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Balcony Bar

Corner of Lawson Street & Jonson Street | Byron Bay, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
+61 2 6680 9666
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
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“tapas” (123 reviews)
“oysters” (80 reviews)
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Contemporary, Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Corner of Lawson Street & Jonson Street | Byron Bay, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Only came for a few drinks. Nabbed a spot on the balcony edge overlooking the roundabout. Good spot to sit and watch the traffic. Food looked great, service was a little lacking.

Thank LauraPierce89
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I'm torn. We made a reservation to sit inside at a quiet table and wound up outside next to the bar. The first cocktail was average but the second was amazing. The food was nowhere near as good as I hoped but the service was...More

Thank Annasdaydreams
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

fun & lively atmosphere here. great cocktails and food too. I loved the cauliflower popcorn. staff were friendly and the service was good.

Thank kristyrebecca
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Awesome waitress. Patience of an angle Serene deserves an espresso Martini Fish wings worth every cent l she was amazing waitress I would guarantee recommend it to anyone she was fantastic I got you my name is Philip and I'm in love with the waitress...More

Thank Palangi P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking at other reviews I guess we chose the wrong meal, Fish and Fries (fries cooked in duck fat). Because of the subdued lighting we didn't see how sad our fries looked until we tasted them and then shone our phone light on them. Very...More

Thank Rosli
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited with a large group of us around 30+ the staff were excellent and the venue had a great vibe everyone raved about it. Highly recommend this place.

Thank KristyEMat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Group of friends finished the Byron Triathlon today, had a couple of Cocktails at the Balcony afterwards. Great service from Cerene, recommended some cocktails and started out evening off perfectly :)

Thank Rory G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there on a Wed for Oyster Happy Hour - $1.00 oysters. Lovely setting, attentive waiters and great loction

Thank Karyn W
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar, responded to this review

Hi Karyn, thanks for your review. We are so glad you could enjoy some of our $1 Oysters for Oyster Hour and hope to see you again this coming Wednesday. See you soon! Best Wishes, Balcony team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in for brunch and a couple of sneaky drinks. Service was amazing, waiting time for drinks was short as the service was swift. The crab omelette was delicious and the beers were nice and cold.

Thank Rafer S
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar, responded to this review

Hey Rafer, it's great to hear from you and even better to hear you had a great time. Our chef's will be thrilled to hear you enjoyed the crab omelette. We look forward to seeing you soon. Best Wishes, Balcony Team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a beautiful dinner at the Balcony. The food was delicious and the service was great. I also highly recommend the Ginny Hendricks cocktail. We will definitely be coming back!

Thank ElizaH_01
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar, responded to this review

Hi Eliza, thanks for your feedback. We are stoked to hear you had a great time and loved the Ginny Hendricks. We look forward to your next visit. Best Wishes, Balcony Team.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 28
Contemporary, Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
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
  • E-mail
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.