Restaurant Reviews

Magill Estate: Restaurant review

As reviewed for our 2019 Restaurant Guide.

Magill Estate

Address

78 Penfold Rd
Magill, SA

Hours

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

Prices

Tasting menus $135-$190

REVIEW

Once a model of measured discretion, Magill Estate now revels in the thrill of change. The room remains a picture of modern elegance – low-slung leather wingback chairs at blackwood tables, a glass wall providing elevated views over vineyards to the city – but in the kitchen, Scott Huggins toys with bold ideas. Wallaby tartare on linseed wafer. A twist on Japanese eggplant with egg-miso glaze. A striking flavour collision of pork jowl, torched fig and salty jamón. The menu offers choices between some dishes, with Huggins adding final touches before serving diners tableside for a dash of theatre. Even the matched drinks offer twists, with sake, Champagne and German riesling now complementing the core Penfolds range. For a taste of what's to come, meanwhile, Project Night menus each Wednesday (four courses for $100) present the kitchen's latest experiments.

Phone:
(08) 8301 5551

Bookings:
Bookings recommended

Features:

  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Private room

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.