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Railway Friendly Bar

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) #20 of 140 Restaurants in Byron Bay $$ - $$$ , ,
Byron Bay Railway Station Jonson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
+61 2 6685 7662
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good51%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Pub, Australian, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
Byron Bay Railway Station Jonson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good beers, convivial atmosphere, live music in the evenings and a tiny kitchen that pumps out a wide variety of tasty and filling meals. Tonight's half a roasted chook in tarragon butter with chats and steamed greens a case in point. There's a multitude of...More

Thank rjwman2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place, so down to earth and full of characters. I remember arriving here in 1993 when it actually was the train station. Live music and rowdy footy crowds, cute bar staff and warm fires out front on a wet night. We ate sitting...More

Thank Tess P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The name says it all pretty much. The Railway Friendly Bar is a local restaurant and pub that has been around for a long time. Up a few blocks from the beach and set off from the road a bit, you'd almost walk by and...More

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a chicken curry and a penne bolognaise - both were really good. Decent serves and fast service. This is a cash-only establishment, so make sure you're cashed up before coming here. Good live acoustic music was a bonus.

Thank Greyhound77
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Staying overnight in Byron and looking for a good feed. Tried this pub. Advertised pub grub. A basic place with wooden benches and mainly outside. Night was reasonable so outside good. Both had the bangers and mash and had no complaints. Good honest food and...More

Thank Geoff M
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Stopped in at the Railway for dinner with family and couple friends. Band playing good young people music Food good and cheap pub style meal received in good time Enjoyed the night but left smelling like smoke

Thank Glenn H
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We had just arrived and were tired...the service was friendly and fast. The food was great. The price was in the range. The crowd was hopping and a bit too lively for us, but, people were clearly having a good time. Would go back. Recommend...More

Thank CanNZ
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We only drank at the Rails while waiting to get entry to a nearby restaurant. We were fortunate to watch and listen to the band. I had hint they were Two Way Junction. Good musicians and enjoyable sounds. The bar is mostly open which adds...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Love this pub. Great outdoors area. Music 7 nights a week. Good food & drinks. Lives up to its name & seems to have good local patronage which indicates how good it is!

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Had few drinks and a feed. dinner was one of the best meals i had over my week in byron. Has a great atmosphere and vibe

Thank Ashley H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, Australian, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Byron Bay Railway Station Jonson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Byron Shire  >  Byron Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6685 7662
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