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“A Most Pleasant Experience”
Review of Fishheads

Fishheads
Ranked #16 of 198 Restaurants in Byron Bay
Price range: US$8 - US$32
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Unlike all the unhappy reviewers this month, three of us walked in with no booking, were cheerfully seated on the veranda with the superb Easter weather views of the beach and passing crowds.

Our service was excellent, our Dutch waitress was most attentive and charming. We were sold wine - so the allegation that they have no license is false.

The food was lightly cooked, as fish should be promptly served and we were very well looked after.

What more can I say? Every time we have come here (this is the fourth time over several months) the restaurant has been above reproach. Maybe we are just lucky.

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Thank AverageBloke14
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Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

Waited for over an hour for burgers and fish and chips. Taste was very ordinary. Not sure what the fuss is about. Also got take away coffee from here and waited 15 mins. Very painful. Got to witness a manager berate junior staff members though. Very professional. Run by hippies on hippie time. If you have a few spare hours to kill for some over priced food, knock yourself out.

Thank samantita f
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

We are local Byron Bay residents. It's been a while since we have dined at Fishheads.
You can always tell when there is someone in the kitchen that knows what they are doing. To that extent Fishheads has no worries.The food is good.
The service however is close to non existent and is in need of some serious some staff training and decent restaurant management.We felt ignored and when I mentioned this to one of the wait staff she merely went....Aaaaww!
I feel sorry for the tourists.

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Thank john b
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Reviewed 10 April 2014 via mobile

Haven't been here for ages. Great service, location and good menu. Not licences unfortunately as I would like a beer with my fish. Must be a Byron Shire Council problem

Thank ArtieEd
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

Set next to the main beach fishheads provides a grey place to either watch the sun come up or down with good food and a great atmosphere. Parking in the main beach car park is free after 6pm expensive prior to this.

We only went for breakfast but it was so good we are going back tomorrow

Thank Mich H
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