Marble & Grain

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4.2
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326 Reviews
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$40 and under
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European
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  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
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.
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NM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed a very tasty dinner, I must say the butchers board was more than enough for two, actually couldn't finish it lol but everything about M&G was outstanding

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K
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was our first time there. The pork belly was great, very juicy. Scollaps were a little over cooked. The rib eye on bone was very well prepared, juicy and tender. The atmosphere was good, not too noisy, it appeared that all customers were enjoying themselves too.

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KR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a birthday celebration for my son. All the men loved their steaks, cooked to perfection even for the most discerning. Alternatives on the menu were a hit too: we loved the gnocchi and the lamb shank pie. Starters were consistently good and offered plenty of variety. Even desserts were good! I'd go back again given an appropriate occasion. Service was pleasant and unobtrusive.

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GB
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very good. We had the lamb share plate at $85 and really enjoyed it. The only thing I would say though, is that it could have been hotter. The meat was Luke warm but very tasty and falling off the bone.

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B
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Really poor service, and very ordinary steak for $38. I ordered rare and the witress advised the chef would suggest medium rare for this cut. I agreed, assuming the chef would know how to best prepare the meat. Very dissapointed when my scotch fillet arrived and was a solid medium. Pale pink centre. Not a hint of rare as i was looking forward to. If you call yourself Marble and Grain, you better know how to cook a steak! Service at the end was a joke when i went to pay. Three waitresses asked me where i was sitting, so clearly noone was paying attention to customers. ANd please, for the love of steak, stop your staff from calling people 'guys'. "ARe you guys ready to order?" "How was your dinner guys?" "Sorry guys" Will not return.

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CD
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

I found the steak chewy. Nothing specifically special about the meal

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JL
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

A tiny bit dated in the furnishings and we were slow to be seated which was odd as the restaurant wasn’t full. However the steak was scrumptious and melting, and the sides were balanced and well presented so overall it was a lovely meal and night. Also on the plus side it was warm and cozy for a fab Canberra winter feel. Will definitely eat here again.

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JN
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Food and service was good. Tenderloin and scotch fillet steaks were delicious and good to perfection. Greek salad was OK. Visiting from Sydney and thought the prices were a little high.

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BC
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall really lovely, we would recommend highly to friends and family.

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n
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Overpriced.....the steak was over cooked and was not eatable. The steak was covered in a sauce and was not mentioned on the menu. Had to ask staff when drinks came for a straw. Honestly just the worst experience ever.

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RT
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great really enjoyed the beef cheeks and the mixed entrée. Service was good and the staff were very good with the small child wechad with us.

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PH
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

For a family lunch M&G offered a good choice of dishes on the menu and the special lunch menu was appreciated for value and choice. The adults all enjoyed their dishes and the children gave their meals the 'thumbs up'.

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DP
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

The table we were at was to close to some others. Other than that the service was good and the food excellent.

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MH
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My second visit to marble and Grain and it didn't disappoint. Food and Service were exceptional. We were there early and, as a result, food and drinks were extremely quick. Quality matched up to expectations and the service was sensational.

Prices are fair, although some may say a bit on the higher side.

Noise levels certainly increased as the evening progressed and it did become difficult to hold a conversation due to a large table near us, but you could get this anywhere you go.

Highly recommended and look forward to another visit when we next return to Canberra.

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CB
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Awesome experience with the waitress and the food was delicious, I do feel it was a tad pricy for what it was and the ambience was a tad lacking and had more of a pub feel than a dinning experience.

I would still return however!

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BC
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing! Great portion sizes and customer service was awesome.

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KM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

On a quiet Tuesday night it took almost an hour to get our meals, we had to chase it up three times and ask for complementary bread (at the 50min mark). The table next to us were seated 20mins after us yet received their meals and had finished before we got ours. We didn’t order meals requiring a long cook time (steak medium rare)!. You could see into the kitchen and it appeared that the staff were standing around talking more than actually cooking orders!

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MW
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 1

Only issue we had was the heating near the window, my mother was quite cold next to the window and I was wondering why no heating / blind were available on that cold night to make sure people were more comfortable. Food was excellent and service was good. That was my only issue.

