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fishheads

jonson st, main beach, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
+61(0)2 66807632
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Ranked #47 of 135 Restaurants in Byron Bay
Cuisines: Australian
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

went here for breakfast on a sunday morning in august, wasn't crazy busy but they just had a larger table in before us, had to wait 30-45 minutes for breakfast and wasn't disappointed, was amazing, good value and can't complain about it! however service was friendly but false and we couldn't get a servers attention for a long time during... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I did have one well two (i had to go back although I was in Byron only for 2 days) of the best meals of my life. I tried (as recommended in the Lonely Planet) the Salt and Szechuan Pepper fried Suid: they are to die for, they melted in my mouth like butter, with a beautiful asian cabbage salad... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

After a few days of heavy rain it was lovely to be able to sit outside looking at the ocean. We enjoyed the Vegetarian breakfast, unusual but stunning pancakes and eggs benedict. The food was well cooked, the service was fast and efficient and the view amazing. Thank you

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Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Previous very positive review needs amending. The food was beautifully cooked and attractive in appearance and the location is good. We seemed to upset the waiter on our (reserved) arrival, as we had bought our own special bottle of wine. Even though we suggested charging 'corkage' on it, we were not permitted to drink it. The wine we ordered when... More

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Melbourne
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I think Fish Heads is a must-do in Byron given the location, the quality of the food and the standard of the service. It's actually really nice to do on a first night in Byron to help you settle in to your holiday especially as they have such great seafood - the mixed dozen oysters is terrific as a starter... More

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Cessnock, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My husband and I stopped here for lunch because it was right on the beach, we ended up having lunch & 2 breakfasts. The view was amazing. The staff very friendly and very helpful. And the food.... Oh my goodness the food was absolutely amazing. We both had the barramundi burger with coleslaw and bean sprouts.. Yum! For breakfast I... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had breakfast at Fishheads. We were earlier, so our seat was beach front and beautiful. Long story short, the service was slow and inattentive. It took us about 45 mins to get a breakfast sandwich and scrambled eggs. HOWEVER, the food was absolutely fabulous! Totally worth the wait! I wasn't even annoyed after receiving it! Definitely worth a visit,... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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68 reviews 68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We arrived a little late for lunch in Byron Bay so went to the sea front, looked around and chose Fisheads for its location and it "looked right" - Well, "never judge a book by its cover" are wise words of wisdom. The lunch rush had passed and I gather this place buzzes at peak times so we felt we... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We went here one morning just to get a coffee. It wasn't very busy. We kept waiting and waiting and noticed that other people that had come in after us were getting their coffee's before us. I went up and asked where our coffee was and after about 5 minutes the staff member came back with our coffees with not... More

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Minneapolis
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We decided to eat an early dinner and plopped ourselves at the fishheads out of tiredness from traveling. Wow were we happy with our decision. People watching was great. we had a table behind the wind screen and watched to our hearts content. The fish was done perfectly and the local veggies were dressed with a lemon olive oil dressing... More

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