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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We saved Rae's for our last night in Byron Bay and were not disappointed. Situated on Wategos Bay, a short drive from the main part of town, Rae's has a lovely intimate ambience, leaning more towards casual with the whitewashed timber floors rather than stuffy, but still fine dining nonetheless. The restaurant has a wonderful location, overlooking the water and...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

9 of us enjoyed an amazing dinner. Josh, our water, was knowledgeable friendly and not intrusive. We all agreed the three course meal, cocktails and wine selection was excellent. Fabulous local produce had been sourced. The dessert finale I enjoyed was chocolate brûlée and presentation and taste was exceptional Definitely up there with three hats!

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Muswellbrook, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Is it possible to give 10 stars. Good- exquisite, service - absolutely A1, ambiance- off the chart. Well done guys this restaurant would've been one of the very best worldwide we've been to 🙌🏼. And Steve and his team deserve everything good they get. So beyond perfect!

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made a booking here for lunch today but decided to move it to a dinner. Phoned the restaurant to move the time and was told the restaurant was closed because they had a wedding on. The young lady I spoke to was very rude about the situation and did not offer an apology for the mix up and stated...

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toowoomba
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Spanner crab linguine, lemon, parsley, garlic, shallot, chilli to die for. This item was hard to pass so well all had it. The sides of greens was generous and perfectly done. The menu had lots of seafood offerings and how could you go wrong sitting on the coast. This review is for the restaurant, not hotel.

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1Thank djm98
Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Lunch with panoramic views of Wategoes Beach from the Restaurant – Stunning! The food was A1 amazing - fresh - presentation immaculate - flavours spot on. We sampled Starters, Entrees, Mains, Desserts and their Cocktails - all superb. Don't waste your money anywhere else - you won't be disappointed.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Lunch on Watego Beach, has to be at Rae's. What a fabulous wonderful lunch with an amazing view. Steve the maitreD is exceptional, he made the whole experience unhurried, funny, interesting and just great. Superb food, great wine, great advice. Seriously the best dining experience of our Aussie multi location trip.

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Tasmania
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely setting and wonderful staff. Great menu, lots of choice. We had oysters which were very fresh and lovely. Then Spanner Crab Salad and Soft Shell Crab and both were amazing, fresh and with great different tastes. Then we had Moreton Bay Bug Ravioli with a wonderful salad and a beautiful bisque. Desert was just beautiful as well. Have eaten...

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Turned up for a late walk in lunch today and our waiter was more than accomodating. Fantastic space. Great oysters oyster both with green chilli and lemongrass and also tempura. The bugs weren't bad yet the saffron sauce could have been lighter but I'll let it slide as they made a cracker of an espresso martini to finish and had...

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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Always look forward to dining at Rae's every time we are in Byron. It's the first thing we book straight after accommodation. The highlight of our holiday in beautiful Byron Bay. An easy 5min cab/uber ride from town. Had the degustation menu with matching wines this time and everything was spot on! The Staff are extremely passionate about what they...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rae's on Wategos in Byron Bay is Australia's most iconic boutique hotel. Voted one of the world's top 25 hotels by Conde Nast Traveller Magazine, Rae's offers a blissful and unforgettable Byron Bay experience. Our restaurant offers modern Australian cuisine catering for large functions or romantic moments. Our spa is a sacred space of healing at the hands of the highest calibre therapists. Calming curved walls, rich soothing decor, this is the most intimate getaway in a secluded corner of Byron Bay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rae's on Wategos

Address: 6 - 8 Marine Pde, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Shire > Byron Bay
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Rae`s On Watego`s Hotel Byron Bay
Raes On Wategos Byron Bay
Rae's On Wategos Byron Bay
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Byron Bay
#5 Family Hotel in Byron Bay
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Byron Bay
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