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5.2 /6 Excellent 429 Reviews

Magic Mountain Saloon

Melbourne CBD Thai $$$$ +100
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About Magic Mountain Saloon

Magic Mountain Saloon – one of the stable of Melbourne favourites that includes Revolver Upstairs, Cookie, The Toff in Town and Boney – is fast becoming a breakfast classic in the CBD of the Victorian capital. Their recipe down on Little Collins Street isn’t complicated, but it’s easy to see why it works: the great Australian brekkie, fused with classic Thai ingredients and flavours to create something new and unique. Book a table now and check them out.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 07:00 - 03:00
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 03:00
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 03:00
  • Thursday 07:00 - 03:00
  • Friday 07:00 - 03:00
  • Saturday 08:00 - 03:00
  • Sunday 08:00 - 03:00
Magic Mountain Saloon, Little Collins St 62, 3000 Melbourne

Further Information

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, or so we’re told at least, but it can often be a little staid. There’s only so many smashed avos and bacon & eggs that one can take before one starts to hanker after something a little bit more adventurous. Enter Magic Mountain Saloon. They offer up the classics of the breakfast genre, but with a Thai twist, offering something new and interesting to the Melbourne public from their address on Little Collins Street in the CBD.

Take a trip over to Parliament station and wander around the corner to Little Collins Street and Magic Mountain Saloon. Their menu includes Thai takes on the Australian breakfast: think daikon hash browns, crispy pork, celery and egg salad, chicken and kaffir lime Scotch egg, and the Asian brekkie staple of congee. They offer a whole range of evening meals as well, so don’t just go for breakfast: after all, cocktails aren’t just a breakfast drink. Book yourself a table now in Melbourne CBD.

CHEF'S CHOICE

429 Reviews

5.2 /6 Excellent 429 Reviews
Food: heavenly
Quality/Price: cheap
Service: extraordinary
Noise: average
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Atmosphere: entertaining
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2 reviews so far 6
20.07.2017 08:31

Food as beautiful as always and the service is always friendly. Magic Mountain is my place to go for dinner when meeting people in town after work. Love those mussels.

1 review so far 6
15.07.2017 09:38

Great experience, professional and hilarious waiter along with extended knowledge of the menu with recommendations - beautiful food, venue, drinks and service! 10/10 thanks you

2 reviews so far 6
13.07.2017 09:03

First time I had ever been, totally exceeded my expectations. The food was amazing and the service friendly and efficient. Will definitely be a repeat visitor.

1 review so far 6
13.07.2017 08:28

The food was amazing, we shared dumplings, chilli & lime chicken popcorn then onto main, the ground beef, tofu red curry and the snapper 7 green papaya sour yellow curry : no room for desert

1 review so far 6
17.11.2016 08:03

I went with my brother and a few friends who were visiting from sydney. We ordered a few different dishes, like curried softshell crab, papaya salad, fried rice which they all were a bomb! The flavour, texture and quality were satisfying. We also had the ocean trout as entree which was yummy and refreshing! The waitress who served us on that day was really friendly and energetic, the whole experience was so good that we will definitely going back for more. No exaggeration here, it is not even my first time, so my review based on my past few visits.. One thing though, they are not really prompt with their phone calls, so if you have booked earlier and need to make changes, it will take some time to reach them (in my case, i actually walked in since i live around the area). It is just a small technical thing..

1 review so far 6
13.12.2016 08:45

Absolutely delicious food, we had the $65 banquet and it was more than enough. Highlights were the soft shell crab curry and the fluffy roti. The pumpkin crème brulee was a winner as well! The staff were friendly and attentive. The soap in the toilet should also get a mention! Probably the nicest soap I have encountered! Our team is notoriously hard to please yet we all enjoyed our Magic Mountain Saloon experience!

1 review so far 6
02.07.2017 17:01

Magic Mountain Saloon was very, very good. As a prelude to the theatre, the serves were just right so we did not leave feeling bloated. We were not kept waiting for food or drinks! Each course was beautifully presented and the service was spot on. If there is anything to be negative about, it is the volume of the background music which did intrude significantly from time to time.

