You don’t have to circumnavigate the globe to find perfect Portuguese cuisine – you just have to moor up at Magellan Bar & Grill in Sydney’s Pyrmont. A lush spot complete with sunny beer garden and a swish interior, Magellan’s location on the corner of Pyrmont Street and Union Street is ideal for lunch, dinner, or some simple relaxation with a glass of the restaurant and bar’s long list of wine, Portuguese varieties included.
The food was amazing, Atmosphere was so romantic and the staff were delightful. I will definitely be returning to eat there again. Had a great time :)
Magellan’s lunch menu is popular among Pyrmont locals looking for an exotic but affordable midday meal. Head to their easy to spot restaurant on the corner of Pyrmont and Union Street and grab yourself a classic Portuguese chicken burger made from marinated chicken breast and served with chips for just a tenner – a great price in this part of Sydney – or go a little more luxurious with the gourmet mushroom risotto with leek and shaved parmesan, barbecue marinated pork belly roll, or the slow-cooked shredded beef ragu.
The ultimate lunchtime bite at this Sydney restaurant has to be the Portuguese rump steak with a white wine and garlic jus, or the whole, half or quarter chicken prepared the traditional Portuguese way. Another approach to Magellan’s considered offering is to simply order from their long tapas menu and share a number of small plates across the table with friends. Alternatively, head to Magellan’s central Pyrmont restaurant come the evening and find yourself some of Sydney’s best specialist Portuguese cuisine in the form of the highly recommended Portuguese espetada skewer with beef, chicken or lamb, marinated in rock salt, garlic and bay leaves and chargrilled for mouthwatering flavour and tenderness.