Vivace Restaurant and Bar - full al-a-carte menu and tapas

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Great value Mediteranean meals and Tapas

Perfect for pre and post theatre, shows and movies.Please note that the menu is subject to change.

Items with indicate Dairy free, Vegetarian and Gluten free


Cold Tapas

  • Fresh bread w extra virgin olive oil & sea salt $8 DV
  • Roast red pepper, artichoke, creme fraiche, sunflower seeds & paprika dip w toasted ciabatta $12 V
  • Charcuterie plate – 3 cold meats, cornichons, olives & fresh bread $22 D
  • Anchovies marinated in lime & chilli oil w bread $11
  • Marinated olives & feta w fresh ciabatta $12 V
  • Gorgonzola, marinated figs, honeycomb w bread $13 V
  • Bruschetta w tomato, garlic & coriander salsa topped w prosciutto$14 D
  • Pate – Chicken liver, bacon & thyme w toasted ciabatta $13

Hot Tapas

  • Sticky pork ribs w a green chilli salsa $14 GD
  • Arancini  $14
  • Spicy beef meatballs w a rich tomato ragu $13 D
  • Chorizo, black olive & tomato empanadas $14
  • Egyptian chicken tulips w cucumber & mint yoghurt $13 G
  • Salt & pepper squid w salsa verde $12 DG
  • Crispy skin free range pork belly w jus $14 DG
  • Mushrooms in a herb & parmesan crumb w chilli & parmesan aioli $12 V
  • Seared scallops w chorizo & paprika crumb $15 DG
  • Baked marinated goats cheese w lemon, chilli, oregano & cherry tomatoes served w toast bread $15
  • Roast baby beetroot w goats cheese cream & chives $10 GV
  • Lamb koftas w beetroot hummus, sumac & mint $14
  • Mozzarella & goats cheese balls w honey & rocket $15

Salads

  • Poached coconut & lime chicken w mixed greens, tomato, coriander, mint, rock melon, toasted peanuts & spicy dressing $27 G
  • Ceasar Salad w baby cos, crispy bacon, croutons, soft boiled egg, white anchovies & a ceasar dressing $24 w chicken $28
  • Grilled halloumi w cos, greens, black olives, char grilled peppers, fennel & orange & chilli dressing $26 VG
  • Harissa lamb fillets w roasted kumara, pequillo peppers stuffed w herb feta on mixed greens w tzatziki & mint dressing $28

Pizzette

  • Punttanesca, fresh tomato, white anchovies, black olives, capers & rocket $20
  • Roast chicken, bacon, pesto, mushrooms & brie $20
  • Chorizo, prawn & caramelized onion $20
  • Chilli halloumi, kasundi, roast garlic, semi dried tomatoes & peppers $20 V    
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  • Soup of the day, please ask your waiter $15

Pasta

  • Kumara gnocchi w herbed chicken in a creamy tomato sauce $20/$26
  • Pappardelle w bolognese, mixed herbs & shaved pecorino $20/$28
  • Spaghetti w feta, onion, rocket, garlic & chilli DV $24     w chilli prawns $30
  • Penne  w chicken, rocket, sliced peppers, mushrooms, sage & basil pesto $28

Risotto $20/28

  • Smoked duck w forest mushrooms, baby spinach & balsamic reduction 
  • Seared scallops w soft herbs & black pepper hollandaise G
  • Pea, pancetta, mint, lemon & goats cheese GV
  • Cotechino 'pork sausage' w tomato, chilli, spinach & black olivesG

Mains

  • Todays fish $36
  • NZ eye fillet w potato, thyme & asiago cheese gratin, wilted greens & cafe de paris butter & jus $37 G
  • Roast tomato & goats cheese tart w roast shallots, broccolini, confit garlic, chargrilled courgettes & pepperonata $32 V
  • Slow cooked beef short rib w lemongrass, chilli & coconut on a lemon zest risotto $35
  • Baked Lamb rump w mixed roast baby vege, potatoes, salsa all'agresto & red wine jus $34
  • Confit duck leg w parsnip puree, roast portabello mushrooms, smoked roast kumara & jus $35 G
  • Chicken saltimbocca w roast potatoes, spinach & shallots w a lemon cream sauce $33 GD

Sides

  • Parmesan crusted onion rings $8 V
  • Duck fat potatoes $8 VG
  • Greek salad w tomatoes, cucumber, olives & feta $9
  • Crispy brussel sprouts w toasted almonds, bacon & a sweet maple dressing $9 VG

Desserts

  • Apple Crumble cheesecake w whipped cream & vanilla bean ice cream  $14.5
  • Double chocolate and caramel brownie w cream $11.50
  • Ice Cream/Sorbet w cantucci $12
  • Individual pear & ginger pudding served warm w caramel sauce & ice cream $13
  • Mini pavlova w berry compote & whipped cream $12
  • Affogato - ice cream w a shot of coffee & cantucci $10
  • Biscotti - Italian biscuit $1
  • Vivace specialty cheese (80 grams) $15.00 each or $45 Platter (3)

