New chef to lead Byron at Byron’s latest restaurant Forest

Byron at Byron has appointed executive chef Etienne Karner to helm the hotel’s new restaurant Forest which opens on September 1.

Karner has made a seachange to Byron Bay from Sydney, where he was executive chef at Park Hyatt Sydney.

Forest’s opening menu will serve contemporary, approachable and distinctly Australian cuisine.

“[Forest is] a hyper-local ode to the area’s exceptional produce, artisans, and farmers,” said Karner.

“Byron Bay is one of the most beautiful places on Earth and every effort has been made towards sustainability in line with Crystalbrook Collection’s commitment to Responsible Luxury.”