Byron at Byron: The Restaurant
77-97 Broken Head Rd, Byron Bay
(02) 6639 2111
Set among a rainforest and teeming with birds and wildlife, The Byron at Byron Resort & Spa is one of Byron Bay’s best getaways.
The resort’s award-winning on-site restaurant maintains the team’s commitment to exceptional standards and showcases some of the best local food and wine from the producers of Byron Bay and beyond.
The restaurant is overseen by Scottish-born chef, Gavin Hughes. Gavin has extensive experience in both Scotland and Australia, but it wasn’t until his employment with Byron at Byron that he truly uncovered his passion for fresh, seasonal produce. Since living in the region, Gavin has become somewhat of a local – he is a proud advocate for the region and an honourary member of the Byron Farmers Market, which he attends every Thursday. Gavin also offers weekly tours through the market where he sources seasonal ingredients to create an interactive Farmers Market Dinner at the resort.
Gavin’s passion for a paddock-to-plate style of cooking means the menu changes seasonally, showcasing anything from Ballina prawns to Bangalow pork throughout the year. Supporting local producers is paramount in Gavin’s kitchen and he strives to source locally wherever possible to create a menu of light Mediterranean fare.
Start your dining experience with a dish of spiced macadamias seasoned in chilli, cumin, lemon zest and smoked paprika; or sample the crispy croquettes of mushroom and leek served with herb aioli. After awakening your tastebuds with a starter or two, indulge in an entree; the warm tart of Meredith Dairy goat’s curd, caramelised onion, rocket and pear is always an excellent choice, but if you pick the right season, you may get to sample the Applewood smoked duck breast.
Choosing a main from the delicious menu may seem impossible, but a Rangers Valley Black Market Angus collar steak, fresh from the grill, is always a good decision. Alternatively, the coq au vin of Burrawong Gaian Farm free-range chicken, Swiss brown mushrooms, shiraz baby onions and Bangalow smoked bacon lardons will warm your heart on any occasion.
Dessert is a must – if you have room, the pecan and pistachio nougat semi-freddo with butterscotch sauce, baked apple, honeycomb ice cream and caramelised filo tuile is the perfect way to finish.
The perfect drinking pairing will continue the celebration of local craft beer, wine and spirit producers. The comprehensive wine list combines local and international drops, while an exciting range of cocktails add a pop of colour to any meal.
The restaurant also offers breakfast and lunch options from an abundance of seasonal fruits and fresh fruit juices, to a charcuterie spread to share with friends.
The restaurant spills out of the airy dining room onto a verandah that offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding rainforest. It is a space that guests can enjoy a er a day relaxing by the beautiful infinity pool, participating in complimentary yoga classes, or a meditation walk through the forest.
Whatever it is you are looking for, you are likely to find it at Byron at Byron. The premier resort and spa has been providing an exceptional guest experience for more than 11 years and the restaurant is illustrative of the passion, consistency and dedication of the entire business.