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St. Elmo Dining Room and Bar

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$$ - $$$
Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar
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Cnr Fletcher Street and Lawson Lane, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
+61 2 6680 7426
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16:00 - 12:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 12:00
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Wellington NZ
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Sadly over the busy holiday time, Byron Bay eateries are packed out and the multitudes scrambling to be fed at the popular times are met with choices restricted to pizza joints, hamburger bars and end of the day dried out sushi, particularly if a reservation at anything better has not been made. We found an oasis at St.Elmo. The early... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with family so not a cheap feed but that's not why you go here. Fine dining for couples/groups. Booked months a head to ensure we got in over the extremely busy new year period. Firstly, the service staff were excellent and made us so welcome and the delivery was timely and any extras were not a problem for them... More 

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Thank FelixF
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live in Barcelona and I can ensure that the tapas served were very similar to the Catalan/spanish ones and very tasty! The only negative point is that the portions are a but overpriced for the quantity of food severed. Overall, a great experience and very nice staff!

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Thank Marta J
Melbourne
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've had some real hits and misses in Byron, and this was a massive hit. We came in for dinner without a booking and were luckily accommodated at their last position for 2. They were not at all fussed we hadn't made a booking and did their best to find space for us. Having said this, if you're really keen... More 

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Thank travelette08
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just clean, sophisticated deliciousness. Not cheap but worth it. We had cocktails, wine and four share plates, highlight was the amazing balance of sweet and salty on the beef <3

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Thank Ross J
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered the serrano jamon, which was excellent but felt that the crispy skin baby chicken was a tad salty and lacked flavors. The rose sangria was quite diluted and not flavorful and authentic. Overall, we'll recommend for its ambience.

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Thank thetravel2
Suffolk Park, Australia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good tapas and cocktails! Had a balanced Negroni and a tasty chorizo. The place is cool and trendy!

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Thank Marcos A
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was booked out so we sat at the bar (can't make bookings for bar). Tapas was delicious. We had olives, peppers, black rice and pork belly. Mediterranean Mule cocktail was so good that we had 3 of them! Service was great. Cool place with a great vibe. Highly recommended. 15% surcharge on public holidays

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Thank T0niandMark
Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super impressed with the professional and friendly/attentive staff, superb food and wine and a very hip relaxed vibe. First class in all aspects. Best experience in Byron.

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Thank Gill d
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I get that Byron Bay hospitality infrastructure gets swamped at this time of year, and that there just isn't the capacity at times to fit people in. These guys are absolutely masters of their craft, and not just the food, which is to die for! My partner and I came to Byron for the week. We are not shy when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
16:00 - 12:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 12:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 12:00
Thursday
16:00 - 12:00
Friday
16:00 - 12:00
Saturday
16:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Fletcher Street and Lawson Lane, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Byron Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6680 7426
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.

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