Light Years is a modern Asian diner and bar, nestled on the Lower Gold Coast Highway (near Commune cafe). With venues in Byron Bay and Noosa, Light Years has become renowned for its flavour-packed Asian eats, eclectic vibe and fun cocktails. Everything on the Light Years menu is designed to share. Get started with dumplings and DIY baos with fillings like smoked katsu pork hock, eggplant katsu and Korean fried chicken, before moving on to hand-held eats like prawn toast with umami butter, five-spice roasted-duck pancakes, and punchy vegetarian spring rolls with nuoc cham. There’s also larger plates like crispy masterstock pork with sticky chilli caramel, the Light Years fried rice with prawns and barbecue pork, and aromatic curries. As for the sips, there’s a raft of cocktails, beers, ciders, and a wine list that makes a notable lean toward sustainable and biodynamic drops. Light Years is open seven days for dinner and drinks, while diners can soak up the sunshine with lunch from Friday to Sunday. Want more? Check out our feature story for a more detailed look.