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BP
Canberra / ACT
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food and service are always impeccable here. Tables are possibly too big in that a group of 6 or more may not converse as easily, but the comfort is incredible. Steaks as you'd expect for the slightly higher price, cooked exactly as requested. Couldn't be happier.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was lovely and the service was great

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SW
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really friendly staff on that were very attentive - food was incredible as per usual (although we ordered too much) and we enjoyed ourselves tremendously. Thank you for an excellent night out.

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J
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I went for a date night with my partner. We got the chefs feast and it was delicious! The steak and the gnocchi were a highlight. The atmosphere was casual and cosy - perfect for a romantic night out! We had a great time

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OT
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 2

Too noisey thought staff very helpful. Food average, martini’s awful, wines good.

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D
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff accommodate us, as soon as we arrived. We seated in the most busiest area and you can see all the staff and people walking that’s the weak part. Other than that the food, ambiance are excellent.

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SS
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Ordered the $85 lamb shoulder to share as well as some sides. The lamb was obviously reheated as the inside was cold. We paid for the side of broccoli and cauliflower tossed in olive and chilli pangrattato which came as steamed broccoli, cauliflower and kale in butter in a tiny bowl. After our food arrived we were not asked by any waiter if we needed any more water (we had paid for mineral water which was split between 3 and gone before we ordered food.) We had to flag a waitress down and ask for more water. She returned with tap water, then proceeded to overfill a glass, spilling it all over the table, and didn't apologise or return to clean it up.

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JM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Menu is not huge, but the variety is good and easy to find something you would enjoy. Quality of food is excellent

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FS
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was our 6th wedding anniversary celebration, we were 4 at the table pre-booked through OpenTable. Friendly staff, delicious food and excellent service. Thank you

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OT
Canberra / ACT
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

While there was a bit of a hullabaloo going on in the entry upon arrival (a few unconfirmed bookings or something of the kind) which did delay us a little in getting in, once we were seen to they seated us immediately and congratulated us on our anniversary (I made a note in our booking) the rest of the night was smooth sailing, the food was great, atmosphere was great and overall we have no complaints!

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SB
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Welcoming service always with a smile, delicious food

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K
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

The steak, scotch fillet was tough. The sirloin was beautiful and tender. As a steak restaurant it was a shame that the fillets were not good. It’s expensive to eat out so it was s shame

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DA
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We loved it - we always enjoy having a meal here. Only downside I would say is that it was quite loud, which made having a conversation a little difficult.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Steak was fantastic, cooked well and tasted great.
None of the 4 of us rated the sides the potatoes were over cooked, dry and tasteless.
I think it may have been kale under the steak, whatever it was was disgusting and not edible.
The mushroom sauce was lovely but charging $5 for it I'd expect to at least get enough to cover my entire steak. The portion was tiny.

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TM
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service and food. Zoe was very attentive and friendly.

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AR
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the beef platter and various drinks and had a wonderful time. Food was fantastic, service was friendly, attentive, and helpful. Really enjoyed our dinner there and will go again next time in Canberra

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RD
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had a fabulous meal the service was great and the chef didn’t hate me for wanting my steak crucified 😊

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GH
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a really nice night. The staff were attentive and professional. Started with a drink in the bar area and when our table was ready we were escorted to our seats. Entrees, main and dessert were amazing. Good wine, great food.

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K
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner on Saturday night. The food was excellent and Phoebe was wonderful and attended to us perfectly. Thanks so much.

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QQ
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Disappointing evening all up. We has the beef cheeks, lamb and baked fish. All were ok, but lacked flavour.

The fish was the most disappointing meal. It came with five mussel shells but only one had a mussel in it.

Noisy & expensive

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KS
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Very expensive for fairly low quality food and drinks. My steak was so tough that I should have sent it back and our wine purchase was at 4x retail and served a bit warm. Overall we left pretty disappointed.

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MA
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

We ordered the pork belly starter and it lacked seasoning and was dry. We ordered a bottle of wine that had clearly gone off- tarty, limey, acidic. The waitress took it to the manager who sent the waitress back to us with a message that they cant take it back. So I asked to speak to the manager and asked him to try it himself, which he did and finally let us order another bottle. Don’t offer customers a taste of the wine if you don’t understand the purpose of letting them try it in the first place! The second bottle we ordered definitely wasn’t worth the $75 we paid for it.
My friend ordered her steak medium and it came out medium rare. The roast potatoes were pre made and then reheated - likely in a microwave which made them taste rubbery. I ordered the beef cheek which also lacked seasoning and the polenta it came with just lacked flavour all together.

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