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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Lunch @ Magic City

After a hiatus of a couple of years, this is our second visit to Magic City in a matter of weeks - the first is unblogged as we didn't take any photos but the food certainly made us want to return.

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Magic City has had a bit of a chequered past but it seems to be all behind it - a new owner took over late in 2009 and recruited Ben Corp as chef.

On the weekends a fixed price lunch menu is on offer - there is I think 3 or 4 options for starters and mains - or you can order off the regular menu.  We've opted for the fixed price menu.


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There's good sized pieces of moist and tender shark, generously sized and well spiced. It's the type of dish you want to keep going back for another bite.

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This was a beef carpaccio, soft poached egg, Jerusalem artichoke crisps, assorted micro leaves. The beef had been quickly seared on the outside leaving the inside lovely and raw. I loved the soft yolk, the dish reminded me a bit of Gyu Tataki - the japanese dish of barely seared beef served with raw egg yolk.


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A fish and tofu curry that had Paalo uttering the never before heard phrase "umm, this tofu is delcious"

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I actually had this the last time we visited and it was so good I ended up having it again! It's one of those dishes that just make you happy eating it.

To finish - cheese selection

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There's a bit of everything served with a generous selection of bread and crackers.

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Here we have a place that is offering good food at good prices with pretty good service and seriously it should be getting a lot more recognition for what it is doing. It is depressing to look out of the windows towards Sofia Pizza House and see the hoards gorging themselves on slop - what's worse is finding bloggers actually pimping out that place.

The locals of this area need to start supporting quality not quantity or this area will forever be a food joke.

The details:

Magic City
873 Burke Road

Phone: 9882 7788

Book Online

Tuesday to Friday: 10am till late
Saturday to Sunday: 9am till late


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1 comment:

  1. thank you for coming, glad you guys had a good time and I hope to see you again soon. Ben


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