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
  • Clevedon Buffalo Ricotta w pinenuts & honey served w toasted ciabatta $13 V
  • Spiced Eggplant Dip w ciabatta $11 V
  • Beetroot Hummus w lemon oil & toasted ciabatta $10 V
  • Anchovies marinated in lime & chilli oil w bread $11
  • Citrus cured salmon w citrus cream cheese, crispy capers & lemon oil $15 G
  • Bruschetta w confit garlic aioli, rocket, tomato & white anchovies $14 G
  • Caprese – Curious Croppers tomatoes, Clevedon buffalo mozzarella & basil $14 GV
  • Marinated olives & feta w fresh ciabatta $12 V
  • Gorgonzola, marinated figs & honeycomb w fresh bread $13 V
  • Charcuterie Plate - 3 cured meats, fresh bread & marinated olives $23 D

Hot Tapas

  • Herb & chilli meatballs in a rich tomato ragu $14
  • Paprika chicken tulips w green onion, mint & coriander sauce $13 G
  • Courgette, haloumi, parmesan, mint & lemon fritters w chilli aioli $15 V
  • Flounder fillets pan fried in butter w chives & parsley $17 G
  • Chermoula marinated prawns $15 G
  • Empanadas – beef cheek, olives, tomato & feta $13
  • Paella balls- chicken, chorizo, prawns, tomato & paprika w saffron aioli $15
  • Baked eggplant w ginger, chilli caramel sauce $12 GD
  • Sticky pork ribs w fresh chilli & garlic salsa $15 GD
  • Spicy lamb “kofta” fritters w beetroot hummus, tzatziki & sumac $15
  • Goats cheese & mozzarella balls on rocket w honey & pear $15 V
  • Parmesan crumbed mushrooms w a chilli & parmesan aioli $12 V
  • Salt & pepper squid on rocket w ginger, chilli & caramel $14 DG
  • Crispy skin pork belly w jus $14 DG

Salads

  • Poached coconut & lime chicken w mixed greens, coriander, mint, rock melon, cherry tomatoes, toasted peanuts w a soy & lime dressing $27 G
  • Herb & chilli Meatballs w roast capsicum, balsamic onions, stuffed peppers, mixed green, crispy parsnips & spicy mayonnaise $28
  • Roast pumpkin w cumin & dukah w mixed greens, baby carrots, pomegranate, parsnip crisps & tahini dressing $26 GDV
  • Nicoise w gourmet potatoes, green beans, olives, cherry tomatoes, capers & soft boiled egg w green olive & mint dressing $24  add fish $34 G
  • Harissa lamb fillets w roasted kumara, chargrilled capsicum, feta, parsnip crisps & mixed greens w a mint dressing & tzatzik $28 G

Pizzette

  • Tomato, olives, capers, chilli, onion, sun-dried tomatoes, basil & mozzarella $20 V
  • Chicken, mushrooms, feta & mozzarella $20
  • Chilli Prawns, semi dried tomatoes, kasundi, red onion, roast peppers, paprika & mozzarella $20
  • Beef cheek, caramelized onion, feta & mozzarella $20
  • Chorizo w sage, mushrooms & feta $20
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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
  • Penne w courgettes, snow peas, lemon, confit garlic & oven roast tomatoes $26 GV
  • Spaghetti w prawns, rocket, mint, chilli & capers $28 D
  • Fusilli w chicken, bacon, lemon, artichokes, mascarpone & pinenuts $28

Risotto $20/28

  • Duck w shitake mushrooms & crispy shallots
  • Prawn, chorizo & pea
  • Beetroot, baby spinach, asparagus & goat creme fraiche V
  • Chicken, mint, asparagus, rocket & feta

Mains

  • Todays fish $38
  • New Zealand Eye fillet w duck fat potatoes, grilled asparagus, onion rings, Bearnaise sauce & pinot jus $38
  • Confit duck leg w potato & caramelised onion gratin, carrot & coriander puree, snow peas & jus $36
  • Herbed roast mushrooms w buttered jersey bennies, pea, mint & feta crush & a spiced tomato kasundi sauce $34 GV
  • Rolled pork belly stuffed w rosemary, fennel seeds & garlic w cubed potatoes, caramelised onions, apple puree & mustard slaw $35 G
  • Chicken fillets wrapped in bacon on sauteed gourmet potatoes, shallots & baby spinach w lemon cream sauce $34 G

