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Magic City Restaurant

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by Rebecca Tegan (subscribe)
When I'm not at university, I can be found curled up reading a great book, gardening, painting, writing anything from songs to hopeful novels to home-performed plays or 'treasure-hunting' in op shops around Melbourne.
Published January 28th 2013
Have a magical meal with family and friends
Magic City in Camberwell is a restaurant with classy ambience and rather dim lighting at night to set the mood for a fancy dinner out with family, friends or just your special someone. The good thing is their menu isn't a letdown either as is the case in some places despite the pretty appearance of the restaurant.

Dinner at Magic City
Dinner at Magic City

The food served is an interesting mixture of western and Thai dishes. When I went for my aunt's birthday dinner, I ordered lamb shanks served with peas and feta from the 'six course degustation menu' that is available every dinner service. The lamb was tender and not dry at all, and as I tend to pick lamb as choice of meal often in other restaurants, I can speak comparatively and say I enjoyed the shanks very much.

Lamb shanks
Lamb shanks

There is also a fixed menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner that includes more of the fusion Australian Thai dishes such as chilli and lemongrass sambal with prawns, pineapple and snake beans as well as roasted eggplant rendang served with okra and jasmine rice. For dinner, there is a wide variety of choices for entrée, main, sides and dessert.

Cocktail bar in Magic City
Cocktail bar in Magic City

Magic City has a cocktail bar beside the restaurant that is partitioned by a wall with glass windows. It can be hired out for specific functions, as can the restaurant. Snacks and small plates such as prosciutto, soy chicken spring rolls with chilli tamarind sauce and duck liver parfaits with crostini are available at the cocktail bar. There are also light desserts and sweets including Turkish delights, mini cheesecakes, baby chocolate cakes and berry tarts.

The average price of dish would be from $15-$30 and as most people enjoy sharing entrees and desserts, which range from $12-$30 and $4-$15 respectively, the prices could be split.

The service was friendly and quite efficient too, although the wait for our food got a little tedious. The restaurant is open from Tuesday to Thursday from 10am-9pm and Friday to Sunday from 9am-10pm.
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Why? Try out fusion Thai and Australian dishes in a prettily set environment
When: Tues-Thurs: 10am-9pm, Fri-Sat: 9am-10pm
Phone: (03) 9882 7788
Where: 871-873 Burke Road, Camberwell, Victoria 3124, Australia
Cost: $12-$30
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