Top seven places to eat in Byron Bay
If the gorgeous beaches, chilled out vibe, fancy accommodation and spectacular sunrises aren’t enough to entice you to Byron Bay, then the food scene totally should.
Here are seven places for your hit list!
1. Three Blue Ducks
If you’re a fan of the original Bronte outpost in Sydney, the Byron venture is even better. Settle in on the verandah for a romantic dinner for two or pop in for breakfast and enjoy the fresh country flavours and cliché-free dishes like the ‘Cauliflower & broccoli rice’ with miso eggplant, kale, kim chi, pickled ginger, toasted sesame, seaweed & a poached egg. And while you’re there, be sure pick-up bakery goods from The Bread Social (mmmm those Portuguese tarts!) and stroll the grounds of the ‘The Farm’.
2. Naked Treaties
While the name might sound a little risqué, there’s pure perfection on offer at Naked Treaties. Take your pick from the extensive list of smoothies and be sure to grab a raw dessert or two for later. Our choc mint and jaffa creations are up there with the best I’ve had. And I’m quite the raw cake connoisseur 😉
Located in the historic town of Newrybar in the Byron Bay Hinterlands, Harvest is definitely worthy of the detour. It strikes the right balance between country charm and polished sophistication and with a focus on local ethical produce, you can’t go wrong whatever you order.
If I only ate the fresh woodfired sourdough with butter and smoked salt I would have gone home happy. But I’m glad I didn’t and sampled the 12 hour braised lamb shoulder 😉
4. Mixed Dozen Restaurant
Even if you’re not staying at Elements of Byron – you totally should though, read my review here– you can still enjoy the goodness coming out of its kitchen. It’s worth a visit for the scrambled eggs along.
5. The Roadhouse
Away from the tourist vibe of the town centre, The Roadhouse has a more locals feel to it. And it doesn’t get much more Byron than pulled pork tacos, house-made lemonade, steamed fish bowls with fermented vegetables and Kombucha.
Another not-so-touristy option, Folk is quite possibly the most chilled place in Byron. Located on the outskirts of town, its delicious plant based dishes will please even the most committed meat lovers and the friendly staff will have it feeling like your local in no time
When you can start your evening with poolside cocktails, you’re onto a good thing.
Time your visit (and a stay) on a Thursday and book in for the farmer’s market tour and dinner. You’ll accompany head chef Gavin Hughes to the Byron Farmers Market then continue the local produce experience with a special set menu experience that night in the restaurant.