Byron Dining

Best Restaurant in Byron Bay

The secret is, there is no one best restaurant. But there is a best restaurant for every taste and craving.

Byron Bay has an irreplaceable food culture. This region combines farm life goodness with the incredible talent of some of the world’s finest chefs and the passion of locals who love food.

So whether you’re looking for a special occasion venue that can bring your entire group together or a dog and puppy-friendly feast to remember, Byron restaurants and cafes are at your service.

The Local Byron Restaurants We Love

Vali Byron sits right at the epicentre of Byron’s beating heart. We’re in great company.

Quick and easy eateries, relaxing Byron cafes and unforgettable restaurants are all just around the corner from your Vali Byron home away from home.



3/8 Byron Street, Byron Bay (two mins walk)
Monday-Thursday: dinner and Friday-Sunday: lunch and dinner
100% Vegan Modern Asian

From the creators of Yulli’s Sydney and Yulli’s Brews, Yulli’s Byron Bay brings an inspired vegan Asian fusion menu coupled with wine, cocktails, craft beers, cider and kombucha (also all vegan). Just down the road, you’ll be able to smell the edamame and coconut money bags and Korean fried broccolini. Their Banquet Menu is a great option for an unforgettable feast for a larger group.

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Bang Bang

1 Byron Street, Byron Bay (one min walk)
Monday-Friday: dinner and Saturday and Sunday: lunch and dinner
Eclectic Asian from an Intimate Kitchen

Sticky braised beef ribs with caramel, coconut and herb salad or spiced ocean trout sound good? Well, it tastes even better! From their garden-filled restaurant with long tables and sidewalk barstools, Bang Bang offers a funky space, eclectic food and artistic cocktails. Don’t miss the bold and punchy smoked rye whisky old fashioned or the crispy freshness of the castaway caprioska.

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Bay Leaf

2A Marvell Street, Byron Bay (3 mins walk)
7 days: breakfast and lunch
Bustling Hangout with Outdoor Eats

Inside there’s red brick, warm wood and greenery that flows into a beautiful, casual outdoor space. All ingredients sourced fresh from local farmers and transformed into inspired easy eats and artisan pantry goodies like Vegemite salt. Bustling busy with loyal locals and returning visitors, Bay Leaf offers quick, friendly service and delectable food that’s easy to eat-in or take to the beach.

Fish Mongers

9 Bay Lane, Byron Bay (4 mins walk)
7 days: lunch and dinner
Gourmet Fish and Chips

Mouth-wateringly delicious, fresh North Coast fish is cooked to perfection and served with homemade chips, hand whisked dips and healthy options for the kids. Salt and pepper calamari, their famous tempura vegetables or unforgettable fish tacos – dine on the street side tables or take your goodies to the grassy knolls at Main Beach for a picnic. Nothing says seaside holiday more than gourmet fish and chips at Fish Mongers.

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Top Shop

65 Carlyle Street, Byron Bay (14 mins walk)
7 days: breakfast and lunch

1950’s Byron Milk Bar

Just up from Clarke’s Beach is a little shop on the hill that’s a real Byron icon – Top Shop. Think high quality food in a fun and welcoming atmosphere that is so acutely the neighbourhood hang out. Choose a puppy-friendly sunny umbrella, shady spot on the verandah or put a rug down on the grass for breakfast bowls and incredible burgers. Match the chicken katsu burger with the maca mango smoothie.

The Best Byron Bay Restaurants

You can experience the best of Byron restaurants or the best takeaway Byron Bay while being true to your family, pups included. These restaurants are a little further from Vali but intrinsically Byron and offer a memorable dining experience.

Barrio (dog friendly)

Industrial Estate, 1 Porter Street, Byron Bay (7 mins drive)
Monday and Tuesday: breakfast and lunch. Wednesday-Saturday: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Spanish Neighbourhood Eatery and Bar

You’ll feel like you’re walking into a family member’s home at Barrio. Chic, architecturally-designed, Barrio has a theatre kitchen and generous indoor and outdoor seating. Everything on the menu is smoked, cured and pickled in-house or brought to life in the wood fired oven or open-flame grill. The Bangalow pork belly with nashi pears is unbeatable, as is the beetroot tartare, goats cheese and walnuts.


1/399 Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay (5 mins drive)
7 days: breakfast and lunch

Welcome to the Garden

House made and home grown from a kitchen with soul, Folk delivers visionary food in a lush atmosphere, where you dine on a table or lounge on a rug on the grass. White walls, Aztec rugs, light wood tables, hanging plants and swinging tunes welcome you. While the famed folk burrito or soba noodle salad will beckon you back for more. What makes Folk even better? It’s dog friendly.

The Best Byron Bay Restaurants

Whether you’re charging your body for a day of exploring Byron Bay, finding an inspired spot for the best lunch in Byron Bay or somewhere truly special for a distinguished dinner, Byron restaurants, cafes and dining experiences offer it all.

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