Take a foodie trip around the world at Byron Bay

If you enjoy sampling foods from around the globe, you’re going to love our selection of hotels and restaurants around Byron Bay, Lennox Head and Ballina. Take a trip around the world with us as we explore dishes from Italy, Greece, Mexico and the Middle East.

Of course, you can also enjoy some traditional Aussie pub food at any of the hotels, or simply sit back with a drink or two and enjoy the vibe and the incredible views over the water.

We selected these two major hotels in the Byron Bay area because of their funky vibe and amazing location as much as their food. The Beach Hotel in Byron Bay is one of the best beach hotels in Australia and is situated on Bay Street, overlooking the sparkling waters of Main Beach. Here you can sit back and enjoy a hearty breakfast, a traditional pub lunch or a meal and cocktails with your family and friends. The Beach Hotel is also the major venue for live music in the Byron area. You can enjoy live bands every Thursday to Sunday, with Sunday afternoons being extremely popular.

Down at Lennox Head sits The Lennox Hotel. Here you can relax on the Ocean Deck and enjoy a cold drink while soaking up the view over Seven Mile Beach. In the premier Beef & Beach restaurant, choose from fresh seafood, continental share plates, premium steaks, and mouth-watering chicken dishes, with a focus on charcoal grills.

Image source: Beach Hotel

Whether you’re looking for fine dining or a more relaxed casual atmosphere, our selection of  restaurants around Byron Bay have you covered. In fact, dining in one of the many restaurants in this area can literally transport you around the world with all the local and international cuisine on offer.

Your foodie world tour awaits

For freshly made pizzas that include meat, seafood or vegetarian options, head to Lennox Head Pizza and Pasta. Not only do they serve unique gourmet pizzas with names like Oishi Maru and The Thuse Burger, but also, they have an extensive pasta and salad menu.

If you’re craving a margarita or two and some scrummy enchiladas, you simply have to visit Miss Margarita in Johnson Street, Byron Bay. Affectionately known as “Miss Margs”, this Mexican cantina offers relaxed dining with happy vibes, ocean breezes, great food and, of course, a constant flow of margaritas.

Next, we head to Greece with a trip to the Cyprus Tree in Bay Lane. This cosy restaurant offers a great atmosphere and some amazing Greek dishes for you to enjoy. They have some delicious platters for two that allow you to get a taste of a variety of different foods. And, who could go past a good strong Greek coffee to finish off an awesome meal!

Image source: Balcony Bar & Oyster Co

After a morning at the beach, why not head to the Balcony Bar & Oyster Co at Byron Bay. Here you can while away the afternoon with an extensive cocktail list and some freshly shucked oysters while soaking up the hippy vibe for which Byron is famous.

What about a trip to the Middle East? Orgasmic Falafel in Bay Lane has you covered. They serve an amazing array of Middle Eastern dishes including such favourites as marinated lamb skewers, beef kofta, hummus and baba ganoush. If there’s a group of you, you could consider the Mega Platter that includes a mixture of dishes for you and your friends to enjoy.

Then, it’s off to Italy we go as we head to the Quattro Beachfront Italian Restaurant in Lennox Head. Here you can enjoy a casual dining atmosphere and meals that include wood-fired pizzas, fresh local seafood and steak. They’re also licensed and serve wine, beer and delectable cocktails.

For a meal with the family, consider heading down to The Cove in Ballina. They offer an à la carte breakfast and lunch menu and a three-course banquet dinner with plenty of choices for each course. However, if fine dining is more what you’re looking for, you simply must head to the Fig Tree Restaurant at Ewingsdale in the Byron Bay hinterland. All the dishes are made with fresh food from their own garden and orchard.

With so many great food experiences in the Byron Bay area, locals and visitors alike are spoilt for choice. Enjoy!

Interested in learning what other cafés, taverns and restaurants are in the area? Check out our business directory.