Sides

  • Parmesan crusted onion rings $8 V
  • Duck fat potatoes $9 G
  • Greek salad w tomatoes, cucumber, feta & olives $13 VG
  • Sauteed asparagus, sugar snaps & snow peas $8 GDV
  • Steamed jersey Bennies w mint & butter $10 GV

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)

Amex and Diners are accepted however a 2.8% surcharge will be added


Set Menus - available for minimum 10 guests

To be confirmed 24 hours prior to arrival

$45 Set Menu

Tapas Selection

  • Herb & chilli meatballs in a rich tomato ragu
  • Crispy salt & pepper squid with lemon & caper mayo
  • Paprika chicken tulips w a green onion, mint & coriander sauce
  • Spiced eggplant dip w ciabatta
  • Parmesan crumbed mushrooms w a chilli & parmesan aioli
  • Tomato pizza, olives, capers, chilli, onion, sun dried tomatoes, basil & mozzarella
  • Chorizo pizza w sage, mushrooms & feta
  • Poached coconut & lime chicken salad w mixed greens, coriander, mint, rock melon, cherry tomatoes, toasted peanuts w a soy & lime dressing
  • Roast pumpkin salad w cumin & dukah w mixed greens, baby carrots, pomegranate, parsnip crisps & tahini dressing
  • Duck risotto w shitake mushrooms & crispy shallots
  • Beetroot risotto w baby spinach, asparagus & goat crème fraiche
  • Penne w courgettes, snow peas, lemon, confit garlic & oven roast tomatoes
  • Spaghetti w prawns, rocket, mint, chilli & capers
  • Kumara gnocchi w roast chicken, herbs & creamy tomato sauce

$55 Set Menu

Tapas selection

  • Crispy salt & pepper squid w lemon & caper mayo
  • Paprika chicken tulips w green onion, mint, coriander sauce
  • Spiced eggplant dip w ciabatta
  • Paella balls – chicken, chorizo, prawn, tomato & paprika w saffron aioli
  • Goats cheese & mozzarella balls on rocket w honey & pear
  • Roast pumpkin salad w cumin & dukah w mixed greens, baby carrots, pomegranate, parsnip crisps & tahini dressing
  • Harissa marinated NZ lamb fillet salad w roasted kumara, chargrilled capsicum, feta, parsnip crisps & mixed greens w mint dressing & tzatziki
  • Kumara gnocchi w herbed chicken in a creamy tomato sauce
  • Duck risotto w shitake mushrooms & crispy shallots
  • Beetroot risotto w baby spinach, asparagus & goat crème fraiche
  • Spaghetti w prawns, rocket, mint, chilli & capers
  • Herbed roast mushrooms w buttered jersey bennies, pea, mint & feta crush & a spiced tomato kasundi sauce
  • Rolled pork belly stuffed w rosemary, fennel seeds & garlic w cubed potatoes, caramelized onions, apple puree & mustard slaw
  • Chicken fillets wrapped in bacon on sautéed gourmet potatoes, shallots & baby spinach w lemon cream sauce

