(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

Sardine Fillets, Candy Tomatoes, Fried Onions, Rye Toast & Sauce Gribiche
$18
Twice Baked Lemon and Spinach Souffle, Goat Cheese, Beetroot & Plum
$18
Local Mussels, Tomato & Chilli Soffrito, Chorizo, Chickpea, Lemon Pangrattato
$18
Seared Scallops, Asparagus, Kaisserfleish, Peas, Figs, Black Pudding Crumb
$19
Beef Carpaccio, Tuna Tonnato, Pickled Cucumber, Olive Tapenade, Anchovies
$19
Dukkah Spiced Calamari, Bourgal, Currents, Cuccumber & Smoked Chilli Aioli
$19
Smoked Cold Pressed Pork Terrine, Kataifi Prawn, Apple Slaw and Cress
$19
Dragon fruit Cured Salmon, Fennel, Puffed Quinoa, Pickle Baby Carrots
$19
Peri Peri Quail, Freekah, Almonds, Corn, Roasted Pumpkin & Spiced Labne
$19
Coal Roasted Octopus, Mint Mojo, Chilli, Caramelised Pork, Pineapple Chips
$19

Main

Beetroot Risotto, Braised Leek, Goats Cheese and Mint Chimichurri
$34
Rigatoni, Slow Roasted Goat, Spinach, Shallots & Grana Padano
$36
Seafood Bouillabaisse Spaghettini, Dehydrated Olive, Gremolata Crumb
$38
Sumac Crusted Lamb Shoulder, Rabbit Pop Corn, Aubergine, Porcini Jus
$39
Pedro Beef Cheek, Burnt Onions, Macadamia Nut Butter, Eucalyptus Broth
$40
Duck Breast, Farro Succotash, Green Pea, Wattleseed, Sour Cherry Glaze
$41
Eye Fillet, Beetroot Chutney, Parsley Puree, Parisienne Gnocchi, Gorgonzola
$42
Berkshire Pork Cutlet, Tomato, White Anchovies, Smoked Apple, Sweet Onion
$42

To Share

1Kg Rib Eye Steak with Accompanying Condiments
$110
Paella – Served with a selection of Meat & Seafood
$78
Coal Roasted Baby Chicken with Potato Ecrassé & Asparagus
$68

Sides

Warm Beans, Garlic, Chilli & Almond
$9
Roquette, Pear, Honey & Pecorino
$9
Heirloom Tomato, Basil, Bread, Shallot, Fig Balsamic
$9
Thick Cut Chips Rosemary, Olive and Oregano
$9
Lebanese Cucumber, Mint, Yoghurt, Egg, Crostini
$9

Dessert

Donuts, Orange Crème Anglaise, Jaffa Ice Cream, Amaretto Crumb
$17
Baklava Parfait, Pistachio Filo, Halvah, Honey and Cinnamon Syrup
$17
Truffle & Chestnut Tiramisu with Chocolate Soil & Coffee Averna Ice Cream
$17
Panna Cotta, Blueberry, Rosemary Meringue, Violet, Raspberry Aero
$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 Traditional Manchego: Firm bodied Sheep’s milk cheese (Spain)
$14/60g
Meredith Dairy Ash Chevre: Rich flavour and lemony tang (Australia)
$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 (Portugal)
$14
1996 Burmester ‘Colheita’ Vintage Port (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.