Mag’s Wine Kitchen Keong Saik Road has been in operation for more than two years. Prior to this, Mag’s Wine Kitchen operated at their former premises at Circular Road for more than 20 years. We thought that it was time we paid a visit to this restaurant.
Mag’s Wine Kitchen is located on the ground floor of the KeSa House, a part of The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood. KeSa House is described as flexible-living concept. It looks like a boutique hotel with a few nice restaurants on the ground floor such as Olivia and Mag’s Kitchen. Unlike many shophouse restaurants which have the kitchen at the back, Mag’s restaurant layout is the reverse. We wander into the open kitchen immediately upon entry. The well organised stoves and food preparation areas are on full display. A long counter seating area and small tables are arranged deep inside. It is a small cosy restaurant.
Mag’s Wine Kitchen Menu
On the Chope website, Mag’s is classified as a Modern European, French restaurant. There was a choice of two or three course prix fixe lunch menu at Mag’s Wine Kitchen. With only a five dollar difference between the two. The value for money instinct in us automatically went for the $58++ three course lunch, with coffee included. Here is a picture of the Mag’s Wine Kitchen Lunch menu as well as a sample page from the wine list.
We selected a bottle 2018 Domaine Daniel Reverdy et Fils 2018 Sancerre ($88). one of the more affordable labels on the wine list. A light and dry white wine that is suitable for a casual lunch in Singapore.
Our choices of starters were the Crab and the Foie Gras. The crab dish (picture above) was the better choice with a generous amount of crab meat spread over some vegetables. It was light and refreshing. By contrast the foie gras dish (picture below) was heavy and solemn. It was a slab of pate accompanied by some salad and apple compote. We found the liver taste to be too strong for our liking. Despite trying to balance its flavour with lots of leaves and apple, we gave up after eating less than half of it.
The main courses were substantial dishes. The lamb dish (picture above) was served in a pot, packed with potato and various vegetables. Pork with mashed sweet potato mash was our other main course. Both mains were heavy meat dishes.
Dessert and Coffee at Mag’s Wine Kitchen
We found the final course at Mag’s to be the most enjoyable. I think it was because we both selected the chocolate desserts and they use chocolate with robust chocolatey flavours for the dishes. Both the hazel mousse tart (picture above) and the chocolate fondant were very good. We also appreciate that coffee was served as part of the set lunch meal, which is not a very common thing these days.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Mag’s Wine Kitchen
55 Keong Saik Road
Delivery & Takeaway Hours:
Monday – Saturday
11:30am – 7:30pm
Monday – Saturday
12:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch
6:00pm – 10:00pm Dinner
Sundays and Public Holiday
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