The Vic on the Park is a local corner pub, with a new chef and a fresh new menu, located on the corner of Enmore and Addison road in Marrickville.
New head chef Kirsten Baker says, “We’re keeping some of the favourites like the outdoor spit roasts but at the same time have given the menu an overhaul to offer a more extensive variety of food. And there are a lot more vegetarian options that we’re sure our locals will love.”
A variety of beers served on tap
From the front, this place may look like your ordinary pub. But as you walk through the door, things start to change and you can feel its more welcoming to families and children with a large open rear deck laid out in colourful seating and music.
Near the rear of the bar is a yellow window named “The Vic Kitchen”. This is where all the magic happens (well for us anyway). Serving up bar tasty finger food, juicy burgers, hearty main courses and delicious sweet desserts to satisfy any hunger.
Fried chicken wings with smokey BBQ sauce and Chipotle mayo $15
To start off, we decided to get some Fried Chicken Wings. The meat on these wings was so succulent, it almost felt like they didn’t have any bones. You could pull the bones straight out of the centre while the crunchy golden crust keeps everything together. Almost like a giant chicken nugget, paired with BBQ or Chipotle Mayo, it was a perfect way to start off the meal.
Potato skins with cheese, sour cream mayo, pico de galo and green onion $14
Are you the type of person who likes eating the following: the crust on pizza, super thin cut fries and crunchy fried batter. If so, these potato skins might be for you! Giving you some potato inside while having that great crunchy potato skin on the outside. Then topped with the tasty sour cream and added toppings you can’t stop with just one.
Beef Burger with bacon, lettuce, pickles, onions, cheese, mustard mayo and hot chips $18
Lunch is not completed until you get the beef burger of “Vic on the Park”. A juicy beef patty combined with tasty bacon, a slice of cheese and mustard mayo, held together in a perfectly toasted bun.
Riverina 400g Black Angus scotch fillet with triple cooked potato wedges, red wine jus and a side of bocconcini, tomato and basil salad $34
Perfectly cooked to medium rare beef (as requested), the beef was tender and moist with a nice rich meaty taste. The triple cooked potato wedges were very soft with a crispy outing and the side of bocconini and tomato salad balanced the meal out well by adding a bit of acidity to the meaty deliciousness.
Buttermilk fried chicken burger with lettuce, tomato, avocado, chipotle mayo and hot chips $18
This freshly fried chicken patty coated with butter milk tasted incredible, especially with that chipotle mayo. Chicken burgers should be compulsory with avocado, as this combination works perfecly.
Choc brownie with hazelnuts, choc sauce and peanut butter ice cream $12
This chocolaty yet crunchy cake pairs perfectly well, with more peanuts in the form of ice cream. The rich chocolate cake provides you with the sweetness you want from chocolate while the hazelnuts balance out the flavour and the ice cream finishes it all off with a cold creamy peanut butter taste.
Sticky date pudding with butterscotch sauce and vanilla ice cream $12
Soaked in butter scotch sauce and topped with a nice scoop of ice cream, to be eaten together per bite to ensure a multilevel taste sensation is achieved (sweet, cold, creamy and fluffy is a few words I can describe this).
“The Vic on The Park” in Marrickville, may look like your typical old school bar, but as you walk through, you can see changes as you pass from the front to the kitchen and through to the back.
The ultimate community hub, The Vic on the Park’s licensee Sarah Lewis says “It’s important to give back to the local community. We’re hosting bi monthly inner west art and designs markets, supporting the ever growing market of local Marrickville breweries, and will continue on with those great traditional days like NYD, ANZAC Day and Australia Day.”
Vic On The Park
2 Addison Road,
Marrickville, NSW 2204
Contributed by Will, who dined as a guest on behalf of 2 Hungry Guys