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Balcony Bar & Oyster Co

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Corner of Lawson Street & Jonson Street | Byron Bay, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
+61 2 6680 9666
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (128 reviews)
“tapas” (126 reviews)
“duck fat chips” (18 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Contemporary, Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Corner of Lawson Street & Jonson Street | Byron Bay, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Balcony Bar & Oyster Co
1. Freshly Shucked Oysters
"Oysters were amazing, best I’ve ever had!"
JimmyBNE
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2. Amazing Cocktails
"the cocktails were amazing"
Caitlin58
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3. Best seafood in Byron Bay
"The seafood was awesome. The Ocean Trout Ceviche was a standout!"
Simon H
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1 - 10 of 1,277 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Great spot for a cocktail but our paella was very disappointing . We'd arrived at 2pm when their paella service commenced so we expected our paella to be at least fresh and hot. What we got was a lukewarm serving topped with 5 very dry...More

Thank deanju
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This place Rocked.. We had a large group of 20 and nothing was a problem for these guys! The food was on point, with dietary requirements met without drama. Yummy Cocktails flowed too ; ) The venue was relaxed with a trendy Byron beach relaxed...More

Thank Deveda C
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Hi Deveda, WOW thank you for the review. We are always aiming to create exceptional customer moments and the team will be pleased to see your feedback. We also do Live Music on Thursday's from 6pm, with a great range of local artists. Would love...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a great and amazing service from Maria. I do recommend this place. Try the espresso martini!!

Thank Ana C
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Ana, thanks for your review. Maria will be so pleased to hear about her service and we will be sure to let her know. Have a wonderful Christmas and we hope to see you again soon. Best Wishes, Balcony Team.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and lots of fun. There’s a nice balcony view. We had the fish tacos and the ceviche (salmon cooking in lime juice) which was a very refreshing meal. Extremely fresh, the sides were also good. Moderately priced, and probably a great venue in...More

Thank OrdosDeviator
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to give us some feedback. We love to hear from our guests and take all feedback on board. Our Ocean Trout Ceviche is a signature dish created by our head chef from Peru. He will be stoked to...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We arrived at this bar and was wowed by the beautiful ambience and gorgeous decor. Our amazing waitress Carla, was very enthusiastic, helpful and lovely. She attended to our every need and was very positive and made the night fun and inviting! Couldn’t recommend this...More

Thank Kevin K
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hey Kevin, thanks for taking the time to give us some feedback. Carla will be stoked to hear your comments and we will be sure to let her know. Make sure you let us know when your next in town and I'm sure Carla and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First night in Byron Bay and we had a group event on the Wednesday with 20 guests. Food was incredible. I especially loved the crab tacos. The atmosphere was great. The next night, Thursday, we returned (just hubby and I) we had made a booking...More

1  Thank Keryn R
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi keryn, thanks for taking the time to give us some feedback. We are pleased to hear our manager well recovered your experience. Each Wednesday we have $1 oysters from 5-6pm hence why you may have been waiting some time at the door. We are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun place to meet up. Bit noisy so makes it difficult to have much of a conversation. Interesting menu with good vego options. Good cocktail menu.

Thank Sal_66_10
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Sal, thanks for your review. We are pleased to hear you had a fun time with us recently. Our menu changes seasonally and we are always adding new and exciting dishes. Be sure to come back again soon. Best Wishes, Balcony Team.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent my 50th at the Balcony with a group of friends (14 in total). The Cocktails were great as were the shared platters. The service provided by Erin was excellent. All in all a great night. It's worth noting that if you making a...More

Thank Tippi L
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Tippi, thanks for your feedback. Erin will be so pleased to read this! We are so pleased you had a wonderful 50th Birthday and are always happy to help you celebrate. We hope to see you again soon. Best Wishes, Balcony Team.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This bar and restaurant has a great feel, good location, delicious food and good service. Enjoyed the Chili Crab Linguine, Steak and the mashed potato was awesome.More

Thank Bernadette S
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey there, thanks for your review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit with us as well as some much enjoyed food. We hope to see you again soon and will be sure to save you a beautiful spot on our Balcony....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow this place was awesome! From the great balcony setting, super fast fresh and delicious food to the super helpful and accommodating staff. Carolina was awesome she constantly checked In and gave some suggestions on the tapas menu that were all delicious. Thank you!More

Thank Jack R
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jack, what lovely feedback. Carolina will be absolutely stoked to hear this as well as another three other guests who have mentioned her on Trip Advisor. She is only new to the team and is already wowing our customers. Thanks for joining us and...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 29
Cuisine
Contemporary, Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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
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Description
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.
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