3 reviews so far 5
24.06.2016 18:31

Another great lunch at Magic Mountain. This is my 4th visit (have also done breakfast and dinner) and it has not failed to please every time. Ordered my favourite green prawn and kingfish starter. Still very intensely flavoured, although it was oily today. We had the holy trinity grill and that was sensational as well. Perfectly grilled prawns, very tasty & spicy sausages and perfectly cooked and smokey filet Mignon. Accompaniments were good as well although a little more salad would be nice considering there was a lot of protein! But not something I would complain about. Desserts of pumpkin brulee and Thai crepe cake still as good as my last visit. Coffee could have been better although if it had been truly a Thai restaurant (run & staffed by Thais), I would have said it was excellent, haha! Good espresso coffee is a rarity in Asian restaurants/cafes. Service was also excellent! Highly recommended.

1 review so far 4
31.05.2016 13:57

We were a group of 4 ladies that had come in from Adelaide for the week end. We had booked a week earlier for Friday night at 8.00pm. When we arrived the whole place was full. We were sent upstairs and had a booth. We loved the food, good service, but the music was just too loud. We are an outgoing social group, so music is never a problem however this spoilt the night as we couldn't speak to each other. I understand that they don't have a DJ earlier in the week. I don't understand why they can't play music at that volume a little later. However the type of music was great, and we would have enjoyed it if it was in the background. We ate and left within the hour. I would recommend people to go but not if they were meeting up for dinner.

1 review so far 6
16.10.2016 07:55

The food (oh my god - it was amazing!!!) the service (print friendly and attentive - always kept our glasses full), the atmosphere (the place was buzzing - booking in advance is highly reccomended!) and the extensive cocktail and wine lists makes Magic Mountain Saloon a MUST visit!!

1 review so far 3
15.02.2017 17:27

A little disappointed on my second visit to MMS... I arrived at 8:15 for a 8:30 booking and was advised to perch at the bar until our table was ready which is cool. My partner and I sat at the bar until 9:05 then I had to remind the service staff about our booking, we were sat down 2 minutes later however, the frustrating part is that my table was already vacant when I first arrived in clear view. We ordered the kingfish and prawn entree, pork and pineapple egg net and the crispy pork belly with kale. Everything was great except for the pork belly. When you write ' crispy pork belly ' on your menu, please don't send out chewy pork belly that tastes as though someone blasted it in a microwave for 2 mins. Everything else was decent and the beer list is excellent. Brooklyn Lager on tap is a fine drop for Asian cuisine too. I doubt I'll return to dine at MMS, however I will definitely return for a couple of pints of Brooklyn Lager! On this visit, I rated MMS 4/10. Cheers

1 review so far 6
03.06.2017 17:59

As soon as we walked in the service was amazing. Super friendly staff who just seemed to be on the ball and know what they're talking about when it comes to both food and drinks menu. The enthusiasm of the girl when I told her we were there for my boyfriends birthday put us in an instant great mood!! The food itself was spectacular and cocktails equally as good. The overall vibe is fun and chilled and we will definitely be back :)

1 review so far 5
03.05.2017 11:15

Popped in for a quick pre-theatre bite, so the 2-hour allocation for dinner was no problem. It was early evening so not too crowded - the music was loud on arrival but was turned down so that we could hear each other (a group of six) talk. Very helpful waitress who when asked gave detailed information about gluten free options. The servings were fast and generous, and very tasty. Very happy with the dining experience but probably wouldn't take a large group there if you wanted to hear each other when the place is full and busy.

1 review so far 5
19.09.2016 11:52

We arrived early to have a drink at the bar which was very busy! There was a hold up with our cocktails and the manager thought we had been inconvenienced and gave us the cocktails for free. We didn't complain as we realised the restaurant was busy but they were concerned we had waited too long. It is quite noisy but that's cos it was really busy so that adds to the buzz of the place. Food was great service very good and friendly I would recommend this restaurant and I would definitely go back.

