Open to the public 6 days a week – closed Sundays and Public holidays

Breakfast: Monday to Friday 6.45am – 9.00am Saturday 7.30am – 9.00am

Dinner: Monday to Saturday from 6.00pm - last orders 8.30pm

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. 



Winter 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 OR our roasted vegetable medley topped with fetta  $9.50 DF 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

Spinach & 3 Cheese Almonies Spinach, ricotta, parmesan and gruyere cheese pancake parcels $12.50 V

Creamy Cape Cod Chowder A classic New England fish chowder to enjoy with warm garlic bread $14.50 GF 

Smoked Duck Breast Cakes Smoked duck and wild rice cakes served with rocket salad and sour cherry chutney $14.50 DF 


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

Pasta alla Norcina Italian pork sausage, swiss mushrooms in light cream wine sauce $26.50

Atlantic Salmon Pan-fried and served with lemon cream sauce $28.50 GF DFO

Freshly Caught Fish-of-the-day Cooked one of two ways $29.50 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  $29.50 GFO DFO

Surf & Turf T-Bone or Scotch Fillet with prawns and a galic cream sauce  $35.50 GFO DFO

Ham Steaks in Madeira Sauce Ham steak basted in a mushroom & Madeira sauce, served with steamed vegetables and mashed potato $27.50 GF 

Slow roasted Lamb Shoulder The juiciest lamb roast you will have ever had. Served with steamed vegetables and mashed potato $27.50 GF DFO

Chicken Parmi The classic chicken parmigiana topped with pesto, tomato and cheese $26.50 GFO
Eggplant option for vegetarians VO



Caramel Dumplings Golden caramel dumplings in a rich caramel sauce served with ice-cream or cream $9.50 

Raw Strawberry Cheesecake This cheesecake has everything, golden base, creamy filling and frozen strawberry topping $12.50 Vegan DF GF

Warm Chocolate Mud Cake Not-too-dense, but oh-so-delicious. Served with mascarpone cream and luscious brandied cherries $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

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