Over the past 16 years of living in this area, dining at the Byron Bay Golf Club has gone through many changes, some of them well under par. I always thought this was such a shame, as the bistro deck at the Byron Bay Golf Club has one of the prettiest dining views in Byron Bay. But that was then and this is now. In June just gone, the team behind local café 100 Mile Table took over the kitchen at the Byron Bay Golf Club, and in just four months since opening, their scorecard is looking rather impressive. You could even say, they’ve hit a hole in one.
Okay, enough of the golf puns. So, what can you expect at 100 Mile Table at the Byron Bay Golf Club? Well, for starters, it’s taken a different direction to their famed little Monday to Friday café tucked away in the Arts & Industrial Estate. Except, owners Sarah Swan and Jeremy Burn do have a knack for attracting brilliant staff, and those at the Golf Club are no exception. They are consistently friendly, smiling and hospitable, which can be hard to come by in Byron Bay.
100 Mile Table at the golf club serves Lunch (Wednesday to Sunday) and dinner (Wednesday to Saturday). The food is classic, family-friendly bistro style and changes with the seasons. If you’re not into kids in restaurants don’t let the ’family’ thing put you off. Yes, there is a kids’ menu and kids’ play area and loads of local families dining together at the GC, but if you’re a table for two or looking for a quiet dinner nook, there is plenty of room for everyone at tables inside and outside.
The lunch time menu at the Golf Club starts at 11am and includes fare such as the Fried whiting fillets with celeriac remoulade – great for sharing as a starter, The lunch burger with shoestring fries or the Roast pumpkin and winter greens salad, nuts and seeds and tahini yoghurt for a meat free option.
Dinner is served from 5pm, which is great for early family meals, with $10 kids’ options including Pasta, Crumbed chicken or a Cheeseburger. For the adults, it’s always great to share some of The Bread Social Sourdough with whipped burnt butter to start. That butter with that bread! Other dinner menu favourites are the Rib eye steak with café de Paris butter and fries (MR GFAF was so impressed when he ordered a recent steak ‘blue’ and it came as ordered), the Fish Pie with mushy peas which is comfort food at its best and the crowd favourite Roast pork belly with celeriac puree and roast apple. There’s a vegetarian pasta of Orechiette and charred cauliflower with fennel chilli sourdough crumbs that gets the thumbs up from meat eaters as well. You won’t be able to resist sharing some sides so make sure you try the Iceberg with miso ranch dressing (that dressing is worth bottling!) and the rather moreish Shoestring fries with rosemary salt and aioli. There are regular menu specials, so keep an eye on the ‘Specials Board’, and on Wednesday nights it’s ‘Steak and Schooner’ night featuring Tasmanian Cape Grim Rib Eye.
Sunday lunches at 100 Mile Table at the Byron Bay Golf Club are a great reason to gather a crowd. You can linger over lunch and there is regular free live music . Overlooking the green manicured fairways, the tree tops and water ways it’s the ideal venue for a lazy afternoon with a few post lunch drinks from the bar. The kitchen is open until 3pm and the Sunday Lunch Menu is made up of the regular Dinner Menu plus the Sunday Roast Chicken lunch. You can order a half or whole citrus brined and roasted organic chicken (pasture raised locally by Byron Creek Farm), served with shoestring fries and the famous iceberg with miso ranch dressing. You won’t taste a better chicken anywhere with crispy skin thanks to the brining and moist and tender meat that is subtly citrus flavoured and served with delicious pan juices for $20 per person.
If you’re still hungry, there are some delicious sweets available in the dessert cabinet or the kids can choose ice cream.
The drinks list at the Golf Club Bar is reasonable and well-priced and, if you sign up as a Social Member at the Golf Club ($14 for 3 years!), there are drink discounts available.
With the amazing views and private setting the 100 Mile Table bistro at the Golf Club is also the perfect wedding or function venue.
The food at 100 Mile Table at the Byron Bay Golf Club is honest and well-priced and the view is sensational. I would recommend you make a booking – especially for Sunday lunch – as the restaurant can get super busy, especially when a band is playing.
It’s great to see the Byron Bay Golf Club bistro chip out of the bunker and back onto the fairway. Nicely played 100 Mile Table. Here’s to your continued success.