Old meets new at The Vic on the Park.
If you’re a little bit over the classic pub menu but can’t get enough of pub prices head to The Vic in Marrickville. New Head Chef Kirsten Baker and the team are changing the menu weekly with plenty of new dishes to try.
Start with a share board topped with warm kalamata and green olives, pickled carrots and cauliflower, quince paste, manchego and toasted baguette slices brushed with garlic and parmesan.
For something light try the feta and roast mushroom salad with button mushrooms, red onion, green beans, Spanish onion and a drizzle of basil oil dressing. It’s light, tasty and vegetarian. Three things you want to hear when you’re trying to get that bikini bod for summer. Another vegetarian dish to try, is the wild mushroom risotto with truffle oil and grana padano cheese.
We love the barramundi dish. It comes served with a generously sized piece of fish surrounded with an orange and rocket salad and finished with a chilli and lemon dressing. It can be easily pulled apart and shared.
For something a little heartier order the potato gnocchi pork ragu has spinach, fresh sage and shaved grana padano. The pork is pulled and tender and the gnocchi is light so you can leave room for dessert.
The chocolate brownie is large enough to share and is dark, rich and nutty, with a side of ice cream and chocolate sauce trickled on top.
If you go to the Vic on a scorcher of a day, head to the back patio where misting fans will keep your sweat patches at bay. The back deck has a homey feel with pot plants hanging from the roof and coloured globes strung up around the walls.
Feeling guilty after your meal? There’s a half basketball court adjacent to the outdoor deck to burn off that brownie.