St Elmo - Byron Bay

4.6
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144 reviews
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$40 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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St. Elmo Dining Room & Bar, Byron Bay…

St. Elmo Dining Room & Bar is located in Byron Bay, in northern NSW. St. Elmo is plating up modern Spanish tapas dishes and share plates, inspired by fresh & flavoursome ingredients. Our innovative menu is designed to be shared with great company in a relaxed and intimate environment. We’re also pouring over 15 wines by the glass from a global list of over 100 bottles of wine, all carefully handpicked to compliment the flavours if the first-class food we serve. Looking to unwind? Our talented bar staff will stir or shake up creative and delicious cocktails for you to enjoy whilst you relax at the bar. St Elmo can be intimate and jovial and will suit your mood afternoon and night. You’ve found your kind of place
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of Operation
Mon to Sat 17:00 - 00:00
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
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Phone number
(02) 6680 7426
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Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Neighbourhood
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Another great meal. Only comment was the service. Not asked when we wanted each dish to be bought out. It was s but all over the shop.

MN
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love everything about Dinning here , cannot wait to come back . Thanks for a amazing dining experience. A must when in Byron x

CM
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Interesting delicious tapas, not just the usual, balance and variety

j
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

After several recommendations I was disappointed. Won’t be back

AT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome as always!! We had the best night thank you!

ES
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great night with wonderful tapas and dessert! Definitely highly recommend!

OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service, knowledgeable about the menu and attentive without being intrusive. The food is always on point and delicious,

TS
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and brilliant staff. A definite if you like Spanish tapas and great wine!

GW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really great range of food. Friendly and helpful staff.

FD
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service was amazing, very much recommend.

CM
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A fantastic restaurant. The staff were knowledgeable and attentive. The ambience was great and the food outstanding. We would recommend it to anyone visiting Byron Bay.

MT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Love the food & service but disappointed in the wine list as no full bodied reds

E
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Always consistent and always a great night out. Well done guys.

BM
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

St Elmo was the perfect place for a nice night out with friends or a romantic dinner. The service was lovely, the food and cocktails were delicious! Definitely going back next time I'm in Byron.

J
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing food. Would recommend to everyone. Can't wait to visit again.

MC
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food! I highly recommend everything on the menu. It was, however, the staff that made it a truly special night. Thank you!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food, lovely and authentic service, highly recommended

M
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

High quality food absolutely cooked to perfection, will be back (:

KF
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great night out with good friends, good food and drinks. We had a table for five and ordered 9 tapas. Suggest this was a few too many for us (five middle aged women!). So consider around 7 and do request that the heavier dishes (the lamb and the beef cheeks for us) are delivered earlier or distributed throughout the service. Such good food and atmosphere. Well done St. Elmo. We will be back.

EC
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Think prices were on the high end. Service couldn’t complain at all

J
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere and very friendly service. Interesting menu of tasting plates. Would definitely return

IM
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If I could give it more than 5 stars I would! As a very nervous eater due to having Coeliac Disease, I couldn't feel more at ease at St Elmo. I was informed that only three dishes were not gluten free and that everything else was 100% GF and there was no cross contamination. The food was delicious and the service was remarkable. Thank you St Elmo, I will definitely be visiting again!

KR
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food is always amazing and beautifully presented such a great place to enjoy sharing good food and wine with friends

RR
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service and food were sensational! Our favourite dishes were the pumpkin and pesto, tomato bread with jamon and the calamari! Thank you, we will be back to try more.

KM
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing- we are quite picky and we really loved it! Particularly the mussels!

SF
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The fiod was delicous but overpriced particularly the seafood tapas. Unfortunately neither my partner nor i could understand a word both waitresses were saying due to the loudness of the music & them talking too softly. One interrupted us talking to ask us did we want anything when clearly we would have asked her if ee wanted something else knowing she was hovering. Service however was very prompt.

CW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Couldn’t have loved this much more! The food was spectacular & I loved the dark, relaxed ‘no rush’ vibe! That broccolini & steak combination was especially mouthwatering

OM
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

The food was good however we waited an hour and a half to eat 4 dishes. It was a 20 minute wait in between each small dish.

PG
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

We were extremely disappointed. We wanted a great dining experience for our last night in Byron but St Elmo failed to deliver. The food was delivered unloved and lacking , actually tasted almost processed and common. We had the Pescadi Asado and Cordero. The barramundi did not taste fresh. Both meals left us really disappointed. We advised the staff on payment of the bill, the table waitress didn't respond. We wouldn't recommend this place. Totally overrated. Didn't deliver despite the hype!!

BG
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent mains, nice ambiance..

Improvement suggestion, fish if the day ceviche needs to have as many slices of cucumber as there were corn chips.

Rice pudding was average

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Attentive staff, great food and ambience.

KG
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food and ambiance. Awesome sirloin steak! We will return

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Terrific atmosphere and staff in a very busy restaurant. Delicious food and well matched wine list

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

We arrived a bit early & had a drink at the bar which was nice. Service was a bit slow & food was ok. Red wine choice is limited.
We do seem to go there every time we come to Byron Bay hoping it will get better, but disappointed again

CC
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was awesome 5 years ago! Still awesome today! Bit tricky with kids but to be expected, everything hit the mark! 8 dishes to share & cocktails!

SL
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was very nice. On holiday in Byron and this little gem topped it up. If I may suggest the waiteres on a slightly negative note, do not recommend 5 dishes for 2 people, that was too much even though we are food lovers. Otherwise food and service was good. See you next time.

BR
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food , great flavours. Best sangarias in town



Amazing restaurant

HL
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 1

Unfortunately very poor service, waiter putting plates down while busy chatting to friends on next table, not even a ‘here you go’ just put it on the side of the table and walked off, it’s little things like this that you remember unfortunately and can change the whole atmosphere. Quite disappointing. Shame as has potential to be much better with attention to detail.

AG
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional vegetarian options. Great atmosphere, excellent wine, fantastic and very knowledgeable staff.

RO
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really excellent restaurant .. superior service, delicious food and flavours, nice ambience .. just all round fantastic.

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