2 reviews so far 6
02.12.2016 22:13

Really impressed. We were difficult and arrived 2 hours early for our 9pm booking and asked if we could extend to 3 people rather than 2. Not only did they accommodate us on a Friday evening (fully booked), they did so with very friendly service and gave us a suitable table that 2 very long legged boys comfortably fit on. Food was all delicious and atmosphere up in the bar afterwards was great fun. On face, we're still here!!

1 review so far 6
02.03.2017 07:14

Food was so fresh and flavoursome. Cocktails were delish and the service was exceptional! The three of us girls had an awesome night celebrating Stace's birthday and haven't stopped talking about it! Thanks Magic Mountain Saloon!! X

1 review so far 6
13.09.2016 08:05

Great cocktails, food, and atmosphere on a Friday night. service was excellent. However, not an ideal venue if you are hard of hearing, quite a noisy experience but we felt it added to the buzz of the place. The bar area is great if you are asked to vacate the table after your 2 hour allocated booking (which we thought was fair on a busy evening!). Would return for a fun night out.

1 review so far 3
19.09.2016 11:49

Food was nice but rather overpriced! When diners are prompted to leave when their gastro pub-style table time of two hours makes the prices even worse. We spent over $100 each for a total of four plates of food. There's no need to go back to Magic Mountain Saloon, there's too many other better options in Melbourne that aren't like a pub that treat you like a king when you pay that price.

1 review so far 6
19.01.2017 08:42

This is my fall back venue when I don't know where else go and it has never disappoint. I've been seated upstairs as well as down stairs (on all occassions was for dinner) and I have to say, the down stairs service has been execptionally better. I've taken friends from out town to dine here and they've all been very happy with food recommendations and the service. Well done team!

2 reviews so far 5
15.07.2017 10:21

Really enjoyed all the tasty treats we had. We sampled the duck noodle (YUM!) , double snapper fillet, pork & kale (this was delicious even though I'm not a fan of kale) and the beetroot & veggie salad. The only thing that was a slight bummer of the meal was that our rice & roti didn't arrive until we had nearly finished our meal - but the saving grace is that the roti is delicious on its own anyway :)

3 reviews so far 6
14.04.2017 13:49

Such an interesting variety of breakfast choices available, a return visit is a must! Went for the pork belly with daikon croquettes and poached eggs - delicious! Whilst husband went for his traditional choice of poached eggs and bacon. I was really tempted by some of the sweet choices as well and love the Asian spin on everything. Thoroughly recommend - make sure you book!

1 review so far 3
17.07.2016 01:29

Food was GREAT! Service was great at the start however after we were served our mains the service became terrible. We ate out meal in small saucers. It was hard to get a servers attention because the place was noisy. Our bill required someone amendments and it took FOREVER to come back. During that period be were even told to leave because the next sitting has been waiting and we still haven't received out bill. Another criticism I would like to make is it would be nice if they gave us a 30 min warning that our sitting is coming to an end. So we have the option to be able to order or even look at dessert menu. Sorry but the servers need to pick up their game!!!

3 reviews so far 5
26.08.2016 14:24

The staff are always lovely and very helpful if you have any questions in relation to the menu and special dietary needs. It's difficult when you are fructose intolerant to eat out as most foods have garlic and onion however the staff did provide advice on best choices given my food allergies. The Salads are many and all so far have been really delicious. This is a popular restaurant in the area so recommend you book.

1 review so far 5
15.07.2017 07:58

Every time I've gone to Magic Mountain Saloon it is always a great experience with delicious food and friendly staff. They are open all day fit breakfast lunch and dinner and do some delicious cheeky boozy morning drinks

2 reviews so far 6
16.06.2017 08:00

Amazing food, fabulous cocktails, friendly and helpful staff. Love love love Magic Mountain Saloon, Number 1 go to in Melbourne! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a fab place to go.

1 review so far 5
07.01.2017 09:43

Outstanding service and food. Only issue I encountered was a lot of dishes contained chili (no mention of this on the menu) to the point it was almost inedible and really not required (snapper sandwich). Husband eats vindaloo and even said it was over the top. Staff were more than accommodating and arranged a new meal for me which was excellent. Only suggestion would be to put a chili rating beside each dish.

