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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®.

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 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.

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 On A Table

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

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
Dinner 5:30pm to 9:00pm

Reopening 29 October. Reservations recommended.

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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