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St. Elmo Dining Room and Bar

Cnr Fletcher Street and Lawson Lane, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
02 6680 7426
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Ranked #8 of 135 Restaurants in Byron Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Tapas
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Fabulous menu featuring traditional Spanish food; courteous, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable wait staff, great atmosphere, reasonable prices. A great venue for any occasion in one of the best spots in the whole of Australia - Byron Bay.
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English first
Gold Coast, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We visited here last night, what an amazing restaurant, best tapas restaurant I have ever been to, our highlight of our Byron bay visit. Can't wait to come back and try some more dishes, the espresso martinis were also awesome as well as the Spanish wine!

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Fabulous food and excellent service. Good value for money. Good range of wine by the glass which is nice for a change. Great atmosphere. If I had a complaint it would be the music (on the night we went) was a little loud but overall a good night out..We'd definitely go again next time we're in Byron Bay.

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19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

Delicious tapas, musts include the scallops, pork belly and beef cheeks. Great wine list and wonderful service ... Thinking we'll be back in a couple of nights as our last night of holiday location ... Just perfect

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Sydney
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The food was amazing. Really tasty and good portions for tapas style dining. Great wine list, and friendly service. Very lively atmosphere. A definite try when you're in Byron

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Sydney, Australia
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37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We had a variety of tapas and they were all great. The pork belly with dates were amazing and also the beef cheeks. The atmosphere is very good and the wine list and drinks menu excellent as well. It was my second time there in Byron and will definately go back next time.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Possibly the best scallops in NSW and the beef cheeks were rich in taste and texture. A finely cut salad with beetroot and mint plus patatas bravas all washed down with a splendid Don Ramon Tempranillo. It was busy and needed some table jiggling this night and all was done with a smile and good service. The place to go... More

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Torquay, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Helpful, knowledgeable staff, plus interesting and adventurous food combinations won me over! The restaurant has an intimate, modern feel, without the pretentiousness you would get elsewhere. Highly recommended.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The staff were great. The atmosphere was fantastic & on entering you knew that this was one of the the local cool places to be. Great shared platters with good service & very reasonable cost.

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Melbourne, Australia
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The food was excellent and the staff were lovely. The place is packed so you need to book. A great wine list, though you have to ask what sort of a nanny-state is the local Byron Bay law that says you can't serve jugs of sangria - only glasses! What a nonsense.

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Canberra, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The food was luke-warm (tasted re-heated and not fresh), and left an after-taste of bitter, from-the-jar garlic. The sauce on the beef cheeks could best be described as "salty pus". Yuck. For these prices and the ridiculously pretentious and rude service, there are far better meals to be had in Byron Bay. It's tapas guys, get over yourselves.

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