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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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.4

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4.1

value

4.0

noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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·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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 (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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·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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·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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·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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 (Canberra)·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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·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)·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)·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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·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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·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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 (Canberra)·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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 (Canberra)·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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·Dined on 6 May 2017

Pleasant atmosphere, good food, friendly service.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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·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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·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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·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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 (New York Area)·Dined on 22 April 2017

Great steak as always but surcharge for credit card? Come on, it's 2017. No decent restaurants surcharge for credit anymore.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great Beer, Spicy
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·Dined on 15 April 2017

Service great, entree salt and pepper squid fantastic, bread warm and fresh, steak poor, fish and chips terrible, dessert very good.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on 13 April 2017

Best steak ever! Wonderful staff

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 9 April 2017

My body tells me when I am in need of some red meat so I had the Butchers cut oyster fillet steak medium rear and it was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 9 April 2017

The food was absolutely terrific. The sizing was good as well as the presentation was great. The staff were very friendly and attentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on 7 April 2017

Had fish & chips batter was horrible chips seemed very overcooked and my wife and I were ill all night

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·Dined on 1 April 2017

As this was our first visit we found this venue to be quite a pleasant evening. There would be one recommendation and that would be to include more sauces, like garlic butter and so on. The wild mushroom sauce was really tasty.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 1 April 2017

Hi, first weekend away for 60+ couple, first off felt very hurried by waiter, both bread dips and entree same time within 15 mins of arriving. We knew there was a second seating but the waiter would not leave us alone. Had to ask him to leave us alone , we left an hour and a half after our seating but could have been 40 minutes if had not said something.
Dinner I know there are time restraints but had trouble relaxing as we were soo stood over.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 30 March 2017

Great value lunch menu. Great first visit. Will return to sample the dinner menu. Staff attentive. Thanks!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on 25 March 2017

Food marginal and inattentive service-cannot recommend

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 (Canberra)·Dined on 25 March 2017

Awesome food, great service. Also great cocktails. Highly recommended....

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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 (Canberra)·Dined on 24 March 2017

Eaten here before and when I knew I had to return to Canberra decided I was definitely eating here again. Had my partner with me this time and he loved it. Will definitely be back and would thoroughly recommend.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 21 March 2017

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: Good for Groups
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·Dined on 17 March 2017

Great food and service happy to recommend

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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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: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Neighborhood 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!

Tags: Good for Groups
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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, Romantic
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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, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, 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: Romantic, Special Occasion
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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: Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Sports, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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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, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, 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, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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