Was craving veal shanks so I suggested we all head to Margo's. This is my fourth visit and even though having dinner inside a casino is not exactly ideal, I have always found it an enjoyable casual dining experience.
It happened to be Ben's birthday and after telling one of the staff members, we were served with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine each and a nice coffee and cherry cake to end the meal. The cherries on the cake were delightfully alcoholic.
Veal shank slow-cooked veal served with mashed potatoes and vegetables
Again, the veal shanks were very good.
J ordered the 'surf & turf' - moreton bay bug and 200g porterhouse steak with chips and salad.
He said is was 'ok'. The bug was good and the steak was cooked 'medium', like he had requested.
I guess the food isn't all that fantastic but I find Margo's really honest. It’s a weird way to describe a restaurant but its just fair. The food is consistently what you expect it to be. It might not be a magical meal but its always enjoyable and suitably casual.
And the complimentary sparkling wine and birthday cake was a nice touch. Well played, sir. Well played.