Shearwater Restaurant offers an enticing evening menu, themed buffet lunches and a vast array of breakfast selections. Those looking at healthy options will be impressed, as will those looking for creative desserts and indulgent flavours. Every Saturday night, a seafood buffet is served at Shearwater Restaurant.
The restaurant has an attractive north-facing verandah area from which you can see the reef peeking over a lush carpet of local flora. Friendly, professional staff explain the changing evening menu to guests and help match meals with wines (drinks are not included during your stay). Buffet lunches have a theme that changes daily and it’s also possible to order a picnic hamper for that special lunch on the beach.
All dietary requirements can be catered for with adequate notice prior to arrival.
Breakfast: 7.30am - 9.30am - Served buffet style Lunch: 12.00noon - 2.00pm - Sandwich buffet with salad bar and hot options Dinner: 6.30pm - 9.00pm - Eiher a 3 course A la carte or buffet style dinner
Entree: Smoked salmon crostini Main: Black Angus sirloin with caramelized onion purée, wild mushroom ragout and sugar snap peas Dessert: Orange chocolate mousse
The bar and lounge takes relaxation to the next level, offering an expansive area in which to relax with a cold drink, catch up with friends or watch or read the latest news. The complex is designed to make the most of panoramic reef views and has an outdoor terrace with a giant chessboard. Inside are two pool tables, a cocktail bar (very popular during happy hour), entertainment loungeband a mezzanine- level library area. Sports fans can watch the big games on one of three televisions and Wi-Fi is available for those with their own laptops or smartphones ($3 for 15 minutes). Alternatively, there are two computer terminals located on the mezzanine-level.
Watching the sunset from the lounges lining the terrace with cocktail or beer in hand is a “must-do” activity on Heron Island.
On occasion, we host special presentations for guests in the Wistari Room. Special marine biologists from the Heron Island research station often host fascinating marine life and environment discussions.