1 review so far 5
26.11.2016 10:34

Overall, great food and drinks! 9pm booking. Had to seek staff out and get their attention for a few minutes to close the bill for dinner (was a pitfall). And upstairs at the bar again poor acknowledgement whist waiting to order a drink, two others served before me even though I had already been waiting for 5 minutes prior. It was quiet at this time too. Served next once I mentioned this.

1 review so far 6
24.08.2016 22:17

Food was excellent and service was great! Waitress was friendly and engaging. Had the kale & pork belly, soft shell crab, duck curry and spicy Kaffir lime chicken and prawn. All dishes were yummy with just the right level of spiciness. Atmosphere was great although it was a tad dim. Guests had a little trouble reading the menu haha

3 reviews so far 6
12.05.2017 14:30

If you like something different for breakfast, you will love this place! We enjoy all meals here and, on this visit we went for breakfast. So many great choices, it was hard to decide but we both opted for the baked egg with lamb passata - superb! As usual, the staff were all extremely friendly and helpful.

1 review so far 6
28.07.2016 08:10

Thai/Asian food with a difference. Full and half serves on some of the bigger dishes which allows for 2 people to share. Always spot on friendly & professional service no matter how busy, and wine list concise but varied both in choice and price. Great for nervous first date night because of background music and busy atmosphere.

1 review so far 3
15.08.2016 09:14

Normally the spritzers are amazing, but this time they were absolutely rubbish. One of the glasses was half full, so I asked the wait staff and she said the bar tender said that's how they are. Every other time I've been there, they were full. It also tasted horrible, as did the one my friend ordered. The food was ok, again, I've had better on other nights I've been there. While I was waiting for my friend to arrive, the staff were pushy and kept asking if i was waiting on someone and that we only had two hours, which made me feel very uncomfortable. Overall, not the best experience I've had at MMS.

1 review so far 6
19.02.2017 14:15

Food was superbly executed modern takes on Thai classics (recommend the chicken skewers with duck egg salad and lamb curry). The drinks menu is (perhaps too) extensive with plenty of great options to pair with. Service was excellent - staff were helpful and friendly. Ambiance was great, although it's a bar so it does get loud.

1 review so far 5
12.12.2016 12:20

Vibrant and lush atmosphere befitting the top end of Melbourne. The meaty mains, the ribs & scotch fillet, were simply delish, entree's were tiny however, i would just order 3 mains next time. Cocktail list exceptionally expansive, the staff were friendly and up for a chat as we were drowning our cocktails. Yummo! dinner and many drinks for 2 came to $350. Very enjoyable night.

1 review so far 6
28.04.2017 07:07

Service fast and friendly and the food was fabulous! Try the Peking duck noodles they are delicious. I would definitely recommend a visit to Magic Mountain Saloon!

3 reviews so far 6
10.02.2017 17:12

This restaurant is one of my favourites for when we come to Melbourne. Most dishes come with a nice bite, which I love. The only dilemma is whether to be there for breakfast or lunch - they offer up some amazingly different dishes for breakfast, which always go down well with an Espresso Martini.

1 review so far 3
13.12.2016 18:40

We have been to magic mountain saloon on a previous occasion and we're really looking forward to our second experience. Sadly this time there was something lacking. Having remembered from our first visit that some of the dishes could be very spicey we asked our waiter to request fairly mild dishes. This request was somehow missed in the kitchen and our dishes were brought out and were fairly spicey. The taste was good but the service was also lacking a bit. We have been to thei other restaurants bending cookie, the tiff and colnel tans and we would be returning to those much sooner than magic mountain saloon.

1 review so far 6
14.06.2017 08:20

Our waitress for the evening was great! She definitely made the night for us! We were a large table (8 people) all of us enjoyed our meals. We were seated near the door and the number of people coming in and out proved distracting at times but this did not ruin the night.

1 review so far 6
08.02.2017 08:25

Great food, good service, only complaint is that the tables are small and so no water bottles on the table. Difficult for such a busy restaurant to keep topping up your water glasses, and quite difficult to get the waiters eye to get a refill. All our guests noted this, otherwise everyone happy.

