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Lobster Cave creates an inspired menu utilizing the freshest seafood that is sophisticated, creative and rich with local flavours and local produce. Our Executive Chef Krist Vatanopast has crafted an innovative and progressive menu drawn from his culinary influences from unique seafood techniques. Our well-informed staff will be delighted to make recommendations to ensure that you have a memorable dining experience.

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SIGNATURE PLATTERS

ULTIMATE
Whole Southern Rock lobster flame grilled with fennel and herb butter
Extra large Pacific Ocean oysters served, Kilpatrick, mornay & Japanese
Crispy tempura King George whiting
Whole Moreton Bay bugs with parsley and lemon oil
Seared Wild Shark Bay sea scallops with Beluga caviar
Steamed Western Australian scampi with fresh herbs
Grilled chilli infused Skull Island tiger prawns
Jumbo coconut crumb tiger prawns
South Australian flash fried cuttlefish
Prawn & crab pilaf
Tropical fruit & traditional condiments

499.90 two

A LA NATURAL
Whole Southern Rock lobster
Extra large Pacific Ocean oysters
Tasmanian oak smoked and cured salmon
Spiced cured scallops & pickles
Whole Moreton Bay bugs
Western Australian scampi
Natural Mooloolaba ocean king prawns
Tasmanian Spring Bay mussels
Hiramasa kingfish & blue eye sashimi
Thai style calamari
Tropical fruit & traditional condiments

399.90 two

CHEF’S CATCH
Whole grilled Southern Rock lobster, cafe de Paris butter
Extra large Pacific Ocean oysters steamed with salmon roe
Tasmanian oak smoked and cured salmon
Grilled extra large Skull Island king prawns
Spicy salt and pepper South Australian calamari
Wild sea scallops with herb butter
Sicilian style Tasmanian Spring Bay mussels
Beer battered blue eye
Tempura tiger prawn cutlets
Tropical fruit & traditional condiments

299.90 two

FISHERMAN’S PLATTERS
Two whole grilled Canadian lobsters
Extra large St Helens natural oysters
Crispy Shark Bay chilli jam fried soft shell prawns
South Australian lemon pepper squid
Whole fried barramundi
Tasmanian Spring Bay Mussels saganaki
Tempura prawns
Crispy soft shell crab
Tropical fruit & traditional condiments

219.90 two

AUSTRALIAN CRUSTACEAN

SOUTHERN ROCK LOBSTER

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SKULL ISLAND TIGER PRAWNS

$49.90

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN SCAMPI

$59.90

MORETON BAY BUG

$69.90

All styles below are served withprawn pilaf

Natural flame grilled, lemon, evoo, dill (lg)
Mornay béchamel, pecorino, feta, grana padano
Thermidor German mustard, butter, brandy, parmesan, sea salt
Shanghai ginger, herbs, garlic, soy butter
Caramelised Thai glaze red chilli, kaffir lime, lemongrass, coriander
Vietnamese garlic XO sauce, ginger, spring onion

OYSTER BAR

EXTRA LARGE ST HELENS PACIFIC OYSTERS

topped with Beluga caviar

7 ea
15 ea

Japanese lightly tempura, wasabi mayo, shichimi
Natural wakame, white balsamic, tobiko
Mornay béchamel, grana Padano
Kilpatrick smoked bacon, Worcestershire
Nova Scotia smoked salmon, horseradish
Mignonette champagne vinegar, echalots

TEMPTATIONS FOR TWO

LOBSTER BRUSCHETTA
crème fraiche, Italian truffle, lemon, evoo

$49.90

TIGER PRAWN & SPANNER CRAB TOAST
beetroot relish

$39.90

BUFFALO MOZZARELLA & JUMBO KALAMATA OLIVES
stone baked garlic bread

$22.90

COLD AND RAW

NATURAL KING PRAWNS
cucumber ribbon, micro herb, tomato vinaigrette (lg)

