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Kew Progressive Dinner

October 11, 2023

Come and join us for the Kew Progressive Dinner on Wednesday, October 11 from 6.45pm – a chance to eat, drink, be merry… and try three different Kew restaurants in one night!

This event is a throwback to the 70s and 80s when progressive dinners were big, you’ll be walking to various restaurants for your chosen menu – all for only $55 inc GST including a drink with each course.

The best part is that we have 13 wonderful Kew venues involved so, not only are you trying different restaurants, you’re trying different cultures and cuisines. 

And yes, sadly, Mister Bianco isn’t involved this time as they are renovating. And Nazar and Cotham Dining have closed doors 🙁

How it works

  • You peruse the restaurants and their course offerings below
  • Book your restaurant choices and course offerings at this link
  • You arrive at your first restaurant at 6.45pm and collect your 3 x drink tickets which entitles you to up to a mid-shelf drink each course. Choose from wine, sparkling, beer or spirits, soft drink, juice or sparkling water or tea and coffee. PLEASE NOTE: alcohol options restaurants have on hand will vary – some will have a large range and some only house, this is why we have priced the menu so affordably
  • Entree is served at 7pm
  • Finish your entree and make your way to your main course at 7.45pm, that will be served at 8pm
  • Ditto and make your way to dessert at 8.45pm, that will be served at 9pm

What you need to know

  • For your booking, you will be able to choose community table or own table (except for Skinny Dog Hotel, who only have community tables). If you choose community table, you and your party will be seated at a larger table at the venue, with other Progressive Dinner diners, and will meet new people at each course. Please note that even if you book community table as a group, you may not be able to sit in your group if other diners have already arrived at the table – please be aware of this
  • If you like the look of one menu, you are more than welcome to stay at a restaurant, or return. 
  • As seats are limited at each restaurant, once they are sold out, you may have to choose to eat a course at a different venue
  • The menus are all set and there can be no changing your choices once booked
  • Where GF is stated, this means gluten friendly, kitchens are not able to prepare meals in entirely separate gluten free spaces
  • Bookings close Sun, October 8 at 10pm as the restaurants need time to prepare for the event
  • Cancellations after October 2 will not be able to be refunded

Entrees - SOLD OUT

Crispy duck rice paper roll
Vietnamese prawn mini pancakes (4 pieces)

Mains - 2 PLACES REMAINING

Coriander Prawn – deep-fried king prawns in coriander batter, served on salad mix with a dusting of salt and pepper
Ha Noi style grilled pork vermicelli (gf)

Desserts

Banana fritter with vanilla ice cream and chocolate topping (veg)
Golden fried ice cream with chocolate topping (veg)

Entrees - SOLD OUT

Crab meat omelette, green chilli and goats cheese
Lentil flour pancake with root vegetables (gf) (vegan)

Mains - SOLD OUT

Araliya Biriyani with chicken accompanied with cucumber in coconut milk sambol, eggplant with banana chilli, mint chutney and pappadams (gf)
Stringhopper Biriyani cooked in vegetable stock accompanied by eggplant, banana chilli, cucumber with coconut milk sambol and date chutney (gf) (vegan)

Desserts - 3 PLACES REMAINING

An assiette of Araliya desserts – love cake, crepes with coconut, cooked with treacle and cinnamon gelato
Chilli roasted pineapple with basil sorbet (vegan) (gf)

Entrees - 5 PLACES REMAINING

Polpette della Nonna – homemade Italian meatballs cooked in fresh tomato sauce served with oven baked focaccia
Parmeggiana di Melanzane – fried eggplant baked in a dish with fresh tomato sauce, basil, parmesan and mozzarella cheese (veg) (gf)

Mains - SOLD OUT

Nonna’s Vegetarian Lasagna – napoli and béchamel sauce layered with fresh pasta sheets, mixed with vegetables and topped with grated parmesan (veg)
Chicken Cacciatore – marinated chicken with onion, olives, capsicum and tomato paste. Slow roasted in a wine jus served with mash potatoes (gf)

