authentic afghani cuisine

ON THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA

AN ADVENTURE IN FRESHLY FORAGED PRODUCE WITH RUSTIC FLAVOUR & CHARM

OPEN 7 NIGHTS FROM 6PM, INCLUDING PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.

Afghan Marcopolo Restaurant was established 1995 by Mr. & Mrs. Shakoor and their family. We relocated to Mornington in 2000 and has since become a very popular haunt amongst the locals and tourists for its family hospitality and fine authentic cuisine.

The Age Good Food Guide has recommended Afghan Marcopolo Restaurant year on year for its fine food, traditional rugs, ornaments and photos covering the walls giving you a real feel of the Afghan culture.

The convenience of takeaway allows you to enjoy your meal by the famous Mornington foreshore which is only a stone throw away from the restaurant or make a reservation and enjoy your night in amongst the warmth atmosphere, where you would think you have travelled across the world.

Afghan Marcopolo dines up to 60 seats with a fully licensed bar with fine wines, beer and spirits available.

To avoid disappointment bookings are strongly recommended on weekends, please select the reservations tab for more details.

We look forward to seeing you soon to give you the ultimate Afghan dining experience.

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ENTREE

Borani Bon Jon
Golden fried eggplant topped with a touch of light garlic yoghurt and spicy tomato sauce.
10.00

Borani Potato
Golden fried potato topped with a touch of light garlic yoghurt and spicy tomato sauce. VEGETARIAN. GF.
8.50

Munto
Special Afghan dumpling dish, chopped onions, minced meat and a variety of herbs and spices wrapped in pastry, steamed and topped with garlic yoghurt and a thick mince and tomato based sauce.
10.00

Mixed entrees to share (a bit of everything – serves 2)
Half a serve of Munto, Sambosa, Borani Potato, and Borani Bonjon.
13.00

Lamb Tika
A skewer of tender marinated lamb cubes, char grilled and served on rice. GF.
11.00

Chicken Tika
A skewer of tender marinated chicken pieces, char grilled and served on rice. GF.
10.00

Sambosa
Mixed vegetables wrapped in a thin pastry served with coriander chutney. VEGETARIAN.
8.00

Bolanee
Traditional flat bread, layered with potato and leek, grilled on a hot plate and served with yoghurt dip. VEGETARIAN.
11.00

Trio of dips
Herb and garlic bread served with our homemade coriander chutney, yoghurt cucumber and spicy capsicum dips (serves 3-4).
20.00

Nan
Traditional Afghan style bread. Your choice of plain, garlic or herb nan.
7.50

SIDES

Loobya Korma Side
Red Kidney Beans simmered in traditional spices in a thick tomato based sauce.
14.00

Fresh Middle Eastern Tomato Salad (GF)
Diced tinati, cucumber, parsley, mint and red onion with olive oil and lemon dressing.
9.00

Shorre Nakut Salad
A tangy potato and chick pea salad, with vinegar and corriander.
9.00

Extra Rice (GF)
Traditional Afghan Rice
7.00

Homemade Dips
Coriander Chutney 4.00
Yoghurt, Mint and Cucumber Dip 3.50
Spicy Capsicum4.00

MAIN

Lamb Kebab
Succulent tender lamb pieces, spiced and marinated,char grilled on skewers and served with rice and salad. GF with no Nan.
29.00

Chicken Kebab
Succulent tender chicken pieces, spiced and marinated,char grilled on skewers and served with rice, nan and salad. GF with no Nan.
30.00

Shish Kofta Kebab
Fine ground lamb and beef mince, marinated with our traditional herbs and spices, cooked over a char grill, served with rice and salad.
25.50

Spring Lamb Cutlet
Char grilled spring lamb cutlets (4) seasoned with our traditional mixed herbs. Served with rice and salad. GF with no Nan.
32.00

Grilled Vegetarian Kebab
A variety of grilled Mediterranean vegetables marinated with our own original basting and served with rice, nan and salad. GF with no Nan.
24.00

Mixed Grill
Skewers of lamb, chicken, vegetarian & shish kebabs with lamb cutlet. Served with rice, nan and salad. Additional item add $7 each.
38.00

Kabuli Palow
Afghans National dish. Rice topped with a mix of lightly caramelised carrots and sultanas and sprinkled with almonds. Served with tender pieces of lamb and a side of Borani Bonjon. Meat or Vegetarian. GF.
27.00

Lamb Korma Chalow
Boneless tender lamb cooked with onion, garlic and an authentic tomato based sauce. Served with traditionally cooked rice. GF.
29.00

Chicken Chalow
Old favourite is back, chicken drumsticks slow cooked in a mild flavoursome tomato based sauce, served with traditionally cooked rice. GF.
28.00

Chicken Bamiani Korma
Marinated chicken cooked with coconut, cashews and yoghurt. Served with traditionally cooked rice. GF.
29.00

Dahl Korma Chalow
Soft mung dahl, topped with lightly fried garlic. Served with traditionally cooked rice. VEGETARIAN. GF.
23.00

Subzi Korma Chalow
Curried spinach cooked with onion and garlic, with a touch of tomato based sauce. Served with traditionally cooked rice. VEGETARIAN. GF.
24.00

Mushroom Korma Chalow
Curried mushroom and capsicum cooked in a flavoursome tomato base. Served with traditionally cooked rice. VEGETARIAN. GF.
23.50

Aashak
Afghan specialty dish. Pasta filled with fresh leek, topped with a mild meat or vegetarian sauce. Served with a touch of garlic yoghurt. Meat or vegetarian.
26.50

Munto
Afghan special dish. Chopped onions, minced meat and a variety of herbs and spices wrapped in pastry, steamed and topped with garlic yoghurt with traditional sauce.
27.00

DESSERT

Baglowa
Fine pastry layers with crushed nuts, baked with sweet syrup.
8.00

Firnee
Afghani Custard, sweetly cooked cornflour milk, almonds and sugar, topped with crushed Pistachios.
7.50

Turkish Delight
8.00

Homemade Nougat
7.00

Mango Ice Cream
7.00

Coconut Ice Cream
7.00

Vanilla Ice Cream
9.00

Ice Cream Liqueur
7.00

Dessert Tasting Platter
A sweets to end the night, consisting of authentic Afghani and Middle Eastern desserts (Baglowa, Turkish Delight, Nougat, Firnee and Ice Cream).(Serves 3-4).
22.00

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Bookings

BOOKINGS  ARE ESSENTIAL, ESPECIALLY ON WEEKENDS

OR WHEN DINING WITH A LARGE GROUP.

Reservations will not be taken tonight after 6pm
please call us on 59755154 to see if we have room

AN ADVENTURE IN FRESHLY FORAGED PRODUCE WITH RUSTIC FLAVOUR & CHARM

A TRENDY NEW EATERY WITH PASSION & SOUL

Please call during business hours on 5975 5154 or email us to discuss your catering needs.

OPEN 7 NIGHTS FROM 6PM, INCLUDING PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.

  • Afghan Marco Polo
  • (03) 5975 5154
  • 11 Main St, Mornington VIC 3931