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“Casual elegance”

St. Elmo Dining Room and Bar
Ranked #6 of 199 Restaurants in Byron Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Reviewed December 22, 2013

If you tire of over casual, dated decor and near enough is good enough attitude then try St. Elmo. Lets face it with few options for waterfront dining at Bryon most of the back streets are filled with eateries and bars. And many offer similar fare. St Elmos seems relatively new. The open but undercover venue offers bar or table service. The ambiance is splendid. We sat at the bar and had several cocktails, well crafted and with an unusual mix of ingredients. The tapa selection albeit small offered a range of portion sizes and tastes. Bar staff were attentive without being intrusive and the background music delivered atmosphere without trying to be the atmosphere. A great way to spend an evening.

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Thank ann p
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Reviewed December 22, 2013

great place to go for a well-made cocktail. speedy, attentive service and nice vibe. perfect place to start your night in Byron

Thank MickoMickMiguel
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Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

I thought the second time might be the proverbial "charm", but no such luck. While staying at the attached Apartment Inn, I attempted to have a cocktail here twice and received a less than warm reception from the staff on both occasions. In a town where "laid back" and casual seems to be the norm, I had the feeling I was walking into a NYC bar with attitude from the start. I left the Americas to escape this sort of thing for the holidays. Pass this one by and patronize one of the more local happy staffed places just down the way!

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Reviewed December 19, 2013

Dined last Sunday night as a family of 4 and found the food quality to be fantastic. The owner Tom is a fabulous host and a local returning with his partner to the area. All of the dishes were delicious, generously sized and well priced tapas. Figs were locally sourced and the freshness was obvious. We enjoyed a great Spanish wine after Tom recommended the Mencia which we plan to hunt down!
Definitely our favourite meal whilst in Byron
Easily competes with the Movida's, Tapavino and Ananda.
Nice atmosphere and professional service top off a great night out.

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Thank Jennifer95_11
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

Great selection of tapas, and very friendly and helpful staff. No live music unfortunately on the night we visited. The food we ordered was all delicious but some was quite spicy so be aware if you have sensitive taste buds!

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Thank Emily B
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