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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 #50 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
Warrnambool, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My husband and I shared an ultimate fish platter. It was good but I felt might have been served a little more attractively. There was chili added to the sauce that was served with the platter which slightly overpowered the shellfish. For my liking the salmon was little overcooked.

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Visited Byron Bay early September 2014. We had planned on having lunch at a particular restaurant, however they were closed for a function. We walked back toward the centre of Byron Bay and came across fishheads. Best thing that ever happened, as my friend and I prefer simple food we ordered "fish 'n chips", the fish was to die for... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

When in Byron Bay, this is a must visit restaurant. Ideally located right on main beach, and with open air counters, Fishheads provides delightful food and takeaways, and served with a smile and staff so willing to help. There will be the bad, fair, not so good experiences anywhere, but the majority of reviewers vote for this restaurant in Byron... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Saturday lunch. Mixed doz oysters were medium quality, kilpatric were boring. Seafood platter for one was small, calamari like rubber, BBQ prawns not fresh, lobster & barramundi were good. Wife had lemon chicken burger which was average. Would not recommend to others & won't eat there again.

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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