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Food & Wine Menu*

 

Here at Cardens Seafood and Steakhouse, we emphasize on quality, quantity, fresh food and exceptional customer service. We take pride in our fresh Seafood selected daily and tasty steaks, which will leave you with a memorable dining experience.

Our restaurant is family friendly and we also cater for special occasions.

We are open Tuesday to Sunday 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM and all day for special occasions.

Note: When placing your order, please advise your wait staff of any allergies as not all items are listed on the menu and as it is the same kitchen environment, it is possible that certain items may still contain traces of allergenic ingredients.

*Website menu and prices are subject to change. Please check on your visit.

  GARLIC BREAD – Hot from the oven
$5.80
 
CHEESY GARLIC BREAD – Hot from the oven
$6.80
  MEDITERRANEAN SCALLOPS
Seared scallops served on roasted pepper relish and aioli with a petite green salad
$17.80
 

Chicken PanE
Crumbed strips of chicken breasts, fried till golden and served with plum sauce.

$16.50
CALAMARI
Flash fried calamari rings served with our own cocktail sauce.
$17.50
GARLIC PRAWNS
Cooked in garlic butter and a touch of cream, served with rice.
$16.50
CALAMARI RIVIERA
Lightly battered calamari tentacles set on a bed of roasted pepper relish topped with a petite salad
$17.90
SEAFOOD COCKTAIL
Combination of cold cocktail prawns, salmon rosette and natural oysters served with our own cocktail sauce (with avocado extra $1.50)
$17.50
HOT SEAFOOD PLATTER
Calamari, Kilpatrick/ Mornay Oysters, Prawns & Scallops, served with cocktail sauce.

$21.90

CHILLI PRAWNS
Succulent prawns cooked in an onion, garlic, tomato concasse and chilli sauce served with rice (sweet or hot chilli)

$16.50

SMOKED SALMON ROULADE
Avocado rolled in smoked salmon slices on mixed leaves, drizzled with cocktail sauce, sprinkled with diced capsicum, cucumber and croutons

$19.50

PRAWNS PANE
Crumbed prawns cutlet, fried till golden served with plum sauce

$18.00

CROCODILE
Cooked in dry sherry, cream & mushrooms served with rice

$18.90

CHILLI CROCODILE
Sliced fillet of crocodile, with onion, garlic, chilli and tomato concasse. Served with rice.

$18.90


Oysters & Escargots
Split on the premises

   
½ doz
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Natural
Premium oysters produced in the pristine coastal waters of Australia. Shucked, cleaned and served in the shell with lemon and cocktail sauce.

$19.00
$30.00
MEDITERRANEAN
Premium oysters served with balsamic vinegar, olive oil and a
touch of chilli & garlic
$19.50
$31.50
Creole
Premium oysters in lemon, touch of sugar syrup, garlic & chilli
$19.50
$31.50
KILPATRICK – CARDENS’ STYLE
Premium oysters cooked in Cardens' special sauce and bacon
$20.00
$32.50
Mornay
Premium oysters topped with creamy cheese sauce and grilled
$20.00
$32.00
Escargots - snails
Tender morsels, served in the shell in warm garlic butter.
$16.90
$28.00


MAINS

Cardens Garden
(Where garden meets ocean and Earth)

  Thai fish Salad
Fried fish fillets topped with a garden salad & adorned with Thai dressing.
$24.90
 
Cajun Chicken AND AVOCADO Salad
Strips of chicken breasts, mildly spiced, with avocado and salad trimmings dressed with balsamic vinaigrette.
$24.90
calamari Salad
Grilled calamari on garden salad dressed with sweet chilli & spicy sauce.
$24.90
Smoked Salmon Salad
Tasmanian Huon Valley salmon on a garden salad with a tangy lemon and aioli dressing
$24.90
char-grilled prawn salad
Succulent prawns (head to tail), garden salad, chilli and crushed nuts topped with a Thai dressing.
$27.00


Mains

Cardens ocean & estuaries
(Optimum quality seafood selected from the wholesalers market)

  (meals served with chips and salad)    
prawn maison
Prawns cooked in a creamy mushroom sauce, served with rice
$28.90
Scallops & prawns Provencale
Prawns and Scallops cooked with garlic, capsicum, tomato concasse & herbs, served with rice
$30.00
Fish of the Day - please ask your waiter  
Seafood Madras
Prawns, Scallops and Fish cooked in a light, mildly spiced cream curry and served with rice
$30.50
seafood GRATIN
Prawns, Scallops and Fish cooked with onions, garlic, tomato puree and topped with a light béchamel, parmesan & bread crumbs
$32.50
MARINER'S CATCH
Chef's selection of grilled seafood
$35.90
BBQ Bay Bugs
Barbequed Moreton Bay bugs (in half shell) with plum sauce
$38.90
Cold / BBQ Prawns
Choice of either Natural or BBQ (head to tail) prawns served with lemon and our own cocktail sauce
$45.90

Captain Platter
Local fish, Calamari, Prawns, Moreton Bay Bugs cooked in a tomato, onion, garlic and dry sherry sauce with herbs

