a la carte menu

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 pesky magpie thinks it's a gourmand
  • We like modern twists on classic favourites
  • ..seasonal and local
  • ..our pesce crudo
  • Panned is big with us..so much more delicious
  • We are blessed with brilliant local producers

last updated 25 November 2017

CIABATTA BREAD served with extra Virgin olive oil & balsamic 1.9 pp
BRUSCHETTA POMODORO char grilled slice of ciabatta topped with Roma tomatoes, basil & shaved grana padano 10.50

BRUSCHETTA char grilled slice of ciabatta topped with prosciutto, artichoke, rocket and balsamic 11.90
MARINATED OLIVES fennel, chilli, lemon & garlic (gf) 6.9

TRIO OF SALUMI local & imported smallgoods served with pickles & crostini 22

* Prosciutto; imported salt cured pork leg aged for 36 months 50g
* Pamplona; large Spanish style sausage of pork & paprika 50g
* Osso Collo; matured pork collar with spices & herbs 50g

THE RIVER CAFÉ FEED ME MENU
Chefs selection of five courses 65.00 per person
Showcasing the best from the Kitchen **

PRIMI PIATTI

BEETROOT CARPACCIO baby carrots, poppy seeds vincotto & goats cheese (v) (gf) 17.5

SARDINE FILLETS dukkah crusted SA sardine fillets, baby cucumber, feta, salsa verde & sumac (gf) 17
SWORDFISH CRUDO cucumber, yoghurt, sumac, black olives, lemon, olive oil & fennel (gf) 18
ARANCINI smoked chicken risotto balls with tomato sugo and parmesan (4) 16

FRIED RICOTTA FILLED ZUCCHINI FLOWER, minted zucchini puree, and grana padana (v) 19

FRITTO MISTO fried calamari, school prawns, market fish & scallops with zucchini & green chilli mayonnaise (gf) 24

WAGYU BRESAOLA thin slices of air dried beef with rocket, capers aioli & parmesan (gf) 18
BOSTON BAY MUSSELS steamed with garlic, chilli, wine, tomato & grilled ciabatta 19

Good food takes time – please advise staff if you are in a hurry
Please ask for your account in good time & pay at the table, no individual accounts
Payment by Diners – 2.5% surcharge

** Entertainment card conditions apply

PASTA

PAPARDELLE slow cooked pork shoulder ragout, tomato, spices, herbs & parmesan 32
LINGUINE GRANCHIO blue swimmer crab, tomato, mild chilli, rose sauce 35
GNOCCHI SUGO heirloom tomatoes, tomato sugo basil & smoked ricotta salata (v) 29
SEAFOOD TAGLIOLINI pasta nero tossed with braised octopus, Boston Bay mussels & pangrattato 34
PUMPKIN RISOTTO carnaroli rice, roast pumpkin, sage & goats cheese (gf) 29

SECONDI PIATTI

WHOLE BAKED BABY SNAPPER with Italian coleslaw & lemon (gf) 37.5
CHICKEN BREAST with pumpkin puree, black pearl barley risotto, aioli & pangrattato 34.50
Char grilled LAMB RUMP with roast vegetables, tahini yoghurt, rocket pesto, pomegranate & smoked almonds (gf) 37
BEEF FILLET 220g char grilled Limestone Coast beef fillet with truffled mash, broccolini & balsamic reduction (gf) 42
Slow braised saltbush GOAT TAGINE fregola salad & yoghurt 35
FISH OF THE DAY please see today’s market specials
FRITTO MISTO fried calamari, school prawns, market fish & scallops with zucchini & green chilli mayonnaise (gf) 36

INSALATE e CONTORNI

Sautéed SEASONAL GREENS with garlic & basil (gf) 10
ROMA SALAD with red onion, croutons, olives. Soft cheese and brando dressing 12.5
Fried POTATOES with rosemary, chilli & garlic aioli (gf) 10
MIXED LEAF SALAD 0f shaved fennel, Spanish onion, & honey mustard dressing (gf) 10
ITALIAN COLSLAW cabbage, fennel, lemon, olive oil and parmesan (gf) 10

Saturday $25 pp minimum spend on food
10% Surcharge applies on public holidays

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

Coffee

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