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Balcony Bar and Oyster Co.

From up here I can’t understand why anyone in his or her right mind would want to spend their Summer holiday in Byron Bay. It’s busy – bloody busy – and every man and his dog is stuck in traffic, desperately seeking a parking space… Read More »Balcony Bar and Oyster Co.

Fins Recipe of the week!

Baked Snapper with Garlic and Smoked Paprika Crust 1 kg (2 lb 4 oz) whole snapper, cleaned and scaled 5 garlic cloves, peeled 1 tablespoon butter 11/2 teaspoons smoked paprika 300 g (101/2 oz/11/4 scant cups) tinned chopped tomatoes 3 tablespoons finely chopped Italian (flat-leaf)… Read More »Fins Recipe of the week!


It would be fair to say that God, Brahma or the twists of evolutionary fate that created the Shire of Byron and its surrounds were more than a little benevolent in the abundance department. To say that the Northern Rivers is quite fertile is tantamount… Read More »A MATTER OF TASTE

Byron Bay’s New Watering Hole

The Sun Bistro opens its newly refurbished doors today (16th Dec) to the public after an opening party on Tuesday night. The recycled building was moved 500 metres down Bayshore Drive earlier this year and has been completely refreshed. So much so, you’d be forgiven… Read More »Byron Bay’s New Watering Hole


A collection of magazines and newspapers graces the weatherboard wall, thumbed casually by customers awaiting their take-out cappuccinos. A bustle of clientele and unobtrusive staff swirl in orchestrated efficiency like a choreographed flight of starlings. Natural light and the warmth of a morning sun cascade… Read More »HARVEST: REAPING THE REWARDS


Coffee culture is here to stay. There’s no denying it, no ignoring it and certainly no dissuading arabica junkies from their favourite roast or brew or barista. But why? It’s just a bunch of burned beans. A hipsteresque snobbery has developed around this single little… Read More »WHAT’S WITH THE JAVA?