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Fishheads

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Seafood, Australian
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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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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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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  • 130
    Excellent
  • 122
    Very good
  • 61
    Average
  • 39
    Poor
  • 27
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Recommended

Great place to eat right at the beach front. Food is nice too, good portions and good quality. You can find food from mid-range to expensive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Andrea H
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England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We were warmly greeted by Scott who kindly moved us to an outdoor table under the heaters. We ordered the seafood platter which was nice but rather pricey for what we got hence the average rating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Went there a few times for takeaway and it was always awesome! 10$ for fish and chips is a really good price and it's delicious.

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England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great place to eat right at the beach front. Food is nice too, good portions and good quality. You can find food from mid-range to expensive.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely setting. Service was excellent, pleasant and friendly staff. Impressed with the breakfast menu and it was delish

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Our 2nd visit in 11 months and just as good this time. Book for a window seat and consider ordering 1 Fish & Chips between 2 as portions massive. Local "beer" good if pricey.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Booked this restaurant for my partner's 30th and they were kind enough to reserve us a lovely table right on the edge of the deck facing the water. The waitress upon arrival was friendly and remembered that it was his birthday. The food was simply to die for. We had the mixed seafood grill and seafood spaghetti. The atmosphere, service... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

All food was lovely, but it was the oven roasted cob loaf with brown garlic lemon butter that stood out. The melted butter that you dip the bread into had lovely, soft whole cloves of garlic that you spread on the bread. Delicious. I've been talking about it for weeks!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Stopped for breakfast and really enjoyed the food. Didn't have anything too heavy but other customers had the big breakfast which looked extremely good. Coffee was ok but not in the top of end what you expect these days

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We visited with great hopes for a lovely seafood meal, but were very disapointed. The restaurant has a great position on the beach, the staff were very nice but the food was really not at all good. My husband had the lemon sole which was way overcooked, extremely oily and was accompanied by a smash up of oily potato and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Breakfast at Fishheads was excellent. The range and quality was excellent. We had the Breakfast Greens with Pulled Pork, Free Range Scrambled Eggs, and Vegetarian Breakfast. Would highly recommend it.

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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: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children

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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