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BYRON BAY'S TOP 10 DINING EXPERIENCES...

With so many culinary options right on your doorstep here is our "Bay Motel recommends" selection of the top 10 most unmissable Byron Bay dining experiences...


139 Jonson St, Byron Bay


BEST FOR - OUT OF THIS WORLD food AND ICONIC INSTAGRAM BACKDROPS

Step into a realm of culinary creativity at Light Years, where Asian fusion meets coastal cool. Picture yourself sipping cocktails in this chic setting adorned with neon lights and slimming stripes indulging in what is pretty much unanimously heralded by all to be Byron Bay's best dining experience.

Bay Motel recommends - the Singapore chilli prawns, but don't forget - there is no such thing as too much dippy bao!

 

1 Jonson St, Byron Bay


BEST FOR - FRESH SEAFOOD AND OCEAN VIEWS

As iconically Byron as our Lighthouse, less than a stone's throw from your room at the Bay Motel and one of the only truly beachfront restaurants in this part of the world Fishheads is a seafood lover's paradise. Whether you choose to embrace the 20+ year tradition by indulging in classic Stone & Wood beer battered fish and chips with house made tartare or dial the romance up to eleven with a seafood platter for 2 it is the carefree feelings that wash over you as you gaze out on the ocean views that will sear this experience into your memory forever.

Bay Motel recommends - nothing beats the seafood linguine with an ice cold glass of sauvignon blanc

 

1 Byron St, Byron Bay

BEST FOR - Quality cocktails and A NEVER ENDING, GO TILL TUESDAY party ATMOSPHERE

Southeast Asian street food meets modern chic with sleek design features and laid-back ambiance the stage is set for an unforgettable shared dining experience. From fragrant Thai curries to crispy Vietnamese spring rolls, each dish a symphony of bold and vibrant flavors served up by even bolder, more vibrant Byron locals. Hot, spicy, sweet, sour and loud Band Bang is ground zero for your Byron Bay flavor explosion.

Bay Motel recommends - Moreton Bay bug buns, sticky pork belly, braised beef massaman curry and as many house barrel aged negronis as you can handle

 

108 Jonson St, Byron Bay


BEST FOR - NEW SCHOOL COOL... AND SuPER FRESH SUSHI

New to the Byron dining scene and captivating locals and visitors alike with its sleek, sophisticated design and minimalist ambiance Tokyo Doll offers an inviting retreat from the bustling Mercato (Woolworths) complex. Traditional Japanese flavors intertwine with innovative twists from delicate sushi rolls to sizzling teppanyaki dishes, each plate is a work of art, meticulously crafted to delight the senses. Tokyo Doll Restaurant isn't just a dining experience; it's a journey through the rich tapestry of Japanese cuisine, right her in the heart of Byron Bay..

Bay Motel recommends - counter the hyper- modern interiors by staying classic, pair sashimi and sake for an evening to remember

 

2 Jonson St, Byron Bay

BEST FOR - CLEAN, SIMPLE, RELAXED FUN AND MARGARITAS ON THE STRIP

Spice up your Byron stay with the ultimate south-of-the-border experience - Miss Margaritas offers vibrant decor, festive vibes, lively music and mouthwatering Mexican meals twenty meters from the sands of Main Beach. Tacos, burritos, tequila and Pacificos... need we say more?

Bay Motel recommends - crispy snapper tacos, nachos with a side of fresh guacamole washed down with a coconut margarita or three

 

1 Bay St, Byron Bay

BEST FOR - SIMPLE MOD-AUS PUB MEALS and PEOPLE WATCHING

With a backdrop of azure waves and golden sands the Beach Hotel offers visitors a taste of laid-back luxury. Hit the beergarden bistro for locally sourced ingredients thoughtfully crafted into burgers, salads, pizzas, steaks and everything in between. Whether you're savoring a sunset cocktail or kicking off your stay with a raucous brunch, the Beach Hotel promises visitors sun, fun, outdoor laughs and an experience as fresh as the ocean breeze.

Bay Motel recommends - keep it simple with a chicken parmigiana and a schooner of Stone & Wood Pacific Ale

 

30 Lawson St, Byron Bay

BEST FOR - Classic Italian Comfort Food

No top dining list could be complete without a spectacular wood-fired pizza option so transport yourself to the heart of Italy where rustic charm meets modern flair and the Mediterranean meets coastal chill. Every dish is a comforting celebration of Italian culinary tradition. Unwind and indulge... a Byron getaway is one long cheat day anyway... right?

Bay Motel recommends - calamari fritti to start, tartufo pizza in the middle and traditional Italian tiramisu to finish... Bellissima!

 

11 Fletcher St, Byron Bay

BEST FOR - DELICIOUSLY GUILT FREE DINING

With Byron being the spiritual home of the "special dietary requirement" No Bones makes all your GF, VE, VEG, DF dreams come true with its sustainably stylish, entirely plant based menu. Embrace the upbeat atmosphere and innovative vegan food so delicious even your most vocal Keto / Paleo / Carnivore friend will be rendered speechless. No Bones is cruelty-free cuisine at its mouthwatering best!

Bay Motel recommends - deliciously tender and distinctly from the sea... we still refuse to believe that the "Kalamari" with nori salt, furikake and miso aioli was never a living, breathing, swimming squid!

 

Bay St, Byron Bay

BEST FOR - TRACKING DOWN BYRONs' MOST TEMPTING BBQ AROMAS...

So casual, friendly and welcoming this is one club where you will immediately feel you belong. Japanese barbecue meets coastal cool as you grill delicately sliced wagyu brisket and pork belly to perfection right at your table all while soaking in the serene beauty of Byron Bay's coastline within eyesight of your Motel room.

Bay Motel recommends - join the club with the $49 BBQ tasting set and a cold Sapporo

 

10. EVERYTHING BAY LANE

Bay Ln, Byron Bay

BEST FOR - laneway STreet food vibes / Byron's ANSWER TO A FOOD COURT

From Smoking Camels to Cypress Trees there is something for everyone in Bay Lane. So head out the back gate, get some use out of the smallest key on your Motel key ring and indulge all of your senses as Bay Lane traffic gives way to street dining after dark. Even the most discerning visitors to our little beachside community with find their happy place amongst the selection boasting Korean, Italian, Seafood, Burgers, Greek and the best hibachi sticks on the planet.

Bay Motel recommends - try out Bay Lanes newest sensation, Hummingbird Bistro for fine dining flavours including bbq duck skewers and housemade pastas in a casually elegant laneway environment


With these 10 options and so many more to choose from, Byron Bay has something for every palate. So whether you're craving fresh seafood, exotic spices, or comforting classics you are sure to find something to satisfy your appetite and leave you craving more of Byron Bay's cool coastal vibes... who knows, you might just have to stay on another night...

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