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Five of the best new dining experiences to discover in 2024

Long regarded as a hub of creativity and natural beauty, Byron Bay is rapidly becoming known as a hub of innovative gourmet dining. With an abundance of fresh, organic produce and the world’s best chefs calling the region home, visitors to Byron are spoiled for choice with a rapidly evolving dining scene.

From farm to table offerings to indigenous inspired cuisine, here are some of our new local favourites to check off your list in 2024.


Tucked away in Bay Lane, Moonlight is a contemporary Japanese hibachi grill and wine bar, from the team behind local favourite Light Years. Specialising in biodynamic wine, Japanese whisky, sake and an elevated cocktail list, it is the perfect place to pull up a seat at the bar.  Choose to dine in this intimate space on a menu showcasing flavours from classical Japanese cuisine, reinterpreted to showcase the best of local produce.

Hutong Harry’s

From the team behind the popular Bang Bang (and located right next door), Hutong Harry’s is Byron’s first modern Chinese restaurant. Enjoy fresh and innovative cocktails, and food with a modern Chinese twist in an authentic interior designed space.

Ginn Jinn

Our team love this new local brunch spot! Great coffee, smoothies and all your brekky favourites with friendly service, right in the centre of town.


Situated in the new Jonson Lane dining precinct, Pixie takes Italian flavours and gives them a Byron Bay twist. Open from breakfast through to drinks and dinner, enjoy inventive modern and traditional Italian cuisine in this designer space.

Light Years

Whilst not technically new, perennial favourite Light Years has recently reopened in a fabulous designer space in the new Jonson Lane precinct. Bringing the fun, modern Asian dining experience to Byron Bay, Light Years frequently tops the “must do” lists of foodies everywhere. Graze on south East Asian street food share plates, sip on interesting cocktails and soak up the atmosphere of this local favourite - be sure to book ahead!