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:

Phone number:
(02) 6246 9555

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

Executive Chef:
Paul D'Monte

Marble & Grain Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

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Food

4.3

Service

4.3

Ambience

4.1

Value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined on 14 October 2017

Overall the dining experience was good with our interstate guests, however, we were disappointed to be greeted at the door (without a smile) and only to be informed of the T&C's we accepted online and that we only had 2 hours at the table.

Due to the 2 hour limit we felt rushed and when the time came we were asked to relocate to the bar area.
The bar area was cold and doesn't have table service. Upon looking around after we were moved, we noticed multiple tables vacant and available.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on 8 October 2017

The food was delicious. Service excellent. Would and have recommended to friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 6 October 2017

Fabulous meal, had the lamb shoulder, reminded me of Mum’s baked shoulder!, four of us shared the shoulder,plenty for each.
Service was good, can’t fault the dinner at all. Will be back for sure.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Casual
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Food4
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·Dined on 1 October 2017

Leather and bare-walled steakhouse with open kitchen so you can eat surrounded by flames and hanging aging cuts. Servings are generous, especially the potatoes, if a little pricey. Side salads were small, though fresh. Steaks were not precisely done to medium and medium rare, which is disappointing for a steakhouse, but forgivable in the light of the pepper sauce.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 28 September 2017

The food was divine from the bread to the steak to dessert.Go to place for breakfast lunch and dinner when in Canberra

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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Food4
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·Dined on 22 September 2017

The service was very good but the choice of food a bit limited. If you like steak then it’s your kind of place,

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on 18 September 2017

Service was very good, our waiter was very experienced, polite and very professional. Food was exceptionally good, especially the steaks! Would definitely be back again, and highly recommend Marble & Grain to everyone!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value2

 
·Dined on 18 September 2017

The sharing plate with different types of meats was underwhelming. The steak was not juicy and tender, the sausages were plain and the lamb ribs were fatty.

We didn't really enjoy the dish and fairly disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion
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Food5
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·Dined on 16 September 2017

Fantastic steak and great service. I will definitely eat there again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food4
Ambience5
Service2
Value4

 
 (Hawaii)·Dined on 15 September 2017

Had a great evening. Food was excellent and the wine sensational.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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Food4
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·Dined on 13 September 2017

The customer service were friendly and extremely helpful. Food was nice and was quick. Thank you for the dining experience I will be back soon

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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Food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 10 September 2017

Go for the oysters followed by the beef fillets. The SA oysters were fresh with a hint of salt and brine. The fillets were tender and cooked to perfection. For those who did not have beef, the salmon was excellent. The Henschke Shiraz blend wine was splendid. The restaurant has a nice ambiance with moderate noise level; it did not impede our group from good conversation and a good time had by all. This place is worth the trip.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Groups
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Food5
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·Dined on 7 September 2017

Service was really good, food was great and we really enjoyed our night out!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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Service1
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·Dined on 7 September 2017

Food Was great as always. However the service was not the best, at first we received another tables food and when we received the drinks the lady who delivered them was extremely rude, she had a bland expression on her face and she slammed the drinks on the table slipping the drinks and walked away.

Love the food, but the service needs to be worked on

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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Food4
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Service1
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·Dined on 3 September 2017

Food was pleasant. Service was poor, the staff were not attentive though the restaurant wasn't busy. The menu cards need to be reprinted, too old.
I made a request upon booking that we were there to celebrate a birthday but the request was not met.
The ambience of the restaurant felt like a food court.
Tried once cos of good recommendations but won't go again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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Food5
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·Dined on 3 September 2017

My family and I dined at Marble and Grain for Fathers' Day lunch and could not fault the food or the service. Days like these are tricky and while we have been in Canberra we have rarely found a restaurant that has risen to the occasion so brilliantly - great food, friendly service and absolute value for money. We will definitely be back with our Adelaide friends and family when they visit. Best organised and executed special day celebrations we have experienced in the Can. Well done all!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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Food4
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Service3
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·Dined on 25 August 2017

The food was good but took forever to come. Initially we hadn't ordered entrees but when 930pm rolled around and we still hadn't seen our mains we were all so hungry we had to order some bread.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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Food5
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·Dined on 12 August 2017

Booked for my 30th birthday dinner, the staff were wonderful even with last minute number changes.
The menu had the perfect number of choices, not too many but not too little.
The food was PERFECTLY cooked. Our table ordered the 1.2kg lamb shoulder and the meat board and they even swapped out things for us.
They were wonderful with bringing out the cake and served with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream, then happily kept it until the following morning to make it easier for us.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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Food4
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·Dined on 2 August 2017

