What’s the best restaurant in Byron Bay for romance?
In this coastal destination, couples are spoiled for choice when searching out the perfect romantic dinner. From a Hatted restaurant that celebrates refined coastal flavours to eating Fish & Chips down on the beach, select from a full spectrum of dining offerings in Byron Bay.
Many of the restaurants featured below showcase the best local produce. All provide creative flare and delightful invention throughout their wide-ranging menus.
Discover the best romantic restaurants in Byron Bay, then book a divine date-night table before you arrive.
1) Beach Byron Bay
2 Massinger Street, Byron Bay | Dinner from 6pm daily | Main courses from $27
Byron Bay’s only Hatted restaurant delivers a refined menu inspired by idyllic coastal surroundings. Dining to the sounds and sights of the ocean, you’ll enjoy exquisite taste combinations created with a distinct essence of the Mediterranean by head chef, Enrico Semenzato.
Emphasising simplicity, style and substance, Beach Byron Bay is the perfect venue for a romantic dinner date.
2) Harvest Restaurant, Newrybar
18-22 Old Pacific Highway, Newrybar | Dinner from 6pm daily | Main courses from $23
The sublime and surprising combine beautifully in this culinary experience worth leaving Byron Bay for. Showcasing native, wild and foraged ingredients and the best local produce, Harvest’s talented chefs create dining experiences designed to delight and inspire, augmented by their expert sommelier and mixologist.
Looking for something a bit different? Book in for the Wild Harvest Wednesday evening – a truly unique gastronomic journey.
3) Three Blue Ducks
11 Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay | Dinner from 5pm, Fri-Sun | Main courses from $27
For a refined, rural dining experience under the stars, look no further than the Three Blue Ducks. This rustic farmhouse sits in an 80-acre farm, offering an ambitious menu featuring classic Australian fare with a few Asian-inspired twists. The atmosphere may be casual, but the quality of the experience is anything but.
Located only 10 minutes from Elements of Byron, a visit to The Farm is a must for any Byron visitor.
4) Contemporary Italian Dining
There’s a wealth of options for contemporary Italian dining and high-quality wood-fired pizza in Byron Bay. The best Italian restaurants include The Italian—offering delicate contemporary twists on classic Italian dishes—and two top-notch pizzerias: Il Buco in Byron and Milk & Honey in Mullumbimby.
Vivi la bella vita with a romantic Italian dinner for two in Byron Bay.
The Italian | Bay St, Byron Bay | Dinner from 6pm daily | Main courses from $30
Il Buco | 4/4 Bay Lane, Byron Bay | Dinner from 5.30pm daily | Main courses from $17
Milk & Honey | 5/59a Station St, Mullumbimby | Dinner from 5pm, Tues-Sat | Main courses from $21
5) Fleet Restaurant, Brunswick Heads
2/16 The Terrace, Brunswick Heads | Dinner from 6:30pm, Thu-Sun | 8-course menu for $85
With bookings required a few weeks in advance, degustation dining at Fleet is a much sought-after experience. And with good reason – Fleet offers some of the finest fine dining in the region, rivalling the best restaurants in Sydney and Melbourne. Hosted in an intimate and stylish venue, the ever-changing degustation menu is further elevated by a wine list of the very highest order.
For a taste of couture dining near Byron Bay, book ahead for the unique Fleet experience.
6) Azure Bar and Grill
Elements of Byron | Dinner from 6pm daily | Main courses from $28
Celebrating the rich culinary produce of this region, Azure Bar and Grill offers an elegant dining experience right here at Elements of Byron. The menu reads like poetry – decadent ingredients combined so they’re easy to imagine and hard to resist. Choose the 5-course tasting menu ($95/person) and enjoy a selection of seasonal dishes handpicked by the world-class chefs.
One of the best restaurants in Byron Bay, found right here at the resort.
7) The Balcony Bar
Cnr of Lawson & Jonson St, Byron Bay | Dinner from 9pm daily | Main courses from $21
Enjoy Byron’s best oysters alongside a wide-ranging menu with an unbroken view over the rooftops of Byron Bay. Sitting out on the balcony, you’ll watch the world go by below while enjoying delicious tapas plates or substantial main courses, with culinary creativity woven throughout as standard.
The extensive wine list and cocktail menu help to create a date-night dining experience to remember.
1 Porter St, Byron Bay | Dinner from 5:30pm, Thu-Sat | Main courses from $25
One of Byron’s best recent culinary additions is this South American flavoured neighbourhood eatery. Located just a few minutes from Elements of Byron, this vibrant dining spot has an ever-changing menu rich in colour and flavor. You’ll be glad you walked into this sleek venue from the moment you catch the enticing scents wafting from the charcoal grill.
For top-class food in a casual, cafeteria-style restaurant, wander down to Barrio between Thursday to Sunday.
9) The Petit Snail
5 Carlyle St, Byron Bay | Dinner from 5:30pm, Wed-Sun | Two courses from $49
For fine French dining showcasing local and seasonal ingredients, visit Byron Bay’s iconic French restaurant. The seasonal menu features all the best traditional French cuisine yet, like many of the best local restaurants, does so using fresh Australian ingredients grown nearby.
Choose a romantic dinner immersed in the language of love in this petit French corner of Byron Bay
10) Seafront Fish & Chips
Sometimes, the best restaurants are the ones you create for yourself. Sat on the seafront in Byron Bay or riverside in Brunswick Heads, these romantic dinners come served in newspaper and are garnished with tartare sauce. The best fish and chips are found at Fish Mongers in Byron Bay and The Fish Bar in Brunswick Heads.
Go back to basics beachside with fish and chips and the one you love.
Fish Mongers | 1/9 Bay Lane, Byron Bay | Open til late daily | Fish & Chips from $17
The Fish Bar | 10 The Terrace, Brunswick Heads | Open until 8pm daily | Fish & Chips from $16