Open to the public 6 days a week

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. 



Spring Menu


Warm Cob Sourdough cob with plain, parmesan or garlic butter or virgin olive oil and dukkah $6.50  V 

Bruschetta Mediterranean roasted vegetable medley topped with fetta $8.50  

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

Pork Scotch Egg Crispy Scotch egg served with baby greens and tomato relish $10.50  DF

Grilled Haloumi Salad With cherry tomatoes, spinach and rocket $14.50  GF V 

Peking Duck Pancake Who can resist a Peking pancake or two or three $14.50  


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

Prawn & Spinach Linguine With garlic, cherry tomatoes and a hint of chilli $26.50  DFO
Ask chef for more chilli if you are game. Tofu option available for vegetarians.  VO 

Atlantic Salmon Pan-fried with a side of lemon cream sauce $27.50  GF DFO

Freshly Caught Fish-of-the-day cooked two ways $29.50  GFO DFO
Choose One: Panko coated served with creamy lemon sauce or Oven baked with coriander and lemon butter

T-Bone or Scotch Fillet served with your choice of Mushroom or Pepper sauce  $28.50  GFO DFO

Surf & Turf T-Bone or Scotch Fillet with prawns and a galic cream sauce  $34.50  GFO DFO

Caramelised Chicken Parcel Chicken with garlic and spring onion pocket, wrapped in bacon, brushed with miso
and maple syrup and served with sweet potato mash and noodle frizz&nbsp $27.50  GF DFO

Glazed Pork Ribs Jalapeno-honey glazed ribs served with avocado-pineapple salsa and a crisp green salad $26.50  GFO DFO

Chicken Parmi The classic chicken parmigiana topped with tomato and cheese $24.50
Eggplant option for vegetarians VO



Chocolate Terrine Jamie Oliver’s chocolate terrine crowned with pecans is definitely a decadent dessert $7.50 GFO

Baked Lemon Cheesecake Served with berry compote – simply irresistible $9.50 V

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

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

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


Tea English Breakfast / Earl Grey / Chamomile / Green / Irish Breakfast / Premium / Peppermint / Lemon Twist $3.50

Coffee (Knockrow Ridge)  Cappuccino / Latte / Mocha / Flat White / Long Black / Macchiato / Expresso $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