Taste authentic international cuisines without leaving Byron Bay.
Whether you’re here for the waves or backpacking across Australia, Byron Bay is a popular destination to kick back and enjoy life. Once you’ve finally made your way here, the last thing you will want to do is head out again. Unpack your suitcase and get in the car, we’ve found five Byron Bay restaurants that will send your tastebuds on an international vacation.
Our first stop is Mexico, and you won’t be disappointed. Miss Margarita brings all the colours of a Mexican cantina straight to Byron Bay. This unique restaurant constantly strives to combine the flair of Mexico with the freshness of Byron Bay, and they succeed. The ambience inside the restaurant makes you feel like you could actually be in the heart of Mexico. With generous portions, Miss Margarita’s lunch and dinner menus are filled with all of your Mexican favourites and can cater for gluten free and vegetarian diners. Take your kids along with you and enjoy a great meal finished off with a cocktail for everyone (kids cocktails are made with alcohol free syrup, of course).
Where: 2 Johnson St, Byron Bay, NSW.
There’s no stopping on this food extravaganza, next we’re off to Italy! When was the last time you tasted an authentic Italian pizza? Don’t deny your tastebuds of this taste sensation any longer! Il Buco passionately serves locals with homemade Italian pizza that you’ll swear was made by Nonna herself. Sourcing only the best ingredients, this Byron Bay favourite strives to support local farmers and businesses by keeping their menu as seasonal as possible. You simply can’t go passed Il Buco’s selection of pizzas, no matter which option you go for you will be able to tell your food has been made with love. Il Buco is now also open for lunch, complete with a special mouth-watering menu.
Where: 4/4 Bay Lane, Byron Bay, NSW.
Next up we’re jumping over to the Mediterranean for some deliciously fresh food. Still on Bay Lane, Orgasmic Food Byron Bay says it all in the name. With a moderately priced menu packed fill with fresh Mediterranean recipes, it is no wonder why the locals have rated this restaurant as one of the best in Byron Bay. All of there food is cooked fresh to order and is as tasty as it smells. From falafel pockets through to moreish mezze plates, there is something on this menu for everyone to try. Flowing out onto the street for dinner service, if the locals love it this much you simply have to put Orgasmic Food Byron Bay on your ‘must eat’ list.
Where: 11 Bay Lane, Byron Bay, NSW.
It’s time to head off to India in an effort to find all things healthy. Heart and Halo is inspired by a variety of global vegetarian dishes, however they strong influences from India are evident throughout their menu. Head chef, Tusta has over 20 years’ experience in the industry and continues to incorporate his unique style throughout the dishes he serves up. Heart and Halo only used the best local and organic produce it can source to make their delicious vegetarian meals. From curries through to salads, and everything in between, there is something at this good food restaurant for even the fussiest of eaters.
Where: 4/14 Middleton St, Byron Bay, NSW.
Our final stop on this tasty trip is Japan, and you won’t want to leave. Kinoko Sushi Bar and restaurant opened in the heart of Byron Bay in 2007 and has become a staple for local sushi-lovers. Start off your meal with a Miso Soup and finish is off with some Black Sesame Ice Cream, what you fill up on in between is where you might start struggling. Choose between sushi, curry, soup, teriyaki, sashimi and all of your Japanese favourites you’ll have every excuse to keep coming back and trying them all. But if you simply can’t decide, the chef’s specials are always on hand to help with your final choice.
Where: 7/23 Jonson St, Byron Bay, NSW.
Have we left your favourite international restaurant in Byron Bay off the list? Let us know in the comments below!