22 C
Byron Shire
April 13, 2021

Loft: natural coastal chic in Byron

Latest News

Local sailor triumphs in blustery Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race

Local sailor Craig Watson battled near gale-force winds on Coopers to have one of his best ever Brisbane to Gladstone yacht races claiming fourth place in line honours.

Other News

Essential businesses recognised

A sticker initiative, to say ‘Thank you’ and support local retailers’ doing it tough is adorning Mullum shops, owing in part to efforts by resident Angela Bambach.

Fundraiser for EB at the Beachy

At any given moment around 500,000 people, mostly children, live with Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) a group of rare medical conditions that result in easy blistering of the skin and mucous membranes. 

A win for the roughy

The battle for the 'roughy had been a tough road for conservationists and hopefully this win will be the last fight.

Shearwater almost perfect with 99kW solar

Shearwater, the Mullumbimby Steiner School, has made the switch to solar, installing a 99 kW system to power the school into the future.

Local collaboration formed to feed people rather than landfill

Feeding people at the same time as reducing food waste is the aim of a new regional food donation campaign initiated by NE Waste.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The New Resilience

Resilience is dead. The word has been overused. Some may say the word is no longer resilient. We broke it. It’s unfortunate because it was a really good word.

By S Haslam

Upstairs at the beach end of Jonson Street sits Loft, a venue with an inviting, relaxed style of natural, coastal chic.

There are terrace seats that overlook the vibrant street scene, high tables as well as inviting couches, and on one busy night, seats were made available for my group at the curved deli bar where we saw artful charcuterie and cheese boards being so constructed.

As well as the deli bar there are oyster bar choices and a fine modern Australian menu with a diverse range of flavour inspirations from abroad. The various tastes and sizes of plates (snacks, sharing, smalls, mains, sides, and dessert) lend themselves brilliantly to shared-style dining, snacking, or the full multi-course shebang. After grazing on the mixed deli board (filled with local charcuterie meats, cheeses, and delicious bits and pieces), we shared the Crispy Pork Belly, their famous fries and salads for good measure. The pork was decadent, wintery, and cooked to perfection: a must try!

With dining tables right across the terrace, diners can enjoy views from Main Beach down through town and the bustling nightlife below.

A recently renovated bar sees artfully skilled bartenders front and back speedily mixing and shaking up delights. Favourites include the Spiced Chai Whiskey Sour, the Brookies Spring Gimlet, which uses local Byron Bay gin, elderflower liqueur, fresh cucumber, basil, sage, and fresh lime. I loved the Mac Sour, which includes, among other things, Brookies macadamia liqueur and toasted-macadamia syrup. 

Of course the time-honoured classics are there along with craft tap beers from Byron, Burleigh, interstate, and overseas. There is a worldly wine list incorporating an admirable range of antipodean and continental choices, a good number of which are organic or biodynamic.

Loft pays homage to Byron with its open, breezy feel, its elemental elegance, and it’s often locally sourced and inspired fare. Patrons are encouraged to drop in after the beach for an extended, relaxed lunch or visit in the evening when the vibe becomes more upbeat for dinner or cocktails.

Loft July Special – 2 Courses + Glass of Loft Wine or Beer – Lunch & Dinner – $35

Loft. 7 days from 12pm until late.
4 Jonson Street, Byron Bay. 6680 9183.
[email protected]


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Local girls go big at Oz grom cup

Byron Bay’s Leihani Kaloha Zoric won her second Billabong Oz Grom Cup title, taking out the 10-and-under girls division at Park beach in Coffs Harbour last weekend.

Sprout lovers

Sprouts can sometimes be overlooked on the weekly grocery list… except for those in the know, of course!

Interview with Mitch King from Dream Bigger

Dream Bigger is presenting Lismore Youth Festival in partnership with numerous organisations in Lismore. Dream Bigger connects established artists with potential future artists to make their ideas a reality through engaging workshops and collaboration. The Echo spoke to Mitch King from Dream Bigger.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 14 April, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 14 April, 2021