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Forest Byron Bay is set overlooking a lush, tropical rainforest. The menu reflects our unique sense of place, with over 80% of our ingredients sourced within a three-hour drive. We believe that food is best enjoyed slowly and to share, with a bottle of locally sourced wine or vibrant cocktail in hand.   

Our small plates are perfect for unwinding after exploring Byron Bay or indulging in late-night cravings, while our larger dishes are perfect for sharing amongst friends, encouraging you to slow down and savour the locally sourced ingredients and creative cooking.  

With an on-site herb garden, four beehives, and seven Subpods®, Forest embraces the environment. The drinks list offers market-driven cocktails and a selection of more than 30 sustainable, organic and biodynamic wines.   

Meet Executive Chef Jordan Staniford

Jordan leads the culinary vision for Forest, the Verandah, Blue and all our events and conferences. His menus highlight the abundance of the Northern Rivers’ region – produce rooted from the soil of our local farmers, sustainably sourced seafood, native ingredients grown in the surrounding rainforests and along the dunes, and a focus on seasonal produce with a twist. Jordan continues to drive Forests’ sustainable and ever-evolving culinary journey.

Our food is designed to be social and approachable, uncomplicated and super tasty using the absolute best produce we can get our hands on,” says Jordan. “The flavours are fresh and playful.”

Jordan’s accomplished career spans Vietnam, the Mediterranean, Sydney, and recently, Byron Bay.

What they said

A Plate Of Food

Amazing experience celebrating our engagement!

The restaurant is beautifully designed, the food was out of this world and the staff were brilliant. The wine tasting menu was very special and the service and knowledge of the waiter was unbeatable. Thank you for making a special day and night even better.

Ross D, Google

Exceptional restaurant

What a beautiful restaurant and amazing menu. The back drop is quite surreal and wonderful ambiance. Lovely to see a variety of local produce and exceptional flavours. It was hard to pick what to order as I wanted to try everything on the menu.
Food was cooked to perfection and delicious and didn't have to wait too long either. I will definitely be back.

Natasha S, 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

Rainforest magic

Beautiful venue. Food was fantastic, cocktails were delicious and staff were lovely. Rainforest was stunning! Recommend 🙌🏼

Jessica C, 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

A Wooden House

77-97 Broken Head Road, Byron Bay NSW 

Forest hours

Breakfast 7:30am to 10:30am
Lunch 12:00pm to 3:00pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Dinner 5:30pm to 9:00pm

Reservations recommended. No split bills.

Connect with us

[email protected]

+61 2 6639 2111

Make a reservation

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.

Sunday and public holiday surcharge applies. 

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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