Red Poppy Bistro Ararat Menu
Something Small

Soup of the day served with garlic bread   $10

Garlic cheese cob loaf (v)    $9.5

Garlic cheese pizza   $8

1/2 Doz. Oysters Natural (GF)    $18

1/2 Doz. Oysters Kilpatrick (GF)    $20

Salt & Pepper squid with garlic aioli   $15

Smoked salmon bao buns julienne salad & lemon caper soy sauce $16

Prawn cocktail $16

Satay chicken skewers served with rice (V) $16

Bruschetta tomato red onion feta basil balsamic glaze (V) $15

Tasting Platter shaved ham beef pork terrine spicy capsicum dip olives fruit nuts crusty break crackers $30

Tasting plate

See specials board for selection                      For one person   $15

                                                                             For two people   $25

                                                                             For four people   $45

Certain meals on our menu can be prepared gluten-free. If you require a gluten-free meal please feel free to ask your waitress when ordering.

(V) = Vegetarian

(GF) = Gluten-Free

For the kids
Little soldiers menu
All kids meals $10.50

Meals available to children 12 years and under.


  • Chicken nuggets

  • Mini chicken parma

  • Battered fish

  • Spaghetti bolognaise

  • Hame & pineapple pizza

  • Beef cheeseburger

  • Little soldiers desserts

    Assorted Icecream Flavours available with plain or waffle cone or dixie cup  

    All meals are served with chips and salad or potatoes and vegetables.

    Something Different

    Chicken breast pocketed with camembert cheese, sundried tomatoes, spinach, wrapped in prosciutto, oven baked   (GF) $28

    Aromatic crispy pork belly served on mash with baby carrots & broccolini  (GF) $28

    Spaghetti marinara medley of seafood in a tomato based sauce & parmesan  $30 

    Chilli prawn linguini in a white wine cream sauce  $30

    Mediterranean tortellini with onion salami olives $27

    Gnocchi with pumpkin in a sage butter sauce    (V) (GF) $26

    Atlantic salmon & avocado salad with seeded mustard dressing topped with candied walnuts  (GF) $29

    Smoked chicken mango & bocconcini salad with balsamic dressing  (GF) $27

    Thai infused beef salad  (GF) $27

    Mexican burrito bowl, paprika rice, salad, mexican vegetables, guacamole, sour cream & tortillas  (V) (GF) $22       add marinated chicken $28

    Something Parma

    Traditional – crumbed chicken breast, Napoli ham & cheese   $25

    English – crumbed chicken breast, mash potato, bacon, gravy & cheese  $26

    Hawaiian – crumbed chicken breast, Napoli ham, pineapple & cheese  $26 

    Mexican – crumbed chicken breast, Napoli corn chips, cheese, guacamole & sour cream  $26

    Pumpkin patch – crumbed chicken breast, spinach, pumpkin, feta & cheese $26

    Meat lovers – crumbed chicken breast, bbq sauce, bacon, ham, salami & cheese   $26

    Aussie brekky – crumbed chicken breast, Napoli bacon, hash brown, cheese & fried egg  $26

    Prawn – crumbed chicken breast, prawns in garlic cream sauce  $35

    Chicken schnitzel  $23

    Vegetarian – crumbed vegetable schnitzel, Napoli cheese  (V) $24

    Mains (cont.)
    All meals are served with chips and salad or potatoes and vegetables.

    Mash      $5

    Extra sauce      $2

    Sweet potato fries with garlic aioli  $9

    Wedges with sour cream & chilli  $9

    Onion rings with sweet chilli mayo   $6

    Greek salad  $9

    Egg      $2

    3 dinner rolls  $2.5

    Something grilled

    All steaks cooked to your liking & served with your choice of sauce,

    mushroom, pepper, garlic butter or gravy (GF)


    Reef sauce (6 prawns in garlic sauce)  add $12


    Porterhouse   (GF)   $32

    Scotch fillet   (GF)   $34

    Eye fillet wrapped in bacon (GF) $38

    Rump   (350gm)  (GF) $30


    Fish of the day, battered or grilled half $22 full $27

    Steak Sandwich – grilled steak, bacon, egg, lettuce, tomato, cheese & battered onion rings on turkish bread with chips & tomato chutney   $25

    Angus Burger – burger, lettuce, tomato, cheese, battered onion rings, cheese, chutney on a toasted brioche with chips   $24

    Chicken Burger – chicken breast, lettuce, cheese, tomato, avocado & aioli on a toasted brioche with chips   $25

    Fisherman’s plate – battered fish, prawns, calamari, salt & pepper squid & oysters kilpatrick, salad & chips  $35

    Something sweet

    Sticky date pudding with butterscotch sauce & honeycomb crumble  $12

    Double choc cake – layers of chocolate cake caramel fudge & choc mousse  $12

    Chocolate brownie sundae – brownies sandwiched between vanilla ice-cream drizzled with chocolate sauce   $12

    Lemon meringue pie   $12

    Flourless Chocolate cake   (GF) $12

    Baked New York cheesecake with berries and cream   $12

    Malteser Mousse – layers of choc malt flavoured mousse & choc cake & ganache   $12

    Eton mess layers of meringue lemon curd & cream   $10

    Cheese & fruit platter – camembert, sharp cheddar, edam, & meredith feta served with fruits, nuts, crackers & quince paste $22

    Come and enjoy a meal at our Red Poppy Bistro Ararat!

    We cater for private functions, group bookings, birthdays, weddings, family reunions, club functions, work seminars and conferences.
    For bookings please call 03 5352 2794