St Elmo

Top choice spanish in Byron Bay

Perch on a stool at this moody modern tapas restaurant, where rock-star bar staff create wicked cocktails or can pour you one of the better wines by the glass found in this part of the world (including natural and minimal intervention drops). The solidly Iberian menu is bold and broad, with traditional favourites mixing it up with contemporary flourishes.

Solo diners can do half serves of some dishes so as not to miss out on the multicourse fun. Desserts are an unexpected highlight, with some seriously delicious innovation going on. Reserve a table or come early to nab a spot at the bar.