Benitos Restaurant & Reception Centre is situated at the gateway to the Mornington Peninsula. Truly the perfect location for your wedding reception & garden ceremony. We cater to all functions & provide personal touches with no hidden costs. We also operate a 60 seat restaurant with marquee covered decking overlooking our beautifully manicured gardens.
Benito's Alacarte Menu
Appetizer / Tapas / Share Plates
Tempura Prawns- Tempura style with a smoked chili and hickory mayo 15.9
Garlic Prawns- Garlic flavor with butter fragrant rice and fresh lemon 15.9
Calamari- Salt and pepper marinated, fried and served with Benitos aioli 15.9
Crab and potato cutlets- home made, lightly crumbed and nestled on a salad with blackened pepper salsa and fresh lemon 15.9
Ox Cheeks- Slow braised over 24 hours, on mash, ox jus and parmesan. 14.5
Benito's Hot wings- house marinated & oven baked-served with chili sauce 6 wings -12.5 or 12 wings- 23
Bruschetta Pizzette- diced truss tomatoes, Spanish onion, fresh basil, shaved parmesan, balsamic reduction on a freshly made pizzette base 12.9
Garlic Pizzette- freshly baked pizzette topped with garlic, shaved parmesan and parsley 9.9
Olives- Bowl of marinated olives with crusty bread 11.9
Arancini balls- Italian risotto balls - chef changes filling, served with house made garlic aioli 9
Pigs Ear Frites- tenderized and lightly fried served with mild spiced Mississippi mayo 9.9
Margherita- Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and basil. 15
- Prawns - 8, Chorizo - 4, Chicken - 4, Bacon - 3, Lamb - 5, Pine Nuts - 2
Sweet Potato - 2, Blue Cheese - 3, Spinach - 2, Mushroom - 3, Onion - 2, Garlic or Chili - 2
Some of our favourites are:
Lamb, spinach and blue cheese
Sweet potato, chorizo and pine nuts
Prawns with garlic and chili oil
Classic Caesar Salad- cos lettuce, croutons, anchovies, bacon, egg, shaved parmesan and chicken mixed with caesar dressing 21.9
Warm Mediterranean Salad- grilled aubergine, potato, capsicum, red onion, zucchini dressed in basil pesto. 16
Premium Black Angus Rib Eye- 400g Black Angus 15 day hung. Sauce and sides sold separately. 32
Eye Fillet Great Southern- 300g served with days potato and chefs selection of vegetables. 38
sauces:- Garlic Butter - 2, Aioli - 2, Mushroom Sauce - 3, Red Wine Sauce - 3, Madagascar Pepper - 3, Blue Cheese - 5, Creamy Seafood - 9
BBQ Ribs- Succulent pork ribs served with chips and coleslaw. 30
Pork Belly- with crisp crackling, served with seasonal vegetables and home-made chili and apple jelly 32
Lamb Shanks- slowly braised till tender in red wine and gravy with root vegetables, served on a buttery potato mash 30
Chargrilled Chicken Piccata- free range chicken breast finished in the oven with lemon, white wine, butter and oregano, served on spring onion and buttery mash 28
Parma- Chicken parmigiana with chips and salad 28.5
Benito's Fish & Chips- served with garden salad, citrus aioli and lemon 29.5
Fish of the Day- please ask our friendly wait staff - P.O.A
Pasta / Risotto
Seafood linguini- Prawns, scallops and calamari tossed in linguini. Choose from either our house-made tomato and chili sauce or the classic garlic and olive oil. 27
Chorizo linguini- Spicy chorizo, onions, semi baked tomatoes, olives drizzled with olive oil and finished with parsley. 24
Beef tortellini- in a wild mushroom and cream sauce finished with thyme and pecorino. 25
Bacon and chili penne- in a plum tomato sauce with garlic and fresh basil 23
Vegetarian lasange- Roast butternut pumpkin, spinach , homemade tomato sauce and layers of fresh lasagna sheets topped with ricotta and mozzarella 22 (V)
Seafood risotto- Prawns, crab and spring onion finished with cream and parmesan. 27 (GF)
Wild rice risotto- sauteed mushrooms, black beans, red onions and spinach with vegetable stock, olive oil, garlic and cracked pepper-served on a roast pumpkin wedge and garnished with semi baked tomato. 23 (Vegan GF)
Vegetables- Chef's selection of seasonal vegetables. 6.5
Potatoes- mash potato with spring onion and chives. 6.5
Side Salad- mixed garden salad dressed with mustard and lemon. 6.5
Bowl of chips- with tomato sauce 7
Tiramisu- Espresso coffee, sponge finger biscuits with mascarpone cream layers finished with warm chocolate sauce a splash of Frangelico & strawberries 12.9
Benitos Gelato Selection- A trio of Italian Gelatos and Ice creams. 11.9
Panna cotta- A creamy Italian custard topped with Cointreau marinated strawberries (ask wait staff for days flavour). 11.9
