Marble & Grain

4.3
186 reviews
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$40 and under
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European
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
European, Australian
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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
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Phone number
(02) 6246 9555
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Paul D'Monte
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Neighbourhood
What 186 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.2
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on 9 August 2018

Over priced for a tough piece of meat and dried out potatoes. Our waitress was very nice though

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5.0Dined on 6 August 2018

The staff at Marble and Grain were most accommodating of my requests. I had planned a surprise birthday dinner for my mother from a different country and they made it happen!

They enjoyed a beautiful meal. Their waitress was lovely and management were very helpful. Would dine here when in Canberra.

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5.0Dined on 4 August 2018

Steak was great. Grill man knows what he’s doing. Medium rare, pink through out with a great crust. Sauces were excellent - bistro versions of classics were a step up from most restaurants. Think Rockpool Bar & Grill.

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3.0Dined on 31 July 2018

Good food, a bit on the expensive side. Nice ambience and staff are never far away.

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3.0Dined on 28 July 2018

Steak was awful, undercooked and tough. Wrote email to management with no reply back. Poor follow up.

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3.0Dined on 26 July 2018

Food is always good and the waiters as well. Just too noisy to have an enjoyable conversation

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5.0Dined on 25 July 2018

Everything was good. Service, food and atmosphere was great. Thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant again!!

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4.0Dined on 24 July 2018

The steak was undoubtedly awesome. But the pasta might no be that good for the price.

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4.0Dined on 22 July 2018

Marble and Grain produce beautiful food in a cozy environment perfect for any kind of dinner, and plenty of options for coeliac diners.

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5.0Dined on 19 July 2018

An amazing atmosphere, the lamb shank risotto and seafood pasta were amazing. A venue I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to friends.

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5.0Dined on 14 July 2018

One of the best meals I’ve had ever in Canberra or Australia for that matter....

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5.0Dined on 14 July 2018

Awesome food great service very happy with the overall experience.

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5.0Dined on 12 July 2018

I went back to M&G as my dinner there a year back was extremely good.
This visit was a quantum leap ahead of the first, the atmosphere was a friendly hum of a moderate crowd and the service was good and seamless with a knowledgeable and friendly waitress. The meals were superb with two of us sharing the 1.2kg slow cooked lamb and the other two having the eye fillet cuts of beef. The vegetables were a perfect mix of winter vegetables, possibly the best vegetables I have ever been served.
The prices were very reasonable but more importantly the whole experience from arrival to finish was excellent with everyone pledging a return sooner than later.

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3.0Dined on 23 June 2018

We arrived at 750pm for a 8pm booking and we're asked to wait at the bar (which we were happy to do) after being told that our table was just being set.
At 820pm I approached the door staff who explained they had been looking for the man in the blue vest. (I had taken the best off the vest on arrival as it was cold out and warm in).
The door staff then noted that they will find a table for us and seat us promptly.
At 850pm I approached the door staff again and indicated that there had been a free table next to the bar area since we arrived an hour ago alas we were yet to be seated.

When we were seated shortly after 9pm we were able to order. The food arrived promptly which was good and the service was acceptable.
When it came time for dessert the waiter had to re-check with the kitchen weather or not they had a banamb as my wife was looking forward to it and at that stage there were only a handful of tables left.
My father in-law was plesently surprised when we were informed that they had one left.
We were not out of the restaurant until 11pm.


Overall the front of house could have seated us alot quicker.
Food was really well cooked and delicious.
Wait staff did well to try and amend the damage caused by the door staff.

I would still recommend Marble and Gain to my friends and family.

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5.0Dined on 22 June 2018

An excellent venue for a get together of old friends and comrades in arms. Pretty good steaks too.

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5.0Dined on 17 June 2018

Highly recommended. A delightful experience, pity I don’t live in Canberra.

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3.0Dined on 15 June 2018

Food was great although took a fair while to come out especially between entree and main,( our entree plates were sitting in front of us for about 25-30 minutes before they were cleared)which I would of assumed would of been slightly faster considering the 8pm reservation. Waitress was really nice but maybe just had too many tables to look after to give the attention that was required. I think what ruined it was when we were on our way to leave and pay a male waiter needed to get past in a hurry it would seem and told me to “move” not fab but just feedback for the future.

