(03) 9842 3466
266 Blackburn Road, East Doncaster
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A La Carte Menu

The Tender Trap is paving new ground with a menu where seasonality and supreme provenance are the prevailing watchwords in this East Doncaster Restaurant. Best described as modern, contemporary dining, the menu is littered with refreshingly experimental touches to really awaken the imagination and palate. Food of this pedigree is rare. The Tender Trap prides itself in using seasonal ingredients from Australia – the finest meats, seafood, vegetables and herbs sourced from local waters, pastures and gardens. Service is efficient, friendly and knowledgeable, never intrusive. More Recently the restaurant has been recognised in the 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 edition’s of “The Age Good Food Guide”.

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Entrée

WA Sardines, Charred Broccoli, Kipfler, Fennel, Witlof, Agrodolce Dressing
$18
Roman Gnocchi, Pumpkin Puree, Kumara Chips, Chevre, Burnt Butter, Hazelnut
$18
Local Mussels, Tomato & Chilli Soffrito, Chorizo, Chickpea, Lemon Pangrattato
$18
Maloolaba Baked Half Shell Scallops, Sweet corn, Speck & Manchego Crust
$19
Beef Carpaccio, Tuna Tonnato, Pickled Cucumber, Olive Tapenade, Anchovies
$19
Dukkah Spiced Calamari, Couscous, Parsley, Kohlrabi, Almonds, Harissa Aioli
$19
Sopressa Black Cobia Ceviché, Freeze Dried Coconut, Watercress, Cucumber
$19
Pressed Pork & Smoked Chicken Terrine, Pork Rillette, Pickles, Quince, Grissini
$19
Tempura Soft Shell Crab, Apple, Mango, Green Chilli, Maple Glaze, Lotus Fruit
$18

Main

Aborio Rice, Roasted Tomato, Basil, Crispy Garlic Filo Crumb, Pecorino
$36
Orecchiette, Lemon Ricotta, Peas, Baby Zucchini, Chilli, Crispy Tomato Skin
$36
Pappardelle, Slow Roasted Goat, Spinach, Char Baby Leeks & Grana Padano
$39
Seafood Bouillabaisse Spaghettini, Dehydrated Olive, Lemon Gremolata Crumb
$39
Portuguese Spatchcock, Beetroot, Kaiserfleisch, Pumpkin Chips, Labne
$41
Duck Breast, Orange Marmalade, Pumpkin, Asparagus, Macadamia, Speck
$40
Scotch Fillet, Southern BBQ Sauce, Garlic & Sage Potatoes, Jalapeño, Kale
$42
Eye Fillet, Char Baby Cos, Chimichurri Puree, Smashed Peas, Horseradish
$42
Tea Tree Crumbed Pork Cutlet, Smoked Apple, Celeriac Slaw, Scratchings
$40

To Share

1Kg Rib Eye Dry Rubbed With Native Tomato & Wattle Seed, French Fries
$110
Paella – Served with a Selection of Meat & Seafood
$78
Char Za’atar Baby Chicken, Pita Bread, Cucumber, Preserved Lemon, Harissa
$79

Sides

Warm Beans, Lemon, Ginger & Almond
$9
Roquette, Pear, Honey & Pecorino
$9
Tomato, Basil, Pangrattato, Shallot, Balsamic
$9
Thick Cut Chips Rosemary, Olive & Oregano
$9
Cucumbers, Yogurt, Mint, Citrus, Olive Oil
$9

Dessert

Sugar Donuts, Lemon Thyme Custard, White Chocolate & Yuzu Ice Cream
$17
Jaffa Parfait, Orange Glaçage, Frosted Cinnamon Hazelnuts, Coco Dacquoise
$17
Truffle & Chestnut Tiramisu, Coffee Soil & Dark 73% Chocolate Ice Cream
$17
Tea Tree Panna Cotta, Eucalypt Meringue, Macadamia, Aero, Negroni Sorbet
$17
Chocolate Mille Feuille, Crispy Raspberry, Coconut Snow, Pistachio Ice Cream
$17

Cheese

Brique d’Affinois Washed, white rind, mild, silky texture France
$16/60g
Swiss Gruyere Vieux Nutty texture with lingering flavours Switzerland
$16/60g
Blue de Laqueuille Creamy, well developed blue mould France
$16/60g
Queso Aged Manchego Firm bodied Sheep’s milk cheese Spain
$16/60g
Pyengana Clothbound Cheddar Fine Texture, Lingering Nuttiness Tasmania
$16/60g

To Drink

2016 Foxeys Hangout ‘Late Harvest’ Pinot Gris Mornington, VIC
$12
NV Pfeiffer Wines ‘Classic’ Topaque Rutherglen, VIC
$12
NV Pfeiffer Wines ‘Classic’ Muscat Rutherglen, VIC
$12
NV Morris ‘Grand’ Tokay Rutherglen, VIC
$16
NV Morris ‘Grand’ Muscat Rutherglen, VIC
$16
NV Ramos Pinto ‘La Grima’ White Port Douro, Portugal
$14
NV Burmester ‘Sotto Voce’ Porto Douro, Portugal
$14
NV Cardenal Cisneros Pedro Ximenez Jeréz, Spain
$14

It is the policy of the restaurant to not serve cakes/desserts from out sourced locations. To discuss further options on special occasions please feel free to contact the restaurant and we will endeavour to cater to your needs.

Whilst making a reservation we would encourage you to inform us of any dietary requirements you may have, so we can best cater to your needs.

Group Bookings

The Tender Trap is happy to accept large group bookings, however the a la carte menu is not available to bookings of 12 or more persons. For large group bookings please refer to the events page where you can locate our set menu options which have been designed to suit such occasions.