Eat & Drink

During your stay on Heron Island, enjoy wholesome food and beverage to accompany your Great Barrier Reef adventures.

Shearwater Restaurant

The Shearwater Restaurant is the perfect complement to a day of activities. Come and relax in the Shearwater’s dining room, or sit on the outdoor verandah and take in the natural spectacle of flora, fauna, sea, and reef.

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The Shearwater offers a wide selection of breakfast options and table d’hôte evening menus. On Wednesdays and weekends, look forward to ample buffets. And those seeking healthy options will be as satisfied as those looking for the rich and sweet.


From 7 to 10 am

Start your day off right with an à la carte selection of traditional breakfast favourites, coffees, teas, and juices.
Please note that our Bed & Breakfast Packages include breakfast only.


From 12 to 2 pm

During the day, most guests are out on one of our many excursions, but for those staying put, the Shearwater offers an à la carte lunch menu. And if lunch on the beach strikes your fancy, the Shearwater’s staff will be pleased to prepare a picnic lunch to-go, for a small additional cost.


From 6 to 9 pm

When the day is done, enjoy meals that cater to all tastes.

  • Mondays – Chef’s table d’hôte (an option of two or three course menu, each with several set choices)
  • Tuesdays – Chef’s table d’hôte
  • Wednesdays – Themed buffet
  • Thursdays – Chef’s table d’hôte
  • Fridays – Chef’s table d’hôte
  • Saturdays – Seafood buffet – $75/adult, $30/child *
  • Sundays – Roast buffet

With the exception of our Saturday Seafood Buffet * dinners are priced as follows:

  • Adults – $45 for buffets and 2 course table d’hôte, $55 for 3 course table d’hôte (no single course available)
  • Children – $15 for buffets and two course table d’hôte

Dietary requirements can be accommodated with at least 2 weeks’ notice prior to arrival.
While we strive to honour this menu plan, we reserve the right to alter or change menu selections as required.


Enjoy our special Christmas Dinner Buffet in our Shearwater Restaurant.  Please click to view Christmas Menu

Baillie’s Bar and Pandanus Lounge

Our large bar and lounge area is an ideal place to relax with a cold drink, catch up with friends, dive into that long-unread novel, or simply watch the sun set. Panoramic reef views are the backdrop for: pool tables, entertainment lounge, a library, and an outdoor terrace with giant chessboard.

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The Pandanus Lounge is also the venue for complimentary local entertainment several nights’ of the week. The atmosphere is ‘beach’ casual, and you’re welcome to sing and dance along.

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Baillie’s also has a wide-screen television for those that need a quick ‘fix’ to the rest of the world, and to ensure sports fans don’t miss the big game. Wi-Fi is available for those with their own computer devices (charges apply).

A limited café style menu is available in Baillie’s Bar from 10 am to 5 pm.