$39.90

LOBSTER COCKTAIL
salmon roe, crisp lobster wafer

$49.90

RAW OCEAN PLATE
kingfish, scallop, scampi, crispy salmon skin, prawn, oyster, smoked salmon

$59.90

WHITE SOY BLUE EYE
yuzu, sesame, wasabi, chives

$29.90

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN SCAMPI
shochu cured, watermelon, shichimi spice, Benito flake

$25.90

HIRAMASA KINGFISH
coriander infused citrus ponzu, house pickles, nori crisps

$29.90

ENHANCE YOUR EXPERIENCE

Beluga Caviar (5gm)

$55

Osetra Russian Caviar (5gm)

$45

Yarra Valley virgin salmon roe (30gm)

$68

ENTREE

MORETON BAY BUG FETTUCINE
olive oil, garlic, chili, parsley

$39.90

ZESTY GREMOLATA SKULL ISLAND TIGER PRAWNS
sea salt, kompot peppers, lemon zest, fresh herbs & crispy salmon skin

$31.90

NEW ENGLAND STYLE SEAFOOD CHOWDER
creamy, medley of crustaceans, prawn toast

$29.90

WHOLE BUTTERFLIED WESTERN AUSTRALIAN SCAMPI
seared, vodka, yuzu butter

$44.90

CRISPY SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BABY CUTTLEFISH
semolina, spring onion, white miso

$31.90

SOUTHERN ROCK LOBSTER BISQUE
velvety smooth, prawn toast

$39.90

POPCORN SHRIMP
yuzu, ssamjang mayonnaise

$32.90

TEMPURA WESTERN AUSTRALIAN SCAMPI
benito flakes, red onion, coriander

$44.90

TASMANIAN SPRING BAY MUSSELS
coconut, kaffir lime, lemongrass, basil

$29.90

PRAWN RISOTTO AND CRISPY SALMON SKIN
aromatic spiced arborio rice, coconut cream

$39.90

SPICY SALT AND PEPPER CRUMBED CAULIFLOWER
smoked almonds, capers, parsley puree(v)

$26.90

WILD MUSHROOM RISOTTO
field and forest mushrooms, hint of truffle oil (v)

$26.90

TEMPURA VEGETABLES
kimchi, five spice, sweet chilli sauce (v)

$26.90

PAN FRIED GNOCCHI
shaved zucchini, whipped ricotta, pine nuts

$28.90

SPANNER CRAB FETTUCCINE
crustacean oil, chilli, garlic, parsley

$49.90

SHARK BAY WILD SEA SCALLOPS & OSETRA CAVIAR
cauliflower purée,orange, vanilla

$49.90

JUMBO COCONUT TIGER PRAWNS
mango, chilli, juju berry salsa

$31.90

FRIED SOFT SHELL CRAB
green papaya, fish caramel, fragrant herbs

$29.90

PLATES FOR ONE

ULTIMATE FERG BURGER
200g Wagyu sirloin 9+ marble cooked medium, BBQ Western Australian scampi, flamegrilled Southern Rock lobster

$189.90

SEA TO PLATE
fresh Southern Rock lobster, king prawns, oysters, Thai infused calamari, Spring Bay mussels, Moreton Bay bugs, cured smoked salmon, Western Australian scampi, kingfish sashimi

$169.90

FERG BURGER
whole Canadian lobster, 300gm Angus eye fillet, baby chilli squid, potato gratin, mustard relish, dill, lemon butter

$119.90

FERGINATOR
whole Canadian lobster, half boned barbequed cornfed chicken, coconut jumbo scallops, Kilpatrick oysters, potato gratin

$119.90

“GLACIER 51” TOOTHFISH FILLET AND WILD SEA SCALLOPS
miso glaze, house pickles

$89.90

QLD WILD BARRAMUNDI, POACHED WESTERN AUSTRALIAN SCAMPI & TIGER PRAWNS
pan seared, crustacean sauce, citrus oil

