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“Best Place”

Balcony Bar & Oyster Co
Ranked #23 of 195 Restaurants in Byron Bay
Price range: US$9 - US$30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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.
Port Macquarie, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best Place”
Reviewed 1 September 2014

We had a night cap here and decided to book in the next night for tea. The best place for fantastic food, not too cheap but well worth it. I don't mind paying a little extra for food that is fresh and tasty

Visited August 2014
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Service A Bit Meh - Great Food!”
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

The service here makes guests a bit uncomfortable. We were here on a Monday Morning, and didn't know if we were to wait to be seated, then we couldn't get a waitress's attention, then we had several people ask us for an order....just all a bit awkward. However, food was delicious! I had a gf bread option. The coffee was great! We had a wonderful view. I really enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant. It would easily be a 5 if the service was better!

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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
“Amazing Breakfast”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Was only in Byron for the weekend but took my girly to The Balcony bar for dinner, I hadn't been here for around 4 years so was looking forward to trying it out again. Dinner was fantastic and the wine was great. We came the next morning for breakfast and it really filled the spot. The service and happy friendly staff added to the good vibes of this place. We loved it so much that we went back again for breakfast the next day. All in all such a great experience. Gotta Love Byron. :)

  • Visited August 2014
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Byron Bay, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Review of 3 visits - wake up balcony, you have a problem”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Overall good for daytime beers and a view but I wouldn't call it a restaurant, or cocktail bar... Unless by cocktail you are referring to the process of ordering a drink, and then waiting. In that case they are excellent.

Our servers over 3 visits have been nice, though clearly don't want to be there and are not passionate. From reading the defensive and dismissive management replies to the bad reviews on here, It's certain that the poor management and work atmosphere are the problem. Staff turnovers have always been an issue at balcony, and that is causing the majority of the poor service / communication reviews.

In 12 months the problems at balcony have not been addressed. We would like to see them thrive and will continue to go back for a snack, but our patience is not going to last forever. Listen to your bad reviews, they are not making this stuff up!
Nothing change if nothing changes.

  • Visited August 2014
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Woerden, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food!”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Great restaurant ! Simple good food,well prepared. Best location in the centre of the village, good and friendly service.

Visited July 2014
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