Looking to sample the best seafood restaurants in Byron Bay?
You’ve stumbled upon the right blog.
The laidback town boasts a burgeoning seafood scene with an eclectic array of venues catering for every budget and taste. We’re covering seven sublime establishments serving ocean-dwelling delicacies plucked straight from the sea.
Hunky Dory Fish & Chips
Hunky Dory is a classic coastal town fish and chip shop with an unpretentious vibe. The long-standing family-run locale is a hit among the locals for its reasonably-priced menu and top-quality nosh.
Healthy eaters can opt for the low-calorie (yet scrumptious) hunky bowls or order the day’s catch grilled rather than battered. But for everyone else, the crispy deep-fried fish packs always hit the spot and guaranteed to be some of the freshest and tastiest seafood in Byron Bay.
The Cyprus Tree
Tucked away in Bay Lane, this Greek Cypriot spot serves a smorgasbord of satiating seafood and land-sourced treats. Mediterranean flavours define the menu, ranging from mezze to moussaka and grilled halloumi.
Hankering to sample fresh seafood? Their popular seafood platter comes with calamari, octopus, grilled fish, prawns, and scallops.
Beach Byron Bay
A great place to splurge, this swanky oceanfront venue serves delicious Mod-Oz classics with a mesmerising view. Punters rave about the wood fire-grilled prawns and freshly shucked oysters. As you’d expect, both tasty treats come straight from the Northern Rivers’ bountiful waterways.
Head Chef Alanna Sapwell crafts the hyper-seasonal seafood-focused menu. Pair your meal with the perfect drop courtesy of veteran sommelier Seamus Brandt.
Ember Byron Bay
Although mainly a steakhouse, Ember serves mouth-watering seafood like seared garlic prawns and fresh market fish.
Each delicious morsel gets flame-grilled over a Spanish-style Josper charcoal grill for a lovely smoky flavour. Feeling decadent? Order one of their next-level cocktails and the famous house-made crème brûlée for dessert.
Balcony Bar & Oyster Co.
This buzzy Lawson Street venue lives up to its name. Punters flock here for top-notch oysters and cocktails served on a rustic fern-strewn balcony.
Bargain hunters should book the perennially popular Wednesday oyster happy hour when the calcified molluscs go for just $1.50 a pop. Can’t make it midweek? The ocean trout always goes down a treat.
Karkalla Byron Bay
Indigenous-owned Karkalla serves tempting dinner dishes made entirely from native Australian ingredients. Chatty proprietor Mindy loves sharing her gastronomic heritage with her curious clientele.
Seafood favourites include wild-caught ocean fish, ocean clams XO pasta, and akoya oysters simmered on hot coals. Grab the set menu to sample the gamut of all-Aussie flavours.
Located in the tiny hamlet of Newrybar, this legendary farm-to-table restaurant has become a big name in Byron’s culinary scene. The chef-hatted venue does a diverse menu crafted from local organic produce, including sustainably-sourced seafood.
Seafood dishes span oysters with kumquat kosho and roasted fish with fenugreek curry. The quaint hundred-year-old weatherboard farmhouse has been renovated to exude rustic charm.
Savouring the Best Seafood Restaurants in Byron Bay
If you’re keen to chew through the best gastronomic experiences the region has to offer, then join us on our Byron Bay Foodie tour.
We’ll whisk you between the top farm-to-table restaurants, cute cafes, and small-batch booze producers in one decadent day out.
Go on. You deserve it.
Image Credit: Hunky Dory Fish & Chips via Instagram, The Cyprus Tree via Instagram, Beach Byron Bay via Instagram, Ember Byron Bay via Instagram, Balcony Bar & Oyster Co. via Instagram, Karkalla Byron Bay via Instagram & Harvest Restaurant via Instagram