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Balcony Bar & Oyster Co

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Contemporary, Bar, Australian
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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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12:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 00:00
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The balcony is always great, every time we have been the good is wonderful and staff are great and the people watching from the balcony is best of all.

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Thank Lauren J
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fantastic, friendly and genuine service. I started with a delicious cocktail and then had the chicken lollipops, which were recommended to me by the waiter, and some oysters, all of which was so fresh and delicious. I added some bread to my order later which never came, but it was only like $3 and I'd thoroughly enjoyed myself, so I... More 

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Thank ericah145
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Two couples out for a night without the children. Great setting! However the food was terrible. So salty we couldn't eat our mains. Service slow and wrong food came out. Such a shame because it used to be so good.

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Thank Georgie M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome food awesome service 5* Relaxed fun atmosphere looking over the Byron Main Street - thanks team

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Thank Amelia C
Sydney, Australia
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145 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect for a drink or dinner so we did both a few times. Very nice service, good wine list and excellent martinis. Oyster Wednesday where from 5 to 6pm they are $1 each and they are excellent - amazing value. The duck fat fish and chips a real memory enhancer. They get a few things wrong and run out of... More 

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Thank dazza48
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this review

Hi Dazza, thanks for your review. We are so glad to hear you had the chance to enjoy our $1 Oysters. Every Wednesday from about 4.30 pm our venue is near to full and buzzing, we are so happy we could get you a table. Sean Connelly's Duck Fat Fish & Chips is delicious. The fish is line caught locally... More 

Surfers Paradise, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been working in hospitality for over 15 years and I never had so bad service. I've been there with my brother we asked for a table for two and we got a table after 30 minutes! Poor service the guy with blonde long hair treated us so bad as ghe guy with short black hairs! At least The waitress... More 

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Thank Luca23au
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this review

Hi Luca, thank you for taking the time with your feedback. It sounds as though you have caught us on one of our busy evenings. As it is still high season with town buzzing and restaurants full, we have been fully booked on most evenings. There has been more than a 30 minute wait for tables lately as well as... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They could take a table booking for 10 which many of the restaurants in Byron cant do just to begin with. The food was good, the ambiance was excellent; it was just too noisey for our first grandchild who is still just a baby; but earmuffs which we used for the big bash recently would have fixed it now we... More 

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Thank JaniceJohnston
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this review

Hi Janice, thank you for taking the time with your review. We are so glad we could accommodate you and your family and are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the food and the ambiance. The music levels do go up for the dinner service however we love to make sure our guests are comfortable. We hope the bub was... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for a few drinks, staff were fantastic and cocktails were great! You could sit for hours on the verandah just watching the world go by. Such a great spot, we didn't eat but menu looked great! Will definitely be back!

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Thank TLMLJL
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for your review. We are stoked to hear you enjoyed our cocktails and had the chance to meet some of our great staff. We would love to see you in for lunch or dinner sometime soon and look forward to it. Best Wishes, Balcony Team. More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I have lived in Australia for one year. We have never ever complained about anything. Today we complained twice, and it should have been more. In the end it was almost a joke when the waitress asked if we wanted to have a look at the desert menu. We said no thanks, and she took off. 40... More 

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Thank Siri G
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this review

Hi Siri, thanks for the insight into your recent visit with us on our Balcony. It sounds as though the service was the down fall on your experience. We would love to hear more and figure out what happened, management should address your complaint accordingly and strive to turn your experience around. Balcony hopes this was the case. Please give... More 

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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've eaten here a number of times over the last few years and it never disappoints. The breakfast in particular is excellent. The deserts are also to die for!

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Thank Philip C
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this review

Hi Phillip, thanks for your review. Its great to hear you have dined with us numerous times and we still have kept our standards. We change our menu seasonally and are always looking for creative ideas to better our venue. Thanks for your lovely feedback and we look forward to seeing you again sometime soon. Best Wishes, Balcony Team. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 29
Cuisine
Contemporary, Bar, Australian
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, 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
View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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 Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6680 9666
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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