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Our Food Menu – Lunch & Dinner Menu

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Dine-In, Take-Away & Room Delivery Menu

 

TAPAS, LIGHTS ‘n’ APPETIZERS

$

 vegetarian

Crispy Baked Golden Cobb Loaf

With a trio of butters: Garlic Chive, Olive & Pesto, Sundried Tomato and Herb

$12.50
 vegetarian

Italiano Bruschetta

Traditional bruschetta favourite of chopped roma tomatoes w red onion & garlic w our garden fresh basil on a flat toasted Italian sourdough loaf

$15
 

Atlantic Crust

Smoked salmon in Italian sourdough, capers, rocket, Parmesan & salsa Verde

$17
 vegetarian

Gourmet Bread Plate

Crispy warm flat bred & a medley of dips

$16
 

Samurai Selection

Asian tapas plate with sesame prawn toast, spring rolls, dim sim, torpedo prawn & cocktail samosas with a trio of dips

$17

Potato Wedges

Salsa & grilled cheese
Chilli sauce & sour cream

$13.5
$12.8

 

Crumbed Camembert

Golden crumbed Camembert segments served w orange & cranberry coulis

$17

Beer Battered Coral Trout Goujon’s

Ocean fresh coral trout in a crispy beer batter w homemade lime aioli

$18
 

Fraser Island Scallops

Eight Hervey Bay scallops in the half-shell grilled w Camembert, avocado & topped w fresh caviar. A famous Hervey Bay treat

$27
glutenfree

Hervey Bay Scallops

Eight local scallops in the half-shell topped with spinach, salsa & bacon

$23
 

Crispy Seasoned Squid with Wasabi Mayo

Fresh seasoned crispy squid with homestyle cafe wasabi mayo

$19
 glutenfree

Oysters

Natural – lemon, ice & salt
Balaena – mornay w cheddar gratin
Kilpatrick – roasted w bacon & Worcestershire sauce

8 for $22
12 for $28
 glutenfree

 Honey Prawn & Sesame Scallop Skewers

Tiger prawns marinated in sweet honey & soy, skewered w scallops, rice & greens

 Half $14
Full $22
     
 

SALAD

 
 

The Original Octopus Salad

Sensationally seasoned octopus with a pineapple mango salsa & ginger sauce on fresh salad

$28
 

Fruity Queenslander Surf Salad

Fresh prawns tossed through a green salad with zesty orange & macadamia nuts, house-blended lemon & basil dressing with toasted shaved coconut

$28
 

Thai Calamari Salad

Fried calamari with green salad, snow pea sprouts, julienne carrots & spring onions, with a chilli fish sauce & coriander dressing & crispy Asian noodles

$22
 

Cooloola Coast Chicken Cashew Salad

Lightly seasoned roasted chicken breast, fresh mango, toasted cashew nuts, seasonal salad with chefs blended chilli lime dressing and crispy Asian noodles

$23
 vegetarian

Living Well Signature Salad

Pumpkin and beetroot tossed w rocket & pine nuts rubbed with goats cheese dressed in reduced rosemary oil

 $23
 

Warm Cajun Beef Salad

Rare slivers of Cajun seared beef on a Balaena tossed salad with Thai jus.

$21
 

PASTRY ‘N BAKERY

$

 

Chicken Mango & Macadamia Filo

Queensland mangoes rolled with macadamia nuts & succulent chicken strips into a flaky filo pastry served with a petite salad, macadamia & mango sauce.

$21
 

Rosemary Lamb Filo

Tender chunks of lightly seasoned lamb enfolded in a rich homemade rosemary & herb gravy. Wrapped in layers of golden filo pastry.

$21
 

Wagyu Beef & Caramelised Onion Pie

Rich & juicy Wagyu beef chunks marinated in red wine, then enfolded in a homemade herb gravy with caramelised onion & garlic w Balaena green salad, chips and a mango & pawpaw chutney

$22
 

Angus Beef Lasagne

Traditional Italian beef lasagne. Tender beef and creamy bechamel sauce between sheets of smooth pasta served with chips & salad

$21

Roasted Pumpkin & Spinach Lasagne

Hearty butternut pumpkin layered with leafy Australian spinach in layers of pasta with golden baked cheese & a creamy sauce served with salad & crunch chips

$20
 
 

OPEN GRILLS

$

  All open faced & served on soft toasted Turkish bread with grilled cheese and side salad  
 
 