$89.90

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN HIRAMASA KINGFISH FILLET & WESTERN AUSTRALIAN SCALLOPS
roasted, shallots, garlic, tomato, olives, anchovy
butter

$79.90

CAVE’S SEAFOOD PAELLA
whole Canadian Lobster, King prawns, Spring Bay mussels, wild sea scallops, crispy salmon skin, Moreton Bay bugs, Western Australian scampi, cuttlefish, shellfish bisque

$191.90

BEER BATTERED TASMANIAN BLUE EYE FILLETS
cabbage and parmesan salad, rustic tartare, lemon

$59.90

MARINARA WITH TWO TONED PAPPARDELLE
whole Canadian lobster, calamari, wild sea scallops, Western Australian scampi, Moreton Bay bug, king prawn, jumbo oyster, crispy salmon skin fennel, truffle oil

$99.90

FISHERMAN’S FEAST
flamed whole Canadian lobster, beer battered blue eye fillets, coconut prawn, salt and pepper scampi, panko scallops and chilli calamari

$99.90

FERG N’TURF
200g Wagyu sirloin marble 9+, whole Canadian grilled lobster

$191.90

SEAFOOD GRILL
whole Canadian lobster, barramundi, scallops, prawns, kohlrabi salad (lg)

$99.90

TEMPURA KING GEORGE WHITING
rustic tartare, soy ginger dressing

$59.90

TROPICAL WHOLE FISH OF THE DAY
(ask your waiter) dusted in light Asian spices, crispy fried, pickled green paw paw, Thai caramel sauce, chilli jam & nahm jim

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THE GRILL

UPGRADE YOUR GRILL EXPERIENCE

whole grilled Canadian lobster, soy ,house garlic butter

whole grilled Canadian lobster, soy ,house garlic butter

39

extra large Skull Island BBQ chilli prawn, house herb butter

16

Western Australian jumbo whole scampi, lemon butter

19

PREMIUM GIPPSLAND PASTURE FED BLACK ANGUS BEEF SELECTION TOMAHAWK RIB ON THE BONE 1KG
potato gratin, kampot pepper, porcini juscooked medium, 50 minutes preparation

$99.90

SCOTCH FILLET 400GM
cauliflower purée, sautéed leek and cabbage, cabernet jus

$69.90

EYE FILLET 300GM
Texan BBQ baste, potato purée, mushroom duxelles, honey glazed carrots, parsnips

$69.90

PORTERHOUSE 500GM
Chimmichurri and Café de Paris butter

$69.90

WAGYU SIRLOIN 200GM
Stanbroke Queensland Wagyu marble score 9+served medium young potatoes, anchovy and herb butter, mustard relish, veal jus

$89.90

SALT BUSH GIPPSLAND LAMB RACK FOURPOINTSAND OCEAN MATES
whole flame grilled Canadian lobster, Extra large BBQ chilli prawn, Western Australian whole scampi (red wine Bordelaise sauce)

$119.90

ON THE SIDE

COMPLIMENTARY CRUNCHY GARLIC AND ROSEMARY CHIPS WITH EVERY SIDE PURCHASED

All 19.90

Prawn pilaf rockling, seaweed butter

Eggplant chips crumbed with warm skordalia

Wild forest mushrooms garlic yoghurt, burnt butter

Cauliflower gratin béchamel, shaved grana Padano

Sautéed baby spinach & mushrooms soy garlic butter

Wok fried vegetables pine nuts, evoo, dukkah spices

Grilled broccolini anchovy dressing, macadamia, chilli, feta

Potato and truffle oil mash oak smoked sea salt and rosemary

Roasted carrot, red onion and mint salad goats curd, pepita, green goddess

Fig, pistachio and blue cheese salad garlic croutons, sharp sherry vinaigrette

Santorini cucumber, cherry tomatoes, barrel aged feta, olives, capers, lemon oil

Raw salad broccoli and cauli, fennel, pine nuts, currants, parmesan, apple balsamic

