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Balcony Bar & Oyster Co

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Corner of Lawson Street & Jonson Street | Byron Bay, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
+61 2 6680 9666
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
Travelers talk about
“oysters” (128 reviews)
“tapas” (126 reviews)
“duck fat chips” (18 reviews)
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CUISINES
Contemporary, Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Corner of Lawson Street & Jonson Street | Byron Bay, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Balcony Bar & Oyster Co
1. Freshly Shucked Oysters
"Oysters were amazing, best I’ve ever had!"
JimmyBNE
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2. Amazing Cocktails
"the cocktails were amazing"
Caitlin58
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3. Best seafood in Byron Bay
"The seafood was awesome. The Ocean Trout Ceviche was a standout!"
Simon H
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11 - 20 of 1,279 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bar and restaurant has a great feel, good location, delicious food and good service. Enjoyed the Chili Crab Linguine, Steak and the mashed potato was awesome.More

Thank Bernadette S
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey there, thanks for your review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit with us as well as some much enjoyed food. We hope to see you again soon and will be sure to save you a beautiful spot on our Balcony....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow this place was awesome! From the great balcony setting, super fast fresh and delicious food to the super helpful and accommodating staff. Carolina was awesome she constantly checked In and gave some suggestions on the tapas menu that were all delicious. Thank you!More

Thank Jack R
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jack, what lovely feedback. Carolina will be absolutely stoked to hear this as well as another three other guests who have mentioned her on Trip Advisor. She is only new to the team and is already wowing our customers. Thanks for joining us and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, drinks and a very enjoyable atmosphere. Carolina was great and very helpful!! Thanks to her for the great night and service.More

Thank Chloe G
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Chloe, lovely to hear from you and we are so pleased to hear you had a great time with us. Carolina will be very pleased to hear your comments and we will be sure to let her know. Have a great Christmas and we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Balcony Bar & Oyster Co was a favourite dining destination of ours in Byron Bay. Over two days we managed to enjoy lunch, afternoon drinks, evening drinks and brunch at this easy-going and centrally located venue. Pick a seat on the balcony to watch over...More

Thank Rory_Ali
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Rory, thanks for your feedback. It sounds like you had a well relaxed few occasion with us recently. We are pleased you had the chance to try our Fish Taco's that are near new to our menu. We would love to see you again...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited the Balcony a couple of times now and both times it exceeded my expectations. The service was good and very friendly. Food was delicious and the setting was lovely. I see myself at the Balcony every time I visit Byron Bay and...More

Thank Sharon M
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sharon, thanks for taking the time to give us some feedback. We love to hear from our guests and are happy we are your choice of venue when you visit Byron Bay. We hope to see you again soon. Best Wishes, Balcony Team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There was a Brazilian waitress I think her name was Carolina or something similar. She was super nice, helpful and cute. She deserves a reward! (excellent cocktails)

Thank Rush B
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Rush, thanks for your review. Carolina is a gem and will be so pleased to hear your comments. We will be sure to shout her a cocktail on your behalf, see you next time. Best Wishes, Balcony Team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped off in Byron for the weekend on a solo work trip. Was dreading a dinner for one, particularly in the most social and buzzing towns in the country! My waitress, Paola made it a dream. She greeted me as I walked in, consulted...More

1  Thank svetlana b
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey there, what lovely feedback. Paola will be very pleased to hear this, She is such a gentle soul and always so calm and friendly. We are blessed to have her in our team. Be sure to come and say hi on your next visit....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner & cocktails whilst in Byron for our honeymoon. The place was super busy but that did not impact on the level of service we received which was 10/10. The food was great, cocktails great, and every staff member we dealt with was...More

Thank Taryn D
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Taryn, thanks for your review! We are absolutely stoked to hear you enjoyed celebrating your honeymoon with us recently. We definitely get busy yet try to ensure our service is at best at all times. We would love to see you again on your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cerene was awesome She was friendly,informative and knowledgeable This made for an outstanding evening Can thoroughly recommend

Thank Cashie29
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Cashie, thanks for your feedback. We've shouted Cerene a cocktail on your behalf and she is absolutely thrilled. We are so pleased to hear you had an outstanding evening and hope to see you again soon. Best Wishes, Balcony Team.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious dinner here after a friends recommendation and loved it. We split the crab Linguini which was so good. Fish tacos and beet salad were delicious, although the portion for the beet salad was enough of an app for a table of...More

Thank ParkerBeachLovers
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, thank you for your feedback and a lovely insight into your recent dining experience. The fish tacos are only new to our menu and are extremely popular, they are just so tasty. Erin was so pleased to hear your feedback, as she is...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$9 - $29
Cuisine
Contemporary, Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner of Lawson Street & Jonson Street | Byron Bay, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Byron Shire  >  Byron Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6680 9666
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Description
Meters back from legendary main beach, Balcony Bar & Oyster Co sits perched high above the hustle and bustle of Byron Bays busy streets. This heritage listed building is reminiscent of a seaside beach house. The signature wrap around deck captures the setting sun and is the perfect place to tuck into some freshly shucked oysters with an icy cold beer or a glass or rose. Executive Chef Sean Connolly has prepared a menu reflecting his signature style of cooking; simple, approachable and where possible on the bone or in the shell, allowing the produce to speak for itself. Balcony Bar & Oyster Co. exudes a neighbourhood spot where you can drop by anytime for a drink with friends and a few oysters or small plates.
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