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Food Menu2018-11-04T13:46:25+00:00

Our Food Menu – Lunch & Dinner Menu

Licensed

Dine-In, Take-Away & Room Delivery Menu

Tapas, Lights 'n' Appetizers

Crispy Baked Golden Cobb Loaf (V)

$12.50

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

Italiano Bruschetta (V)

$15.00

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

Atlantic Crust

$17.00

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

Gourmet Bread Plate (V)

$16.00

Crispy warm flat bred & a medley of dips

Samurai Selection

$17.00

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

Crumbed Camembert

$17.00

Golden crumbed Camembert segments served w orange & cranberry coulis

Potato Wedges (V)

$13.50

Salsa & grilled cheese

Potato Wedges (V)

$12.80

with Chilli sauce & sour cream

Beer Battered Coral Trout Goujon’s (V)

$18.00

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

Fraser Island Scallops

$27.00

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

Hervey Bay Scallops (GF)

$23.00

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

Crispy Seasoned Squid with Wasabi Mayo

$19.00

Fresh seasoned crispy squid with homestyle cafe wasabi mayo

Honey Prawn & Sesame Scallop Skewers – Half

$14.00

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

Honey Prawn & Sesame Scallop Skewers (FULL)

$22.00

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

8 Oysters (GF)

$22.00

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

12 Oysters (GF)

$28.00

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

Salad

The Original Octopus Salad

$28.00

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

Fruity Queenslander Surf Salad

$28.00

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

Thai Calamari Salad

$22.00

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

Cooloola Coast Chicken Cashew Salad

$23.00

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

Living Well Signature Salad (V)

$23.00

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

Warm Cajun Beef Salad

$21.00

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

Pastry 'N Bakery

Chicken Mango & Macadamia Filo

$21.00

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

Rosemary Lamb Filo

$21.00

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

Wagyu Beef & Caramelised Onion Pie

$22.00

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

Angus Beef Lasagne

$20.00

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

Roasted Pumpkin & Spinach Lasagne (V)

$20.00

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

Open Grills

Turkey Treat

$19.00

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

Chirpy Chicken

$19.00

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

Queensland Tropical

$19.50

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

Prime Rib Eye Fillet Steak – Hickory Smoked

$32.00

Fresh cut tender Australian rib fillet steak served on a mixed potato mash with a real Tex-Mex flavour, seared & topped with a hickory smoked BBQ sauce on the grill.

Roman

$19.00

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

Caribbean Seafood

$22.00

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.

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

From the Grill

Natural Prime Rib Eye Fillet Steak with Chips & Salad

$32.00

For the purist tender steak fan, grilled, tender & mouth watering

Natural Prime Rib Eye Fillet Steak with Chips & Salad

$34.00

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

Prime Rib Eye Fillet Steak – El Grande

$32.00

Fresh cut tender Australian rib fillet steak served on a mixed potato mash with seared & grilled steak with cheese sauce, tomato salsa & sliced jalapenos

Prime Rib Eye Fillet Steak – Avocado Pina Colada

$33.00

Fresh cut tender Australian rib fillet steak served on a mixed potato mash with local Childers avocado on top of a grilled steak with creamy hollandaise sauce

Prime Rib Eye Fillet Steak – The Sicilian

$32.00

Fresh cut tender Australian rib fillet steak served on a mixed potato mash with brown onion & garlic sauce with roasted olives, semi dried tomatoes & marinated mushrooms

Prime Rib Eye Fillet Steak – Reef Ranger

$36.00

Fresh cut tender Australian rib fillet steak served on a mixed potato mash with fresh scallops & king prawns in a creamy garlic & white wine sauce

Jamaican Chicken Grill (GF)

$32.00

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

Coastal Chicken Surf ‘n Turf

$34.00

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

Caribbean Chicken Breast

$32.00

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

Australian Kangaroo Steak & Macadamia Nuts (GF)

$33.00

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

Tender Tandoori Chicken

$30.00

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

Lamb Shanks – Full

$33.00

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

Lamb Shanks

$28.00

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

Pistachio Lamb Rack

$34.00

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

Sides

Vegetables

$9.00

Salad

$9.00

Fries

$8.00

Chunky Potato Wedges

$9.00

Wok 'n' Pasta

Black Rocks Beef Noodles

$27.00

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

Great Sandy Straits Seafood Fettucine

$32.00

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

Coongul Creek Chicken Udon

$26.00

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

Vital Vegetarian Pasta (V)

$25.00

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

Fettuccine Fiesta

$30.00

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

Chicken Toledo

$23.00

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

Seafood

The Ultimate Queenslander Barramundi

$36.00

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.

Hervey Bay Whiting Fillets

$27.00

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

Fiesty Fish Plate (GF)

$29.00

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

Orchid Beach Garlic Prawns

$28.00

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

Red Canyon Hot Chilli Prawns

$28.00

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

Central Station Coral Trout Fillet

$27.00

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

Seafood Chowder (Half)

$14.00

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

Seafood Chowder (Full)

$21.00

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

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Gourmet Sandwiches

Cafe Club Sandwich

$21.00

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

Super Steak Sandwich

$22.00

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

Salmon Tower Sandwich

$20.00

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

Fresh made to order on white, multigrain, sourdough or gluten-free bread. All Served with chips.

Wraps

Vege Vibe Wrap

$16.00

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

Chicken Choice Wrap

$17.50

Grilled roasted chicken breast with a French homestyle dressing

Sandwiches

Leg Ham

$8.00

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

Smoked Salmon

$9.00

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

Chicken

$8.00

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

Salad

$8.50

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

Tasty Cheese

$5.00

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

  • 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

Tenderloin Chicken Strips

$11.50

With salt & vinegar seasoning, chips & salad

Fish & Chips

$11.50

Crumbed whiting with salad, lemon & tartare sauce

Steak ‘n’ Cheese Burger

$11.50

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

Lasagna & Chips

$11.50

Homestyle beef lasagna with chips & salad