Ferg’s salad rocket, buffalo mozzarella, beetroot, fennel, walnuts, pistachio dressing

SWEET FINISH

BOMBE ALASKA
Saint James rum, muscatel ice cream finished with Italian meringue

$19.90

CHOCOLATE LOVERS
nutella hazelnut parfait, honeycomb, chocolate wafer, dark chocolate ganache

$19.90

VANILLA CRÈME BRULEE
poached sour cherries, sesame and miso tuille (lg on request)

$17.90

BAILEYS AND TIA MARIA MOUSSE
white chocolate, wild mixed berry compote

$19.90

SNICKERS INDULGENCE
butterscotch caramel & chocolate mousse, almond sponge, roasted peanuts

$18.90

LEMON CURD TART
butter shortcrust shell filled with a classic home style lemon curd

$17.90

COCONUT & PASSIONFRUIT CAKE
coconut sponge, passionfruit curd, coconut bavarios, raspberry jam, passionfruit

$18.90

GRAND DELUXE TASTES
Bombe Alaska, lemon curd tart, chocolate lovers, vanilla crème brulée, liquoriceice cream, fig ice cream

$79.90 four

CHEESE SELECTION
premium local and imported, traditional condiments

39.90 two

24.90 one

DESSERT COCKTAILS

CHOCOLATE FUDGE
a delectable treat, Belgium chocolate liqueur, Baileys, chocolate syrup, brownie

$23

THE WICKER MAN
bonfire from Summer Isles, dessert wine, whiskey, Amaretto, honey, smoke

$23

OWL EYES
double espresso, shaken hazelnut liqueurand Kahlua, espresso ice cream

$23

PINK FLOAT
French champagne poured over strawberry champagne sorbet, rosemary

$23

EXECUTIVE CHEF’S SELECTION

198.00pp

Two hour experience
Min 2 people

CRUSTACEAN BISQUE
poached shellfish

TRIO SEAFOOD
Pacific oyster vinaigrette dressing, tiger prawns, pickled vegetable, smoked salmon & roe

SAUTÉED LOBSTER
garlic & ginger

PAN FRIED PATAGONIAN TOOTHFISH FILLET
soy herb butter sauce

SHARK BAY WILD SEA SCALLOPS & OSETRA CAVIAR
cauliflower puree, orange, vanilla

EAST MEETS WEST SALT BUSH LAMB CUTLETS & PRAWNS
cumin, dried chilli, coriander, onion, garlic, spring onion & herbs

SPANNER CRAB RISOTTO
aromatic spiced arborio rice, coconut cream

BOMBE ALASKA
Saint James rum, muscatel ice cream finished with Italian meringue

TEA OR COFFEE
served with liqueur and petit fours

CELEBRATION MENU

Three courses lunch or dinner

129.90pp

Entrée, half Southern Rock lobster for main and dessert
(Lobster served mornay, thermidor, or chilli)

199.90pp

ENTRÉE
Crustacean bisque prawn toast
Wild sea scallops mornay three cheese sauce
Baby calamari semolina, spring onion, white miso
Spiced cured kingfish and scallops house pickles
Spring Bay mussels coconut, kaffir lime, lemongrass, basil
Spanner crab fettuccine crustacean oil, chilli, garlic, parsley
Natural king prawns cucumber ribbon, micro herb, tomato vinaigrette (lg)
Whole butterflied Western Australian scampi seared, vodka, yuzu butter
Cured Tasmanian salmon oak smoked, warm citrus potatoes, tomato, dill, capers
New England style seafood chowder creamy medley of crustaceans, prawn toast