Turkey Treat

Tender roasted turkey breast with blended avocado, semi sundried tomatoes, roasted capsicum & cranberry sauce topped with golden cheese

$19
 

Chirpy Chicken

Lightly sauteed seasoned chicken breast, slivered ham, button mushrooms, tomatoes, smokey BBQ sauce & grilled tasty cheese

$19
 

Queensland Tropical

An old time favourite with fresh Queensland pineapples, locally smoked leg ham & melted cheddar cheese

$19.50
 

Roman

Experience a taste of Italy with fresh tomato Napoli, garlic, onion, roasted red capsicum, chorizo, kalamata olives, baked fetta & a golden melt of shaved parmesan

$19
 

Caribbean Seafood

Scallops with shrimps, mussels, prawns & avocado with slivers of Tasmanian smoked salmon on light cream cheese & semi dried tomatoes, grilled with Balàena’s homestyle seafood sauce.

$22
     
 

BURGERS

$

  All burgers served with seasoned wedges, tomato, onion, cucumber, rocket, lettuce & house dressing on a toasted Turkish roll  
 

Big Steak Burger

Tender fillet of beef steak, bacon, fried egg & melted cheese with smokey BBQ sauce

$22
 

Honey Mustard Chicken Burger

Fresh grilled chicken breast, sliced & seasoned with our homestyle honey mustard mayo sauce

$21
 

 Barramundi Burger

Fresh fillet of Australian barramundi with lime mayo aioli

$23

Falafel Burger

Grilled falafel patties topped with avocado & pawpaw & mango chutney

$20
     
     
 

FROM THE GRILL

$
 

Natural Prime Rib Eye Fillet Steak with Chips & Salad

For the purist tender steak fan, grilled, tender & mouth watering with pepper or mushroom sauce

$32

$34

 glutenfree

Prime Rib Eye Fillet Steak

Fresh cut tender Australian rib fillet steak served on a mixed potato mash.Choose your style:

 
 
  • Hickory Smoked

    A real Tex-Mex flavour, seared & topped with a hickory smoked BBQ sauce on the grill

$32
 
  • El Grande

    Seared & grilled steak with cheese sauce, tomato salsa & sliced jalapenos

$32
 
  • Avocado Pina Colada

    Local Childers avocado on top of a grilled steak with creamy hollandaise sauce

$33
 
  • The Sicilian

    Brown onion & garlic sauce with roasted olives, semi dried tomatoes & marinated mushrooms

$32
 
  • Reef Ranger

    Fresh scallops & king prawns in a creamy garlic & white wine sauce

$36

Jamaican Chicken Grill

Grilled chicken breast wrapped in bacon & stuffed with pesto, semi dried tomatoes & fetta cheese served with mixed mashed potato

$32
 

Coastal Chicken Surf ‘n Turf

Fresh scallops with king prawns cooked in a creamy shallot sauce on a fresh grilled chicken breast with mixed mashed potato

$34
 

Caribbean Chicken Breast

Grilled chicken breast topped with creamy avocado & grilled Camembert cheese on a bed of mixed potato mash

$32
 

Australian Kangaroo Steak & Macadamia Nuts

Fresh lean fillet of Australian kangaroo steak grilled medium & dusted in light cajun sauce spice, served with macadamia, rocket & spinach salad

$33
 

Tender Tandoori Chicken

Fresh chicken thigh fillets soaked in a delicious tandoori spice, grilled & finished with saffron rice & a fresh Balaena green salad

$30
 

Lamb Shanks

Super soft oven roasted lamb shanks on the bone with a port wine & rosemary jus served with mixed mashed potato & vegetables

Full – $33
Half – $28
 

Pistachio Lamb Rack

Oven roasted lamb rack with a pistachio & rosemary crust on a savoury cous-cous w a minted herbed sauce baked to a medium rare

$34
 

SIDES

$
 

Vegetables

$9
 

Salad

$9
 

Fries

$8
 

Chunky Potato Wedges

$9

 

Gluten Friendly Vegetarian

 

 

WOK ‘n’ PASTA

$

 

Great Sandy Straits Seafood Fettucine

Fresh scallops & local king prawns with New Zealand mussels, shrimp & baby octopus, bound in a light cream shallot sauce folded through buttered egg fettuccine.

