Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. Australia
  3. New South Wales
  4. Byron Bay and surrounds
  5. Cabarita Beach

Paper Daisy - Halcyon Cabarita Beach

4.4
4.4
285 Reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian

The dining experience at Paper Daisy restaurant is a celebration of our unique part of the world. Confident coastal cooking in a relaxed setting, the food expresses the very best of Cabarita Beach and the region’s unique produce and burgeoning culinary reputation.

With one of Australia’s most exciting young chefs Ben Devlin (Queensland’s Chef of Year 2014, ex-Noma and Esquire) leading the kitchen, the ethos that drives the restaurant is one of sophisticated simplicity, producing dishes that are satisfying, thoughtful and deeply memorable.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


Is this your restaurant?
Claim this listing

0 Photos

No photos have been uploaded for this restaurant yet.

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 285 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.0Value

NoiseQuiet

86% of people would recommend it to a friend

Sort by

Filters

  1. FL

    FoodLover

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had a lovely, relaxing family lunch here. Such a lovely light and airy space. Fresh, high quality and very tasty menu. Their sommelier was very knowledgeable and helpful too.

  2. NI

    NayanaI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful lunch at Paper Daisy celebrating our Wedding Anniversary. Our waitress recommend a number of beautiful dishes and we were not disappointed. The food, wine, staff and atmosphere was wonderful and I hope we will be back for another celebration.

  3. PT

    PaulaT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience5

    A disappointing visit to Paper Daisy. Despite the fact that there were very few tables occupied, service was slow and patchy. Our waitress was lovely and very friendly, but just not around very much. Food was very slow to arrive. My husband’s lamb was grissley and 25% was inedible. Not what we expected from a restaurant of this standard.

  4. AH

    AngelaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    We loved the food etc and our waiter was great. However the gentleman we first had contact with wasn’t. He couldn’t find our name in the system and when we sorted out the booking name he told us to just sit where we were. I had to go up and get someone else to seat us at the table. He was distracted and dis interested. All other staff were lovely.

  5. SA

    SAOG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Very awkward waiter. We arrived on time for our reservation and he made us awkwardly sit outside even though our table was free. Other waiters also kept asking us the same question (I.e would you like another drink when we had just ordered one) which showed poor communication among them. We were disappointed to be seated right at the back of the restaurant near the busy kitchen with poor lighting. Was expecting more from Paper Daisy unfortunately.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2019

    overall1food1service4ambience4

    Really bad food ordered 7 dishes and all of them where below average. Would not eat here again.

  7. MD

    MarieD

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Our only collective comment is that the time between our first & second course was too too long

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a wonderful dinner. Dinner dessert drinks fabulous. Can’t wait to visit again.

  9. DH

    DarrenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it.. Great location, service and of course 'The food'. Don't forget to try the Gin cocktails.

  10. SC

    SueC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our evening at Paper Daisy was first class. The food, service and ambience was faultless. Can’t wait to return next time we are up from Melbourne

  11. S

    Smido

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    A lovely location and attentive, friendly staff. The meal was a little disappointing and not consistent. Some dishes were a hit and others not so great. Prices are fairly high and perhaps are expectations were a bit high. I would put the meal in the good not great category.

  12. JL

    JacL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really impressed with fresh produce and the way it was all put together. Staff lovely. Will highly recommend.

  13. w

    winstong

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    We are from the Gold Coast and just needed a break away from life that right now is stressful for my wife. So 40 mins from home we were there and immediately the stress levels dissolved. We had a table for 2 outside facing the pool and the beach. Superb meal with new tastes and experiences, Great wine selection of wine by the bottle or in my case by the glass to match each course. This is our second time and will be back soon with guests from VIC. Thanks to all the staff but especially the wait staff, they make you feel special but are there for advice. Nothing was a problem. See you soon.

  14. v

    victoriac

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Yesterday's lunch with a friend was my second visit in a week. I couldn't resist the 35min drive up to such a sublime setting serving such serious food! Ive been meaning to go there since it opened but time and memory never seemed to line up. On both occasions, it was an absolute delight to be served the freshest and most interesting ingredients, so thoughtfully assembled and juxtaposed with each other...pure harmony for both the eyes and the tastebuds. The woman who cared for us was relaxed but professional, knowledgable and seemed like she enjoyed her job. There is no where else within the northern rivers/gold coast/brisbane that I would prefer to eat for a slightly or very special occasion. We'll be back - despite the music! :) PS My only tiny thumbs down was for the nondescript "nouvelle vague" style music played. Surely you could get a consultant to put together a soundtrack that equals the food, by playing real musicians at the top of the their game - can still be super laid back and comfortable. Good music enhances conversation and interactions by enlivening memories and senses. Going for the (not much talent) schmaltz in an effort to appease most of the people most of the time, shows a bit of laziness in not making sure the whole experience is matchless.

  15. m

    marym

    Brisbane

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Unbelievably good food! The best place to eat on the Turquoise Coast

  16. EA

    EmmaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The sommelier was extremely passionate and intelligent and made the entire night! We loved his information and background he gave us on all the wine pairings and able to answer all questions and if we had questions about the food he would go ask the chefs and come back and tell us. Excellent service and the food was beautiful too.

