Ginger Pig, Byron Bay

After a good few hours trawling the shops around Byron, sometimes you need a pit stop that isn’t a pub.

Ginger Pig Bar and Restaurant sits on the corner of Johnson and Marvel Streets, and we were intrigued by the quirky name which reminded us of our bulldog! We couldn’t resist checking it out.

It has an indoor-outdoor feel with dramatic light fixtures and big comfy couches, which were great to sink into after some heavy-duty window shopping. The walls are lined with cookbooks and the drinks menus are pasted inside old-school children’s books – cute and quirky touches that intrigued us to book dinner for later.

We came back later that evening – Sunday on the long weekend. I had been hoping for a buzzy atmosphere, but maybe Byron had peaked earlier that weekend – there were only a few tables occupied when we sat down, but that meant we had very attentive service.

We ordered a selection of tapas, including the chilli pork crackling with fig jam, which is a favourite of ours. Highlights were the truffled polenta chips, rolled goats’ cheese and eggplants, and lamb meatballs in smoky tomato sauce.

On Friday and Saturday nights you’ll get DJ sets and live music, and other nights a relaxed, cruisy place to enjoy your dinner.

Check it out here gingerpig.com.au

Featured image credit: Ginger Pig

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