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Summertime is always a good time to head to the coast for the ultimate Australian beach holiday. But what appeal does a beach destination hold in winter?  Heaps!! Without the distraction of the sun, sand & surf, you can discover the best places to eat, drink and caffeinate making it the perfect, relaxing romantic getaway.


St Elmo Dining Room & Bar

A firm favourite, St Elmo plates up modern Spanish tapas and share plates in a stylish and relaxed setting, pouring 15 wines by the glass from a global list of over 100 bottles of wine from the Moorish-patterned bar. Don’t miss their Sunday Social Club, with live music on Sunday afternoons. On the rainy afternoon we ventured into the cosy bar, the Jeff Buckley-esque sounds of Kyle Lionhart crooning accompanied by our jamon and shiraz were pure bliss.

Italian at the Pacific

Italian at the Pacific is a contemporary and sophisticated dining space, opposite main beach and adjacent to the iconic Beach Hotel. Serving styled-up classic modern Italian cuisine it’s warm and inviting with impeccable service. Try the signature dish of slow cooked lamb shank lasagne, but leave room for dessert – the Tiramisu is heavenly.


Opposite The Altantic, Targa serves the perfect Genovese Coffee and is open, breakfast lunch and dinner serving Italian fare. Targa offers an inviting nook to while away a rainy day and offers free wifi. Time well spent.

Top Shop

The local hipsters know this is THE place, a mecca for surfers at this uber cool milk bar.  A casual spot for coffee or a burger, you can even sprawl out on the grass in the warmer weather. The Single Origin Roasters coffee is a great kickstart to the day or try a refreshing watermelon and orange granita to go.

Utopia Cafe Restaurant

Bangalow is fast becoming the regions foodie haven and a great lunchtime choice is Utopia. It’s a light and airy space with sunny yellow espresso machine and counters laden with freshly baked muffins and goodies.


Harvest Restaurant set in a charming, early 1900´s historic cottagewith a cozy fire and elegant bar in the Byron Hinterland. Showcasing an abundance of fresh local produce in an atmosphere oozing country charm and sophistication in a chic yet casual atmosphere. Keep it local and stay at the nearby Le Paradis for a luscious weekend getaway.

Whether you’re looking for an intimate getaway, group getaway or family fun, we have the perfect Byron Bay accommodation selection for your next Byron holiday.

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