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Great Northern Hotel

$$ - $$$, ,
35-43 Jonson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
+61 2 6685 6454
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible22%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (12 reviews)
“salad” (13 reviews)
“lamb shoulder” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, Australian, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
35-43 Jonson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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1 - 10 of 153 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good location, nice beer selection on tap and airy because of a lot windows. We enjoyed the stay, good vibe.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Traveller_from_Syd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s an overhyped, overcrowded dingy pub that we were told to come to in Byron, then it’s all pushy wasted tourists spilling drinks on you and horrifically rude staff. Hilariously horrible - my friend ordered a round of drinks. The bartender (young female yellow brassy...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank europeantravell... g
Reviewed 23 November 2018

My wife and I stopped here for drinks after dinner. The place was moderately busy but several tables were available. We found the service extremely slow - even to order drinks. We may have ordered food too but the service is too slow. After looking...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Skootamattaken
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Lovely dinner with kids here - we arrived early and the dining room was pretty quiet. Happy with the meal portions, attentive staff and tasty food.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Wyn8
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Great place, excellent staff and food. The restaurant looks like it’s been redone recently and is very nice with a good vibe. The food selection was a little limited but still enough to do the job. What we did each order was delicious. We would...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kathysA4253MM
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Good menu with good food and wonderful service. Not an enormous kids menu and no kids desserts our only ( minor) problem

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Helen S
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Decided to stop here for dinner....... The menu looked ok and the prices were a bit dear for pub food but sometimes you get that. I ordered the steak and salad while my wife ordered the chicken breast We found the staff to be friendly...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Phillip T
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

This hotel provided air conditioned comfort on a warm day. Icy cold beers, kids meals and great value meals freshly prepared. Good customer service and attentive to our needs.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Enrico C
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

There isn't a visit to this venue that doesn't end up in some kind of negative experience with the staff whether it the bouncers, bar staff or management it almost seems like they make it their duty to make your time there a negative rather...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Alysia M
Reviewed 10 October 2018

I had a great night here. Live music, fun atmosphere. It's an old pub that has been updated in a way that still maintains it's history. Staff were friendly, not pretentious. Recommended.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 255060Lkp
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, Australian, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35-43 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 6454
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