SOCIAL DISTANCING RECONFIGURED SEATING: Minimum 1.5 meter spacing between tables. 

Open to the public and guests for Breakfast and Dinner

Breakfast: Monday to Friday 7.00am – 9.00am. 

Weekends and Public Holidays a Continental breakfast is available for guests through Room service.

Dinner: Monday to Saturday from 6.00pm - last orders 8.30pm. Closed Public Holidays.

Room service is available during restaurant hours.

The Terrace Restaurant @ the Islander Resort, Ballina.

Food and prices that will have you coming back for more! Now serving our Spring Seasonal Menu.

The Terrace Restaurant can be found inside the Islander Resort and Conference Centre grounds, overlooking the tropical gardens and lagoon pool. Enter from the main reception entrance and discover a culinary delight.

The Terrace Restaurant sources the freshest local and seasonal produce available to produce modern and innovative food. We prepare it with the utmost care and attention, cook it with love and precision and present it beautifully for you to enjoy in the stunning environment and a relaxed atmosphere of our restaurant. On warm nights guests are invited to enjoy their meal in outside in our adjacent undercover courtyard if they prefer. Bookings are preferred, however we can usually accommodate walk-ins.

Our aim is simple: We want to provide quality food along with the best dining experience possible, whilst keeping our prices reasonable. Quite simply, we want you to come back… often. 

The Terrace Restaurant uses local produce where possible including fresh seafood from just across the road at ‘Northern Rivers Seafood’ and ‘Knockrow Ridge Coffee’ for our barrista service. Because we use fresh, local produce our menu changes seasonally so there is always something new to try (although we do maintain some 'special' favourites). Our menu includes vegetarian, gluten and dairy free options and our chef will try to accommodate other dietry needs where possible. Group bookings and functions are welcome call 02 6686 8866 to discuss your needs.

You can view our current dinner menu below, but please check with your waiter on the day as sometimes we have to modify the menu slightly based on what fresh produce is available on the day.

The region enjoys a ‘clean, green’ reputation, thanks in part to the organic and bio-dynamic farmers who championed their production long before it became fashionable.


Pre Dinner Drinks @ the Bambino Bar

The adjacent Bambino Bar is open to the public from 5.30pm Monday to Saturday and is a great place to enjoy pre dinner drinks and then when you are ready stroll into the restaurant for dinner, or if you're too comfortable to move, stay where you are and enjoy a casual (but delightful) meal from our Bambino Bar special 'Burgers with Attitude' menu or order from the a-la-carte restaurant menu and we will bring your meal to you. 



Current Seasonal Tastes Dinner Menu Monday-Friday

 Vegetarian DF Dairy Free GF Gluten Free.
Available on request: VO Vegetarian Option DFO Dairy Free Option GFO Gluten Free Option


Warm Cob Sourdough cob with plain, parmesan smoky or garlic butter, or virgin olive oil and dukkah $7.50  V DFO 

Bruschetta The classic tomato and basil version OR our roasted vegetable medley topped with fetta $10.50  VGFO DFO

Crispy Duck Spring Rolls Crispy duck spring roll served with chef's plum sauce $13.50 DF

Salt & Pepper Calamari Jason's special salt and Sichuan pepper mix. Served on a bed of baby greens with side of aoili $15.50 GFO DFO

Chicken Kebabs w Chilli Tomato Sauce Marinated chicken kebabs served with pita, yoghurt, and chilli tomato sauce $15.50 GFO

Garlic Prawn Tartlet Enjoy your garlic prawns with the crunch of a crispy tartlet shell filled with rice and garlic prawns $16.50 

Creamy Tomato Soup Creamy tomato soup with cheese ravioli $12.50   VGFO DFO


served with salad and chips or steamed vegetables unless the dish has its own salad or vegetable accompaniment

Pork Stroganoff Steak Jason has given classic stroganoff a twist with tasty pork steaks. Served with mashed potato and green beans $29.50

Lamb Shank Pie Whole lamb shank on the bone encased in flaky pastry and served with a rich reduction sauce $32.50

American Ribs Hickory smoked ribs from the deep South $32.50 GF DF

Scotch Fillet* Cooked just the way you like it, served with Mushroom or Pepper sauce $34.50 GFO DFO

*Surf & Turf option $42.00 

Atlantic Salmon Pan-fried with lemon cream sauce $30.50 GF DFO

Freshly Caught Fish-of-the-day Cooked one of three ways $33.50 GFO DFO
Panko coated served with a creamy lemon sauce / Oven baked with coriande and lemon / Grilled

Chicken Parmi* The classic chicken parmigiana topped with pesto, tomato and cheese $28.50  GFO

*Eggplant Parmi option for vegetarians $28.50  VO



Golden Syrup Impossible Tart This delicious pie is impossible to resist! $10.50 V 

Apple Puff If you have an unhealthy addiction to baked apples this is for you. Apples wrapped in crisp pastry with caramel sauce centre $10.50 V

Churros Basket Freshly made crisp Spanish donut basket wrapped around vanilla bean ice-cream drizzled with butterscotch & chocolate sauce $10.50  V

Chocolate Sorbet with fresh strawberries This chocolate sorbet is amazing with strawberries, or you can just savour the creamy chocolate all by itself. $10.50  V DF GF

Portuguese Tart The not too sweet finish to a meal – tastes amazing. Great with coffee $5.50 V

Affogato Short black coffee, vanilla ice-cream $6.50 with Frangelico or Kahlua $12.50 V GF


Tea A wide selection of herbal, green and black teas $3.50

Coffee Cappuccino / Latte / Mocha / Flat White / Long Black / Expresso $4.50

Hot Chocolate  $3.50


10% surcharge on Sundays and 15% on Public holidays. 
We try to keep our website current and up-to-date but prices can change due to market fluctuations and should be used as a guide only. Please check with us first.



The Terrace Restaurant, to book call 02 6686 8866