About Marble & Grain

The simple philosophy of Marble & Grain is to look at the classic elements of European Steakhouses and deliver them in a modern form. Created by the award-winning Australian architecture firm, Paul Kelly Designs, Marble & Grain covers two distinct spaces. The first is the bar area, featuring high tables and stools, as well as a row of low tables that take full advantage of the extensive bi-fold windows without blocking the view of those gathered around the beautiful marble bar. Exposed concrete walls create a contrast to soft leather seating while presenting a matte surface that plays off the polished brass highlights within.

25 Mort Street
Braddon, AU-ACT 2606
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
European, Australian

Hours of operation:
Breakfast: Sunday & Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am, Monday - Friday: 6:00am - 10:00am
Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
$40 and under

Payment options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(02) 6246 9555

Website:
http://www.marbleandgrain.com.au/

Executive Chef:
Paul D'Monte

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4.4

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4.4

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4.1

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4.0

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined 4 days ago

I ordered the crispy pork starter which was nice although some of the cracklings was cold. The steak was more well done than medium rare and so I returned it, I then had to wait 25 minutes for another meal to be returned to my table unfortunately the side order of onion rings were cold and limp by then, please replace sides when you replace a main.
I appreciate it was busy but the large noisy group had booked so you knew how many bookings you had so have the right staffing levels. Disappointed

Tags: Group Bookings
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·Dined on 17 March 2017

Great food and service happy to recommend

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·Dined on 10 March 2017

Had an amazing meal there last night and brekkie buffet was sensational too. We stayed at the connected hotel but we would highly recommend Marble and Grain to locals or visitors 10/10 delishous food!!!!

Tags: Brunch, Lunch, Child Friendly, Outdoor Eating, Group Bookings, Neighbourhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 10 March 2017

The t-bone-to-share was fabulous, the mixed green vegies good, potatoes were a mix of good to yuck. The horseradish & other condiments were not very good. Disappointed that our table (which had run-off meat juice from the serving board) was not wiped down after our plates were removed. Clearly they wanted us gone, pressured to look at dessert menu. We had to hunt down a bill. Could have done a runner!

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 (Canberra)·Dined on 3 March 2017

Awesome food & service. One of my family's fav places!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Romance
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 (Canberra)·Dined on 25 February 2017

Our table was not ready at the time we booked, the matradee then forgot about us and sat 3 other couples in front of us, overall the staff were friendly and the food was ok

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on 22 February 2017

We celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary at Marble &Grain. We totally enjoyed our night.
Our server, Brian, was lovely, knowledgable of the whole menu. He was attentive to all our needs and happy to answer any questions.

We would recommend Mable & Grain to all our friends. We would dine here again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Child Friendly, Outdoor Eating, Special Occasions, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 11 February 2017

2x Wagu steak side was inedible and couldn't be broken down to swallow, advised 2 members of staff and they just advised they would tell the kitchen. Considering these steaks were $58 each I would have expected better quality

Tags: Romance, Special Occasions
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·Dined on 28 January 2017

Had dinner there and ordered the Scotch Fillet which was done to perfection with amazing roast potatoes in red wine jus with baby spinach and bone marrow on the side. Murrays Whale Ale was the perfect drink to have withit. For dessert I had the white chocolate creme de brulee with a shot of Napolean brandy after. The price was good and the service was excellent.

Tags: Child Friendly, Outdoor Eating, Live Sports, Late-night Find, Romance, Special Occasions, Group Bookings
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·Dined on 21 January 2017

The entrees were a little plain & overpriced, but cant fault the rest. Service was amazing (thankyou Kai, you were the best waiter we have ever experienced!)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Lunch, Child Friendly, Outdoor Eating, Romance, Special Occasions, Group Bookings, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 14 January 2017

We dined there 3 times in one week., .. service and food was exceptional.. we will return in the future

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Brunch, Lunch, Child Friendly, Romance, Special Occasions, Group Bookings, Notable Wine List, Neighbourhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 8 January 2017

From the moment we entered til we left, everything was perfect. The staff the food all amazing.. I'll Definately recommend it to people..

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Brunch, Lunch, Child Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Outdoor Eating, Romance, Special Occasions, Group Bookings, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 2 January 2017

The customer surprise & food was awesome.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on 31 December 2016

We have visited this restaurant on several occasions and it has hosted us for both NYE 2015 and NYE 2016 and on both occasions we have had an excellent evening, with great food and great service.

It is not a cheap restaurant but you do get what you pay for :)

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·Dined on 28 December 2016

Casual lunch for two, relaxed atmosphere, the T-Bone share plate was very nice, duck fat potatoes are also a hit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Canberra)·Dined on 24 December 2016

nice restaurant, decoration. very comfortable. food is good. staff is friendly

Tags: Casual, Special Occasions
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 (Canberra)·Dined on 17 December 2016

A great night with friends started with cocktails in the bar followed by delicious dinner in the restaurant!

