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bread and small plates





Ciabatta Bread
served with extra Virgin olive oil & balsamic…pp 1.9

Bruschetta Pomodoro
Char grilled slice of ciabatta bread topped with roma tomatoes, basil & shaved grana padano...7.9

Bruschetta Verdure
Char grilled slice of ciabatta, marinated zucchini, capsicum, rocket & parmesan...8.5









our philosophy
Our obsession is premium produce, hand selected from local producers who share our philosophy. Organic and free–range where ever possible! We cook with passion for your pleasure!

our kitchen team


last updated February 11th  2015






San Daniel prosciutto, Sopresso salami, Buffalo mozzarella, chargrilled vegetables, marinated olives, Parmigiano Reggiano white anchovies & lavosh...25.0

Marinated Olives - fennel, chilli, lemon & garlic...(gf)  7.5

Crisp Fried Green Olives – filled with chicken, served with garlic aioli…12.5

Will Studd Aphrodite Haloumi Cheese - Pan fried and served with spiced eggplant relish…(gf) 14.




              10 Natural with lemon  (gf)....24.0

              10 Natural with citrus segments, dill & spring  

onions (gf)....25.0

10 Grilled with smoked bacon, tomato, Worcestershire  (gf).... 26.0

Arancini —saffron & smoked mozzarella carnaroli rice dumplings with tomato sugo....15.9

Wagyu Bresaola —with fior di latte, rocket, capers & extra virgin olive oil  (gf)....16.9

Boston Bay Mussels— steamed with garlic, chili & tomato, grilled ciabatta....17.9

Calamari— dusted in rice flour, lightly fried with rocket salad & green chilli aioli ...(gf) 16.9

Crisp Fried Zucchini Flowers — filled with herbed ricotta, pepperonata & pomegranate... 17.5



Prawn Salad — Marinated tiger prawn tails, romesco dressing, fregola & crisp prosciutto...17.5

Cured Salmon & Kingfish— with pickled baby beetroot, confit fennel, yogurt dressing & crispy skin crackling ....(gf) 17.9

Jumbo Sea Scallops — on cauliflower puree with pancetta & saffron vinaigrette...(gf) 18.9

Vitello Tonnato — thin slices of poached veal & seared yellow fin tuna, tuna mayo, white anchovies, capers & rocket  (gf)  18.5




Oven baked— Eggplant Parmigiana with tomato sugo & rocket... (v) 26.5

Tagine of Natural Pastures young goat with fregola salad, fig, orange, mint, coriander & yoghurt....33.0

Twice cooked Duck Legs with pear, cannellini beans, silver beet, orange & grappa....(gf)  35.5

Fish Of The Daywith smoked leek puree, tomato, fennel, celery heart, cress & caperberries...(gf) 32.5

Chicken Breast — baked with pancetta, confit garlic, red rice & almond pilaf, sweet potato puree, tomato & basil jus...(gf) 32.

Brasato – slow braised tender ridge beef cheek, baked semolina, sauteed du puy lentils, beetroot & black pepper glaze...33.5

Beef Fillet—220g char grilled Limestone Coast beef fillet with truffled mash, broccolini & balsamic reduction…35.

Brodo di Mare —King prawns, bug tails, calamari, mussels & fish fillet lightly poached in snapper broth spring onion, garlic, chilli, extra virgin olive oil...(gfa) 39.5


Naracoorte Beef Rib-Eye —off the bone 350g chargrilled with golden chats, sautéed spinach & river café condiments   (gf)  36.5









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              Gluten Free Pasta available on request

Rissoto — of Carnaroli rice, roast beetroot, peas, spinach, walnuts & goats cheese (v) (gf)  26.5

Gnocchi Funghi —Pan fried potato gnocchi with exotic mushrooms, & truffle cream…(v) 26.9

Orecchiette Ragu—little ears of pasta with slow braised pork & fennel sausage, herbs & reggiano...26.5

Crab Linguini —tossed with blue swimmer crab meat, garlic, mild chilli & simmered in a cream rose sauce…30.5

Spaghetti Pescatore—with mussels, prawns, calamari, fish, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, chilli, pangrattato & parsley…29.5





Sides [serves two or more]

Sautéed Seasonal Greens— with garlic & basil … (gfa) 9.0

Sautéed portabello & pearl Mushrooms —garlic butter, herbs, white wine & crisp shallots...(gf) 9.0

Fried Potatoes — with rosemary, chilli & garlic aioli…(gf) 9.0

Mixed leaf Salad— of shaved fennel, Spanish onion, crisp pancetta, toasted almonds, honey mustard dressing ...(gf) 9.0

Warm salad — roast purple carrots, red cabbage, mint, coriander, orange, currants & pistachios...(gf) 9.5



Tiramisu — Traditional Italian frangelico & tia maria sponge cake...12.9

Passionfruit SemifreddoServed with lemon curd, strawberries, amaretti biscuit & basil granita (gfa)...13.5

Crème Brûlée — Vanilla & rhubarb creme brulee with crostoli...(gfa) 14.5

Panna Cotta —Orange & cardamom panna cotta with lemon & poppy shortbread, citrus & lemon sorbet

(gfa) 14.5

Chocolate Budino — soft centred chocolate pudding with chocolate ice-cream & hazelnut toffee swirl

(please allow 20 mins)  (gf)...15.9

Cheese — A selection of three imported cheeses as listed below served withfig panforte, quince paste, apple & crisp bread…17.5

Italian blue moulded cows milk cheese from Lombardy. Matured 3/6 months. Strong spicy earthy flavour.


A French white mould cheese with a fine silky texture. It has a creamy subtle flavour & a well rounded buttery finish


Semi hard Italian cow's milk cheese steeped in grape must for 10 days. Straw yellow in colour with a bold flavour


coffee and tea


Liqueur Coffee
Corretto –

an espresso with Sambucca…9.5
French –

Cointreau, Coffee, Cream…11.5
Irish –

Jameson Irish Whiskey, Coffee, Cream…11.5

Jamaican –

Tia Maria, Coffee, Cream... 11.5

Roman –

Galliano, Coffee, Cream... 11.5
Mexican –

Kahlua, Coffee, Cream…11.5
Russian –

Vodka, Tia Maria, Coffee, Cream…12.0

Espresso, Macchiato, Long Black…4.0
Cappuccino, Flat White or Cafe Latte…4.2
Hot Chocolate or Mocha…4.5
Vienna Coffee – black or white coffee with cream…4.5
Vienna Chocolate – hot chocolate with cream…4.5
Affagato Plain – coffee with vanilla bean ice cream…9.5
Affagato Liqueur – with added Frangelico…14.5

Infusion Teas
Australian Breakfast, Australian Lemon Myrtle all…4.5
Quince Green Sencha, English Earl Grey Blueflower Camomile or Peppermint – both ORGANIC

updated February 11th  2015

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