$32
 

Coongul Creek Chicken Udon

Sauteed chicken, local Childers avocados & mangoes with lychees & lo-fat cream tossed in juicy udon noodles

$26

Vital Vegetarian Pasta

Semi sundried tomatoes, chargrilled roasted capsicum wild field mushrooms, marinated eggplant & spinach tossed through a trio of vegetarian fettuccine & sprinkled with roasted sesame seeds.

$25
 

Black Rocks Beef Noodles

Wok tossed noodles with tender beef strips, Spanish onion, celery & sweet carrots in a black bean sauce. A traditional Asian delight.

$27
 

Fettuccine Fiesta

Wok tossed buttered fettuccine with roasted chicken, cashew nuts, chorizo & baby spinach folded through a creamy Napoli sauce

$30
 

Chicken Toledo

Fresh chicked w basil pesto, macadamia nuts, ham & mushrooms tossed through buttered egg fettuccine

$23
     
 

SEAFOOD

 $

 

The Ultimate Queenslander Barramundi

Fillet of grilled Australian barramundi w fresh scallops & sauteed king prawns in a wine, cream garlic sauce topped w macadamia nuts & served w mixed mashed potato & vegetables.

$36
 

Hervey Bay Whiting Fillets

Salt & pepper crumbed & fried local whiting fillets served with a our tasty Balaena green salad accompanied with crunchy chips, lemon wedges & garlic aioli

$27

Fiesty Fish Plate

Fillet of Tasmania Atlantic salmon, grilled medium on served with a rocket, caper and Parmesan salad and topped with a salsa verde.

$29
 

Orchid Beach Garlic Prawns

Sauteed king prawns with tails on, in a tangy garlic, shallot, white wine & cream sauce served with saffron rice & a simple green salad

$28
 

Red Canyon Hot Chilli Prawns

Sauteed king prawns in a sweet, creamy Hungarian paprika & white wine sauce, served with a crisp tortilla & Balaena’s tossed green salad

$28
 

Central Station Coral Trout Fillet

Coastal coral trout fillet grilled w lemon & parsley butter w Balaena green salad, crunchy chips & lemon

$27
 

Seafood Chowder

A thick, creamy broth of scallops, prawns & local harvest seafood w buttered Turkish bread.

Half $14
Full $21

 

GOURMET SANDWICHES

$
  Fresh made to order – white, multigrain, sourdough or gluten-free bread. All served with chips  
 

Cafe Club Sandwich

Chicken, ham, lettuce, tomato, avocado, cucumber, cheese & homestyle dijonaise toasted on bread

$21
 

Super Steak Sandwich

Tender cut of steak with lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese & cucumber with smokey BBQ sauce toasted on bread

$22
 

Salmon Tower Sandwich

Tasmanian smoked salmon, cream cheese, capers, avocado, onion & mixed leaves on fresh bread

$20
     
 

WRAPS

$
  A traditional lavash wrap, rolled & served with fresh tomatoes, onion & cucumber with lettuce leaves  

Vege Vibe Wrap

Hearty fresh salad greens & veggies with smooth, ripe avocado & creamy garlic aioli

$16
 

Chicken Choice Wrap

Grilled roasted chicken breast with a French homestyle dressing

$17.50
     
     
 

SANDWICHES

 
  Fresh made to order – white, multigrain, sourdough or gluten-free bread.
$
 

Leg Ham

$8
 

Smoked Salmon

$9
 

Chicken

$8
 

Salad

$8.50
 

Tasty Cheese

$5
 

Toasted – add $0.80

 
 

Extra Salad – add $2.50

Lettuce, tomato, cucumber & onion

 
 

Standard Extras – add $0.60 each

Alfalfa, lettuce, carrot, capsicum, cucumber, mushroom, onion or tomato

 
 

Deluxe Extras – add $0.90 each

Avocado, pineapple, roasted red capsicum, tasty cheese, cream cheese, semi dried tomatoes, olives or capers

 
     
     
 

KIDS CHOICE

$11.50
 

Tenderloin Chicken Strips

With salt & vinegar seasoning, chips & salad

 
 

Fish & Chips

Crumbed whiting with salad, lemon & tartare sauce

 
 

Steak ‘n’ Cheese Burger

Fresh cut steak on a bun with grilled cheese & tomato sauce w chips & salad

 
 

Lasagna & chips

Homestyle beef lasagna with chips & salad

 

A surcharge of 15% applies on public holidays

Please note: All dishes are made to order and may take some time to prepare.

Alterations to menu items – $2 and waiting time.

Mantra room charges incur 10% handling fee. One bill per table.

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