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“Relaxing atmosphere”

Balcony Bar & Oyster Co
Ranked #32 of 210 Restaurants in Byron Bay
Price range: US$9 - US$29
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot to sit and enjoy a drink or a meal at the end of the day looking over the town center of Byron Bay. Delicious food. Friendly staff. Great live music.

Thank Julie M
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BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Julie, thanks for joining us and loving our Live Lounge artist. We have live music every Thursday and Sunday and would love to see you join us again. Best Wishes, Balcony Team.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to #carolina who gave us great service. Entree range was a bit light on but the main meals were delicious.

Thank James G
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BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi James, thanks for your feedback and for the shout our to the famous Carolina. She has become the name of our tripadvisor I think. Too good! we will be sure to pass this on and hope to see you again soon. Our tapas is inclusive of the Raw Ocean section and we hope you had the chance to try some of our fresh and locally caught seafood. See you next time. Best Wishes, Balcony Team.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you have a reservation, otherwise it will be very difficult to get a table outside on the balcony. The „wow“ experience of the restaurant comes of course only if you sit outside. We had the seafood platter for two and this was just amazing. Of course pricy, but you would never get this portion and quality of seafood in Germany for this price. Drinks are expensive as everywhere else in Australia.

Thank Harald H
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BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Harald, lovely to hear from you and to know about your experience with us at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co. We are so pleased you had the chance to try some local caught, fresh seafood and even more pleased to know you loved it. We hope to see you again sometime. Best Wishes, Balcony Team.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Byron bay is great for a casual dining experience - without needing to sacrifice the vibe, service standards or food! ...The Balcony is no exception! The crab linguini is a favourite - so much flavour and uber fresh. Mikey our Northern hemisphere waiter provided immaculate service and was friendly and observant throughout. Live music playing covers - adds to the great vibes. P.S. The meloncholie cocktail is a hit! Highly recommended.

Thank TeePee501
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BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey there, thanks for the shout out Mikey was stoked. He is an absolute legend and we are proud to have him in our team. We are glad you could try some of our Margarita March specialties, there are so many to love we are not sure what the house favorite could be. Thanks for joining us and be sure to stop by again soon, we have live music from 3 pm tomorrow too. Best Wishes, Balcony Team.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited to the Balcony Bar in the afternoon for a drink. We got a perfect seat out on the balcony overlooking the street (prime place to people watch ;) ). This place is beautiful. I absolutely loved the decor - the extensive array of plants, the string lights, the boho cushions and exposed timber beams. I loved it all. It was a beautiful sunny and breezy afternoon so it was so delightful to sit on the balcony and have a couple of cocktails and have a yarn. It wasn't too busy at this time which was nice. We enjoyed it so much that we went back there for a pre-dinner snack. It wasn't as nice as it was packed with people so very loud and chaotic. We ordered the prawns and they weren't great. They were very salty and kind of sharp so they scratched your throat when you swallowed them. We didn't try anything else on the menu so the other items may have been fantastic.

I would definitely recommend visiting the Balcony Bar as the service is fantastic, the atmosphere is awesome on the right day and the decor is stunning.

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Thank LisaStays
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BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Lisa, what a great insight into your recent visit with us. It's like you have taken us on a journey through your time here and we love it. We are pleased to hear you love our decor and atmosphere, we continue to make changes to keep it fresh and up to date. We can get quite busy here and always recommend making a reservation, service however should always stay on point. The School Prawns are crispy little prawns similar to a white bait, tasty for some but not for all. There is plenty to choose from on our menu and we are currently celebrating Crab Carnival here. You will see plenty of crabby delights added to our menu this month so be sure to stop by. Come and get crabby with us! Best Wishes, Balcony Team.

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