Restaurant Reviews

Margan: Restaurant review

Margan

Address

1238 Milbrodale Rd
Broke, NSW

Hours

Lunch Fri-Sun noon-3pm
Dinner Thu-Sat 6pm-9pm

Prices

2 courses $65
3 courses $80

REVIEW

Sitting pretty in wine country, surrounded by mountain and vineyard, Margan is more than worthy of a detour. The estate bottles its share of fine wine (not least the shiraz), but it's also a fine place to while away an hour or two at the table. They're good at growing things other than grapes, too, as the seared duck breast with liver parfait, paired with roasted beets from the garden, or the juicy chicken enhanced by sweetcorn purée, amply demonstrate. More gutsy flavour can be found in a rich double-dose of locally farmed beef, the contrasting textures of slow-cooked cheek and rump-cap united by a scoop of creamy mashed potato, while smoked pork belly is teamed with pumpkin, black garlic and feta, plus crackling for good measure. Service is polite - and country-paced. But there's no need to rush. The sponge cake, topped with apple sorbet, thick cream and fresh figs hand-picked the same day, is more than worth lingering over.

Phone:
(02) 6579 1372

Bookings:
Bookings recommended

Features:

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

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Thomas Boyd

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.