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Set next to a lush rainforest oasis, Forest Byron Bay celebrates sustainability working hand-in-hand with local farmers, growers and artisans.

Contemporary, social, approachable and distinctly Australian, our restaurant embraces the region’s abundance of stunning ingredients.

Passionately local, over 80% of Forest’s ingredients come from within a three-hour drive of the Resort. The environment also sits close to heart, with the restaurant using only sustainably sourced seafood and free-range proteins. We’re doing our bit to grow, consume and compost with our on-site herb gardens, four beehives and seven Subpods®.

Dishes range from snacky - char-grilled local peppers, guindilla chilli and whipped local macadamia - to more substantial, like Bangalow Sweet Pork with West Australian truffle

Highlights include oyster mushroom and white bean ceviche, char grilled Yamba prawns with karkalla and chilli and market fish with baby capers, dill butter and meyer lemon. For the sweet tooth, it’s hard to pass on the local honey sponge served with yuzu curd, white chocolate comb and a ginger tea sorbet.

Thirsty? The drinks list features playful, market-driven cocktails. Quintessentially Byron, sip on a Paradiso with Brookie’s Dry Gin, lemon myrtle syrup, garden mint and local passionfruit or try the totally insta-worthy (and slightly over OTT) Fairy Dust Martini. Alternatively, peruse the heavenly international wine list with a selection of more than 30 sustainable, organic and biodynamic wines.

Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and just-drinks…The perfect place to feed your soul. Stay a while.

What better way to follow a morning of discovery and delight in Byron Bay than to decompress and relax on our breezy, shaded Verandah, cocktail in hand. With views of the glittering swimming pool and rainforest beyond, the Verandah is the perfect place to start – or end – your evening. In winter, the space warms on crisp coastal nights with outdoor heaters and cosy blankets. Sip on a Mactini – made with Brookie’s Mac liquer – or choose from a selection of both quirky and classic cocktails and a wine list curated by our very own Beverage Experience Manager. Serving a laid-back lunch and afternoon snacks, pull up a chair and christen it as your own. 

What they said

Could not rate this higher

We haven't had service like this before anywhere. The waitress and manager checked in regularly, and offered to split plates for us, was friendly and quick to give us exactly the order we asked for. Fantastic decor, the food was divine and creatively decorated. We had a few starters each with a unique rich flavour. The fish I ordered as a main was fresh, light and perfectly cooked. We tried all the desserts and fell in love with the strong flavours including strawberry and caramel. Even the pot of tea I ordered was perfectly made, and when I asked for extra milk, they had a slightly bigger milk jug specifically for my needs.

Alby D, Google

Exceptional restaurant

The restaurant, Forest is exceptional. Fantastic food and service staff. We would definitely recommend getting 'The Nest' for dessert, it was made up of Kataifi pastry, white chocolate and salted caramel parfait.

Gabrielle M, Google

Delicious food

Staff were attentive without being intrusive, the setting is beautiful and tranquil. Food was delicious and perfectly cooked, particularly liked the prawns with avocado and apple.

Alyxandra B, The Fork

Rainforest views

Rainforest views, produce sourced from the market and a relaxed, sociable environment. I'm in!

Emmy, Instagram

A hidden gem

Impeccable service, beautiful airy ambience, amazing fresh oysters served on ice, first class food, good wine list, really recommend.

Abi CS, Google

Amazing dinner

The wait staff were amazingly attentive, friendly and professional and the food was a 10/10! Couldn't have possibly asked for more. Would highly recommend.

Simon C, Google

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Find us

77-97 Broken Head Road, Byron Bay NSW 

Forest hours

Breakfast daily from 7:30am - 10:30am 

Lunch from 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Dinner from 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Verandah hours

All day dining from 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Connect with us

[email protected]

+61 2 6639 2111

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Group bookings

Bookings of 21 or more guests will be required to dine off our group set menus. Please contact our team directly for group reservations.

We're cash-free! 

Did you know the average banknote has traces of 26,000 bacteria? As part of our Mindfully Safe heightened hygiene measures, please note we no longer accept cash as payment.

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