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“Patatas non bravas ”

St. Elmo Dining Room and Bar
Ranked #5 of 204 Restaurants in Byron Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Fabulous menu featuring traditional Spanish food; courteous, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable wait staff, great atmosphere, reasonable prices. A great venue for any occasion in one of the best spots in the whole of Australia - Byron Bay.
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

On my third visit to St. Elmo over a couple of years I really wanted to like it. The place looks cool and you can't really beat that indoor/outdoor vibe. However, once again I was left feeling blah. Staff are nice, but not efficient. Food arrived before drinks both at the beginning and at dessert.

Some no no's in the world of good customer service made an unwelcome appearance: when I questioned why my fig and goat cheese curd salad had no cheese I was eventually and bizarrely told that the chef had put cheese in it but I would not be charged for the dish (loved being basically called a liar).

The ceviche was over macerated, the patatas undercooked, the tomato bread lacked depth of flavour and the brisk presented like a bowl of dog food.

The wine was good though!

Thank youngprofessionalUK
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Nice ambience and very trendy. Food is nice but the tapas portions are quite small, hard to justify price. Service wasn't very smooth, hard to get someone to look after you and slow, but they were friendly.

Thank Rebecca C
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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

All we wanted was a couple of cocktails at 9.30pm at night. Was told they were "closing" even though there must have been 60 people still in the restaurant? Elitist, pretentious and obviously not keen on customer service. Never going back.

Thank Andrew G
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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Went here for drinks - they advertised that they still had two hours left of service but refused us service and asked us to leave. For drinks.
Go to the Balcony instead.

Thank tljones29
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Reviewed 18 December 2016

Just a wonderful experience, service and food were right on the money.

It is Spanish, with a good variety of tapas.

My favourites were the arroz negros and the bikinis (this is a bit of surprise ;)

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Thank Ken R
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