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St. Elmo Dining Room and Bar

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Cnr Fletcher Street and Lawson Lane, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
02 6680 7426
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Fabulous menu featuring traditional Spanish food; courteous, friendly...
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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Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Unbelievably good food.

Not just your typical Tapas. you might pay a little more for some dishes but generally the prices are reasonable and either way, it is worth. for mushroom fans the portobello mushrooms are a must. but the menu is so varied there will be something for anyone. i think i had about 8 myself, i just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
aussiebackpackerdude
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Isle of Harris, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Isle of Harris, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Not just your typical Tapas. you might pay a little more for some dishes but generally the prices are reasonable and either way, it is worth. for mushroom fans the portobello mushrooms are a must. but the menu is so varied there will be something for anyone. i think i had about 8 myself, i just didnt want to leave.... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Expensive but worth it. The pork belly was sensational, so was the corn. Fantastic meal and great service.

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Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

St Elmo attempts Spanish tapas style dining in Byron Bay. The ambience feels OK, but the food does not have a genuine Spanish look or flavour, and the staff struggle to carry off the concept. Good idea, and not a bad spot for a drink, but I wouldn't be hurrying back for the food or service.

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Adelaide, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Loved the spanish tapas, very authentic. Staff were really friendly and quick. A funky and relaxed restaurant right in the middle of Byron Bay. Great wine list.

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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We went to lots of great restaurants in Byron but this was comfortably the best. As good as any tapas I've had in Melbourne but a fair bit cheaper. We went twice in a week!

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Prahran, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We only had cocktails, but great atmosphere. The tapas looked great as they passed by. Bartenders were friendly and knowledgable.

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Darwin, Australia
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185 reviews 185 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Sensational food, without a doubt. Service was good - we had a table of 14 and were very well looked after, we had the set menu and everything was delicious. The wine list has some fabulous wines but is seriously overpriced.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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152 reviews 152 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I wandered inrto St. Elmo's on my own and was made welcome. I sat at the bar and watched the bartenders in their stylish aprons whip up some very fancy cocktails.St. Elmo's was bursting w/ customers and the noise level was quite high, everyone looked like they'd had a magic day in Byron Bay. I ordered the soft shell crab... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is a nice open air restaurant . The menu has a good range of food. We had the mixed cold meat, the prawns with avocado, potato with tomato and aioli, beef cheeks and the figs . All of the dishes were tasty, and a couple of them we wanted to lick the plate. The sangria was nice, but not... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My husband and i recently had dinner here. The food is great. Nice variety of foods on the menu. Reasonably priced.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cnr Fletcher Street and Lawson Lane, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Byron Bay
  • Phone Number: 02 6680 7426

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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