We were promptly shown to our table for two along the back wall. Were provided with tap water and had our drinks order attended to straight away. Our food order was from the specials board and arrived after a short time. Presentation of food was great as was the quality of the ingredients. Our plates were cleared, water refreshed, and soon after our desserts arrived. When we required extra cutlery, it was quickly fetched. Service was good with some very minor exceptions. A quality meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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Food4
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Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on 28 July 2017

Birthday diner, excellent service and food. Totally enjoyed

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food3
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 21 July 2017

The fitout is fantastic & very comfortable but unfortunately the steaks let the place down. The scotch fillet was chewy & very average!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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Food5
Ambience4
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·Dined on 14 July 2017

A great venue for meeting friends and family. Good, friendly, knowledgeable, polite staff.

Even though I had mentioned in my booking that one person was gluten free, there was no attention to this by the staff ..... in fact, the gluten free meal (salmon) had run out!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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Food5
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·Dined on 13 July 2017

Food was great and Service was friendly and attentive

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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Food5
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·Dined on 13 July 2017

Great food, and great service. Enjoyed the food and wine.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 8 July 2017

Splendid night out for my wife's birthday. Butchers Board is an excellent concept full of exquisite examples of meat cooked right!!!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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Food5
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·Dined on 29 June 2017

Food was great and great value love the $15 lunch specials.

The service was outstanding and could not ask for more. the staff were friendly and helpful

we will be back for a work dinner in 2 weeks

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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Food2
Ambience4
Service4
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·Dined on 24 June 2017

Service and ambience were fine, unfortunately 3 out of our 4 steaks were overlooked. I ordered the beef fillet medium rare and it was cooked through and dry. I wouldn't go there again to eat steak.
My partner had the barramundi and she rated it very highly. Tender and beautiful.
Unfortunately for a restaurant that prides itself on its steak dinners it was a major disappointment. I couldn't recommend it to friends and family.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food4
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Service5
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·Dined on 10 June 2017

The food and service was great. We visited the restaurant on Valentines day 2015 (i think you just opened). And sad to say the overall experience was not as good

Good work one this massive improvement.

Well most definitely visit you again!

Tags: Special Occasion
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Food3
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Service4
Value2

 
 (Canberra / ACT)·Dined on 7 June 2017

For the price charged, the food was mediocre. Wasn't the fine dinning quality that we were expecting.

Tags: Bar Seating
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Food4
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·Dined on 7 June 2017

Fantastic lunch spot - lunch special was exceptional value and excellent service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Canberra / ACT)·Dined on 26 May 2017

I think the steak was cooked using molecular gastronomy techniques. I would have much preferred the taste resulting from an old fashioned charcoal grill. This establishment could provide patrons the option, explaining the difference between the two methods.

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 (Canberra / ACT)·Dined on 19 May 2017

Great food, lots of options - salad, oysters, good steak and sides! Entrees are quite small, mains very big. Nice to see the kitchen operating. Food is consistently good. Can be a bit noisy depending if you are at the bar end or the restaurant end.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 15 May 2017

Good food, great service from all staff
Entrees are a decent size
Morning breakfast buffet is excellent

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
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·Dined on 14 May 2017

Fixed menu for Mother"s day lunch, was well constructed and better than I would have hoped for. The food was well presented and cooked perfectly, my only comment is that along with many Australian restaurants the portion sizes were too large.
There was more meat on my lamb that I would normally eat for three meals.
Service good and friendly the staff were efficient but busy
It was a very good experience but I felt that the pricing was probably 20% too high.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Canberra / ACT)·Dined on 13 May 2017

Fantastic restaurant. The food and atmosphere was great.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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Food2
Ambience4
Service4
Value2

 
 (Canberra / ACT)·Dined on 6 May 2017

2nd time eating here and food was pretty poor. Left feedback with them and no one contacted me. Disappointed.

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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 6 May 2017

Pleasant atmosphere, good food, friendly service.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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Food5
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Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 1 May 2017

Overall an above average dining experience. Wait staff were a little to keen to push each stage of the meal through (asking for us to order only a few minutes after we sat down) but on the other hand it was pleasing they were so attentive. Overall, friendly staff, good food and reasonable prices compared to the quality.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on 28 April 2017

Hi guys we are regulars with marbl and grain and was very disappointed with the steaks and the sides.
We always get the best from you guys but my wife's steak was chewy and not cooked the way it should be from your great cooks.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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Food5
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Value5

 
·Dined on 25 April 2017

Great food and great service. Would highly recommend for a special occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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