Byron Bay Bluesfest 2015


Byron Bay's Blues and Roots Festival aka Bluesfest has plenty to offer within the festival itself. The food is affordable, often healthy, and some delicacies are as famous as the festival itself. The Byron Bay Organic Doughnuts, for one, are something you can't leave the festival without having at least once... maybe twice. The Vegetarian delights at Govindas are always a winner, too, with a mix of curries, kofta balls, and more. Be sure to check out some of food stalls that will be present at the festival.

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  • Beach Hotel

    Sitting right on the beach is the town's most popular watering hole. You're not going to find much "cheap" here, but there are plenty of food and drink options, in a spacious setting situated opposite Byron's beautiful beach. It's as popular during the day as it is at night, and is an environment suitable for families - at least during the day and early evenings.

  • Mary Ryan's

    Mary Ryan's is a lovely cafe that doubles as a music and book store. The food is simple, but will do the trick for anyone looking for treats like quiches, home made soups, and salads - all of which you'll be hard pressed to find at the festival. Oh and they have great coffee, too.

  • Fins Restaurant and Bar

    • 21-25 5/6 Bells Boulevard
    • Salt Village, South Kingscliff, NSW Australia 2487
    • +61 2 6674-4833

    Located 40 minutes north of Byron Bay, Fins is a place you'd probably need an extra day either side of Bluesfest to visit. The restaurant offer an incredible seafood degustation, overseen by acclaimed chef Steven Snow. At time of printing the cost is $109 per person, $169 with wine matching. Not for those on a budget, but if you can afford it, it would be hard to find a better meal in the area. Reservations a must.

  • Buddah Bar & Restaurant

    Attached to the Arts Factory Hostel complex, the Buddah Bar is a ten minute walk from the town centre, and they run a free shuttle from the old train station off Jonson St. The food is your typical pub food, often with a twist, but all reasonably affordable and tasty! They will sometimes will have live music to accompany your food, and given you're in town for Bluesfest, sometimes some of the performers pop in for a visit!

  • Fish Mongers Cafe

    Located behind the Beach Hotel, the team at Fishmongers cook up some of the best seafood in Byron. They also do takeaway, and though are far from being the typical "cheap fish and chip shop" are quite affordable.