2 reviews so far 6
30.08.2016 08:40

Something different for that networking or business development meeting, delicious food, experienced and passionate staff. If I had to change anything it would only be the noise level of the background music, (if the noise level was a tad lower then that would have made it an even more enjoyable experience for all)

1 review so far 6
10.06.2016 09:23

We were very impressed with Magic Mountain Saloon. The food was delicious and the staff were fantastic! Highly recommend this place for lunch, dinner and drinks.

1 review so far 6
08.06.2016 09:31

I went to Magic M on Saturday night to catch up with a couple of friends. We got a table at the top level which was perfect, it's the most fun and 'happening' area of the restaurant with a long bar and neon on the wall.Great atmosphere, service and food! Loved it!

1 review so far 5
13.06.2017 07:50

Fantastic food, attentive service and great atmosphere! Only negatives was we arrived to find mix up with table (it had been given to another party) and music was great but too loud. We were lucky (in as much) as being seated elsewhere i.e. upstairs where there was no other diners, it meant we were not competing with other voices and the music.

1 review so far 5
19.11.2016 22:19

Great food. Drinks menu was very extensive. Service was fast and friendly. The only negative ,as out of town visitors , it was a little bit hard to find. There was no number on the building and the name of the restaurant wasn't anywhere to be seen, only the stylised image of a mountain. Highly recommendable when you manage to find it.

1 review so far 4
24.08.2016 14:02

The most positive things were all the food we ordered was delicious and our waiter was lovely. But there were a number of menu items not available including wine, which becomes frustrating after continuously asking for items and being told we've run out. We were strictly kicked off our table just before 8pm before finishing our wine and the table remainedempty at least for 20 mins and we found the barman rude. Plus they don't spirit bills.

1 review so far 3
24.06.2016 10:20

Bit disappointed with the food and service at Magic Mountain. I made my booking for 8pm and we didn't get seated until 8:15. The pork belly was tough and almost inedible. When the food got served the staff didn't take the empty drinks/bowls until we asked them to so we had to move the dirty plates to the side board after they had been sitting there for half an hour. We were tucked away in the corner so an easy table to miss and I understand it was busy, but for a restaurant charging $35 for a curry it's still no excuse.

1 review so far 3
07.04.2017 09:02

Disappointing as I have been here a few times and had really good experiences. This time I had arranged the meal for my international CEO so I was hoping that it would be a good experience. Food was great, in saying that the food we received. It was a mix between what was available on the night and what the servers remembered to bring for us. Same story with the drinks. Ordered two glasses of Chablis and received a bottle, drinks ordered that were first were delivered last after reminding staff. Based on this experience sadly I will not be rushing back.

1 review so far 6
31.08.2016 15:31

The staff were very helpful when I made the booking for the right time. They were extremely accommodating. The staff on the night were very attentive and polite. The food was really good but I can't say I love the menu to be honest. Love the venue and the atmospher though.

1 review so far 2
18.07.2016 09:25

Food was delicious (especially the rice balls!) but service was horrific. The food all came out at once and we had to send some back because our table was too small. We asked to move but were told we could't and got very little sympathy from the wait staff. The food also arrived before we even got our wine. Most of the people in our group have been to Magic Mountain a number of times and have never had such appalling service. We ordered a second bottle of wine and the watched the waitress struggle to open it away from the table before sitting it in the middle of our table, not even pouring it in to our glasses. She also had no knowledge of the non-alcoholic drinks list when asked by one of our pregnant guests. We won't hurry back which is a shame because we love the food!

1 review so far 5
15.10.2016 18:30

Great restaurant, tasty (but spicy) food. Really good vibe and friendly staff. Would appreciate having been better informed about the spice level of the dishes I had chosen. The staff made it clear after we had received our food that they knew how spicy all our dishes were, which made them seem a little thoughtless. Thanks for a great time.

2 reviews so far 6
27.10.2016 13:40

We have visited many times and have never been disappointed. The staff are friendly and attentive, the food delicious and generous and the overall vibe good fun. We often arrive without a booking and have never had to be turned away. It has become a local favourite for sure.