$65 Set Menu

Tapas Selection

  • Spiced Eggplant Dip w ciabatta
  • Crispy salt & pepper squid on rocket w lemon & caper mayo
  • Parmesan crumbed mushrooms w a chilli & parmesan aioli
  • Paprika chicken tulips w green onion, mint, coriander sauce
  • Gorgonzola, marinated figs, honeycomb w bread
  • Caprese – Curious Croppers tomatoes, Clevedon buffalo mozzarella & basil 
  • Roast pumpkin salad w cumin & dukah w mixed greens, baby carrots, pomegranate, parsnip crisps & tahini dressing
  • Harissa marinated NZ lamb fillet salad w roasted kumara, chargrilled capsicum, feta, parsnip crisps & mixed greens w mint dressing & tzatziki
  • Duck risotto w shitake mushrooms & crispy shallots
  • Beetroot risotto w baby spinach, asparagus & goat crème fraiche
  • Spaghetti w prawns, rocket, mint, chilli & capers   
  • Herbed roast mushrooms w buttered jersey bennies, pea, mint & feta crush & a spiced tomato kasundi sauce
  • New Zealand Eye fillet w duck fat potatoes, grilled asparagus, onion rings, Béarnaise sauce & pinot jus
  • Confit duck leg w potato & caramelized onion gratin, carrot & coriander puree, snow peas & jus
  • Fish of the day
  • Duck fat potatoes & Greek salad w little horror tomatoes, cucumber, feta & olives

$75 Set Menu

Tapas Selection

  • Spiced Eggplant Dip w ciabatta
  • Salt & pepper squid on rocket w lemon & caper mayo
  • Parmesan crumbed mushrooms w a chilli & parmesan aioli
  • Paprika chicken tulips w green onion, mint, coriander sauce
  • Gorgonzola, marinated figs, honeycomb w bread
  • Caprese – Curious Croppers tomatoes, Clevedon buffalo mozzarella & basil        
     
  • Roast pumpkin salad w cumin & dukah w mixed greens, baby carrots, pomegranate, parsnip crisps & tahini dressing
  • Harissa marinated NZ lamb fillet salad w roasted kumara, chargrilled capsicum, feta, parsnip crisps & mixed greens w mint dressing & tzatziki
  • Duck risotto w shitake mushrooms & crispy shallots
  • Beetroot risotto w baby spinach, asparagus & goat crème fraiche
  • Spaghetti w prawns, rocket, mint, chilli & capers
  • Herbed roast mushrooms w buttered jersey bennies, pea, mint & feta crush & a spiced tomato kasundi sauce
  • New Zealand Eye fillet w duck fat potatoes, grilled asparagus, onion rings, Béarnaise sauce & pinot jus
  • Confit duck leg w potato & caramelized onion gratin, carrot & coriander puree, snow peas & jus
  • Fish of the day
  • Green salad  
  • Duck fat potatoes
  • Mini Pavlova w berry coulis & cream 
  • Double chocolate & caramel brownie w cream
  • Affogato – ice cream w a shot of coffee & biscotti
  • Tea or coffee
All set menus can be three courses with dessert if requested

$75 Christmas Set Menu

Tapas Selection

  • Spiced Eggplant Dip w ciabatta
  • Lettuce cups filled w avocado, seared prawns, coriander, mint & chilli
  • Citrus cured salmon w citrus cream cheese & crispy capers 
  • Caprese – Curious Cropper Tomatoes, Clevedon buffalo mozzarella & fresh basil 
  • Risotto balls w roast turkey & sage on caramelized onion aioli
  • Paprika & Lime chicken tulips w green onion, mint & coriander sauce
  • Harissa marinated NZ lamb fillet salad, mixed greens, roast kumara, chargrilled capsicum, feta, parsnip crisps w a mint dressing & tzatziki
  • Slow roast pork risotto w leek, apple & sage
  • Confit marinated Turkey leg w sautéed cubed potatoes, olives, capers, shallots, artichokes, slow roast tomatoes & pinot jus
  • New Zealand Eye fillet w duck fat potatoes, grilled asparagus, béarnaise sauce, onion rings & pinot jus
  • Spaghetti w prawns, rocket, mint, chilli & capers
  • Roast herb mushrooms on potato & caramelized onion gratin w pea, mint & feta crush & a spiced tomato kasundi sauce
  • Market fish on a prawn, asparagus, garlic, lemon & chilli risotto 
  • Rocket salad w parmesan & balsamic dressing
  • Steamed Jersey Bennies w mint & butter
  • Sautéed asparagus w lemon
  • Mini Pavlova w fresh strawberries & whipped cream
  • Warm Christmas pudding w custard & cream
  • Aged NZ Cheddar w crackers & grapes
  • Affogato – shot of espresso over Ferrero Roche ice cream
  • Tea or coffee