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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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09:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 00:00
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful setting and ambiance- nice place for something a little special- we just had cocktails and a dozen oysters- but dinner looked good too - service was a bit slow and we seemed to get ignored initially- not sure if it was where we were seated?

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Thank Georgina R
Lismore, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On entering the restaurant there is a lovely ambience with a beachside atmosphere and various places to sit, including near a slow combustion fire. We sat at a table on the balcony which was cosy and comfortable. The staff were excellent ,friendly and efficient. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner which included some share plates eg cauliflower popcorn and crab tacos... More 

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Thank JayneHoff
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have only been to balcony for drinks …previously, and really enjoyed it. However last night we went for dinner, which didn't go so well. Service was non existent, and I actually had to get up and ask if we could order after 20 mins of waiting for someone to take a drinks order. However the main and more serious... More 

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Thank Shebs84
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for your review. We are sad to hear about your recent experience with us. We strive to provide quality food and amazing service and are disappointed to hear this has not been the standard you have received. The Chefs have been spoken to in regards to you recent experience and we are sure this will not... More 

Sydney, Australia
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238 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent a Friday night just having late drinks on the balcony and booked dinner on the Monday night again n the balcony. Love the casual atmosphere and that you need to dress up. Quick service and make sure you book. Been here a few times every time we go to Byron Bay it never lets us down. The food... More 

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

Hi John, thanks for your lovely feedback. We are so glad you had the chance to visit us a few times when you were in Byron. Our Balcony is great for afternoon sunset drinks where you can kick of your shoes and relax, then later get all freshened up for some simple yet great quality food. We look forward to... More 

Byron Bay, Australia
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The location is great. Right in the middle of town, overlooking a busy street. 2 blocks from the beach. Reservations were made the day before for a party of eight, looking forward to the crab specialties. At arrival, the host gave us a taste of things to come, when he rudely pushed us aside to chat with some people who... More 

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Thank Byron2481
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for taking the time with your review. We take all feedback seriously as it is a valuable insight into what's working well and what needs improving. Crab Carnival was from the 20th of March- 16th April. On the last day being Sunday the 16th we did unfortunately run out of a few of the crabby delights... More 

Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The location is great and the balcony is nice to sit on and watch the street traffic but the food ?? Just basic pub fare really and nothing special to rave about Tried ragout - ok tried fillet - so small and no veg or mash tried burger - plain disappointed May be the tapas ? Or just drinks ?

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Thank X7325MDrichardb
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for your review. We find all customer feedback useful and appreciate your opinion. Our menu is designed to be approachable, grown up and easy going. We use local suppliers and support our Australian Growers. Our Chefs are passionate about giving our guests the best quality possible and our Executive chef Sean Connelly aims to provide the best... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went here because I read about it on Tripadvisor I think and people had told me about it - was really underwhelmed. Looked like it was going to be great - really great location in heart of main street one floor up overlooking the action - lots of cushions and couch seating. But the food was pretty average and... More 

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Thank Kelishahoon
Gold Coast, Australia
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127 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had family lunch at Balcony during our visit to Byron. Great decoration , nice relaxing table and couch on the balcony overlooking the traffic and colorful people on the street. Staffs are very friendly and attentive. They offered us with drawing papers and coloring pens for my son. We had school prawns - which was fantastic. I had fish... More 

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Thank simon5813
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this review

Hi Simon, Thanks for your review. We are stoked you and your family had a lovely lunch with us. We love to have the whole family and glad your kids liked our coloring menus. We look forward to your next visit and hope it's soon. Best Wishes, Balcony Team. More 

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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Sorry team have been before, great venue but simply didn't deliver. The staff who member initially spoke to us had booze breath. Left after our first round of cocktails which were dreadful, place was busy and must do well but sorry we won't be back

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

Hi there, thank you for your review. We are disappointed to hear about your recent experience with us. We aim to have friendly and attentive staff who give great customer service. Our cocktail list changes frequently and we receive great feedback about numerous cocktails. Balcony takes all feedback seriously and aims to improve the business at all times therefore this... More 

Hong Kong, China
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent an hour seating at the balcony on 1/F watching the busy roads, pedestrians and car stream with a lazy mood with the Oyster and salad lunch.

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

Hi there, thank you for your review. It's great to hear you enjoyed a lazy afternoon on our Balcony with some Oysters and a good view. We have $1 Oysters every Wednesday from 5-6 pm and would love to see you there. Best Wishes, Balcony Team. 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
US$9 - US$28
Cuisine
Contemporary, Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene
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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