It’s usually a good sign if the house wine listed is not Jacob’s Creek, has a lively bouquet and is affordably priced: of Mag’s three house whites, St Claire is a refreshing New Zealand sauvignon blanc ($13/glass) with wafts of grapefruit and lemon – a worthy representative for its worldly cellar of over 200 labels. Also notable is its evenly cooked main of ovenroasted lamb, served with a buttery, cheesetopped potato gratin. The starter of duck breast, smoked with tea leaves and coffee, is too small a portion to be entirely comforting, but the flavour was spot-on. The chocolate fondant cake is more like fudge wrapped in a crêpe – fine for those ready to indulge in whatever oozes.
Two-course set lunch $38++; dinner $48++.
|Venue name:||Mag's Wine Kitchen||Contact:|
86 Circular Road
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri noon-2pm, 6-10pm; Sat 6-10pm.|