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Jo B. • 4 reviews
4 July 202110/10
An absolutely brilliant night! The food was better than great! The service was excellent! A big shout out to Max. The entertainment was awesome. We went on a Sunday night which was Dine and Drag night and darling, it was divine. What a great night!
John P. • 1 review
23 May 20217.5/10
Great location and food food. Good bar staff who never smile but make very good cocktails. Service is patchy and sometimes waitresses forget requests.
Paula H. • 1 review
22 May 20217/10
The balcony is in a great spot with our position ok. I had expected a table not a bar table type position . I ordered a tall g & t & it arrived with the tonic water flat . Our food when served was cold & the crab tacos very poorly filled with for their money
Jen L. • 3 reviews
6 May 20213.5/10
Very pricey compared to the quality of food
Amanda P. • 12 reviews
25 April 20217/10
The ambience was very festive and the team obliging. Food was good. Missed out on one order where the kitchen had run out of that dish but were weren't informed until other meals had arrived. They did not charge though. Drag show a little dissappointing as performer was not funny and lip synched. So just watched a man dress up in drag and strut.
Erika M. • 7 reviews
1 April 202110/10
Excellent service, very tasty and fresh food, great atmosphere. Definitely recommended.
Neil S. • 1 review
23 March 20212.5/10
A very disappointing night noisy very expensive for the quality of the food toilets stunk Waitress bored non attentive the restaurant comes with a reputation that it fails to live up tp
Brian D. • 1 review
14 March 20213.5/10
Food reasonable but pathetic value for money. Main course would be a disappointing size for an appetiser. Service slow and chaotic. Loud Speakers above us made conversation near impossible. Very disappointing meal. Restaurant now governed by someone in 'head office' apparently. Results are lamentable. Won't be returning anytime soon.
Beverley K. • 4 reviews
2 March 20218.5/10
We waited on a line to get in, clearly lots of 7pm bookings. The wait staff arrived promptly to take our drinks menu. We asked for a few minutes to look at drinks menu and they didn't return. We had to call them, ordered drinks, which did not arrive. After taking out food order, we asked if they could file up on drinks. When did arrived, starters and mains arrived together. This made our all difficult to eat. Waiter also not really familiar with menu when we asked questions. The good however was delicious with beautiful flavours abounding. Sakad was fresh and tasty and setting and ambience of this restaurant are lovely. Need to sort out
Midy B. • 1 review
14 February 20215/10
I preordered the seafood platter for Valentines Day which came to $150aud. The service and ambience of restaurant was quite lovely despite the pouring rain and they were able to seat us near the edge of the balcony as requested for a nice view. Unfortunately the only downside was the seafood platter which did not taste fresh and was quite fishy as well as water-sodden. We ended up leaving the majority of it and eating elsewhere.
Theresa C. • 4 reviews
8 February 20216.5/10
. While roasted snapper at $45 for two was tasty snd well presented Ran out of green veggies by 6:30?? Substitute salad pathetic at $10. Leaves thrown together ... no tomatoes or cucumber ... just mixed lettuce leaves with a few radishes. Wine list very average. Loud repetitive music spoilt the ambience
Sally H. • 1 review
5 February 20217/10
We came a few years ago and it was great so wanted to visit again, but were left pretty disappointed. The staff were unfriendly ( a smile wouldn't go astray), and food was average. We started with the cauliflower popcorn (it's really what we came back for!) and chips which were very salty but nice. Most of us got pasta for the main and everyone agreeed it was beyond average - pretty tasteless and just should have been so much better. We'd still come back for the good vibes, but just stick to drinks.
Elena P. • 11 reviews
28 January 20219/10
This place was recommended by a friend and we decided to have lunch there for my birthday. The service was good and the waiter informed us in the beginning of the specials. The food was tasty and the service was quick.
Murray W. • 20 reviews
27 January 20217.5/10
Fun place. Great oysters. Balcony best seating.
Agnes G. • 13 reviews
31 December 20208.5/10
Friendly staffs and so nice to stay in balcony and enjoy the sea breeze.
Victoria F. • 1 review
28 December 20202/10
Went for a late lunch.. nice person who showed us in.. then to be told limited menu between 3 and 5 which is fine but the options were only 2 Mains and the rest share plates.. this should be made clearer when booking. When we then picked our food and drinks we were then told that they didn’t have 3 of the things we wanted out of the already limited menu.. which is again fine but that should have been mentioned when we were given the menu or perhaps they should have alternative options if those weren’t available off the limited menu. The waitress that served us the hygiene officer was quite blunt and generally not warm. Then we ordered some cocktails when the happy hour started waited 15 minutes for someone to come back and tell us they machine was broken.. then we ordered gin and tonics then they didn’t show so we just paid the bill and left. Overall a bit disappointed and would not recommend
Marco M. • 2 reviews
24 December 20209/10
Jack S. • 3 reviews
21 December 20209.5/10
Crab linguine was delightful and the garlic sauce for the mussels was very tasty. Cocktails nice but not amazing. Thanks a lot for a good night!
Kirsten B. • 1 review
7 December 20208.5/10
Food was awesome, staff were accommodating with three children, always make this our first night out in Byron.. never disappointed. See you next time!
Dipen D. • 2 reviews
19 November 202010/10
Great food great vibe perfect location Oysters were just perfect especially the tampura Squid was perfectly cooked Choice of music spot on Services was always with a smile
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Cnr Jonson and Lawson streets, 2481, Byron Bay (NSW), Australia
Perched atop the buzzing Byron streets and just meters back form legendary main beach, Balcony Bar evokes the hippy come surf culture that Byron Bay is famous for. Headed up by award winning Executive Chef & Owner Sean Connolly, the menu boasts simple, honest, seasonal focused food from locally sourced and sustainable produce. You can expect to see bivalve fans slurping expertly shucked oysters and tucking into creative share plates whilst enjoying signature cocktails and relaxing in the afternoon sun. With décor suggestive of a seaside beach house, Balcony Bar is host to the only private dining room in Byron Bay. Why not celebrate your next event or special occasion with us!
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