Restaurants and Bars - Eat and Drink
The range of restaurants and eateries in Byron reflects the varied customers that Byron Bay attracts, from pub counter meals, raw vegan fare to high-end fine dining. One thing is for sure, with the amount of local produce available, finding good food is not difficult.
- Great Northern makes great woodfired pizzas.
- Rae's at Watego's is at the top end of the market and a real treat.
- Red Hot & Green behind the Beach Hotel is the place for Thai. It get's really busy and they don't take bookings so you may want to get there early.
- Yellow Flower is a good Indian restaurant in Suffolk Park, with generous servings and yummy dishes where you can occasionally chill out to the sounds of a musician.
- The Cardamom Pod serves lovely vegan and vegetarian cafe food. There is a host of other vegetarian places too, due to how common this culinary lifestyle is in the Byron region.
- Bayleaf Cafe has fab coffee and delish breakfasts.
- Railway Friendly Bar has the best value for money pub grub.
The places to go out for a drink in Byron are plentiful, and most are situated on the main strip or just behind it. It’s easy to spot the clubs, but if you’d like a quieter night try the pubs. As with anywhere, be careful of drink spiking - always keep your drink in view and don't accept drinks from strangers.
- Beach Hotel at the end of the main strip near the shore is the place everyone collects before heading out to the clubs. In Summer it’s always busy, with a huge beer garden, bistro and bands playing most nights.
- Arts Factory Village is an icon of Byron. It's a hostel but onsite is the Byron Bay Brewery and Buddah Bar, a restaurant, a day spa and an arthouse cinema all in one venue! It's chilled out and a fun place to hang and try a Byron Bay Blonde Ale.
- Cheeky Monkey's is popular with backpackers and always overflowing; a great value night out, if not a bit messy. You can dance on the tables if you’re game!
- Cocomangas is a very popular bar/club on the main strip where you need to get yourself a Jam Jar.