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
  • Spiced eggplant, tomato & coriander dip w toasted ciabatta $12 V
  • Anchovies marinated in lime & chilli oil w bread $11
  • Prawn cocktail w shredded iceberg, Mary Rose dressing & a cucumber & tomato concasse $14 G
  • Marinated olives & feta w fresh ciabatta $12 V
  • Gorgonzola, marinated figs & honeycomb w fresh bread $13  V
  • Caprese - Little horror tomatoes, Clevedon buffalo mozzarella & fresh basil $14 V
  • Charcuterie Plate - 3 cured meats, fresh bread & marinated olives $24 D
  • Bruschetta w tomato, garlic & coriander salsa topped w prosciutto$14 D
  • Chicken liver pate w bacon, thyme & toasted ciabatta $14

Hot Tapas

  • Buffalo & beef meatballs w pinenuts, pecorino & a rich tomato ragu $14
  • Seared Prawns & chorizo w romesco $15
  • Moroccan chicken tulips w habanero aioli $13 G
  • Seared scallops on a green pea puree w crispy prosciutto $15
  • Baked beetroot w balsamic drizzle, goats chees & chives $14 V
  • Empanadas - Filled w lamb, cumin, feta & pinenuts $14
  • Piquante peppers stuffed w feta & herbs $12 V
  • Sticky pork ribs w green chilli salsa $14
  • Parmesan crumbed mushrooms w a chilli & parmesan aioli $12 V
  • Crispy salt & pepper squid on rocket w ginger, chilli & caramel $12 DG
  • Crispy skin pork belly w jus $14 DG
  • Goats cheese & mozzarella balls on beetroot & feta puree w hazelnuts V $15

Salads

  • Cured salmon w mixed greens, avocado, cherry tomatoes, radicchio, pea tendrils, endive, dried black olive & a sweet mustard dressing  $27 DG
  • Ceasar Salad w baby cos, crispy bacon, croutons, soft boiled egg, white anchovies & a ceasar dressing $25 w chicken $29
  • Shredded duck w pomegranate, fig, roasted peppers, oranges & whipped goats cheese w a sherry vinaigrette $28 VG
  • Harissa lamb fillets w roasted kumara, chargrilled capsicum, feta, parsnip crisps & mixed greens w a mint dressing & tzatziki $28

Pizzette

  • Fresh tomato, mozzarella, capers & basil  $20 V
  • Roast chicken, w bacon, pumpkin, spinach & feta $20
  • Bolognese, mixed herbs & mozzrella $20
  • Devolo – Picante spicy salami, red onion, mozzarella, rocket $20     
  • Prosciutto, rocket & mozzarella
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  • Soup of the day, please ask your waiter    Cup  $6  Bowl $15

Pasta

  • Kumara gnocchi w herbed chicken in a creamy tomato sauce $20/$26
  • Orecchiette w basil pesto, roast pumpkin, walnuts, broccoli, rocket & roast peppers  $28 V
  • Spaghetti w roast chicken, tarragon, broad beans, little horror tomatoes & goats cheese $22/28
  • Penne w seared prawns, sun dried tomato pesto, confit garlic, spinach & chilli $30

Risotto $20/28

  • Smoked duck w forest mushrooms, baby spinach & balsamic reduction G
  • Seared scallops w soft herbs & black pepper hollandaise G
  • Pea, pancetta, mint, lemon & goats cheese G
  • Chicken & Prawns w tomato, chilli, paprika, rocket & olives G

Mains

  • Todays fish $37
  • New Zealand Eye fillet w black tiger prawn, duck fat potatoes, wilted greens, béarnaise sauce & pinot jus $38 G
  • Truffled mushroom risotto cake on a beetroot & feta puree, chargrilled witloof, radicchio, rocket & sautéed asparagus $33 V
  • Slow cooked Beef short rib w sautéed jersey bennies, tomato & capsicum Romesco & a zesty BBQ jus $35
  • New Zealand Lamb loin w a green pea purée, gourmet potatoes & a warm salad of feta, broad beans & mint w a port wine jus $36 G
  • Confit duck leg w sour cherry & mint Israeli cous cous, mixed mushrooms, pomegranate syrup & jus $36 G
  • Chicken saltimbocca w roast potatoes, spinach & shallots w a lemon cream sauce $33 G

Sides

  • Parmesan crusted onion rings $8 V
  • Smashed jersey bennies & minted butter $9 VG
  • Greek salad w little horror tomatoes, cucumber, feta & olives VG $10
  • Fresh sauteed asparagus $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

