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.

Restaurant opens at 5:30pm dinner service starts at 6:00pm – 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! Featuring delicious vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free options.

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. 

See our current menu below.


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 Terrace Wine Bar

The adjacent Wine 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 order from the a-la-carte restaurant menu and we will bring your meal to you. 



Spring 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 topped with fetta $11.50  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

Crispy Shredded Beef Taquitos A taste of Mexico: Crunchy corn taquitos filled with slow cooked beef, served with shredded lettuce, guacamole, sour cream and salsa $16.50 GF DFO

Steamed Pork Ribs with black bean sauce The mix of spices is what makes these special.  Served with streamed rice $14.50 GF DF

Prawn Finger Sandwich Panko coated prawn and smoky bacon mayo sandwich $16.50GFO DF


*These dishes are served with salad and chips or steamed vegetables & mash

Chicken Delight* Lightly crumbed chicken breast with garlic prawn mousse pocket.  Served with classic tomato marinara sauce w crumbled chorizo topping $30.50 

Prawn and Spinach Linguine A blast from the past. A crispy, crumbed creamy chicken dish served with a hint of mustard in the sauce $30.50 VO DF

Spring lamb parcel* Flaky pastry envelopes a prosciutto wrapped lamb fillet. Served on fresh pea puree with tomato jus $34.50

Scotch Fillet* Cooked just the way you like it, served with Mushroom or Pepper sauce $35.50 GFO DFO

– Surf & Turf* option $43.00 

Atlantic Salmon* Pan-fried with lemon cream sauce $32.50 GF DFO

Freshly Caught Fish-of-the-day* Cooked one of three ways $35.50 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 $29.50  GFO

– Eggplant Parmi* option for vegetarians $29.50  VO



Baked lemon cheesecake Stephanie Alexander’s recipe for simply irresistible cheesecake $12.50  V 

Baklava pears w saffron custard Sweet crispy baklava, succulent juicy pears and warm creamy custard $12.50  V DFO GF  

Chocolate Sorbet with Fresh Strawberries This chocolate sorbet is amazing, adding strawberries a beautiful balance $6.50  V DF GF  

Baby banana spring rolls A sweet twist to the classic.  Crisp outside, gooey inside, and served with butterscotch sauce and ice-cream $12.50  V 

Churros Basket Freshly made crisp Spanish donut basket wrapped around vanilla bean ice-cream drizzled with butterscotch & chocolate sauce $12.50  V

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


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  $4.50


15% surcharge on Sundays and 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