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Modern Decor, Group Bookings, Bar Seating
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·Dined on 15 December 2016

Relaxed yet vibrant restaurant with genuinely caring service and food fit for meat connoisseurs.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Lunch, Romance, Special Occasions, Notable Wine List, Neighbourhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 2 December 2016

Attentive service, great steaks, perfect for a relaxed business lunch.

Tags: Lunch
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·Dined on 25 November 2016

The service was fantastic. We were a difficult group that needed to change our reservation requirements at the last minute and the service staff did everything they could to accommodate us.

Tags: Child Friendly, Outdoor Eating, Special Occasions, Group Bookings, Neighbourhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 24 November 2016

Plus: Excellent food, attentive service
Minus: Empty plates removed before whole table finished eating, so noisy that conversation nearly impossible.

Tags: Outdoor Eating, Group Bookings, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 23 November 2016

Great tasting food with orders taken quickly and delivered in a timely manner. Great atmosphere and attentive staff - though paying the bill seemed somewhat of a challenge. Highly recommended for a causal business lunch.

Tags: Family Style, Open Kitchen, Brunch
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 (Canberra)·Dined on 14 November 2016

Very pleased with the attentive service. Food was well presented. The restaurant lacks atmosphere, and is too expensive. I would recommend it, but there are few people I know who could afford it. Stick with the tap water, as the sparkling water is very expensive.

Tags: Casual, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Open Kitchen
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·Dined on 12 November 2016

Had a catch up with friends and birthday lunch at marble and grain yesterday. Very pleased with the $15 lunch special (crazy value for a weekend!) we all commented the food was beautiful and generously portioned, waitstaff were attentive without being intrusive (a smile would have made the experience better, given there was no one else in the restaurant!) and the place was clean and inviting. Will definitely be back for the $15 special, hoping kids will also be warmly welcomed. Highly recommend.

Tags: Lunch, Special Occasions, Group Bookings
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·Dined on 5 November 2016

Food was fantastic (all courses and sides included), wine was great, service could have been better but we did have a late sitting so that might explain why it wasn't the best, bar couldn't make a Caprioska which was a little disappointing with such an extensive drinks menu, I was sitting under an A/C vent that was blowing a gale on me which was rather unpleasant but all in all, would definitely recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romance, Special Occasions, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 4 November 2016

Food was delicious, service efficient and friendly and the decor unusual and interesting, especially the ceiling. Would love to come again when next in Canberra.

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·Dined on 26 October 2016

Excellent meal for a family birthday dinner. A good kids menu with plenty of sides to fill them up. Very good service will definitely be back.

Tags: Special Occasions, Notable Wine List
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 (Canberra)·Dined on 25 October 2016

We enjoyed a tasty array of meze meals. Great food & service, and a wonderful ambience.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Lunch
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·Dined on 22 October 2016

Great service and steaks whilst not cheap were delicious and worth the price

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasions
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·Dined on 22 October 2016

Disappointing. Hatchet-faced front of house "welcomer" did not look up from her computer as we stood and waited by her desk. Service and food good but not exceptional. Zucchini flowers very nice, good wine list, but crying babies and the noise of the fan-extractor from the open plan kitchen ruined any chance of an intimate chat - couldn't even hear the music. Good steaks and venison - good generous serves - but didn't have room for dessert. Good but not great.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Outdoor Eating, Group Bookings
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·Dined on 15 October 2016

Food was excellent, service was extremely good.

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 (Canberra)·Dined on 1 October 2016

Great meal as always but disappointed when the booking was made it was not advised that our table was not in the restaurant area.

Tags: Cosy, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on 25 September 2016

When I informed Marble & Grain it was my partner's birthday, they went out of their way to put us at a wonderful table and shouted us both a glass of sparkling...unexpected and absolutely wonderful. My partner had the Wagu Sirloin, the best steak he has had in years and would definitely go back. I had the Warm Chicken Salad and it was extremely tasty and exciting. Thank you Marble & Grain for an unforgettable awesome experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasions
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·Dined on 24 September 2016

Amazing lamb shoulder!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasions
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·Dined on 17 September 2016

Excellent dining experience with amazing food and wonderful service. 10/10!

Tags: Outdoor Eating, Live Sports, Late-night Find, Romance, Special Occasions, Group Bookings, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 9 September 2016

Had an exceptional evening with our family, highly recommend! Food is amazing and service impeccable, best restaurant in Canberra if you're after a steak!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Child Friendly, Outdoor Eating, Late-night Find, Romance, Special Occasions, Group Bookings, Notable Wine List, Neighbourhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 9 September 2016

Great service and food, lovely atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Brunch, Lunch, Child Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Romance, Special Occasions, Group Bookings, Notable Wine List, Neighbourhood Gem
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 (Canberra)·Dined on 5 August 2016

Delicious nibble platters & food and fabulous friendly attentive staff. Thank you!

Tags: Group Bookings, Romance, Special Occasions
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 (Canberra)·Dined on 2 August 2016

great food, well presented, just over priced on entree's

Tags: Special Occasions
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 (Canberra)·Dined on 19 July 2016

Food was good, but the plate for 2 would've easily fed 1 person.

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