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5.0Dined on 15 June 2018

We had dinner with our kids and the food was excellent especially the steak
The attentive service with a smile was refreshing.
My wife and I talked about the service the next morning and just how impressed we were overall

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5.0Dined on 13 June 2018

Excellenf service from Julio. We were in the mood for a great steak and good wine. We were served exactly that. Everyone was highly satisfied.

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3.0Dined on 30 May 2018

The food was incredible but let down by the service. Our drinks were forgotten and our starter never came. We were sat by the door which was cold, so we kept our jackets on which made us slightly uncomfortable throughout.

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

The food was absolutely delicious, service was impeccable, ambiance was great and overall one of the best meals I’ve had in Canberra. Would recommend to anyone from Canberra or visiting as its in a great location as well.

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4.0Dined on 24 May 2018

Excellent food, steaks sensational, duck fat potatoes amazing, excellent range of sides, good drinks menu. Service left a lot the be desired unfortunately - restaurant was not overly busy, yet confusion reigned supreme!

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4.0Dined on 20 May 2018

It is very convenient to hotel. Food was delicious and well presented. Good choice of wines. Service good. However on both nights noise level became much too high for those wanting a peaceful meal and conversation.

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4.0Dined on 19 May 2018

We love Marble & Grain. The place has an incredible vybe, the staff make you feel special and tend to your every request.
The food never disappoints. Marble & Grain is part of our fam.

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4.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Great food and service. Will be going back again. Had a great night out.

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

From the moment we entered, my girlfriend & I were made to feel welcome, from not only by your door staff but also out waitress, who went above & beyond to help make our experience something special. I only wish I caught her name to give her the credit she deserves. We’ll definitely make the trip down again ( from Sydney ) to enjoy your great food & atmosphere.
Thank you all.

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2.0Dined on 7 May 2018

So sad. I have eaten here before and really enjoyed the food and the night. This time arrived at 8pm finally received our meal at 8.55pm. Two rare steaks, greens & potatoes, nothing complicated. Didn’t need to order potatoes as they came with the steak anyway!! The staff were busy setting up for breakfast the next morning & the kitchen staff chatting & gossiping. We would have eaten earlier but it was booked out. Not sure how as it was only half full and almost no one in the bar. Could not recommend. When we said it was a long time to wait the young male waiter condescendingly told us it took a long time to cook a rare steak. Definitely won’t go back

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5.0Dined on 4 May 2018

Fantastic food and very attentive staff!!
It was so good, we went back again the following evening.

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4.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Great food would like to see some more seafood dishes and chicken dishes

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5.0Dined on 20 April 2018

Food was great. Waiter went above and beyond to ensure dietary requirements were met. Great restaurant

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3.0Dined on 16 April 2018

Hogsbreath is better and cheaper, service was slow with the exception of one hostess. Food not worth the money

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4.0Dined on 12 April 2018

First-time visitor to the restaurant with family and I found it to be very good. Our food was cooked to perfection, drinks lists had plenty of variety at average pricing compared to other venues. Nice ambiance to the restaurant and overall a very good experience.

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5.0Dined on 10 April 2018

Great food Good choices. Wait staff excellent well informed on menu, offered advice on cheaper combinations, well informed on wine compatibility's.

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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

cannot fault the food or service. Incredible meal and amazing wine list

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4.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Food was good, waiter could of been more attentive.

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5.0Dined on 5 March 2018

Our occasion was my husband's birthday. We had a genuinely wonderful night, with great service, awesome food, wonderful atmosphere, and terrific company. Who could ask for anything more? Highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on 4 March 2018

Really enjoyed the night. I'm wary of paying tips however if the staff are not exceptional and attentive. Do not feel they were. Great place though.

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5.0Dined on 3 March 2018

Went here for our 5 yr anniversary. Was more than I expected. I throughly enjoyed my experience here. Will definitely be back to try something else on the menu. I was so happy with the share plates they had to offer and the creme burlee was to die for.

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5.0Dined on 10 February 2018

Great have been to this restaurant previously and always enjoy the experience.

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4.0Dined on 7 February 2018

Excellent restaurant for committed carnivores like me! Lovely young staff. Some of them could perhaps be briefed a bit more on what they are serving, but their attitudes were fantastic. Great dining experience!

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