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Balcony Bar & Oyster Co.

Cnr Jonson and Lawson streets, 2481 Byron Bay (NSW)See map

Average price $55

Valentines Day AU$150.00

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MENU Valentines Day AU$150.00

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MENU Pasta Pop Up 30AUD

Join us every Monday for lunch or dinner to sample executive chef Sean Connolly’s favorite pasta dishes paired with matching wines for just $30. Each week, we feature two different pastas that will have your taste buds singing 'that's amore!' Preset menus and drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.

Restaurant menu

  • Average price $55
    Special request
king crab, chilli, lemon butter sauce, salmon caviar (vn, gf)
Conchiglie 'shell'
prawn, garlic, parsley, chilli, mint, olive oil
braised lamb ragu, red wine, parmesan, basil (df)
Valentines Day AU$150.00
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Fish Ceviche and oysters

Ratings & Reviews


based on 349 reviews
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Quality of food :8.9/10
Service :8.8/10
Setting :9.2/10
  1. Michelle B.
    Michelle B.
    • one review

    So disappointed..waited 40 minutes to get a drink and the food is so expensive and small. The whole rest is very chaotic and staff run everywhere but don’t seem to know their job. Super expensive for the food you receive.2 people had 2 drinks and finger food plus oysters and over $200.

  2. Agnes G.
    Agnes G.
    • 5 reviews

    Friendly staffs and so nice to stay in balcony and enjoy the sea breeze.

  3. Victoria F.
    Victoria F.
    • one review

    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

  4. Marco M.
    Marco M.
    • one review

    All good

  5. Jack S.
    Jack S.
    • 2 reviews

    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!

  6. Kirsten B.
    Kirsten B.
    • one review

    Food was awesome, staff were accommodating with three children, always make this our first night out in Byron.. never disappointed. See you next time!

  7. Linda L.
    Linda L.
    • one review

    Absolutely amazing vibe !!!

  8. Tracy N.
    Tracy N.
    • one review

    We were seated and promptly forgotten about. Our waitress said she'd bring water and didn't so we had to ask for it. We ordered drinks and they never arrived so we asked for them. We waited for some time and asked again. The cocktails were great when they finally arrived. Oysters were ordered and arrived promptly. They were amazing. An hour and a half after ordering mains our food still hasn't arrived so I got up and went to speak to our waitress who said she'd go check on our order. She never came back to update us but the manager came to our table to tell us our order hadn't been sent to the kitchen. Complimentary drinks were offered which was appreciated. My food when it finally arrived was ok. Not great, just ok. My friends said her food was lovely. The Manager kindly reduced our bill substantially as an apology. Such a disappointing experience for a special occasion...we went for my friends birthday.

  9. Dipen D.
    Dipen D.
    • 2 reviews

    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

  10. Alex F.
    Alex F.
    • one review

    Excellent service, great food with a ridiculous price tag and great drinks. Skip the food and enjoy the rest!

  11. Gavin S.
    Gavin S.
    • one review

    Excellent food and service and beautiful setting

  12. Louise R.
    Louise R.
    • one review

    We went on pasta night. We had beautiful food, drinks and desert. The staff were very friendly and efficient. It’s always a very busy and popular restaurant. You much book in advance to get a table.

  13. Ally R.
    Ally R.
    • 2 reviews

    Good food and service but let down by the noise- the music was high volume. We had to shout to have a conversation which didnt make for a pleasant dining experience

  14. Fiona W.
    Fiona W.
    • 24 reviews

    Love this place, an amazing atmosphere almost guaranteed, super helpful and friendly service and the food (and cocktails!) never fails to please. A must visit in Byron Bay.

  15. Arty R.
    Arty R.
    • 2 reviews

    Great food

  16. B D.
    B D.
    • 14 reviews

    A favourite we will come back to each visit to the bay.

  17. Nomiki M.
    Nomiki M.
    • one review

    Great food and great atmosphere

  18. Daniel S.
    Daniel S.
    • 9 reviews

    Friendly service, lovely oysters and great environment!

  19. Christie G.
    Christie G.
    • 4 reviews

    Really easy great service

  20. Matthew T.
    Matthew T.
    • 2 reviews

    A vibrant bar and restaurant with a lively atmosphere, friendly and professional staff and a great menu. The food was excellent, as were the cocktails - I'd definitely go back to the Balcony again!

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Cnr Jonson and Lawson streets, 2481, Byron Bay (NSW), Australia

About the restaurant

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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