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“poor service, good food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Fig Tree Restaurant and Rooms

Fig Tree Restaurant and Rooms
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Fig Tree Restaurant and Rooms
4 Sunrise Lane | Ewingsdale Rd, Ewingsdale, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Ewingsdale
Porto, Portugal
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“poor service, good food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

we had the 6- course degustation but wished we just had a main course and desert such was the delay in service. food however was excellent. need to improve the staffing situation

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

We have eaten here before and it was very good

But we wanted to make a booking, and they don't take bookings

This is disappointing, as we have to travel from Brisbane and stay in Byron Bay so we can attend the restaurant, but they don't seem to want our business

We are disappointed, as this in all other aspects this is a great place to eat

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Miami, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Wow !! what a great Venue for our friends daughters Wedding.The staff were amazing,the food excellent,the view beautiful and quiet, this is really a great place to visit tie the not etc.Just to see the huge fig tree was a treat,will be coming back with some friends soon.We had a great time will be telling all our friends about this venue for partys, weddings or just for the day.Will check out accommodation for future functions.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

My wife and I went to the Fig Tree Restaurant last Saturday 11 Feb for lunch. It is about 10 minutes from Byron not far from the main Highway / Byron turnoff. The setting was an old house on top of a hill in a rural area. In the distance you can see the coast and Cape Byron. View excellent - see if you can get a window seat.

The menu on the day was a list of tasting dishes organised into 6 groups with 2 choices in each group - Starters Group 1 and ending with desserts group 5 and cheese selections group 6. Hope this explains the situation. The prices on the day were $25 two courses, $35 four courses or $45 for six courses. Was very reasonable we thought although they are tasting plates so you don't get a lot.

Without going into what we ate as I think the selections change often, we both thought the food was excellent and one of the best lunches we had ever had. The dessert was just heaven.

The service was excellent, the meals came in a timely manner, the staff very friendly, we could not fault it.

I saw the other comments regarding service but we did not experience this though there weren't many people there at the time. The waitress we had was very good but there was only one and if it had of been busier, she may have been overwhelmed.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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10 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

We have been to the Fig Tree before as they usually have very good vegetarian options on their 4-course Thursday menu. This time, however, they obviously couldn't be bothered making any effort for vegetarians apart from some very small salad-type dishes and an incredibly boring stuffed tomato dish for main. The service was really poor - they forgot we were waiting for the main course (about an hour) and even took 20 minutes to prepare the bill. Definitely not good value for vegetarians and only marginally good value for meat-eaters as the courses are very small. We won't be going again

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

We saw the menu for this restaurant online which looked superb (and was), however it seemed understaffed on the night, with some customers having to go and find the staff to ask for a drink.
We had the 6- course degustation, and were there for nearly 3 hours. We waited between 15 and 30 minutes for our empty plates to be cleared between courses, and were not offered extra drinks when we finished the first ones. The food was amazing, and the staff were obviously working hard, but it was clear that they were stressed and couldn't handle the number of customers, which was a pity as it would have added a lot to the experience.
The food would be worth returning for, but only on a quiet night.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

Lost our deposit due to a dispute between the local band we had booked and the Fig Tree at an earlier wedding. Entirely not our fault but Fig Tree have refused to refund our deposit despite recognizing that we were not to blame for the falling out. Put a bad taste on our Byron Bay wedding plans and caused us to go elsewhere. Lennox Head is beautiful and a much better option.

  • Stayed October 2010
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 4 Sunrise Lane | Ewingsdale Rd, Ewingsdale, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Bay > Ewingsdale
Amenities:
Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Ewingsdale
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Fig Tree Restaurant And Rooms Ewingsdale, Byron Bay, Australia

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