(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

Escabeche of Sardines, Oregano, Charred Vegetables, Kipfler Potato, Olive Oil
$18
Confit Garlic Roman Gnocchi, Pumpkin Puree, Pear, Burnt Butter, Hazelnut
$18
Local Mussels, Tomato & Chilli Soffrito, Chorizo, Chickpea, Lemon Pangrattato
$18
Seared Scallops, Cauliflower, Smoked Ham, Mushroom, Black Truffle Balsamic
$19
Beef Carpaccio, Tuna Tonnato, Pickled Cucumber, Olive Tapenade, Anchovies
$19
Dukkah Spiced Calamari, Bourgal, Currants, Cucumber & Smoked Chilli Aioli
$19
Pork Rillete, Fennel Granola, Dutch Carrot, Dates, Pedro X, Rabbit Popcorn
$19
Blackberry Salmon Gravlax, Black Sesame, Samphire, Sake Nori Tea
$19
Peri Peri Quail, Freekah, Almonds, Corn, Roasted Pumpkin & Spiced Labne
$19
Coal Saffron Prawns, Ouzo & Tomato Sugo, Smoked Papitas, Pommes Frites
$19

Main

Aborio Rice, Mushroom, Rosemary, Porcini Duxelle, Pecorino, Filo Crumb
$36
Rigatoni, Slow Roasted Goat, Spinach, Shallots & Grana Padano
$38
Seafood Bouillabaisse Spaghettini, Dehydrated Olive, Gremolata Crumb
$38
Red Wine Braised Maryland, Pancetta, Mushroom, French Shallot, Kumera
$37
Beef Cheek, Cabbage, White Beans, Hock Meat, Horseradish, Strawberry gum
$39
Duck Breast, Jerusalem Artichoke, Kaisserflesch, Lavender Honey, Mandarin
$41
Eye Fillet, Beetroot Chutney, Parsley Puree, Parisienne Gnocchi, Gorgonzola
$42
Miso Glazed Pork Cutlet, Kimchi, Baby Radish, Smoked Apple, Scratchings
$39

To Share

1Kg Rib Eye Dry Rubbed with Native Pepper Berry and Wattle seed
$110
Paella – Served With a Selection of Meat & Seafood
$78
Coal Roasted Dukkah Lamb Rump Chop, Beetroot Tzatziki, Kipfler Potato
$76

Sides

Warm Beans, Garlic, Chilli & Almond
$9
Roquette, Pear, Honey & Pecorino
$9
Beetroot, Walnuts, Blue Cheese, Orange Vinaigrette
$9
Thick Cut Chips Rosemary, Olive & Oregano
$9
Roasted Pumpkin, Mixed grains, Papitas, Labne
$9
Cucumbers, Yogurt, Mint, Citrus, Olive Oil
$9

Dessert

Cacao Donuts, Lavender, Violet Sugar, Almond Custard, Nougat Ice Cream
$17
Salted Toffee Parfait, Glaçage, Sable biscuit, Streusel crumb, Dried Caramel
$17
Truffle & Chestnut Tiramisu, Chocolate Soil & Coffee Averna Ice Cream
$17
Tea Tree Panna Cotta, Eucalypt Meringue, Macadamia, Blood Orange Sorbet
$17
Chocolate Tart, Blackcurrant Marsh mellow, Peanut Brittle, Turkish Delight
$17

Cheese

Brique d’Affinois Washed, white rind; mild, silky texture France
$14/60g
Swiss Gruyere Vieux Nutty texture with lingering flavours Switzerland
$14/60g
Blue de Laqueuille Creamy, well developed blue mould France
$14/60g
Queso Aged Manchego Firm bodied Sheep’s milk cheese Spain
$14/60g
Pyengana Clothbound Cheddar Fine Texture, Lingering Nuttiness Tasmania
$14/60g

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
1996 Burmester ‘Colheita’ Vintage Port 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.