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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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  • 181
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  • 90
    Very good
  • 29
    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
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This place was good. Service was attentive, food was perfect. I left happy but wondering if my expectations were too high? I was also expecting a baby and that could be the reason why I left a bit hungry even if I tried many different tapas. But I would def recommend!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Ruby L
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Mooloolaba, Australia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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Mooloolaba, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This place was good. Service was attentive, food was perfect. I left happy but wondering if my expectations were too high? I was also expecting a baby and that could be the reason why I left a bit hungry even if I tried many different tapas. But I would def recommend!

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I had heard good things about St Elmos and was looking forward to our booking on Saturday night, unfortunately it did not live up to the expectation. Due to the size of our group, we had the tasting menu. In general the food was good, bit disappointed by the prawn rice dish, which sounded delicious but was really wet. We... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Byron Bay is known as a pretty cool place, so if you want to stand out it must be pretty hard. St Elmos does just that, offering an excellent tapas menu and a great selection of wines. The restaurant has a very laid back atmosphere and the service is excellent. Highly recommended for a chilled night out.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

It was just like being back in Barcelona! The food was comforting rekindling all our wonderful moments we spent eating tapas in Spain! The service was efficient and the food was fresh, creative and moreish! Definitely a must do when in Byron Bay!

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Sydney
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I tried to make a reservation here twice by leaving two separate voicemails. I never (and still haven't) got a call back. So I decided to stop by the restaurant during the day and make a reservation in person. That wasn't a good start but it was all good from then on. The food is fantastic and the service was... More 

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Byron Bay, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Went here for my birthday and loved everything about it. The atmosphere, great service, and amazing food. Definitely recommend checking that your tapas all go together with the wait staff as they are very knowledgable when it comes to how rich the meals are.

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London
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

This cute little restaurant and bar is definitely worth a visit. The food was very tasty (especially the flank steak) and the wine choice was good too. The only very small drawback was a slight delay in service, but this wouldn't stop me from going back.

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The foods here is very good. the service as ok. Don't brings kids unless they are experienced tapas eaters. Not child friendly at all ( fair enough - I don't think they are target market )

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The tapas shared plates were excellent. The flavours were beyond expectation. The staff were so friendly/efficient and the whole restaurant was buzzing, great atmosphere.

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Isle of Harris, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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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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