The Federal menu

The Federal cafe, restaurant and bar brings unique dining experiences to Geelong. Take your time perusing our modern European-style menu. Walk-ins are welcome but avoid disappointment by making a reservation to dine in a setting like no other Geelong restaurant, bar or cafe.

Breakfast & Lunch

Breakfast

FRESH FRUIT Seasonal fruits served with crème fraîche in an orange blossom syrup and sprinkled with almond, and pistachios G V 11
WARM PORRIDGE Poached pear sitting on warm porridge with berries and drizzled with honey, rose water and a berry coulis V 15
FRENCH TOAST Sandwiched with mascarpone cream, wild berries, berry coulis and finished with a pistachio dusting V 17
BUTTERMILK PANCAKE Served with a berry coulis, caramelized banana, ice cream and chocolate

Gluten Free on Request +$3

V  16
CHOCOLATE PANCAKE Chocolate pancakes served with a smear of nutella, melted chocolates and topped with berries and icecream  V  17
SMASHED AVOCADO Smashed avocado mixed with fresh mint, watercress, lemon and broad beans served on sourdough with feta cheese, a slice of lemon and a dusting of Dukkha on a beetroot smear V G 17
CHILLI SCRAMBLED EGGS Served with red and green chillis, mushrooms and pickled turnips on sourdough and garnished with beetroot leaves and feta cheese V 18
EGGS FLORENTINE 

Poached eggs served with spinach and salmon on sourdough and garnished with hollandaise sauce and micro herbs

Add Bacon for Eggs Benedict

V 16
BIG BREAKFAST  Poached eggs served with spinach, chorizo, stuffed tomatoes, hash brown, mushrooms and baked beans on sourdough and garnished with rocket 21
LEBANESE BREAKFAST Lebanese Mannoushe served with zaatar, rocket salad, tomatoes, pickled turnips, olives, and mint

Add Labneh or eggs +$3

VE 15
FOUL MUDAMMAS  Fava beans mixed with lemon and olive oil, garnished with diced tomatoes and parsley and served with flat bread

Gluten Free Bread On Request +$3

VE 14
SHAKSHUKA EGGS Baked eggs served in a stewed bell pepper, tomato and a mixed herb sugo and served with zaatar flat bread

Gluten Free Bread On Request +$3

V 17
RUSTIC LEBANESE BREAKFAST PIZZA Lebanese flatbread served with labneh, mint, cucumbers, tomato and green olives V 16

BREAKFAST SIDES

EGGS 3
HOLLANDAISE SAUCE 2
TOMATO – HASH BROWN  – SPINACH 3 EA
 MUSHROOM – BACON – CURED SALMON – SAUSAGE – AVOCADO 4 EA
SOURDOUGH TOAST 3
JAM – VEGEMITE – PEANUT BUTTER 1 EA

Lunch

FALAFEL BOWL Falafel balls sprinkled with tahini sauce on a fattoush mixed salad with olives, a scoop of hummus and served with flat bread

Gluten Free Bread On Request +$3

VE 16
MEDITERRANEAN VEGETABLE RISOTTO Risotto mixed with zucchini, pumpkin, eggplant, capsicum, spinach, olives and pesto GVE 16
MARINARA HOMEMADE PASTA Served with mixed seafood, tomato, parsley in a garlic, and chili sauce

Gluten Free Pasta On Request +$3

24
MEATBALL PASTA Meatballs served in a tomato sugo with mixed herbs and Parmesan cheese

Gluten Free Pasta On Request +$3

21
HAMBURGER Beef patties served on a bun with mayonnaise, cheese, pickles, lettuce, tomato and fries 19
CHICKPEA CURRY Served with Basmati rice, dried shallots, and mint yoghurt 19
SHISH TAOOK Grilled garlic marinated chicken skewers on pita bread and accompanied with tabouli salad, garlic aioli and hummus

Gluten Free Bread On Request +$3

19
FLANK STEAK Cut Flank steak served with a Chimichurri sauce, salad and fries on the side 28
LAMB SALAD  Marinated lamb slices sitting on a salad mix of quinoa, roasted almonds, rocket, marinated feta, capsicum and a pomegranate dressing 20
SAMKEH HARRA  Chilli fish in a tomato sugo served with rice  25
LAMB LAHMACUN  Ground lamb, tomato, onion, lemon juice, spices sitting on Lebanese flatbread and topped with radish, tomato, parsley, onion and sumac 19

