Bay Tree Restaurant
Situated in the heart of pretty Melbourne, this elegant bar and restaurant offers some of the most exciting food and drink in the area. Everything at The Bay Tree exudes sophistication, from the marble-topped bar and cool blue and grey dining room, to the expertly crafted menu and experienced staff – a winning combination if ever there was one.
The Bay Tree Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a casual drink, a delicious luncheon or dinner, or perhaps to celebrate a special occasion. The skilled bartenders create an impressive selection of cocktails to order, and there is also a range of quality bottled lager, fine wine and Champagne on offer.
The dishes are created using only the finest ingredients available locally and from around the world. Having begun with a complimentary demitasse of homemade soup, you might like to try the starter of sliced salmon gravlax presented with horseradish and grain mustard cream, Parmesan brittle and cherry tomato relish, before moving on to the roasted corn-fed breast of chicken, pan-fried herb polenta, curly kale, oven-dried tomatoes and smoked crisp bacon. Those with more adventurous tastes will delight in the slow-cooked English pork belly presented with mushroom duxelles and gooseberry purée. If you think that sounds good, wait until you read the dessert menu. Think along the lines of creamy Italian panna cotta, fresh strawberries in light strawberry jus, soft jelly fruit cubes and meringue pearls finished with micro coriander leaves, and Carpaccio of pineapple slow-cooked in Malibu white rum and vanilla, presented with coconut panna cotta and coconut ice cream, drizzled with lime syrup.
For those looking to celebrate in style, The Bay Tree also offers a luxurious Champagne breakfast, which includes Champagne and orange juice followed by a light starter and main course, and concludes with a freshly brewed pot of tea or coffee with servings of toast and preserves. Offered at just £24.50 per person, satisfaction for both the palate and the pocket is guaranteed.