Open to the public 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.

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. 



Spring Menu

 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 or garlic butter or virgin olive oil and dukkah $6.50 V DFO 

Bruschetta Classic tomato and basil topped with fetta  $9.50 DFO GFO

Crispy Duck Spring Rolls Crispy duck spring roll served with chef's plum sauce $12.50 DF

Salt & Pepper Calamari Jason's special salt and Sichuan pepper mix. Served on a bed of baby greens with side of aoili $14.50 GF DF

Grilled Haloumi Salad Crispy green salad, avocado and grilled haloumi topped with tomato and chili dressing $14.50 GFO 

Yakatori Chicken Skewers To be enjoyed with a simple tomato salad $14.50 DF GF 

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


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

Chicken Cordon Bleu A blast from the past with this crispy, creamy chicken dish served with a hint of mustard in the sauce $27.50

Atlantic Salmon Pan-fried and served with lemon cream sauce $29.50 GF DFO

Freshly Caught Fish-of-the-day Cooked one of two ways $31.50 GFO DFO
Panko coated – either grilled OR oven baked, served with a creamy lemon sauce

T-Bone or Scotch Fillet served with your choice of Mushroom or Pepper sauce  $31.50 GFO DFO

Surf & Turf T-Bone or Scotch Fillet with prawns and a galic cream sauce  $38.00 GFO DFO

Pork cutlet with Caribbean sauce Reminiscent of Chinese sweet and sour sauce this dish is bound to delight with its chili and pineapple sauce on the side $27.50 GF DF

Spring lamb Lamb served with green salad, crispy chat potatoes and a cabernet jus Meatfree patty option for vegetarians $29.50 GF DFO

Chicken Parmi The classic chicken parmigiana topped with pesto, tomato and cheese $27.50 GFO
Eggplant option for vegetarians VO



Tim Tam shooters Indulge your chocolate craving with this dessert that features Australia favourite biscuit $9.50 

Mango Fool If you love the taste of Mango’s this light dessert is for you $9.50 Vegan 

Southern Fried Apricot Hand Pie The baby croissants flaky crust wraps around a warm apricot centre. Served with ice-cream $9.50 V  

Churros Basket Freshly made crisp Spanish donut basket wrapped around vanilla bean ice-cream drizzled with butterscotch & chocolate sauce $9.50 V DFO

Poached pear with caramel sauce Enjoy your pear and caramel sauce with regular vanilla ice-cream or GF/DF chocolate ice-cream $9.50 V DF GF

Portuguese Tart Finish the meal with a not-too-sweet little bite – tastes amazing, great with coffee $3.50 V

Caramel Kiss Tart Biscuit base, caramel filling, chocolate top, you remember – yum! $3.50 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 Barista made $3.50

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