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Balcony Bar & Oyster Co

) #23 of 140 Restaurants in Byron Bay €€ - €€€ , ,
Corner of Lawson Street & Jonson Street | Byron Bay, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
+61 2 6680 9666
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (123 reviews)
“oysters” (87 reviews)
Open Now
All 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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1 - 10 of 1,104 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

Sorry guys. But this is not a chowder. Very disappointed. The service and location was faultless. The oysters were great. But the chowder was terrible. It simply is not a chowder.

Thank Jedtag
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great bar service and cool place. Lots of cocktails 🍹 Food a bit underwhelming. Had crab linguini which was quite. Creamy and heavy. Cauliflower popcorn was Yummy starter . Good wine list . If you sit On the balcony it's like a lounge chair .

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A bit overpriced , but the location is great as well as the choice of drinks and beers . Really nice food and friendly staff . Love the place

Thank Alberto Z
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had the recent pleasure to return to the Balcony after a long absence. I was thrilled to see the new decor and vibrant new staff who were attentive, highly personable and knowledgeable about the menu. Our waitress Serene was a absolute delight. I found...More

Thank Jeanette L
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Jeanette, we are stoked to have you back! Cerene used to work with us a while ago before taking some time off for travel. We are also lucky to have her back. She will be pleased to hear your feedback and see you again...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I celebrated my 40th and was given a sectioned off special area right on the Balcony near the Bar, service food and drinks were the best

Thank Jami D
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Jami, thanks for your feedback. We are so happy to have helped you celebrate your 40th Birthday. Our staff will be stoked to hear you had a good time and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Wishes, Balcony Team.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had a fantastic night at Balcony tonight, punctuated by the friendly and informative service we got from the wait staff. Serene waited on us and made some very helpful suggestions from the menu, for both our drinks and our food. The...More

Thank Simon H
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Simon, it's great to hear from you! We are so happy u had a fantastic night with us recently. Cerene will be stoked to hear your feedback. The Ceviche is only very new on our menu and we are already receiving great feedback from...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I met some friends at the Balcony for lunch. The service was exceptional, the burger special was scrumptious and it was very cozy on a cold, wet winters day.More

Thank Rafer S
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Rafer, thanks for your feedback. It's so great you could join us and try some of Sean Connelly's amazing Parlour Burgers. They're only here for another month so make sure you come back to try another one soon. Our team will be so happy...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love Balcony Bar! It's got a super cool vibe, the staff are awesome, the cocktails are fresh and festive & the food is amazing! I love their new menu it's totally allergen friendly. I can't eat a lot of things but they effortlessly catered...More

Thank msbaylee
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Msbaylee, thanks for your review. We love to see families coming in with their kids and are so happy you like our new menu. We have just added a kids breakfast menu for the weekends and would love to see you and the family...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here, great location, nice atmosphere and good selection of food and drinks however drink service was slow and always waiting to reorder. We all enjoyed the meal which was positive.More

Thank Kelgirl01
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello and thank you for your review. Sorry to hear service was slow on your recent visit to Balcony. We definitely like to embrace the Byron 'chill out' lifestyle yet aim to always give efficient, friendly and quick service. Come down for some Happy Hour...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We slipped in before the nightly rush and were given a table that had been reserved but the people had not shown. Thought that was nice given that it was a rainy evening and we were hungry. The music was mix was interesting and not...More

Thank GenbusD
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there. Thanks for taking the time with your review. We love to hear from our guests and use all feedback to improve our venue at our best. We have recently updated our menu and unfortunately our front menu board had yet to be changed...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$29
Cuisine
Contemporary, Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, 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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