Byron Bay, an Australian beachside paradise near the Queensland-New South Wales border, seems to agree with Darren Robertson. After eight years at legendary Sydney fine-diner Tetsuya’s (including three years as the restaurant’s head chef), Robertson decided it was time to shift gears and get back to basics. In 2011, he and some likeminded friends threw open the doors to Three Blue Ducks, a thoughtful, ethical restaurant perfectly pitched for the Sydney seaside suburb of Bronte it opened. Three Blue Ducks has since taken flight around the country and now boasts an outpost in Robertson’s new home city, Byron Bay. Here’s where else the surf-loving chef thinks you should eat and drink when you’re in town.