$48.90
BBQ Shellfish
Barbecued Moreton Bay Bugs and Prawns (head to tail) served with lemon and plum sauce
$48.90
Finest Seafood Selection (Served for 2)
Choice of either BBQ or Cold (King Prawns and Moreton Bay Bugs), Oysters Natural & Kilpatrick, Crumbed Fish, Calamari & Seasonal Fruit - (extra for Crayfish at market price)
$160.00

Crayfish

ALSO KNOWN AS SOUTHERN ROCK LOBSTERS, THET ARE AMONGST THE WORLDS’ MOST SOUGHT AFTER CRUSTACEANS. THEY ARE FOUND IN THE PRISTINE WILDERNESS OF AUSTRALIA’S COASTAL SOUTHERN OCEAN.
We regret that Crayfish prices are not stable and may be subject to seasonal availability. Please ask for prices.

 

crayfish Cardens (Served out of SHell)
Crayfish & prawns cooked with dry sherry and cream served on rice

 
Crayfish Mornay
Baked in a creamy cheese sauce in the shell
Crayfish Thermidore
Cooked in a slightly spicy mustard cream sauce, served in the shell on rice
Crayfish À l'ail
Simmered in garlic butter, onions and a touch of cream, served in the shell on rice
     
Crocodile
Cooked in dry sherry, cream & mushrooms served with rice
$32.90
chilli crocodile
Sliced fillet of crocodile, with onion, garlic, chilli and tomato concasse. Served with rice.
$32.90
  Chicken a la Cardens
Chicken breast sliced, cooked in dry sherry, seafood & cream
$27.50
 
Chicken Sauce Piquante
Simmered in Cajun roux with garlic, capsicum, tomato concasse, mushroom, white wine and black olives
$26.50
Chicken Maison
In a creamy mushroom sauce with dry sherry served with rice
$27.00
CHICKEN & PRAWNS MADRAS
Slowly cooked in a light, mildly spiced creamy curry & served with rice

$31.50

  CHICKEN FRIED IN BREADCRUMBS AND CHIPS
$17.50
 
Fish fried in breadcrumbs and chips
$17.50
Grilled Steak and Chips
$17.50
Bowl of Chips
$7.50


Mains

We've selected Australia's most premium meats.

The chef recommended T-bone and bump served medium rare to medium whilst eye-fillet and porterhouse do not benefit from being cooked beyond medium rare.

To best serve these cuts, please understand that time is required to cook, rest and serve your dish.

As our steak cuts are large. The eye-fillet and porterhouse are butterflied to optimise cooking time.

We cannot beheld responsible for steaks order well done!

Steaks are served classic French style with pomme frite (chips) and salad.

All plain steaks are served with French seeded & hot English mustard.

  Chilli Beef
Sliced beef with onion, garlic, tomato concasse, chilli sauce served with rice
$30.00
 
PORTERHOUSE 450G
$35.50
EYE FILLET 350G
$35.50
T-BONE 500G
$35.50


Sauces
Served separately

  Seafood
Prawns and crabmeat cooked with onions in a cream sauce
$6.00
 
Pepper
Cracked pepper, onions, sherry and cream
$5.00

Mushroom
Sliced mushrooms cooked in a creamy sauce

$5.00
Garlic
Garlic, onions, white wine, cream and spring onions
$5.00
  VEGETABLES (carrot, capsicum, cauliflower & broccoli)
$10.00
 
SautÉed Mushrooms
$11.00
cottage Salad
Garden salad with Fetta, Olives and Balsamic Vinaigrette
$15.00
CAULIFLOWER GRATIN
Baked in a cheesy béchamel sauce
$13.50
  Hahn Light $5.50 Corona $7.00  
Victoria Bitter $5.50 Crown Lager $7.00
Cascade Premium Light $5.50 Cascade Premium Lager $7.00
Carlton Cold $5.50 Carlton Draught $6.50
HEINEKEN $6.50 James Boags $6.50
German Beer $6.50 Pure Blonde $6.50
 

Sabrina's Cocktail
Tia Maria, dark rum, grenadine cream

$16.00

Tequila Sunrise
Tequila, grenadine, OJ

$16.00
 

Blue lagoon
Blue Curacao, vodka, lemonade

$16.00

Champagne Cocktail
Cointreau, brandy, sugar cube, bitters, sparkling wine

$16.00

Fruit cocktail
Bacardi, Malibu, vodka, OJ, PJ, lemonade, raspberry

$16.00

Midori Tropical
Midori, Bacardi, Malibu, PJ, OJ

$16.00

Dry Martini
Gin, dry vermouth, olive

$16.00

toblerone
Baileys, Kahlúa, Frangelico, cream, chocolate topping

$19.00

PiÑa Colada
Malibu, pineapple juice, cream

$16.00

Caribbean
Vodka, Bacardi, Malibu, Midori, cream, PJ, lemonade

$19.00

Grasshopper
Crème de menthe, cream, white crème de cacao, nutmeg

$16.00

Angel's Kiss
Butterscotch, Baileys, cream, strawberry sauce

$16.00
  1. Asti Riccadonna Spumate Italy
$29.00
 
2. seppelt fleur de lys sparkling chardonnat pinot noir South Eastern Australia
$28.00
3. Killawarra Brut South Eastern Australia
$26.00
4. MoËt & Chandon Brut France
$130.00
5. Dom PÉrignon France
$375.00
    glass bottle  
6. Sweet white $8.00 $25.00
7. semillon sauvignon blanc $8.00 $25.00
8. chardonnay $8.00 $25.00
9. merlot $8.00 $25.00
10. cabernet sauvignon $8.00 $25.00
11. shiraz cabernet $8.00 $22.00
12. shiraz $8.00 $22.00