MAIN
Pan fried Patagonian toothfish fillet sweet soy
Spencer Gulf garlic king prawns olive oil, parsley, chardonnay sauce
Reef and beef 500 gram porterhouse, grilled Canadian lobster, mash, jus
QLD wild barramundifillet oven roasted, shallots, garlic, tomato, anchovy butter
King prawns with fettuccine goat’s cheese, burnt butter, raisins and pine nuts
Steak and prawns eye fillet medallions, seared tiger prawns, pepper mushroom
Surf and turf whole Canadian lobster, eye fillet(med), tempura prawn, salt & pepper squid
Trifecta whole baked Canadian lobster, coconut prawn cutlets, lemon pepper squid
Seafood marinara prawns, scallops, squid, fish of day Napoli, two toned pappardelle
BBQ corn fed chicken & tiger prawns macadamias, herb crust, creamy Malibu sauce

DESSERT
Bombe Alaska Saint James rum, muscatel ice cream finished with Italian meringue
Lemon curd tart butter shortcrust shell filled with a classic home style lemon curd
Snickers indulgence butterscotch caramel & chocolate mousse, almond sponge, peanuts
Coconut & passionfruit cake coconut sponge, passionfruit curd, coconut bavarios, jam
Chocolate lovers nutella hazelnut parfait, honeycomb, chocolate wafer, chocolate ganache

SEASONAL MENU

Lunch or dinner

Three courses

79.90pp

Entrée and main

69.90pp

Main and dessert

59.90pp

ENTRÉE
Lobster bisque crispy Turkish bread
Prawn chowder rustic garlic croutons
Wagyu bolognaise hand cut spinach fettuccine
Soft shell crab green papaya, fish caramel, fragrant herbs
Crispy chilli baby squid carrot, cabbage, radish slaw, rustic tartare
Surf and turf risotto Canadian lobster, eye fillet (served medium)
Smoked salmon & Asian papaya salad kaffir, lime, chilli, coriander
Chilli fried Sicilian steamed black mussels tomato, basil and chilli salsa
Gorgonzola filled pumpkin gnocchi blue vein, sundried tomato pesto, sage
Prawns, mussels, calamari and fresh fish fettuccine spicy prawn oil, parsley

MAIN
Whole crispy barramundi sweet chilli glaze
Beer battered cod rocket and parmesan salad, lemon
Tempura lobster creamy mentaiko cod roe & butter sauce
BBQ prawns grilled, lemon, chilli, butter, oregano and braised rice
Mussels saganaki white wine, crumbled feta, thyme, garlic tomatoes
Macadamia crusted Malibu chicken breast herb crust, rich & creamy
Golden fried catch prawns, blue eye fillet, salt and pepper calamari, lemon
Steak frites eye fillet medallions (medium), pepper mushroom sauce, chips
Perfect match eye fillet medallion (medium), half grilled lobster, buttery mash, jus
Wok fried QLD prawn meat ginger spring onion, chilli, cashews and soba noodles

DESSERT
Fig and panna cotta fig syrup
Chocolate truffle and Tia Maria cream chocolate fudge
Baileys and Tia Maria mousse white chocolate, wild mixed berry compote

CAVES LUNCHEON MENU

Available Friday and Sunday

Three courses including a glass of Yarra Valley wine

39.90pp

Two courses –main & dessert

29.90pp

ENTRÉE
Seafood chowder rustic bread
Three cheese gnocchi light pesto
Crab & prawn bisque Turkish bread
Crystal Bay soft shell prawns fried, chilli jam
Thai style calamari salad crisp, fragrant herbs, chilli, lime
Goujon peppered fish of the day soy, caramel ginger, Asian slaw
Spicy salt & pepper crumbed cauliflower smoked almonds, capers

MAIN
Mushroom risotto fragrant arborio
Eye fillet medallions with truffle mash
Beer battered cod rocket and parmesan salad
Warm Asian Atlantic salmon salad Asian crust
Wild cod & rockling Spanish pilaf crustacean sauce
Calamari, mussel, rockling fettuccine dill, lime, butter
Spicy salt and pepper calamari carrot, cabbage and radish slaw

DESSERT
Liquorice housemade ice cream caramelised figs
Crème brulée poached sour cherries, walnut praline