Barrio Eatery and Bar is the latest venture from Tristan and Kassia Grier (who also own Sparrow Coffee alongside Harvest), who have teamed up with Dan Wyllie (of New York City establishments Flinders Lane and Saxon + Parole) and renowned chef Francisco Smoje (from Byron Bay pop-up restaurant Francisco’s Table). Barrio, which means ‘neighbourhood’ in Spanish, is located in the newly developed Habitat community, a mixed-use village which lies near the Byron Bay Industrial Estate. The kitchen’s Argentinian wood-fired oven and charcoal grill heavily influences the Barrio menu, allowing chef Francisco Smoje to create flavour-packed share-style dishes that gives a respectful nod to culinary traditions whilst swaying from convention with bold flavours. With an ethos of ‘conscious eating’, the kitchen has adopted a nose-to-tail and root-to-stem approach, delivering a vibrant menu that will change weekly. Barrios’s breakfast and lunch menu is available available to eat in or takeaway, and you’ll also find a delicious selection of fresh sandwiches, toasties, pastries and salads available on-the-go each day.
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