our philosophy and a la carte menu

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 9.9.19
(menu can be subject to change without notice due to market availability)

antipasti

WARM KALAMATA OLIVES fennel, chilli, lemon & garlic (gf)   6.9

Sicilian GREEN OLIVES (gf)   6.9

CIABATTA BREAD served with extra virgin olive oil & balsamic    1.9 pp

ZUCCHINI FLOWERS filled with herbed ricotta, crisp fried with beetroot relish (v) ea   9.5

LAMB CHIPOLATA SAUSAGES with tomato chilli jam   10.5

Smoked mozzarella & saffron ARANCINI with tomato sugo & parmesan (v)   12.5

SALUMI SELECTION of cured meats with pickles, white bean dip & crostini  20

PORT LINCOLN SARDINES pan fried with harissa & lemon   14

primi

APHRODITE HALOUMI with grilled pumpkin, asparagus, pesto, rocket, pepita granola & balsamic (gf,v)   18.5

OCTOPUS CARPACCIO with red pepper vinaigrette, baby cucumber & olive crumbs (gf)   19

BOSTON BAY MUSSELS tomato, garlic, chilli, white wine & grilled ciabatta   22

EGGPLANT MELANZANE baked eggplant lasagne with smoked eggplant puree & fennel salad (v)   18.5

Lightly floured and fried CALAMARI fregola, rocket, shaved fennel & romesco   20.5

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

pasta

POTATO GNOCCHI pan fried with mushrooms, sage & lemon   30

Handmade PAPPARDELLE slow cooked beef ragu, tomato, spices, herbs & parmesan   30

LINGUINE GRANCHIO blue swimmer crab, tomato, mild chilli, rose sauce   34.5

Ricotta and spinach filled CANNELLONI with vegetables sugo, bechamel & parmesan   31.5

BLACK RICE RISOTTO seafood, garlic, chilli, tomato sugo, herbs (df)   32.5

SEAFOOD TAGLIOLINI thinpasta tossed with seafood out of the shell, chilli, garlic, tomato & pangrattato   32.5

secondi

GHARGRILLED SCOTCH FILLET with roast tomato chimmi churri, broccolini & crisp potatoes   38.5

Char grilled MURRAY VALLEY PORK CUTLET with roast vegetables, spiced yoghurt, rocket pesto, pomegranate essence & smoked almonds (gf)   36.5

Pan roasted HUON SALMON quinoa salad, beets & mascarpone puree   36

Gawler Plains YOUNG CHICKEN confit leg & pan roasted breast with polenta, basil & roast tomato sugo (gf)   34.5

Char grilled Limestone Coast BEEF FILLET 220g with truffled mash, broccolini, onion jam & balsamic jus (gf)   44

SLOW COOKED DUCK LEG pumpkin puree, braised royal baby blue lentils, kale, orange & grappa sauce (gf)   38

contorni

Sautéed SEASONAL GREENS with garlic & basil (gf)   10

ROMA SALAD with tomato, red onion, croutons, olives, soft cheese & brando dressing   12.5

Fried POTATOES with rosemary, chilli, sea salt& romesco   10

MIXED LEAF SALAD of shaved fennel, Spanish onion, & honey mustard dressing (gf)   10

SHOE STRING FRIES   9

BROCCOLINI, garlic & lemon (gf)   10

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

desserts

TIRAMISU 15.0
Traditional Italian Frangelico & Tia Maria sponge cake

PASSIONFRUIT SEMIFREDDO15.0
Served with lemon curd, strawberries, amaretti biscuit & basil granita (gf available)

PANNA COTTA 14.5
Orange & chai panna cotta with polenta cake,lemon sorbet & pistachios (gf)

CHOCOLATE BROWNIE 16.0
Panettone & chocolate soft brownie, hazelnut ice cream, orange spiced pears

cheese

22.0 pp
A selection of threeimported cheeses [see below] served with wild fig panforte, quince paste, apple, crisp bread (gf available)

  • BLUMARI – Italian goat & cow’s milk gorgonzola from Lombardi
  • BUCHE d’AFFINOIS– A French white mould cheese with a fine silky texture and a buttery finish.
  • MERCO MAHON CURADO – 6 months semi-cured cow’s milk with a distinctive sharp acidic flavour. Balearic Islands, Spain.

COFFEE
Affogato Plain ~ coffee with vanilla bean ice cream 11.5
Affogato Liqueur ~ with Frangelico 16.5
Espresso / Macchiato / Long Black 4.0
Cappuccino / Flat White / Café Latte 4.5
Hot Chocolate / Mocha 4.5
Vienna Coffee ~ black or white coffee with cream 5.0
Vienna Chocolate ~ hot chocolate with cream 5.0

LIQUEUR COFFEE
Coretta ~ an espresso with Sambuca 9.5
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

COCKTAIL
Espresso Martini 15.0
Liquid Dessert 18.0

INFUSION TEAS all 4.5
English Breakfast; Australian Lemon Myrtle;                           
Green; English Earl Grey Blueflower;
Chamomile; Peppermint.