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1 Jonson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
+61 2 6680 7632
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07:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 21:30
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Jasper, Alberta, Canada
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Location, location, location! Right at the beach at a busy corner. Great small menu with nice dishes and good seafood! The fresh snapper was amazing, squid good and the gnocchi tasted great but were not served hot. Waited for almost an hour for our starters despite the restaurant not being busy when we arrived (8:00pm). We just liked the flair... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife ordered a seafood linguine--which was very slow to arrive and when it did the barramundi was missing. After raising this with the waitress twice, and the manager once, a piece finally arrived in solitary splendor--but the rest of the meal had been consumed at this stage. Perhaps the chef had a night off, as usually Fishheads is somewhat... More 

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Bombala, Australia
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I personally didn't find the meal to be very flavoursome and the meal took a very long time to arrive.

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Miranda, Australia
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115 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went for lunch and had the fruit juices and burgers which were nice but a little bit too much dressing.

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Thank Jill A
Greater Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice to have a fresh and grilled seafood platter rather than deep fried. Great service and good wine selection

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Thank brucegingell
Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very ordinary fish restaurant, very overpriced for the quality of food. The snapper and noodle dish my partner had was drowned in an overpowering unsubtle broth. The fish in my fish and chips was too heavily battered; I left the restaurant with a mouth full of stodgy oil. If the take away menu is cheaper, don't venture inside.

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Thank 404jmartin
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this place for its muffins alone although I'm told the other stuff's pretty darn good. Today's blueberry muffin was 90% blueberries 10% muffin- best I've ever eaten. Service was exemplary too. Thanks Katie 💐

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Thank Elizabeth Q
Sligo, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got a good fish and chip takeaway here, quick enough service as was very busy on the night, they give you a buzzer for when it's ready. Good portion of chips and the fish was nice and crispy, would recommend a visit.

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Thank GGerry28
Chittaway Bay, Australia
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Right on Byron Bay Beach is Fishheads Restaurant. It has an extensive menu, beautiful position and great service. We decided to share with the Halumi salad, which was divine, Salt and Pepper Squid, the best I've ever eaten, and yummy chips. It was a deliciously light meal soaking up the best of Byron. Parking can be hard in Byron with... More 

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Thank sharalli
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great seafood with a view too. Well cooked and fresh with a great selection of gf options. The cocktails were beautiful and we even got a pina colada made (even though it wasn't on the menu 😊). Thanks for a great night with delicious food 😎 Even the nasty rude man who drove a "Bentley" couldn't ruin our night and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 21:30
Monday
07:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 21:30
Thursday
07:30 - 21:30
Friday
07:30 - 21:30
Saturday
07:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Jonson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Byron Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6680 7632
Description
Fishheads Restaurant & Takeaway is located on Main Beach just 20 metres from the Pacific Ocean over looking the mountains and our famous Cape Byron Light House. The restaurant, housed in the original Bathers Pavilion built in 1951, was refurbished most recently in 2003 and with the addition of the outdoor beachfront deck, is now one of Byron's best dining experiences. With a strong focus on fresh seafood and a commitment to sourcing local produce, its an obvious choice for both locals and tourist in the historic coastal town. Come in and let the Fishheads team treat you to an incredible experience by one of the worlds most iconic beaches.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?