  • Buffalo & beef meatballs w pinenuts, pecorino & a rich tomato ragu
  • Crispy squid on rocket w ginger, chilli & caramel
  • Moroccan chicken tulips w habanero aioli
  • Chicken liver pate w bacon, thyme & toasted ciabatta
  • Spiced eggplant, tomato & coriander dip - w toasted ciabatta
  • Parmesan crumbed mushrooms w a chilli & parmesan aioli
  • Roast chicken pizza w bacon, pumpkin, spinach & feta
  • Chicken caesar salad w baby cos, crispy bacon, croutons, soft boiled egg, white anchovies & a caesar dressing
  • Harissa lamb fillets salad w roasted kumara, chargrilled capsicum, feta, parsnip crisps & mixed greens w a mint dressing & tzatziki
  • Smoked duck risotto w forest mushrooms, spinach & balsamic reduction
  • Pea, pancetta, mint, lemon & goats cheese
  • Orecchiette w basil pesto, roast pumpkin, walnuts, broccoli, rocket & roast peppers  
  • Kumara gnocchi w herbed chicken in a creamy tomato sauce
  • Penne w seared prawns, sun dried tomato pesto, confit garlic, spinach & chilli

$55 Set Menu

Tapas selection

  • Bruschetta w tomato, garlic & coriander salsa topped w prosciutto
  • Crispy squid on rocket w ginger, chilli & caramel
  • Moroccan chicken tulips w habanero aioli
  • Chicken liver pate w bacon, thyme & toasted ciabatta
  • Spiced eggplant, tomato & coriander dip - w toasted ciabatta
  • Seared scallops w pea puree & crispy prosciutto
  • Harissa lamb fillets salad w roasted kumara, chargrilled capsicum, feta, parsnip crisps & mixed greens w a mint dressing & tzatziki
  • Kumara gnocchi w herbed chicken in a creamy tomato sauce
  • Smoked duck risotto w forest mushroom, baby sinach & balsamic reduction
  • Pea, mint, lemon & goats cheese
  • Orecchiette w basil pesto, roast pumpkin, walnuts, broccoli, rocket & roast peppers  
  • Slow cooked Beef short rib w sautéed jersey bennies, tomato & capsicum Romesco & zesty BBQ jus 
  • Chicken Saltimbocca w roast potatoes, spinach & shallots w a lemon cream sauce
  • Truffled mushroom risotto cake on a beetroot & feta puree, chargrilled witloof, radicchio, rocket & sautéed asparagus

$65 Set Menu

Tapas Selection

  • Crispy squid on rocket w ginger, chilli & caramel
  • Parmesan crumbed mushrooms w a chilli & parmesan aioli
  • Moroccan chicken tulips w habanero aioli
  • Gorgonzola, marinated figs, honeycomb w bread
  • Bruschetta w tomato, garlic & coriander salsa topped w prosciutto
  • Chicken liver pate w bacon, thyme & toasted ciabatta
  • Harissa lamb fillet salad w roasted kumara, chargrilled capsicum, feta, parsnip crisps & mixed greens w a mint dressing & tzatziki
  • 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
  • Orecchiette w basil pesto, roast pumpkin, walnuts, broccoli, rocket & roast peppers
  • Truffled mushroom risotto cake on a beetroot & feta puree, chargrilled witloof, radicchio, rocket & sautéed asparagus
  • New Zealand Eye fillet w black tiger prawn, duck fat potatoes, wilted greens, béarnaise sauce & pinot jus
  • Todays fish
  • Chicken saltimbocca w roast potatoes, spinach & shallots w a lemon cream sauce
  • Smashed jersey bennies w minted butter & Greek salad w little horror tomatoes, cucumber, feta & olives

$75 Set Menu

Tapas Selection

  • Crispy salt & pepper squid on rocket w ginger, chilli & caramel
  • Parmesan crumbed mushrooms w a chilli & parmesan aioli
  • Moroccan chicken tulips w habanero aioli
  • Gorgonzola, marinated figs, honeycomb w bread
  • Bruschetta w tomato, garlic & coriander salsa topped w prosciutto
  • Chicken liver pate w bacon, thyme & toasted ciabatta
  • Harissa lamb fillet salad w roasted kumara, chargrilled capsicum, feta, parsnip crisps & mixed greens w a mint dressing & tzatziki
  • Kumara gnocchi w herbed chicken in a creamy tomato sauce
  • Smoked duck risotto w forest mushrooms, baby spinach & balsamic reduction
  • Seared scallops risotto w soft herbs & black pepper hollandaise
  • Orecchiette w basil pesto, roast pumpkin, walnuts, broccoli, rocket & roast peppers
  • New Zealand Eye fillet w black tiger prawn, duck fat potatoes, wilted greens, béarnaise sauce & pinot jus
  • Chicken Saltimbocca w roasted herb potatoes, baby spinach & shallots w a lemon cream sauce
  • Truffled mushroom risotto cake on a beetroot & feta puree, chargrilled witloof, radicchio, rocket & sautéed asparagus
  • Today’s fish
  • Green salad w little horror tomatoes, cucumber, feta  
  • Baby jersey bennie potatoes & minted butter
  • Mini Pavlova w berry coulis & cream 
  • Double chocolate & caramel brownie w cream
  • Affogato – ice cream w a shot of coffee & biscott
  • Tea or coffee
All set menus can be three courses with dessert if requested

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, mixed greens, black olives, char grilled peppers, & sweet mustard dressing $25
  • Roasted herb potatoes, roast pumpkin, walnuts, broccoli, rocket & roast peppers w a balsamic reduction $26
  • beetroot risotto w rocket, walnuts  $20/$28
  • Fresh fruit $12