(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

Vegetable & Goat’s Cheese Roulade, Consomme, Pomegranate Pearls, Crip Chips
$18
Local Mussels, Soffrito, Grilled Speck, Chic Peas, Capsicum, Lemon Pangrattato
$19
Spiced Gremolata Prawn Taco, Kaffir Lime, Candy Tomato Slaw, Chervil, Lime
$19
Ricotta Nudi, Lemon Myrtle Tomato Sugo, Olive Salt, Crispy Fried Leek
$18
Beef Carpaccio, Tuna Tonnato, Pickled Cucumber, Olive Tapenade, Anchovies
$19
Crispy Calamari, Green Beans, Peas, Apple, Cabbage, Honey Mustard Dressing
$19
Pressed Pork & Smoked Chicken Terrine, Pork Rillette, Pickles, Yliko, Grissini
$19
Baked Figs With Mascarpone, Kaiserfleisch, Beetroot Meringue, Honey Glaze
$19
Seared Scallops, Merguez Sausage, Pastry Top Hat, Asparagus, Pea Velouté
$19
King Fish Cerviche, Fried Okra, Pickled Watermelon, Wasabi, Roe, Ponzu Dressing
$19

 

Main 

Aborio Rice, Peas, Spinach, Silverbeet, Hazelnuts, Manchego, Roquette
$37
Orecchiette, Broccoli & Cauliflower Cous Cous, Chic Pea Puree, Pecorino
$37
Pappardelle, Slow Roasted Goat, Spinach, Char Spring Onions & Grana Padano
$39
Squid Ink Spaghettini, Prawn Cutlets, Chilli, Olive Oil, Crispy Tomato Skin
$39
Berkshire Pork Cutlet, Lemon Thyme, Pear, Sage, Kipfler Potatoes, Stilton Shards
$42
Confit Duck Leg, Beetroot, Walnuts, Pencil Leeks, Roman Gnocchi, Cherry Jam
$41
Scotch Fillet, Cajun Salt, Onion Rings, Pumpkin Skordalia, Char Asparagus
$42
Romsey Range Aged Eye Fillet, Romesco Ragu, Fondant Duck Fat Potatoes, Jus
$42
Moroccan Chicken Pie, Patatas Bravas, Spiced Tomato & Onion Chutney
$39

 

To Share

 

1Kg Dried Aged Rib Eye, Roasted Garlic, Rosemary, Lemon Parsley
$120
Paella Negro- Selection of seafood finished with squid ink
$81
Paella Carne- Selection of meats, peas, soffrito, paprika, saffron
$81
Char Za’atar Chicken, Pita Bread, Cucumber, Preserved Lemon, Harissa
$79

 

 

Sides 

Warm Beans, Persian Feta, Slivered Almonds
$12
Roquette, Pear, Honey, Citrus & Pecorino
$12
Butter Lettuce, Radish, Shallots, Tarragon Aioli
$12
Thick Cut Chips Rosemary, Olive & Oregano
$12
Watermelon, Cucumber, Tomato, Mint, Pistachio
$12

 

Dessert 

Sugar Crusted Pistachio Donuts, Strawberry Compote, Yoghurt Rose Gelato
$17
Triple Chocolate Ganache Tiramisu, Jaffa Jam, Malt Maltesers Ice Cream
$17
Lemon Yuzu Tart, Clove Meringue, Raspberry, Brandy Snap, Cassis Sorbet
$17
White Mousse, Cherry Jell, Popcorn, Turkish Delight, Marshmallow, Coconut
$17
Walnut Praline Parfait, Caramel Banana, Cinnamon Biscuit, Arabesque Wafer
$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
Pecorino Calcagno Fragrant, salty and sharp in flavour Italy
$16/60g
Pyengana Clothbound Cheddar Fine Texture, Lingering Nuttiness Tasmania
$16/60g

 

 

To Drink

 

2017 Foxeys Hangout ‘Late Harvest’   Pinot Gris   Mornington, VIC
$12
NV Pfeiffer Wines ‘Classic’   Topaque   Rutherglen, VIC
$12
NV All Saints Estate   Muscat   Rutherglen, VIC
$12
NV Morris ‘Grand’   Topaque   Rutherglen, VIC
$16
NV Morris ‘Grand’   Muscat   Rutherglen, VIC
$16
2016 Simao & Co   Vintage Fortified   North Eastern, VIC
$12
NV Ramos Pinto ‘La Grima’   White Port   Douro, Portugal
$14
NV Burmester ‘Sotto Voce’   Porto   Douro, Portugal
$14
NV Niepoort   Dry White Port   Douro, Portugal
$13
NV Niepoort   Ruby Port   Douro, Portugal
$13
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.