  17. T

    Toni

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2019

    overall4food3service1ambience5

    We had a lovely experience here at halcyon house. This was our second time this time under the new chef - and we just found that it wasn’t the same quality of food. The day we were there the service was very slow taking an hour between coffee and starter. It was a little disappointing after we loved it previously.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    We had very high hopes for this place after reading all the reviews but ending up leaving a little disappointed. The service seemed a little scattered and inconsistent. We opted in for the degustation, time between meals was very slow and didnt feel like it was worth the cost. I can only think we went on an off night and there may have been issues behind the scenes. Most likely won't return.

  19. TG

    ToriG

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful restaurant with amazing food and a great wine list. Ambience and service were also five stars. We'll definitely be back.

  20. b

    bill

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely sensational. No wonder it's a hatted restaurant. Not cheap but well worth a visit.congrats to the chefs and staff,.

  21. HD

    HayleyD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Open Table only showed a 2.15pm availability on the day we wanted to go so i booked it as a late lunch. When we arrived the restaurant was empty and they had no record of our booking. As the only two people in the restaurant we could sit anywhere we wanted, I’m not sure why we we bothered. While the venue is beautifully decorated it was not worth the visit. The food was disappointing and the vibe felt cold and pretentious. Lovely design but location and staff lacked warmth.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and staff is off the chart wonderful. Especially Linden the wine somm who is beyond incredible with his knowledge and regions of Australian wines. Had some awesome wines that I can’t wait to hunt for back in the states!!

  23. JF

    JulieF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Lovely setting and comfortable bar area. Seating for two at dinner was a little too close to next tables. Therefore noisy. Waited 45 minutes for mains after small shared entree. As our booking was the 8.30 sitting, this was rather late. Cost was expensive, but expected for a hatted restaurant.

  24. CB

    CassandraB

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best breakfast I’ve had in years, absolutely great value and a dining experience by the sea not to forget! I’ll be back

  25. CC

    ColC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    My wife had the grilled fish (very good) - I had Macaroni and King Prawns as a main ($39) which was very disappointing for the price (macaroni was tough - prawns comprised small chopped up pieces of prawn, no king prawns and the meal was served lukewarm). We were disappointed as we had booked from Brisbane in preference to other good restaurants in the area having been to Paper Daisies in the past and found it great.

  26. PV

    PrasadV

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, amazing food

  27. CA

    CarmelA

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Not bad but not great either. Meals were very heavily salted. Staff were pleasant but not particularly engaged or professional. The decor feels a little dated

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service and unbelievable food!

  29. M

    Maggibon

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    We had a really interesting and impressive meal there about a year ago. We wanted our friends to experience it, but our meal last Friday was underwhelming and we were all disappointed. The combination of flavors not nearly as interesting or unusual as the first time. We won’t dine there again - it’s too expensive to be disappointed!

  30. TH

    TimH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, service and experience. Highly recommended for that very special occasion.

  31. MB

    MatthewB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    Food was very ordinary - tasteless spanner crab, uncooked pasta, uncooked potatoes. Very small servings for price

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Food quality has definitely slipped a bit since last time we went

  33. SB

    SarahB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The whole Halcyon House experience was incredible! I would highly highly recommend anyone to stay here and go to Paper Daisy! Incredible, the chefs are probably some of the best in the world xx

  34. CU

    ChrisU

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    great experience - loved it and was unexpected as we didnt plan the trip ahead

  35. S

    Sixmouthstofeed

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Very quiet at Monday lunch. Would be a problem in some venues but not here with the sun and the sea and the simply sensational waitress with the stunning smile and the sultry voice.

  36. JS

    JacintaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Thanks for the amazing service, cocktails and food were to die for! Totally worth the $$

  37. LV

    LV88

    Singapore

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    overall2food1service5ambience5

    The restaurant decor was spectacular and the we received good service but the food was incredibly disappointing. The menu looked exciting but was completely tasteless. The price tag did not justify the experience.

  38. JN

    JenniferN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mate, just up there with some of my best feeds. I can tell you I am very picky

  39. M

    Michelle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2019

    overall2food1service5ambience5

    While the service and ambience was perfect, the food was very bad. I had the pork. The flavoured The I Divya pieces and the combined effect was bad. Even though I was very hungry, I could not eat it all and gave it to my unfussy companion. I’d heard great things about the food but obviously that was with the previous chef. To pay $44 for a plate that was actually gross was such a disappointment. I’d go back for a drink only. Or some bread. The bread was good.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lazy Sunday birthday lunch - perfect setting, great food, lovely staff and relaxed but still luxurious atmosphere!

FAQs

Paper Daisy - Halcyon Cabarita Beach is rated 4.4 stars by 285 OpenTable diners

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


Is this your restaurant?
Claim this listing
Become an Insider

Gain access to exclusive offers, best-of lists, local events & more (you can unsubscribe any time).

  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell My Info (California)
Copyright © 2021 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo