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Fishheads

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1 Jonson Street, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
61266807632
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7:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Fishheads Restaurant & Takeaway is located on Main Beach just 20 metres...
Fishheads Restaurant & Takeaway is located on Main Beach just 20 metres from the Pacific Ocean over looking the mountains and our famous Cape Byron Light House. The restaurant, housed in the original Bathers Pavilion built in 1951, was refurbished most recently in 2003 and with the addition of the outdoor beachfront deck, is now one of Byron's best dining experiences. With a strong focus on fresh seafood and a commitment to sourcing local produce, its an obvious choice for both locals and tourist in the historic coastal town. Come in and let the Fishheads team treat you to an incredible experience by one of the worlds most iconic beaches.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food

We choose the family deal from the takeaway menu which I thought was great value. It catered for us (two adults, two children) but there was enough food for two adults and three children. We went on a Saturday night during school holidays so there were lots of people the staff were friendly and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
21Tania2014
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Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

A must to book. The friendliest people with great service. A mouthwatering extensive menu with an amazing fresh seafood selection. Highly recommend this seaside find.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We choose the family deal from the takeaway menu which I thought was great value. It catered for us (two adults, two children) but there was enough food for two adults and three children. We went on a Saturday night during school holidays so there were lots of people the staff were friendly and the food was ready within 10-15... More 

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Cowaramup, Australia
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Had great take out fish and chips . Well priced for Byron @ around $10 per serve, with fast and friendly service.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Scrummy breakfast, good coffee and perfect location. Gluten free toast as well, and reasonably priced. Try the big breakfast...

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The_Wharf_Bar, Public Relations Manager at Fishheads, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for reviewing our restaurant, I am glad that you enjoyed your dining experience. We appreciate all of our customer feedback and use it to continue to provide the best possible service to our guests. See you next time, Fishheads Byron Bay More 

Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I hadn't been to this restaurant since the last time I was in Byron, about 8 years ago, so I was very pleasantly surprised to find out this morning that it's still great. Cannot beat that view of the ocean, the coffee is phenom and service was great. The food was also delicious and fresh, plus super quick to come... More 

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The_Wharf_Bar, Public Relations Manager at Fishheads, responded to this review

Hi there, We would like to thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, we take our customer feedback very serious as it assists us in providing the best service possible. We are very pleased to hear that you loved your breakfast and the views and believe me, neither of them ever get old. We look forward to... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We had of the best breakfasts we've ever had, at this restaurant, everything was tasty especially the mushrooms and potato rosti. We were so impressed we came back for dinner. The menu is a seafood lover's paradise. We had the mixed grill and seafood pie. Staff are friendly and efficient. Right by the beach, the views are great and the... More 

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The_Wharf_Bar, Public Relations Manager at Fishheads, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to eat at and review our beautiful restaurant by the sea, it is an incredible feeling to receive compliments like this. We strive to deliver the very best seafood and service to our guests and are very pleased to hear that you were able to enjoy the full experience that we have... More 

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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Not great. Expensive and tasteless - the chips had no salt and were soggy within the five minutes it took to walk to the beach to eat them because of the packaging used. The fish was tasteless flake. We also bought sauce for extra $3 only to find that it came with sauce (it wasn't listed in the menu as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Highly recommend the shared seafood platter - great value and delicious. Such a great place to sit and view the water and the passing parade that is so much of what Byron Bay is about.

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Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I always go to Fishheads for breakfast when in Byron. The food is great and the location is to die for. The staff can be a bit too laid back, but it is Byron....

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Greater Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We loved our girlie lunch at fish heads. The food was gastronomic The local famous garlic bread is a must to try. Servings huge! Staff were great

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Additional Information about Fishheads

Address: 1 Jonson Street, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Phone Number: 61266807632
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Byron Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 29
Cuisine: Seafood, Australian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Jonson Street, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Byron Bay
  • Phone Number: 61266807632

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 29
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine

Description

Fishheads Restaurant & Takeaway is located on Main Beach just 20 metres from the Pacific Ocean over looking the mountains and our famous Cape Byron Light House. The restaurant, housed in the original Bathers Pavilion built in 1951, was refurbished most recently in 2003 and with the addition of the outdoor beachfront deck, is now one of Byron's best dining experiences. With a strong focus on fresh seafood and a commitment to sourcing local produce, its an obvious choice for both locals and tourist in the historic coastal town. Come in and let the Fishheads team treat you to an incredible experience by one of the worlds most iconic beaches.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?