I like Magnum Restaurant and Bar. It’s a fairy light twinkling gem beckoning you from Queens Street straight down the hill to One Albany Street.
I like the division between the bar and the restaurant; although you can sit in either section to eat. The bar isn’t loud and has a very welcoming feel to it. The restaurant (just to the right as you enter), is cosier and more inviting – definitely somewhere you want to sit and eat, catch up and enjoy a glass of wine or a whisky.
The staff are wonderful. Very friendly, helpful, cheery, polite and they smile! A big plus in my book. And the food is pretty wonderful too.
I headed to the Magnum with a friend for a good girlie catch-up.
For starters :
Cullen Skink with a cheese bloomer. On the menu it promised to be creamy with delicate flakes of smoked haddock and chunky potatoes. It delivered. I’m not a fan of Cullen Skink but my guest said it was rather delicious and very filling.
I opted for the Haggis Spring Roll with Hickory relish and a crisp salad – what’s not to love?! The really crispy springroll was stuffed full with haggis which was slightly peppery (perfect). I didn’t care too much for the hickory relish but the salad provided a nice accompaniment to the springroll. I’d go back for this time and again.
For Mains :
Good ol Fish n Chips for my guest (she is a pescatarian). The chips were chunky and along with the sweet lemon and gherkin aioli, were a perfect taste match. The fish was nice.
I had the Chicken Supreme which for me was the star of the night. The chicken was soft and succulent, the wild mushrooms, bacon and peas – a classic combination, was executed well; and the parsnip dauphinoise was delicious.
There was absolutely no room left for desserts but from the gorgeous meals that were delivered to our table I have no doubt they would have been a delight. I would have chosen the Madagascan Vanilla Cream with poached winter fruits, mulled wine syrup & cranberry biscotti – sound great, right?!
This was my second visit to Magnum Restaurant and Bar, and after a shaky start I have to say that my second visit was truly lovely.
Thank you Magnum for the invite. You have a special place here – great staff, great food.
I will be back.
My Spoon Award : Silver Spoon