The Byron Bay Restaurants We Have Our Eyes On In 2022
The past twelve months have brought a range of new restaurant openings to Byron Bay and the surrounding area. So if dining out is high on your holiday agenda, then consider yourself at the right place! While we’ll always love our tried and tested favourite restaurants, we also love when there’s somewhere new to eat and experience. Fellow foodies, long lunch-lovers and dinner devotees: this list below is for you!
New Restaurants To Dine At In Byron Bay In 2022
Belongil Beach Italian Food
No surprises here! Belongil Beach Italian Food is tucked away in the quieter part of Byron Bay, in beautiful Belongil Beach. Expect to indulge in simple, classic and undeniably delicious Italian flavours – one look at the seaside snacks, seafood and pastas, and you’ll be hooked! The interior is fresh and fun, so even if aren’t able to dine here it’s worth coming for Aperitivo Hour (3-5pm).
Tweed River House
Set on the banks of the beautiful Tweed River, Tweed River House‘s stunning views are just the beginning of a fantastic food experience ahead. The provencal style, seasonal menu focuses on locally grown, organic and indigenous ingredients. There are also vegan, gluten free and children’s menus. Sit outside, undercover with panoramic river views, or inside the gorgeous dining area.
Karkalla is an Indigenous Australian restaurant. Everything from the menu to the atmosphere to the interiors reflect the coastal, sun-kissed, generous essence of Australia. The dinner menu is share-style, with common ingredients including finger lime, lemon myrtle and salt bush. In addition, they serve beautiful brunch and lunch, currently on pause during the pandemic.
A short drive to Ballina is where you’ll find Lola. This cozy, intimate restaurant providers diners with an authentic menu, which is inspired by co-owner Rosa’s upbringing in Puglia (Italy) as well as Rosa and Olivia’s multicultural experience working at Cho Cho San. A beautiful and unique spot for your next Byron dinner.
No 35 Kitchen and Bar
An Italian-ish restaurant in coastal Cabarita (an enjoyable 40 minute drive from The Lord Byron), is No 35 Kitchen and Bar. Owner Daniel Medcalf, former chef at Icebergs Dining, The Dolphin Hotel and Assiette has created the modern menu. It is both comforting and creative, and sets you up for a wonderful night (especially when combined with the earthy setting!).
Frida’s Field is a gorgeous restaurant set on a stunning 120-acre farm and is the perfect complement to a trip to Bangalow. Country dining and long-lunching is what you can expect here. The menu changes every 6-8 weeks (both an omnivore menu and vegetarian menu are offered), and their long lunches are available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Soak up the countryside bliss over three to four hours.
From the team at Three Blue Ducks, comes Oma. This Australian restaurant and wine bar is hidden upstairs in the heart of Byron Bay’s town centre. It celebrates new and natural wines (with a particular focus on female winemakers), and a locally-sourced, seasonal menu headed up by chef Mark Hannell (Bar Liberty, Ottolenghi London). Oma is temporarily closed, so keep your eyes out for when it re-opens!