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jonson st, main beach, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
+61(0)2 66807632
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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  • 103
    Excellent
  • 103
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
THE Prime Location - Seafront

Started the day with coffee from Fishheads taken on 1st walk along this glorious beach. Always consistent & tasty. Fish & chips were yummy as expected at this Byron icon. Pretty quick, friendly service appreciated. A must visit in BB

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
europaolo
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Adelaide, Australia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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309 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Started the day with coffee from Fishheads taken on 1st walk along this glorious beach. Always consistent & tasty. Fish & chips were yummy as expected at this Byron icon. Pretty quick, friendly service appreciated. A must visit in BB

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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We got a variety of take away seafood and it was very average and it wasn't cheap. Wouldn't go there again

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London
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Great place to go even in cyclonic conditions. The view of surfers and hippies in the torrential rain was memorable. The food and fish were super and would recommend the platter with Morton Bay Bugs with a good Sav Blanc delicious!

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We've visited Byron quite a few times and were excited to dine at Fishheads with a group of friends. The setting of course is amazing and a table on the deck has incredible views. The waitstaff were friendly and attentive, we were welcomed and looked after very well. The food was absolutely delicious, I cannot wait to return to try... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We arrived at 11.45 only to be told lunch bookings would not be taken for another 30 minutes...and yet we could order bottles of wine (which came without the offer of bread while we waited for food). Seemed a fairly odd process given people were eating around us while we waited and given all the other excellent food options available... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Amazing food! Tried many dishes of the highest quality and best value. Although a renowned seafood restaurant, dont go past the steak which was a cut above the rest as well as the pork belly which does beat out many brisbane food favourites. On that note the seafood is amazing: Oyster shots Seafood pasta Fish of the day Seafood stew... More 

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Sydney Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We had breakfast here during our recent stay in Byron Bay and were keen to try the venue because of its prime position in the town, just about on the beach. We weren't expecting much due to past experiences with restaurants in a top touristic position. We were surprised by our breakfasts which were excellent and the service was very... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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160 reviews 160 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We popped in for a late coffee and light meal. The coffee was ok and the light meal... never arrived. We waited a good 20 minutes for some fruit and yogurt that never showed up. They didn't charge us and didn't seem to perturbed that we didn't get our meals. Location is good, right next to the beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My fiance and I had the most amazing seafood platter for two, the food was fresh, prepared well and scrumptious. The wait staff attentive, friendly and professional. A definite must for the lovebirds!

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Lismore, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Had a very disappointing experience at Fish Heads Byron Bay. The positive were the chips and aioli, not a long wait for this meal. But this didn't wipe out the negatives. The staff were not friendly, and were good at looking busy at the expense of actually attending to customers. Meals and drinks were delivered to tables and the staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: jonson st, main beach, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Byron Bay
  • Phone Number: +61(0)2 66807632

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

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