Chocolate Brownie- served warm with chocolate sauce and salted caramel ice cream 13.9
Warm apple crumble- House-made crumble (contains nuts) with cinnamon, raisins finished with cinnamon ice cream. 13.9
Affogato- freshly brewed espresso shot liqueur shot- (Frangelico, Baileys, Tia Maria, Kahlua) vanilla ice cream & biscotti 14.9
Kids, Little Tackers Menu 13.9 p/person
Meal includes soft drink and ice cream
Fish and Chips
Pasta in tomato sauce
Chicken tenders and chips
Kids ice cream - vanilla and 1 topping (Chocolate, Raspberry, Caramel)
Monday to Friday Lunch Menu
House Wine - $5 per glass
Garlic Bread Slice - $2.5
Bruschetta- mushrooms, red onion, goats cheese, sour dough, balsamic glaze
Bangers and mash- with brown gravy
Fish and chips- chips , salad, lemon , garlic aioli
Chicken and mushroom linguini- in a cream sauce
Ham & cheese toastie- salad and chips
Hot wings- salad , chips and chili mayo
Margherita pizza- tomato, mozzarella, basil
Add to Pizza - Chorizo $3, Chicken $3, Bacon $3, Goat's Cheese $3, Mushroom $2, Red Onion $1
Smashed avocado- poached egg, spinach, goats cheese, sour dough, balsamic glaze Salt and pepper calamari salad, chili, red wine vinaigrette
Lamb salad- wild rice, quinoa, pumpkin, coriander, baby spinach, mint, kalamata, olives, lemon, cracked black pepper
Minute steak- salad, chips and brown gravy
(Not Available weekends, public holidays or special occasion days- discount vouchers & fundraising gift vouchers not accepted with fast lunch menu-) Thank you for understanding
Benito's Christmas Day 2016
$98 per person
Aubergine roulade, chorizo, buffalo mozzarella, pesto.
Beetroot carpaccio- bresola rose, crumbled goats cheese and ash, olive oil, roasted hazelnuts.
Chicken liver parfait- rucola salad, grilled sourdough, strawberry and balsamic chutney, manchego.
Seafood tart- prawns, scallops, salmon mousse, frisse salad, garlic oil, lime.
Courgette flowers- halloumi , mozzarella, lemon, basil, green salad, balsamic glaze.
Vodka and cucumber sorbet.
Turkey- traditional way, cranberry sauce.
Lamb- herb crusted, honey and blackberry jus.
Salmon- pistachio crumbed, orange butter, pomegranate.
Vegetarian- Mille fuille of wild mushrooms, baby leeks, pink champagne burre blanc.
All mains served with seasonal vegetables and chat potatoes.
Plum pudding- traditional, musket custard, fig and mascarpone ice
Chocolate tart- mango sorbet, raspberry dust
Pavlova- fresh berries, whipped cream, passion fruit coulis
Champagne jelly- fresh berries, strawberry sorbet, almond wafer
All You Can Eat Ribs and for Wings for $33
Includes chips, coleslaw and a refreshing beer, wine or soft drink
(Beer choice- Carlton Draught, VB, Pure Blonde, Crown, Cascade Light)
Pasta/Risotto, Garlic bread, Salad and a Wine. $19 per person
Pasta Puttanesca- Linguine, olives, garlic, capers and anchovies tossed in tomato sauce.
Penne Arribiata- Chorizo and garlic in a spicy tomato sauce.
Lasagne- Pumpkin, spinach and ricotta lasagne. (V)
Tortellini- Beef tortellini cooked in a wild mushroom cream, fresh thyme and pecorino cheese.
House special- Olives, semi baked tomato, red onion, garlic and bacon nestled on linguine drizzled with olive oil. (V)
Creamy Prawn and Crab risotto finished with spring onions and parmesan. (V, GF)
Wild Rice- sautéed mushrooms, black beans, red onion and baby spinach tossed with vegetable stock olive oil, garlic, cracked pepper served on a roast pumpkin wedge and garnished with semi baked tomatoes (V, GF)
Risotto Primavera- Peas, beans, spinach and parsley tossed in white wine cream sauce with hint of parmigiano. (V GF)
( V ) - Vegeterian
( GF ) - Gltuen Free
Thursday Steak Night
Eye fillet 200g $25 add 100g for $9
Rib Eye 350g $28
T Bone 500g $27
Includes fries and salad
Choice of sauce -Madagascar pepper, mushroom, merlot, garlic butter
Try our 1.5kg Porterhouse with chips, salad and 750ml beer $80 Finish it all in 30 minutes and it's on us
♥ Mother's Day ♥
Brunch - High Tea
9.30 - 12pm
champagne, selection of sweet & savoury canapes, point sandwiches, scones jam & cream, tea & coffee & Lunch- alacarte menu designed with mums in mind
Bookings are essential
11:30am - late
We are closed on Sunday evenings
Special Alacarte Dinner for two
on Valentines day
ABOUT GREAT SOUHTHERN BEEF
100% grass fed & raised in a stress free environment The result is super tender beef that has just enough of the natural marbling to suit the most discerning palettes
Plenty of homemade canapes
perfect for 21st or casual parties
Wedding banquets from $45 p/person