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Marama Wine, Carlton North, AU-VIC

Marama Wine

4.5
4.5
46 Reviews
$41 to $100
Dining Bar
Modern Wine Bar with a strong focus on small Australian producers. Serving up delicious wines, classic cocktails made with the good stuff, great beer and food to snack or feast.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Dining Bar, Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 12:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9077 3303
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Carlton North
  • Cross Street
    Macpherson Street<br />
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Tram Route 1 and tram route 6<br />
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine

Experiences

  • Sunday Market Lunch Set Menu

    $45.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Set 3 Course Menu. Menu changes every Sunday and is dependent on what we think is the best looking produce on the day!

What 46 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Inner City North

    Great for fine wines

  • Inner City North

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Inner City North

    Romantic

46 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about Marama is amazing! Great food, wonderful drink selection and fabulous service. There is a great atmosphere and everything came together perfectly. If you’re a local this is a fantastic spot. And if you’re not, it is well worth the trip! I’ve been here many times and have lived the Sunday market fresh menu and the normal dining menu that they change regularly to keep it fresh and interesting.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little restaurant.! Simple food and very delicious!

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  3. Riccardo

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a light meal and/or a drink. Perfect wine bar vibe.

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  4. Natalia

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious creative food with unique flavors. The service was attentive and I loved that they easily catered for dietary requirements. I wasn't as impressed with the wine, but maybe I just chose the wrong ones. Overall, a great experience and can't wait to go back again!

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  5. Bindi

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An absolute vibe from the lighting to interior to the menu!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and fresh. Service was exceptional too

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Tropical QLD

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the Sunday Market Menu and it was so fresh, full of flavour and worth the price! Looove the local vibe here and the atmosphere. Totally recommend this place, it is in a beautiful area.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    good food & friendly staff :)) But I think the $45 set menu is misleading ($90 for 2) - it is tasty, but with the ‘bargain’ price you do get modest portions that reflect this price. I wouldn’t come here for proper lunch, maybe more of a snacky situation/light lunch.

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  9. Elizabeth

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the vibe of this place! Will definitely go back!

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  10. MajaP

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    There are some really good aspects to this restaurant but I feel like they are still working out some kinks and need to rethink some choices. The service was lovely and the wine list was great. However, supply of both was a little on the low side. The food overall was of great quality and had solid flavours, but they should either increase the size of the portions or decrease the price. A good example being the focaccia, it was $13 or so for a palm sized piece with a dollop of ricotta (not to add salt to the wound, but the texture of the focaccia wasn’t great, quite dense and grainy). I can appreciate that the cost of living has increased the cost of running business - but it’s not $13 for a slice of bread bad guys. Now this is personal preference, but I feel they should seriously think about paring back the interior of the restaurant. The velvet studded chairs don’t really fit the lofty grand old Carlton building. Some wooden bar stools would really warm the place up. All in all, good dining experience but wouldn’t go back.

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  11. ptero5

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fresh seasonal food with good flavours. Balanced menu with just the right number of options. Some dishes quite small for the price paid.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. Quite pricey given the size of the serves but no complaints about the quality.

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  13. ShaeR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came here for the Sunday lunch special and it was incredible. The food was amazing, servers were very friendly and knowledgeable about the different wines on offer and the kitchen was quite quick with food coming out. Will definitely be back again.

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  14. Leana

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty, fresh food, great atmosphere and friendly staff. :)

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  15. JuliaS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place for a wine and delicious snacks. Nice staff. Had a great time!

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  16. localDiner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and service, plus a great choice of wine

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  17. JessicaT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Trendy and relaxed little wine bar in Carlton North. Lovely space and friendly staff

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  18. JessieJ

    Victoria

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Marama has great atmosphere ! As our local, we would be more likely to return if they had a a few more menu options.
    Marama WineResponded on 19 October 2023
    Hey Jessie! Thanks for the feedback. This is a very funny coincidence as this week we have been discussing a plan to put on regular specials and rotate through a lot more dishes in the coming weeks. Stay tuned on socials, we'll be keeping everyone up to date through there! Hope to see you in again soon!

