(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

 

Char Whole Prawns, Olive Crumb, Apple & Fennel Slaw, Lemon Myrtle Dressing
$19
Roman Porcini Gnocchi, Cauliflower, Parsnip Chips, Truffle Honey, Hazelnut
$18
Local Mussels, Soffrito, Kaiserfleisch, Olives, Capsicum, Lemon Pangrattato
$19
Hervey Bay Baked Half Shell Scallops, Chorizo, Roma Tomato, Manchego Crust
$19
Beef Carpaccio, Tuna Tonnato, Pickled Cucumber, Olive Tapenade, Anchovies
$19
Crispy Calamari, Citrus Barley, Almonds, Char Corn, Shallots, Green Chilli Aioli
$19
Ocean Trout Cerviche, Watermelon Granita, Wasabi, Puffed Rice, Salmon Roe
$19
Pressed Pork & Smoked Chicken Terrine, Pork Rillette, Pickles, Quince, Grissini
$19
Spicy Salted Quail, Cous Cous, Pomegranate, Cucumber, Tahini, Nigella Seeds
$19

 

Main

 

Aborio Rice, Pumpkin & Cumin, Smoked Pepitas, Honey Cream Fraiche
$36
Orecchiette, Lemon Ricotta, Baby Zucchini, Garlic, Candy Tomato, Pimientos
$36
Pappardelle, Slow Roasted Goat, Spinach, Char Spring Onions & Grana Padano
$39
Squid Ink Spaghettini, Prawn Cutlets, Chilli, Olive Oil, Crispy Tomato Skin
$39
Spiced Charred Spatchcock, Buttered Cabbage & Silverbeet Spanakopita
$40
Confit Duck Leg, Bologna Sausage, Zucchini, Roast Plum, Braised Puy Lentils
$41
Scotch Fillet, Southern BBQ Sauce, Garlic & Sage Potatoes, Padron Peppers
$42
Romsey Range Aged Eye Fillet, Paris Mash, Braised Peas, Grilled Speck, Jus
$42
Lamb Pie, Sumac, Kumara, Mushrooms, Eggplant Chips, Mint Mojo
$39

 

To Share

 

1Kg Dried Aged Rib Eye, Black Garlic Butter, Rosemary, Mushrooms
$110
Paella – Served With a Selection of Meat & Seafood
$78
Char Za’atar Chicken, Pita Bread, Cucumber, Preserved Lemon, Harissa
$79

 

Sides

 

Warm Beans, Persian Feta, Slivered Almonds
$9
Roquette, Pear, Honey & Pecorino
$9
Butter Lettuce, Radish, Shallots, Tarragon Aioli
$9
Thick Cut Chips Rosemary, Olive & Oregano
$9
Oven Roasted Spiced Pumpkin, Labne, Smoked Pepitas
$9

 

Dessert

 

Glazed Donuts, Apple Compote, Streusel, Peanut Butter Ice Cream
$17
Yuzu Meringue Parfait, Sable Biscuit, Tea Tree Shards, Blood Orange Gel
$17
Hazelnut & Raspberry Swirl Tiramisu, White Chocolate Stracciatella Gelato
$17
Yogurt Mess, Passion fruit, Macaroon, Matcha Popcorn, Mandarin Sorbet
$17
Chocolate Cherry Ripe Tart, Golden Crumble, Coconut 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
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.