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Balcony Bar & Oyster Co

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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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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (174 reviews)
“tapas” (136 reviews)
“duck fat chips” (23 reviews)
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Hours
CUISINES
Contemporary, Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Corner of Lawson Street & Jonson Street | Byron Bay, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Balcony Bar & Oyster Co
1. Freshly Shucked Oysters
"Oysters were amazing, best I’ve ever had!"
JimmyBNE
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2. Amazing Cocktails
"the cocktails were amazing"
Caitlin58
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3. Best seafood in Byron Bay
"The seafood was awesome. The Ocean Trout Ceviche was a standout!"
Simon H
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1 - 10 of 1,578 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

As a local this is one of my fav places. Awesome oysters, killer happy hour and incredible food! Staff are always friendly and on the ball. Adam was our waiter tonight and was awesome - great recommendation on the duck ragu. ;)

Thank Adam D
Reviewed today via mobile

Had a great happy hour with 1$ Oysters. Maria the waitress was the nicest and most professional person we came across in Byron's bay. Highly recommended.

Thank Glorfindel9
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a family wedding reception here (small party) and the staff were so helpful and accomodating to us, the food was delicious especially the lamb shoulder! Highly recommend.

Thank Sophie B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our plan was to have a cocktail and some tapas then head somewhere else for dinner but the food was so yummy we stayed for dinner. The fish tacos and cauliflower popcorn were delicious and the farmercello was sensational. Plus $1 went towards the farmers...More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went for the cocktail happy hour. Best margarita and frose! Also loved the frozen mango pina colada. Had duck fat chips for munchies - yum yum. Super friendly and nice staff with great table service. It’s a great spot and with a nice view from...More

Thank Icey S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great vibe and friendly table service. Very obliging to split a bill for 11 which is rare. Good cocktails for happy hour - margaritas and frozen rose. We did have dinner there but it was just ok. The drinks and atmosphere made up for it....More

Thank Robyn F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Prawn sliders and fish taco... what a combo! Great atmosphere, yummy food... so much more than just oysters! Book in advance, its popular! We were kid free... but will take our 2 kids next time, suitable for families and groups

Thank becowens
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wow... best food, drinks, and service you can get anywhere in Byron Bay. Rachel is absolutely fantastic, but be sure to book a table on the weekends as it gets extremely busy. Worth every dollar as well!More

Thank Cory H
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hey Cory, Rach is an absolute gem and seems to be the highlight of our feedback recently. Very well deserved as she is such a hard worker and is always smiling. Weekends and coming into summer see our Balcony fill up very quickly so reservations...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The meals was fantastic and we had it 3 times there during our stayed in Bryon Bay, And I must say the waiters was fantastic and like I say we been there 3 times and they always polite to us and always remember what we...More

Thank jennyover931
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for joining us on a few occasions Jenny. We are stoked you had a great time, so good you returned another two times and received the exact same friendly service we aim to give. We hope to see you again on your next visit...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well what can we say, we came to Byron for an overnight stay, booked the balcony for dinner, after the experience with @ Adam we are staying in Byron a further night. The balcony are amazing! Sophie the manager is outstanding and Adair is amazing!...More

Thank Scottaw4782
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for joining us Scott and CONGRATULATIONS! We are so pleased to hear you were able to relax and enjoy the beginning of your marriage with us. We absolutely love helping our guests celebrate. It sounds like our team have welcomed you to Balcony so...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Cuisine
Contemporary, Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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