With a booking required and it being the beginning of the holiday season, we were lucky to get a table at Balcony Bar, in Byron Bay, one of the hippest joints in town. While it’s not during the lunch or dinner service, our booking is for 3:30pm, which is fine as we’re also on holidays! They advise it’s a limited menu but again, we’re fine with it as there is still a bit for us to choose from.
We are seated on the balcony and so of course we start with some oysters, which are served with two cute eye drop bottles, one filled with a balsamic and the other a vinaigrette. There are three oysters each, I try my first two with a few drops of one condiment on each and the last with just lemon. All are delicious although I’m sold on the vinaigrette.
The cauliflower popcorn is a huge hit with us both and is devoured pretty quickly. The habanero mayonnaise ads a kick of heat which we both enjoy.
Our table on the balcony is at an open window looking into the kitchen. When the chef’s start cooking a whole heap of steaks and the smoke and smell is a little overpowering for us, the staff kindly find us another table that has just become free, far away from the kitchen window before our next dishes.
I’ve ordered the taco’s, they’re nice and fresh although a little messy – or is it just me being messy – I think I’m on my third glass of wine by this stage!
Ciaran orders the foragers platter – it comes with various house pickles, sun dried olives and herbs. Although not looking much, he says its filling and quite delightful!
We both enjoyed our late lunch / early dinner at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co. The food was great, service friendly and for Byron standards, the pricing wasn’t too bad!
Meal was paid for independently.