Desserts - 1 PLACE REMAINING

Chocolate Lava Cake – warm chocolate cake with a gooey center served with vanilla bean ice cream (veg)
Sicilian Ricotta Crepes – orange infused, ricotta-filled crepes served with strawberry compote and vanilla bean ice cream (veg) (gf)

Entrees - 2 PLACES REMAINING

Lemon pepper calamari with fried shallots, parsley, lime and peppered roquette
Slow-cooked Italian meatballs, chunky Napoli, crusty bread and shaved parmesan (gf)

Mains

Risotto Gamberi – King prawn and local calamari with chilli, garlic, parsley, sage and a touch of Napoli (gf)
Mussel Pot – large local black mussels with wilted spinach, sweet onions, chilli, garlic, Napoli sauce and crusty bread (gf without bread)

Desserts - 9 PLACES REMAINING

Apple and rhubarb crumble with cinnamon, star anise and vanilla bean ice cream (veg)
Lime panna cotta with Tahitian vanilla and raspberry coulis (gf) (veg)

Entrees - 9 PLACES REMAINING

Antipasto – wild mushroom arancini, prosciutto di parma, sopressa salami, pickles, Mount Zero olive and house-made flatbread
Vegetarian antipasto – wild mushroom arancini, heirloom tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, pickles, Mount Zero olives and house-made flatbread (veg)

Mains - SOLD OUT

Market fish, eggplant caponata, parsley oil and lemon (gf)
Risotto, spicy calabrese nduja, cherry tomato, buffalo mozzarella and basil (gf)

Desserts - 1 PLACE REMAINING

Tiramisu, espresso-soaked ladyfingers, mascarpone crema and cocoa (veg)
Sticky date, miso butterscotch and fior di latte gelato (veg)

Entrees - SOLD OUT

Minestrone soup with bread (vegan) (gf without bread)
Lemon pepper calamari with side salad of cos lettuce, onion, tomato and cucumber (gf)

Mains - SOLD OUT

Eggplant and chickpea tagine with side of rice and pita bread (vegan) (gf without bread)
Beef Ragu – slow cooked beef in tomato sugo served with handmade gnocchi, topped with fetta

Desserts - SOLD OUT

Sticky date pudding with caramel sauce and ice cream (veg)
Brownie served with chocolate soil, honeycomb and ice cream (veg) (gf)

Entrees - SOLD OUT

Crispy duck rice paper roll
Vietnamese prawn mini pancakes (4 pieces)

Mains - 2 PLACES REMAINING

Coriander Prawn – deep-fried king prawns in coriander batter, served on salad mix with a dusting of salt and pepper
Ha Noi style grilled pork vermicelli (gf)

Desserts

Banana fritter with vanilla ice cream and chocolate topping (veg)
Golden fried ice cream with chocolate topping (veg)

Entrees - 1 PLACE REMAINING

Smashed vegetarian samosa chaat (veg)
Tandoori rockling fish tikka, salad and chutney (gf)

Mains - 10 PLACES REMAINING

Lamb shank rogan josh and pumpkin masala mash (gf)
Paneer mushroom subji with garlic naan (veg)

Desserts

Mango kulfi, touille, mango coulis and fruits (veg)
Gajar Ka Halwa, Gulab Jamun – Indian style carrot pudding with deep fried milk dumpling (veg)

Entrees - 11 PLACES REMAINING

Soft Shell Crab – crispy crab, crunchy apple salad with spicy mayo and mint chutney (gf)
Samosa – deep fried pastry filled with spiced mashed potatoes and peas (vegan)

Mains

Fish Curry – fish simmered in a traditional curry leaf, mustard seeds and onion gravy. Served with rice and naan (gf without naan)
Bhindi Masala – fried okra tossed with onion, tomato and chef special spices. Served with rice and naan (gf without naan) (vegan)

Desserts

Gulab Jamun – milk dumplings soaked in aromatic syrup, spiced with rose water and saffron (veg)
Mango ice cream (gf) (veg)
Jamaican Night Out!

