Maggie May

Want to take a trip back in time? Maggie May, a fashionable 1970s-inspired supper club is now open at the Gasworks precinct. The newest concept from the Hallmark Hospitality group (Lefty’s Music Hall, Hey Chica!) pairs a vibrant aesthetic of paisley patterns and hues of mustard, golden brown and deep teal with an offering that starts with coffee and breakfast in the morning and finishes with cocktails, wine and small and large share plates in the evening. Head chef Sam Skelton is whipping up the likes of hake goujons with ’nduja mayo and lime gremolata, fried spinach-and-ricotta ravioli with arrabiata sauce, brined and roasted half chicken with carrot puree, raisin and kale salad, and maple walnuts, and South Australian black mussels with garlic, chilli, house Napoli sauce and crusty bread. The cocktail list starts with tap punch and spritz, as well as a solid selection of classic concoctions (old fashioned, Americano, Sazerac and Harvey Wallbanger, among others). A clutch of Maggie originals include the zippy and smoky Animal Housed (tequila, mezcal, lime juice, habanero lime syrup and agave syrup), the refreshing Champagne Colada (rum, pineapple syrup, sparkling wine, pineapple juice and coconut sorbet) and the robust Disco Daddies Ice Tea (whisky, Amaro Montenegro, peach syrup, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and soda). The menu continues with low- and no-alcohol concoctions made using Lyre’s spirits and draught beers, before reaching the wine list, which is flush with both natural drops (from the likes of Das Juice, Architects of Wine and Sunny) and big, bold bottles of Penfolds shiraz and Amaury Beaufort chablis.


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