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Balcony Bar & Oyster Co

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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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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
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CUISINES
Contemporary, Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Corner of Lawson Street & Jonson Street | Byron Bay, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were given a weekend to Byron Bay as a gift from friends, so we thought we'd look for the good restaurant to treat ourselves. We were drawn to the Balcony Bar restaurant by the website and trip advisor reviews. We thought we were going...More

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

Hi Tracey, thank you for taking the time to give us your honest and lengthy feedback. We take pride in our service as well as our food with some favorites across our menu designed by our Executive Chef Sean Connelly. School Prawns are very similar...More

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This place Rocked.. We had a large group of 20 and nothing was a problem for these guys! The food was on point, with dietary requirements met without drama. Yummy Cocktails flowed too ; ) The venue was relaxed with a trendy Byron beach relaxed...More

Thank Deveda C
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Hi Deveda, WOW thank you for the review. We are always aiming to create exceptional customer moments and the team will be pleased to see your feedback. We also do Live Music on Thursday's from 6pm, with a great range of local artists. Would love...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

A great casual bar with good food. We were quite a large party of 10 and they were very accommodating in looking after us all.

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

Hi Andrew, thanks for your review. We are so please we could accommodate your large group and you had a great experience. We look forward to your next visit. Best Wishes, Balcony Team.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Went to Balcony bar twice on our recent visit, there were 4 of us, we walked in off the street and booked a table and enjoyed a drink while we waited as it gets busy. Table outside, great vibe, and groovy music. Fresh shucked oysters...More

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

Hi Gregory, thanks for taking the time to give us your lovely feedback. Our staff take pride in giving great serviced and will be pleased to hear your review. If you loved our Oysters be sure to come back on Wednesday from 5-6 pm for...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

What an ABSOLUTE Surprise - Fish Wings and LOADED With Sweet tasting Fish. For $1 each Wing. We ended up,Totally Enjoying twelve wings, possibly a few to many, but hey, sorry, but could not stop eating, this House Special. GREAT Vibe, Live Music and yes...More

Thank alx22015
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi there, thanks for such an impressive review. Sounds like our fish wings have you flying back soon, this Thursday? We are so pleased to hear your experience was BRILLIANT and our staff will be proud to know their work goes a along way. See...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

The Balcony is always a good place to visit for a drink, a meal or just to watch the street below. This time it was for some dessert and an after dinner cocktail. It was a cool evening and the inside room of the Balcony...More

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

Hi there, thanks for your feedback. We are so stoked to hear we have given you such a great experience. We take such pride in delivery exceptional service therefore your feedback is well appreciated. We have $12 Espresso Martini's after 9.30 pm every night and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Balcony bar twice on our recent visit, there were 4 of us, we booked early as it gets busy. Table outside, great vibe, and groovy music. Fresh shucked oysters were to die for and the other seafood was delicious! The duckfat chips and...More

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

Hi Sharon, thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed one of our favorite cocktails on the menu. Most of our staff absolutely love the Caribbean Garden and the Cauliflower Popcorn is also surprisingly very tasty. Every Wednesday we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The pasta is to die for. Meals are delicious, staff are lovely. Quite a busy, noisy place but a great experienceMore

1  Thank LIZ11GC
BalconyByronBay, Manager at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi there, thanks for your feedback. We are glad you could come and visit us in what sounds like must have been a busy evening. Our executive chef Sean Connelly has some absolutely delicious meals to offer and we are so proud to have him...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, we had crab pasta and ocean trout. Great atmosphere above the Byron streets and well decorated restaurant. The staff were attentive and efficient but could be a little more friendly, everyone else is in Byron.More

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

Hi Leigh, thanks for your feedback. We are glad you had efficient service and enjoyed some selections off Sean Connelly's menu. The Ocean Trout is a very popular choice here at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co. It is our aim to ensure our staff are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Balcony Bar & Oyster Co for dinner. It was very busy, however the service was excellent and staff very attentive to our meals and drinks. Food was very good and came to the table quickly after the order being placed. The best...More

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

Hi Nigel, thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback. We are so glad to here our service was excellent and our Espresso Martini's have wowed you. You definitely need to come down for Espresso Festival starting next month. We will have...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
Contemporary, Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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