WOODFIRE – PIZZA

MARGERITA Tomato, buffalo mozzarella, basil  V 16
MEDITERRANEAN Tomato, charred eggplant, artichoke, fire-roasted capsicum, zucchini, olives, fior di latte cheese, parsley and sea salt

Vegan On Request

V 19
CHICKEN Basil pesto, roasted chicken, avocado, spinach, dill aioli, parsley and cracked pepper 20
CHORIZO AND PRAWN Tomato, chorizo, prawns, fior di latte cheese and rocket 22
LAMB SOUVLAKI Red onion, sliced tomatoes, lamb, rosemary, thyme, rocket and tzatziki 21
MT VESUVIUS Hot sauce, hot salami, red onion, roast capsicum, olives, mozzarella, chilli medley, bacon and rocket. Served with a side of hot sauce 20
PORK O CARNE Tomato, mozzarella, pork and veal meatballs, red onion, Parmesan 20
CAPPRICIOSA Ham, mushroom, pecorino, olives and thyme. Anchovies on request 21
ADDITIONAL PIZZA TOPPINGS 3 EA

Share Plates

SIZZLING PRAWNS FROM THE WOODFIRE  Chilli, garlic, ginger and coriander G 13
FALAFEL BALLS  With Tahini Dressing  G 10
MAC AND CHEESE BALLS  Chipotle, mayonnaise 9
WARM BELLARINE OLIVES With bread from the Woodfire 10
HOUSE CURED SALMON Served With Crispbread 10
MEAT BALLS With basil, Parmesan and fresh bread 9
ANTIPASTO BOARD 25
GRILLED HALLOUMI Served with pumpkin, red onion and lemon 10

Dinner

STARTERS

WARM BELLARINE OLIVES Served with bread from the Woodfire GV E 10
FLAT BREAD WITH A TRIO OF DIPS  Hummus, Baba Ghanoush, Labneh V 12
OYSTERS Served Natural or Kilpatrick G 4 EA
THE MILL CHARCUTERIE BOARD A selection of cold meats, cheese, olives, pickled vegetables served with zaatar bread  30
CHAR GRILLED OCTOPUS Mediterranean style marinated octopus with rocket, compressed watermelon and pistachio G  10

Entree

PORK BELLY Burnt apple purée, broad beans, fennel, radish and butter leaf G 19
SOUP OF THE DAY  14
PROSCIUTTO SCALLOPS Pan seared scallops wrapped with prosciutto and served with cauliflower purée, shaved fennel, and herb oil G 18
MEDITERRANEAN LAMB CUTLETS Herb encrusted cutlets served with roasted cherry tomatoes and a pomegranate reduction 20
GNOCCHI Cheese filled gnocchi, sitting on a pea puree with roasted cherry tomatoes V 16

Main

TAGLIATELLE WITH BRAISED BROCCOLI Served with Feta cheese, pistachio and herb oil  V 21
FISH OF THE DAY Crispy skin fish served on a bed of Julienne vegetables and sitting in a Thai Red laksa G 29
DUCK BREAST Served with fondant potatoes, blackberries, barley, herbs, mushroom and orange sauce G 34
CHAR GRILLED EYE FILLET STEAK Served with roasted cherry tomato, mashed potatoes, a smear of cauliflower with mixed vegetables and watercress

Sauce options: Mushroom, Red Wine Jus or Pepper

G  42
BLACK ANGUS SIRLOIN STEAK Served with battered chips and mixed leaf salad

Sauce options: Mushroom, Red Wine Jus or Pepper

 G 38
SLOW COOKED CHICKEN BREAST Slow cooked chicken, stuffed with mushrooms, served with a smear of pea purée, chats and garnished with radish and micro herbs 30
LAMB RUMP Served on a cumin roasted beetroot purée with buttered greens and rosemary jus 35

Sides

CHIPS V E 8
ROCKET, RED ONION, PARMESAN SALAD WITH POMEGRANATE DRESSING V 8
STEAMED VEGETABLES, HONEY AND ALMOND V 8

Dessert

CHOCOLATE FONDANT Tonka bean ice-cream, Black sesame tuile, Szechuan glaze  16
 CREME BRULEE Orange blossom, Spiced plums, Candied pistachios G 15
 ETON MESS Rose water molecular mousse, Fresh berrie, Meringue shards GE 12
DECONSTRUCTED ESPRESSO MARTINI Espresso crumb, Vodka gel, Liqueur coffee foam GE 14

G – GLUTEN FREE
V – VEGETARIAN
E – VEGAN

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