Restaurant Guide

Magill Estate: Restaurant review

Address

78 Penfold Rd
Magill, SA

Hours

Lunch Fri-Sat noon-2pm
Dinner Wed-Sat 6.30pm-9.30pm

Prices

5-course lunch $135;
Dégustation $190

Penfolds insists its wines stand in the most luxurious dining context, and each aspect of its Magill Estate Restaurant dégustation is presented with extraordinary finesse and attention to detail. The dining space is idyllic– achic glass-walled pavilion, sumptuously appointed with leather chairs and blackwood tables, with a panorama of the vineyards. The atmosphere is calm, with soft-spoken staff guiding you through each morsel and glass. It's quite a procession. Chef Scott Huggins presents more than 20 tastes, starting with ingenious egg snacks; beluga caviar on a hot potato cake, ethereal mayonnaise on chicken skin, and trout roe with chives on a crumpet. Next comes a cold roll of shaved squid, then a rosette of smoked celeriac and crisp green apple, and sublime lamb rested in a warm oil bath then hibachi-grilled, accompanied by almond paste, a sprinkling of fenugreek and grated bottarga. Smart Penfolds wine selections are similarly flawless, presenting older vintages in their prime and ideally suited to the flavours of each dish. Luxury such as this comes at significant cost, but one can't quibble at the excellence on show here.
Phone:
(08) 8301 5551
Bookings:
Bookings recommended
Features:
  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair access
  • Private room
  • Impressive wine list
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Chef(s):
Scott Huggins
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.