Vintages subject to changes upon availability

  13. leo buring clare valley riesling Clare Valley, SA $34.00  
14. wolf blass gold label riesling Eden and Clare Valley, SA $38.50
15. windy peak pinot grigio Victoria $30.00
16. Cape schanck by t'gallant pinot grigio Mornington Peninsula, Vic $32.00
17. juliet moscato South Eastern Australia $32.00
18. rosemount estate encore moscato South Eastern Australia $28.00
19. li rippa sauvignon blanc Victoria $30.00
20. Secret Stone marlborough sauvugnon blanc Marlborough, NZ $35.00
21. matua marlborough sauvignon blanc Marlborough, NZ $36.00
22. upside down sauvignon blanc Marlborough, NZ $35.00
23. Jamiesons run chardonnay Limestone Coast, SA $30.00
24. Cock Fighter's Ghost chardonnay Hunter Valley, Vic $33.00
25. st huberts chardonnay Yarra Valley, Vic $45.00

Vintages subject to changes upon availability

  26. FIFTH LEG ROSÉ Western Australia $31.00  
27. Juliet Pinot Noir South Eastern Australia $32.00
28. squealing pig pinot noir Central Otago, NZ $38.00
29. MAtua hawkes bay merlot Hawkes Bay, NZ $29.00
30. jamiesons run merlot Limestone Coast, SA $35.00
31. windy peak cabernet shiraz merlot Victoria $30.00
32. lindeman's trio pyrus cabernet merlot cabernet franc Coonawarra, SA $80.00
33. ingoldby cabernet sauvignon McLaren Vale, SA $32.00
34. Jamiesons run cabernet sauvignon Coonawarra, SA $35.00
35. pepperjack cabernet sauvignon Barossa Valley, SA $48.00
36. WYnns coonawarra estate black label cabernet sauvignon Coonawarra, SA $60.00
37. Penfolds bin 407 cabernet sauvignon South Australia $95.00
38. Pepperjack shiraz Barossa Valley, SA $46.00
39. Wynns Coonawarra estate shiraz Coonawarra, SA $33.00
40. lindeman's gentleman's collection shiraz South East Australia $38.00
41. white box shiraz Heathcote, Vic $38.00
42. Cockfighter's ghost shiraz McLaren Vale, SA $35.00
43. 19 crimes shiraz Victoria $38.00
44. penfolds bin 389 cabernet shiraz Coonawarra, SA $140.00
45. penfolds grange shiraz South Austalia POA
  Baked Alaska (baked for two)
Fruit salad, sponge, ice cream & meringue baked for two (up to 30 minutes delay)
$20.00
 
Rice pudding
With cinnamon and caramelised brown sugar
$9.50
Chocolate Gateaux
A decadent rich chocolate cake with ice-cream, cream and chocolate sauce
$9.50
Sticky Date Pudding
Served with ice cream, cream and sauce
$9.50
nutty chocolate ice cream
Chocolate ice cream layered with chocolate ganache, coconut brittle and nuts
$9.50
Ice Cream Sundae
Vanilla ice cream with your choice of topping & nuts (caramel, chocolate, strawberry)
$7.50
  baileys of glenrowan fortified founder series topaque
Glenrowan, VIC
$7.50
 
galaway pipe
$9.00
penfolds father tawny
$10.00
penfolds grandfather rare tawns
Barrosa Valley, SA
$15.00
  Hennessy V.S.O.P
$10.50
 
Remy Martin V.S.O.P.

$12.50

  Irish Coffee - Whiskey
$10.00
 
Roman Coffee - Galliano
$10.00
Mexican Coffee - Kahlúa
$10.00
Calypso Coffee - Tia Maria
$10.00
AFFOGATO
$13.50
Tea or Coffee
$3.75

 

Set Menus
Available for large group booking of 10 persons or more. Menu type must be notified when booking. One menu per table please.

All Menus include Bread

 

MENU ONE
$55.00

Entrée

  • Soup
  • Chicken pané
  • Mediterranean scallops
  • Calamari

Main

  • Grilled fish of the day
  • Garlic prawns
  • Eye fillet with pepper sauce or mustard
  • Chicken maison

Dessert

  • Ice cream sundae
  • Sticky date pudding

MENU TWO
$45.00

Entrée

  • Soup
  • Chicken pané
  • Seafood cocktail

Main

  • Grilled fish of the day
  • Garlic prawns
  • Eye fillet with pepper sauce

 

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  2A PRINCES HIGHWAY, DANDENONG PH: 9791 7233