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Consider Yourself a Foodie? Check Out These New Byron Bay Restaurants

Consider Yourself a Foodie? Check Out These New Byron Bay Restaurants

One of the perks of going on holidays for most people involves treating yourself to some excellent meals. Whether you’re into adventurous eating or just want a really good dinner with a loved one, you’ll find yourself with plenty of options when you visit the Byron Bay area. The variety and delicious food available at Byron Bay restaurants is astounding–you’d have to stay for months in order to try all the amazing restaurants that Byron Bay has to offer.

But don’t worry, you can just keep coming back!

Beyond the lists we’ve created on previous blog posts (see below for links), we’ve checked around and found five new restaurants that have opened more recently in the Byron Bay area. So check them out and start planning your next Byron Bay holiday.

Finn Poké

Image source: Finn Poke Byron

This restaurant’s concept is based on the Hawaiian staple, the poké (pronounced poh-kay) bowl, means “diced” and involves cubed raw fish with vegetables and rice with a variety of dressings and flavour options. The concept gained ground in the US in California, and now restauranteur Charles Olalia and LA chef Jen Jacinto are bringing this idea to Byron Bay where they feel the people will embrace this raw, healthy food addition to the Byron Bay restaurant options. Located at 8 Fletcher Street, Finn Poké also is the first Byron Bay restaurant to carry nitro and cold brew coffee on tap.


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In nearby Lennox Head, Shelter, opened by a group of former Three Blue Ducks crew members including  features a fresh, locally sourced menu that provides patrons with a beachfront location. It is open for breakfast and lunch everyday, and you can have dinner here Thursday, Friday or Saturday. The cafe sits in the former Foam restaurant location and has 65 seats available. Checking out the menu, you’ll find everything from fish cakes and poached eggs for breakfast to roasted beetroot salad with witloof and red quinoa for lunch. There’s something for everyone from omnivores to herbivores. Plus, the restaurant specialises in coffee, using Single O beans. View the drool-worthy pictures on the place’s Instagram feed and start figuring out when you can make a date to visit.

The Beet Byron Bay

Image source: The Beet Byron Bay

This new addition to the vegan scene in Byron Bay, The Beet Byron Bay sits on Jonson Street near the Woolworth’s. The creative menu should appeal to anyone willing to try out delicious plant-based dishes. It’s already very popular with the locals, and it even features a kids menu so you can bring in the whole family when you’re on holiday in Byron Bay. From the beet burger to the open burrito, The Beet’s menu even features a raw cake of the day. Plan to stop by for either lunch or dinner Wednesday through Sunday.


Image source: Safya Byron Bay

Try out this Egyptian-inspired restaurant on your next visit. Safya, located at the corner of Bay Lane and Fletcher Street, offers up traditional Egyptian dishes–recipes that have been in the owners’ family for generations–as well as other more modern takes. But in keeping with Byron Bay style, the food is preservative free, locally sourced, seasonal and organic whenever possible. Open seven days a week, Safya serves breakfast, brunch and lunch (open from 6:30am to 4pm) and has a kids menu. The restaurant recently added dinner on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (and will be adding Thursday soon!).

The Bolt Hole

Image source: The Bolt Hole Byron Bay

Last, but certainly not least, The Bolt Hole rounds out our list of new restaurants in the Byron Bay area. This bar and restaurant sits on the second storey of a building at 9 Fletcher Street, which gives visitors awesome views of the surrounding area. While you’re there, you can enjoy any of its more than 200 whiskeys and gins, artisanal spirits, organic wine or craft beer. You can pick from signature cocktails or swizzles or try out the tastings. In addition to the extensive bar menu, you also can treat yourself to some of the tasty smokehouse BBQ, all of which is made in house in the “competition grade Yoder wood smoker which we had handcrafted in Kansas USA.” Head over here for a fun evening during your holiday any of the nights The Bolt Hole is open — Wednesday through Sunday from 5 pm to midnight (11pm on Sunday).

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Save Money and Stay at Broken Head Holiday Park

Keep some of your holiday cash available for trying out all these and more excellent restaurants in Byron Bay by staying at Broken Head Holiday Park while you’re here. We have everything from powered and non-powered campsites to beach shacks, so there is something to suit everyone. Book your stay and then start making a list of which Byron Bay restaurants you’ll try first!

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