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Balcony Bar & Oyster Co

$$ - $$$
Contemporary, Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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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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12:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 00:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A Byron institution but not a favourite. Tasty food, waitress forgot some of our order and the oysters were certainly not shucked on site. Only one option of oysters on the menu which seemed odd for a restaurant claiming to be an oyster specialist. A nice atmosphere though with a food and drinks menu to suit all :)

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Thank Sarah W
Brisbane, Australia
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is awesome. We came very late on a Saturday night, scored a table on the balcony. Great staff and the cocktails were incredible. Didn't try the food, but next time I'll be sure to eat here.

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Thank DamoAU
Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome character! Beautiful bar with great views of locals skateboarding the roundabout! Staff a bit slow to serve drinks and some cocktails unavailable.

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Thank cluttersoz
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We came for a birthday, I did the surprise for my friend. All the staff was available to help me to make the surprise ! And they took care of us ! The food was really good and fresh , we try their tasty cocktails and we were not disappointed :) Thank you for this lovely moment

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Thank Laura M
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a great way to spend the evening! The Balcony Bar & Oyster Co is my fav place in Byron to go for a casual night out - live music, hanging plants, vintage art and a cool vibe. We had the best seat in the house with views over the main street and fresh air breezing in. Service was on... More 

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Thank skoskela
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this review

Hi there, what lovely feedback. Thank you for the taking the time with your review and your recommendations are on point. The Crispy Skinned Ocean Trout is one of our favorites here at Balcony. Geraldine will be so happy about your feedback, she is such a valued staff member and one who holds professionalism to perfection yet gives such friendly,... More 

Bendigo, Australia
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

fabulous menu with great variety and something for everyone from the adventurous to the plain eater, can highly recommend the crab tacos By sharing your experiences, you're helping travellers make better choices and plan their dream trips. Thank you!

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Thank Mumdaughter2016
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for your review. We are stoked to hear you had a great time with us recently. The Crab & Lettuce Taco's are a super tasty and fresh starter on a summer afternoon and we are glad you enjoyed them. We would love to see you when your in Byron Bay again. Best Wishes, Balcony Team. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here twice for cocktails. My partner had the "she'll be apples" - it was delicious. The frozen piña colada was good too. The service is a bit hit and miss, but nothing to complain about. They have $1 oysters on Wednesdays afternoon and the oysters are fresh and delicious. If you can get a spot on the balcony... More 

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Thank Laura L
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this review

Hi Laura, thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. It's great to hear you liked the 'Shes Apples', it's one of the sweeter cocktails and so tasty. The Caribbean Garden is also a must try. We are also stoked to hear you had the chance to come down for our $1 Oyster hour. The venue fills... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a nice place but... Waitress took about 20 min to take the order, when she took it, the "tapas" arrived 20/30 minutes after, while we were finishing them, probably the manager advised that they could not serve fish as it was not looking nice to serve (which is very professional to do that) so we did order something else... More 

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Thank Valoche084
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this review

Hi Valoche, thank you for taking the time with your review. We take all feedback seriously and strive to improve all aspects of our venue at all times. It's disappointing to hear your feedback about the food and our staff. We run staff training every week to ensure all employee's are fully equipped to serve a busy restaurant professionally as... More 

Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place - great food, atmosphere and cocktails. Gets very busy and the seats on the verandah are great with views. The cocktails are a must try

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Thank MelH_travel
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this review

Hi Mel. Great feedback and thank you. We are stoked you love our cocktails as well as the food. You should try the 'Butterfly Pea Sour', It's a beautiful cocktail made with Ink Gin, St Germain, bitters and lemon. It is so refreshing. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Wishes, Balcony Team. More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunday afternoon, family lunch. Food was ok (Tapas) and great Fish wings! Very disappointing Oysters - we sent half of them back uneaten, didnt look or taste fresh! Nice ambience and seating on the Balcony is great. Live music on which was good - unfortunately it was so loud it was hard to have a discussion. Very poor service from... More 

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Thank Caroline F
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this review

Hi Caroline, thank you for taking the time with your feedback. We take all guests experience serious and try to make all visits seamless, it is a shame to hear about your recent visit without us. Our oysters are all freshly shucked to order therefore it comes as a surprise that the oysters did not look or taste fresh. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 29
Cuisine
Contemporary, Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, 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, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
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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