Set Menus - available for minimum 10 guests

To be confirmed 24 hours prior to arrival

$45 Set Menu

Tapas Selection

  • Spicy beef meatballs w a rich tomato ragout
  • Salt & pepper squid w salsa verde
  • Egyptian chicken tulips w cucumber & mint yoghurt
  • Pate – Chicken liver, bacon & thyme w toasted ciabatta
  • Roast red pepper, artichoke, creme fraiche, sun flower seeds & paprika dip w toasted ciabatta
  • Mushrooms in a herb & parmesan crumb w chilli
  • Chorizo & prawn pizza w caramelized onion
  • Chicken caesar salad w baby cos, crispy bacon, croutons, soft boiled egg, white anchovies & a caesar dressing
  • Harissa lamb fillets salad w roasted kumara, pequillo peppers stuffed w feta, potato crisps on mixed greens w tsaziki & a mint dressing
  • Smoked duck risotto w forest mushrooms, spinach & balsamic reduction
  • Pea, pancetta, mint, lemon & goats cheese
  • Spaghetti w feta, onion, rocket, garlic & chilli  (Can add chilli prawns)  
  • Kumara gnocchi w herbed chicken in a creamy tomato sauce
  • Penne w chicken, rocket, sliced peppers, mushrooms, sage & basil pesto

$55 Set Menu

Tapas selection

  • Bruschetta w tomato, garlic & coriander salsa topped w prosciutto
  • Salt & pepper squid w salsa verde
  • Egyptian chicken tulips w cucumber & mint yoghurt
  • Pate – Chicken liver, bacon & thyme w toasted ciabatta
  • Roast red pepper, artichoke, creme fraiche, sun flower seeds & paprika dip w toasted ciabatta
  • Seared scallops w a chorizo & paprika crumb
  • Harissa lamb fillets salad w roasted kumara, pequillo peppers stuffed w feta, potato crisps on mixed greens w tsaziki & a mint dressing
  • Kumara gnocchi w herbed chicken in a creamy tomato sauce
  • Smoked duck risotto w forest mushroom, baby sinach & balsamic reduction
  • Pea, mint, lemon & goasts cheese
  • Spaghetti w feta onion, rocket, garlic & chilli     (can add chilli prawns)  
  • Slow cooked beef short rib w lemongrass, chilli & coconut on lemon zest risotto 
  • Chicken Saltimbocca w roast potatoes, spinach & shallots w a lemon cream sauce
  • Roast tomatoes & goats cheese tart w roast shallots, broccolini, confit garlic, broccolini & peperonata

$65 Set Menu

Tapas Selection

  • Today’s Arancini w aioli
  • Salt & pepper squid w salsa verde
  • Egyptian chicken tulips w cucumber & mint yoghurt
  • Gorgonzola, marinated figs, honeycomb w bread
  • Pate – Chicken liver, bacon & thyme w toasted ciabatta
  • Bruschetta w tomato, garlic & coriander salsa topped w prosciutto
  • Harissa lamb fillet salad w roasted kumara, pequillo peppers stuffed w feta, potato crisps on mixed greens w tsaziki, mint & olive oil dressing
  • Kumara gnocchi w herbed chicken in a creamy tomato sauce
  • Seared scallops risotto w  soft herbs & black pepper hollandaise 
  • Smoked duck risotto w forest mushroom, baby spinach & balsamic reduction
  • Spaghetti w feta, onion, rocket, garlic & chilli  (Can be w prawns)
  • Roast tomatoes & goats cheese tart w roast shallots, broccolini, confit garlic, broccolini & peperonata
  • NZ Eye fillet w potato, thyme & asiago cheese gratin, wilted greens & cafe de paris butter & jus
  • Todays fish
  • Chicken saltimbocca w roast potatoes, spinach & shallots w a lemon cream sauce
  • Duck fat potatoes & Crispy brussel sprouts w toasted almonds, bacon & a sweet maple dressing

$75 Xmas Set Menu

Menu Available From December

Tapas Selection

  • African spiced eggplant dip w toasted bread
  • Seared scallops w coriander, mint & chilli
  • Salt & pepper squid w mint aioli
  • Bruschetta w tomato, coriander, garlic salsa & prosciutto
  • Risotto balls w roast turkey & sage
  • Confit duck salad w roast baby beetroot, char grilled peppers, roast shallots, mixed greens, kumara crisps & pomegranate dressing
  • Risotto w slow roast pork, apple & sage
  • Slow cooked turkey drums w smoked kumara, baby balsamic onions, asparagus & herb jus
  • NZ Eye fillet w sautéed spinach, vegetable gratin, roast shallots w horseradish butter & jus
  • Roast vegetable gratin w grilled haloumi, char grilled asparagus, roast beetroot, snow peas & spicy kasundi
  • Market fish on a lemon, caper & prawn risotto w lemon butter sauce
  • Mixed salad w tomatoes, cucumber & feta 
  • Chargrilled asparagus & baby jersey bennie potatoes w mint & dill butter
  • Mini pavlova w strawberries & whipped cream 
  • Warm christmas pudding w custard & butterscotch cream
  • Aged NZ Chedder w crackers & grapes
  • Affagato – shot of espresso over Ginellis Ferraro Roche ice cream
  • Tea or coffee

Vegan Options

  • Gluten free breads w olives, extra virgin olive oil & sea salt $8
  • Gluten free Bruschetta w tomato, coriander & garlic $11
  • Vegetable salad w roast kumara, cos, mixed greens, black olives, char grilled peppers, & a fennel orange & chilli dressing $25
  • Roasted herb potatoes, chilli, roast shallots, beetroot, beans, confit garlic w a balsamic reduction $26
  • beetroot risotto w rocket, walnuts  $20/$28
  • Fresh fruit $12