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  19. Sara

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    As a local resident, I really wanted to like Marama and make it a regular spot to have a drink and snack. There were 7 of us and we will all be telling people to save their time and go somewhere else. The same waiter messed up our food order three separate times, in different ways. He forgot to order multiple plates of food. Wrong serving sizes were ordered. Sequencing was all over the place even after we asked for certain things to come out together. I asked the same waiter for a recommendation on a couple of bottles of sparking wine for the group, perferably nothing too sweet. The unhelpful response I got from the staff member was, "All sparkling wine is sweet because of the residual sugar." Seriously. I just wanted to get up and spend my money elsewhere. I will say the food was delicious, as was the wine. But not enough to overcome the bad service. We went to Gerald's Bar afterwards for a drink and dessert and the difference could not have been more stark, the service was amazing and reminded us why they are a local institution. Shoulda gone there in the first place!

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  20. GeorgiaG

    Melbourne

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 1 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stunning food and service, every time! A must go spot

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  21. AndrewM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent wine and wine list supporting local producers. The sample menu on the website looked great ... but unfortunately the menu on our visit was different and the food was ordinary and uninspired (even allowing for seasonal variation). Service was lovely but staff had to lean close and shout as it was super noisy. I would come back for a glass of wine on a week-night when it is quieter, but not for food and not on the weekend.

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  22. Nedster

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can’t fault the food or the vibe. I would live in this street. And come here way too often

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  23. AlisonW

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous wine bar with delicious food that caters for snacks to sharing to multi-course meals. Wonderful staff with a polished but inviting ambiance. Highly recommend

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  24. Tyler

    Exclusive

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Grace and Tom provided amazing service and the food was outstanding!

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  25. MelissaH

    Canberra

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved this place. Great find. Beautiful food and wine and great very friendly service. Will be back.

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  26. Hammer

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and ambience. Would recommend Mariana Wine to all

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  27. MilaG

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, definitely going back as soon as I can!

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  28. Prudy

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Such a great local wine bar. We will be back. The chips were delicious!

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  29. James

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great to have a venue such as this in neighbourhood.

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  30. Sandra

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On a cold Tuesday evening we had a very pleasant experience. The ambience was warm and inviting, the service was excellent and we shared some good food. We started out buying two glasses of sparkling and the staff were happy for us to convert this to a bottle which was very helpful.

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  31. Arjay

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great neighbourhood location. Wonderful food and good vibe.

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  32. Benjamin

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibe, nice location, friendly staff. Perfect spot for a wine and a feed.

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  33. MargaretM

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful little wine bar with great food and plenty of wine. Really enjoy a quiet leisurely lunch with unobtrusive service with a smile. Definitely be back soon.

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  34. CW19374

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful venue, food and wine. Lovely quiet and intimate atmosphere but still lively. Food was delicious. Great value for money.

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  35. EmmaB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely a new favourite - a small yet diverse menu with great wines, fast and friendly service, and a really lovely atmosphere. Seemingly simple food done really well. The stand outs for me were the mussels with a saffron broth and the asparagus with panchetta. The lamb shank was a yummy, hearty meal, but unfortunately the shank was a little dry. The poached pear dessert was nice, but a little one-note (soft and creamy, not much else to balance it out). That’s if I’m being very picky. Absolutely loved it and will be back again soon!

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  36. Cristyle

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an incredible experience! The food was delicious - my particular favourite was the kingfish ceviche. The service was fab. Fast, accommodating and very friendly. I will be returning!

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  37. kates

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit to Marama. for a special birthday occasion. We were wonderfully looked after with just the right level of attention without being overwhelmed. The place was far from full but we were early in the day. the food was excellent, drinks top class and wine list just right. May well become our favorite bar on Rathdown

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  38. tomnottim

    Adelaide

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dining experience at this wine bar/restaurant. Highly recommended.

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  39. LilyT

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    lovely space, the waitress so was lovely and accommodating, really valued her

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  40. KateC

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service and food/drinks to match, couldn’t fault our dinner!

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FAQs

Marama Wine is rated 4.5 stars by 46 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Marama Wine

793 Rathdowne St, Carlton North, AU-VIC 3054

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Macpherson Street<br />
  • Area
    Carlton North
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 12:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Dining Bar, Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Tram Route 1 and tram route 6
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine
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