself caught in the Byron bubble, well you’ll need to eat, so read on for some secret Byron Bay restaurants, bars and cafes worth a look.

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OSushi - Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Japanese$$$$
5.1/617
OSushi - Byron Bay

Succulent Cafe

Byron Bay
Café$$$$
Succulent Cafe

Sura Asian Cuisine

Byron Bay
Asian$$$$
Sura Asian Cuisine
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Happy Chilli Garden

Byron Bay
Chinese$$$$
Happy Chilli Garden

Bombay To Byron

Byron Bay
Indian$$$$
Bombay To Byron

Milky Lane - Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise
Burger$$$$
4.7/6126
Milky Lane - Surfers Paradise

Cafe63 - Ross Evans Garden Centre

Runaway Bay
Café$$$$
4.8/6225
Cafe63 - Ross Evans Garden Centre

Montezuma's - Labrador

Labrador
Mexican$$$$
5.1/664
Montezuma's - Labrador

Montezuma's - Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Heads
Mexican$$$$
5.0/646
Montezuma's - Burleigh Heads

Harajuku Gyoza - Broadbeach

Broadbeach
Japanese$$$$
5.3/661
Harajuku Gyoza - Broadbeach
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    Can’t get enough of your smoothies, baby

    Of course, due to its vast stretches of virtually untouched coastline, Byron Bay attracts locals and visitors with a passion for the outdoors. Surfers, swimmers and hikers alike take to the sea, or hinterland surrounding Byron – Mount Warning is only a short distance away – to revel in the natural beauty. As such, Byron Bay restaurants and cafes have realised that healthy food is the flavour here. You’ll find the the restaurants and cafes in Byron Bay, focus on fresh, organic and locally sourced produce, arguably more so than anywhere else. You’ll find organic smoothies, wholesome salad bowls, more smashed avo than you can poke a stick at topped with homemade sauerkrauts, and of course tasty raw treats for those with a sweet tooth that want to keep it clean, fresh and healthy.
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    Paddock to plate by the sea

    So with the healthy lifestyle boom only going from strength to strength in Byron Bay, restaurants here have taken this, run with it and gone about ten steps further. Take The Farm for example, run by two passionate chefs from one of the best restaurants in Sydney. Concept dining at its finest, this Byron Bay restaurant, farm and store serves the food they grow on the premises – talk about local, right – and are self-sufficient in all regards. You can literally see the vegetables being picked as you dine. And it’s not only this Byron Bay restaurant that’s going this way, you’ll also find the cafes here growing their own coffee beans, bars brewing their own spirits and beer, and the list continues. And besides, is there anything better than dining at a restaurant in Byron Bay that’s of Sydney or Melbourne standard, knowing precisely where your food comes from, all while taking in the beautiful ocean views that many Byron Bay restaurants are privy too? For us, there’s nothing quite as good.
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    Pick a cuisine, any cuisine

    While Byron Bay is about as far from the city in terms of culture as it could possibly be, when it comes to the variety of cuisine options available, it’s up there with the best of them. Byron Bay restaurants specialising in exotic cuisines from Indian, to South American, European, Southeast Asian, and everything in between have found their homes here. Take a wander down Johnson Street for some organic, fresh sashimi at Byron Bay restaurant institution, OSushi, where their organic soy and ginger tenderloin is out of this world. Or if a curry craving has hit you after a day at The Pass, Bombay to Byron is one of Byron Bay’s best Indian restaurants, catering for vegetarian, vegan and meat-loving spice fans from all over the rainbow region. We highly advise tucking into their Goan fish curry as soon as you possibly can.
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    From Ewingsdale to Ocean Shores</h2

    It’s not only town that’s where the action is, and all throughout Byron Bay Shire, restaurants, cafes and bars are serving the lucky locals and visitors. No matter where you find yourself you’ll be able to swim in the ocean, treat yourself to a coffee and brunch, – try out Succulent Cafe on Byron Street – feast on yum cha, sushi or ramen, and take another dip in the sea, before paying a visit to The Balcony on Johnson Street for a post-swim cocktail. And for dinner, well no matter if you’re south in Ocean Shores, or as north as Sunrise, Ewingsdale or inland in Newrybar, there are a plethora of impeccable restaurants in Byron Bay Shire, no matter your time limits, location or budget.
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    You, me & the sea

    So hopefully we’ve got your feet itchy for sandy shores and crystal clear water, and your stomach craving some seriously good food that the Byron Bay restaurants are serving up. If so, our final advice for beginning or expanding your gastronomic journey, is to pop on Quandoo, narrow your search with the cuisine you’re craving, read reviews of other diners and reserve a table easier than ever. So while you’re living the relaxing, easy-going lifestyle, you don’t have to worry about the nitty gritty of reserving a table for lunch or dinner, so there’s more time for relaxing by the sea, and thinking about what delicious food you’ll soon be eating some of Byron Bay’s best restaurants.