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 dining room, or sit on the outdoor verandah and take in the natural spectacle of flora, fauna, sea, and reef.

The Shearwater offers a wide selection of breakfast options and à la carte evening menus. On Wednesdays and weekends, look forward to ample buffets. 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 a buffet breakfast including a 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. 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 5:30pm to 9 pm
When the day is done, enjoy meals that cater to all tastes.

  • Mondays – À la carte
  • Tuesdays – À la carte
  • Wednesdays – Mediterranean buffet
  • Thursdays – À la carte
  • Fridays – À la carte
  • Saturdays – Seafood buffet
  • Sundays – Roast Carvery buffet

Dinners are priced as follows:

  • À la carte menu – Prices vary
  • Buffet – $45/adult & $15/child
  • Seafood Buffet – $75/adult & $30/child

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.

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 our pool tables, entertainment lounge, a library, and an outdoor terrace with giant chessboard.

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.

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.