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St. Elmo Dining Room and Bar

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Cnr Fletcher Street and Lawson Lane, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
+61 2 6680 7426
17:00 - 12:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 12:00
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Mackay, Australia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hubby & I popped in whilst walking past. Fortunately we nabbed a spot at the bar which seemed like perfect timing as any 'walk-ins' after us were turned away due to a fully booked restaurant! Service was excellent, no issue with waiting for drinks and the meals came out very quickly. Pork belly was spot on, beef lovely & tender... More 

Thank LauraPierce89
Byron Bay, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love sitting at the bar for a smokey negroni. Great shared food and atmosphere! One of my favourite places in the bay.

Thank Sophie D
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended to us & we were not disappointed. The food was a "taste experience" & delicious. The portions are small & so you need to order several different dishes and share them. The service was excellent and the waitress explained each dish to us & suggested a number of options for us. There was a good selection... More 

Thank Borokodog
Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was fortunate to get a seat at the bar with my husband on a Tuesday night in Byron at St Elmo's as tables were fully booked, unlike other restaurants we walked past which were largely empty. Great wine selection by glass and bottle, awesome cocktails- try the sangria rose aperitif its like a refreshing glass of Turkish delight and lychee... More 

Thank huskadoo
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here with high expectations after reading online reviews and were quite disappointed with both the food and the service. We waited a long time for our drinks and struggled to get the attention of the wait staff when we had a pertinent work the food. We ended up leaving before all our food has been delivered due to... More 

Thank Deanna E
Sydney, Australia
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111 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was interesting, well presented, varied and delicious. But the restaurant was very noisy and the service was average. You need to book as very popular.

Thank Alex A
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gee didn't even eat here... when I mentioned that 2 out of 3 of us were Vegan and based on their Vegan options is why we went there, the waiter turned his nose up at us and said sorry you can have potatoes or potatoes... maybe your in the wrong place! Well guys this is Byron Bay and I'm surprised... More 

Thank Darren H
stelmo_byronbay, Owner at St. Elmo Dining Room and Bar, responded to this review

Hi Darren, Thank you for your review. As mentioned to you on the evening, what other diners write on Trip Advisor is solely their opinion - we do not get a say or approval in anything that is put on Trip Advisor; it is a platform that we have no control over. However, I would like to clarify that it... More 

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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second time we have eaten here and will be back for more . Love eating tapas ..small dishes packed with flavours from pickled chilli and olives to black squid ink seafood rice to slow cooked lamb or dinosaur T Bone .. Slick service with a good drinks menu including mocktails . Both times we have let the waiter pick our... More 

Thank Piers B
Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to this restaurant many times as I liked the food but the portion size has been reduced a lot so even for just the 3 people we were , we could not get enough food from each serving for all of us, so I feel there is now no value for money in this restaurant.

Thank Reallyupset2014
Melbourne, Australia
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for dinner over Easter and really enjoyed it - we just kept ordering one dish at a time until we were completely full and pretty much loved every single dish we chose. They were very, very tasty! I tried to go again while we were there but they were booked out solid - the sign of something good... More 

Thank Kelishahoon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Fletcher Street and Lawson Lane, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Byron Shire  >  Byron Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6680 7426
Fabulous menu featuring traditional Spanish food; courteous, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable wait staff, great atmosphere, reasonable prices. A great venue for any occasion in one of the best spots in the whole of Australia - Byron Bay.

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