Entrees

Rum glazed pork bammy with pineapple salsa (gf)
Caribbean spiced chicken bammy with corn salsa (gf)

Mains

Smoked bbq jerk pork neck with jungle slaw, pineapple salsa and bread roll (gf without bread)
Beef cheek with curried spiced pumpkin puree and red wine jus (gf)

Desserts

Bounty bars with coconut caramel and sauce (gf) (veg)
French style mini chocolate eclairs (veg)

Entrees

Curry puffs (2 pieces) (veg)
Chicken and corn soup

Mains - 4 PLACES REMAINING

Sweet & sour pork – an iconic Chinese recipe and classic Cantonese dish, this recipe is very pleasing to the palate because of the flavoursome sweet and sour sauce. Served with rice.
Chicken Nasi Lemak – considered the national dish of Malaysia, it consists of fragrant rice cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf. It is accompanied with a sambal (spicy sauce) curry chicken, hard boiled eggs, slices of cucumber and peanuts

Desserts

Pulut Tai Tai – sticky rice cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaves, then pressed into moulds, sliced and spread with delicious and creamy kaya jam (vegan) (gf)
Peanut Mochi – delightfully chewy, mellow little pillows of rice-based dough filled with peanut and sweet bean mixtures (vegan) (gf)

Entrees - 13 PLACES REMAINING

Bruschetta – with tomato, red onion, basil & crumbed feta (veg)
Mushroom arancini served with herb aioli and parmesan (veg)

Mains - SOLD OUT

Miso maple glazed King Ora salmon with green beans (gf)
Pork belly with garlic kipfler potatoes, roquette & apple sauce (gf)

Desserts - SOLD OUT

Vanilla bean panna cotta with berry compote & honeycomb (gf)
Chocolate brownie with pistachio crumble and raspberry coulis (vegan)
Note: Skinny Dog Hotel is only community table – there will be no individual seating.

Entrees - 2 PLACES REMAINING

Tempura Prawns – tomato coulis, chorizo, chargrilled, asparagus and snow pea tendril (gf)
Goats cheese tartlet with charred pear, pickled celery, witlof and candid walnut (veg)

Mains - 1 PLACE REMAINING

Sword fish fillet with caponata, salsa verde and fried capers (gf)
Duck breast with beetroot puree, Dutch carrots, parsnip, confit duck croquette and citrus jus (gf)

Desserts - 1 PLACE REMAINING

De-constructed lemon cheesecake, almond crumb, berry gel and shaved coconut (gf) (veg)
Chocolate tart with raspberry marshmallow, chocolate soil and raspberry yoghurt (veg)

Entrees - 2 PLACES REMAINING

Tandoori cheese mushroom – delectable combination of cheese, potato, Indian spices (mild) and herb mushroom filling, cooked in a tandoori oven and served with traditional cucumber salad and mint chutney (veg) (gf)
Lamb chop adharakhi – rack of lamb marinated with Indian herbs and spices, cooked in a tandoori oven and served with traditional cucumber salad and mint chutney (gf)

Mains - SOLD OUT

Methi malai chicken – decadent and luxurious Mughlai dish prepared with chicken and fresh fenugreek greens, simmered in a rich creamy curry. Served with choice of rice or naan bread (gf without naan)
Honey chilli garlic prawns – prawn cutlets cooked with fresh garlic, ginger, onion, capsicum and med spicy Indian aromatic sauce, finished with touch of honey. Served with choice of rice or naan bread (gf without naan)

Desserts - 12 PLACES REMAINING

Gajar ka halwa – a traditional Indian carrot pudding cooked with milk cream and mixed nuts (veg)
Rasmalai – flattened cheesecake poached in sweetened creamy milk and saffron (veg)
Kew Progressive Dinner

When

Tickets

Tickets are per person and include an entree, main and dessert plus a drink with each course.