Marble & Grain

4.3
239 reviews
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$40 and under
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European
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  • Special Occasions
  • 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.
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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What 239 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.2
Ambience
3.9
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Staff were friendly and attentive even in this busy time of year. The food was good. I'd go back there

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GN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service and food/drink. Would recommend restaurant to everyone.

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DG
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Well impressed! I hadn’t been to Marble & Grain since their move to Braddon and the first time I went it was all good (albeit pokey location). But the new premises is awesome and the ambience really good.
The food was exceptional, we did the share plates for entree and main and I’ve got to say it was all delicious and very filling.
Beer was cold and delicious and the service was exceptional.

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AR
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Pricey but worth it. Recommend walking if your close enough, parking can be a chore.

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B
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

My steak was cooked to perfection. Nothing to fault. Will be back for sure.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Way too overpriced. The meat is good quality and cooked well but all the other food was fairly poor and disappointing (ie entree, sides etc) We couldn’t even get some lemon for our oysters.

The service was average as well. Clearly it was just casual staff who don’t have any particular hospitality exerprrience or commitment to the job. For a $350 dinner experience I would have expected a bit more quality service and standard.

Would eat the meat/steak again but certainly not at the price or service we experienced. I don’t think it was worth the expense.

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CG
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

The food was reasonably tasty and portion sizes were good. However the service left a bit to be desired. The waiter sloshed wine into our glasses, down the sides and on the table. At one point I was worried the wine would land on us. And while the waiter left to put the bottle away before taking our orders, she didn't wipe up the mess. We had to ask another waiter to clean things up. At $16 a glass in a restaurant such as this, I don't expect this poor service.

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FS
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Very Poor service. The ladies were friendly in an artificial way. Didn’t clean the table after dropping mustard on it. Table hasn’t been clean from the beginning, neither were the chairs.

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e
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and drink in a welcoming atmosphere, will go again

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BH
19 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Definitely enjoyed my steak at Marble & Grain. Very good quality beef. Recommend that the menu be adjusted to allow the customer to choose from the available sides. The steak I chose comes normally with potato while others come with onion rings or other sides (all of which are same price). I asked for onion rings instead of potatoes and while my request was accommodated, the server seemed a bit put out and wasn't sure she could allow it when I first asked. Happened once before on a previous visit to this restaurant. Giving the customer the choice improves customer satisfaction which leads to repeat business.

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RB
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really nice food/menu, great location and lovely atmosphere - very expensive though for what you get.

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m
22 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Been to this restaurant many times....this time we had a group that they split into two.....I guess my half ended with the overwhelmed waiter. my steak was over cooked and cold....when I brought it up to the waiter, he took it back to the kitchen and the cook said it was fine and brought it back to the table....I ended up with no dinner and a cold $65 steak.........luckily the rest of my group had a better experience with their food...but after 10 good encounters this one was really poor.

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OT
61 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an excellent meal at Marble &Grain. The food was superb as was the service. Definitely worth a return visit.

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BS
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice place to go for a couple and with friends. Meat was awesome and the Red Wine Jus was divine!

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JF
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service is outstanding! Ordered were memorised and repeated back to ensure they were correct.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely nothing to fault. Steak was incredible and memorable. Service impeccable. Would visit Canberra again just for another meal here.

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KE
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Beautiful quality food - the butchers board is a must!

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T
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went there for my birthday. Great service great food.

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BM
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent interior design, service, food, ambience and beer. Would definitely visit again.

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AK
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Everything was enjoyable, but if I could please let the restaurant know that their aircon was uncomfortably cold, that’d be my only criticism. I did ask for the temperature to be adjusted and they said they would see what they could do, but it wasn’t changed. Some time later the table next to us asked the same, but we felt no change.

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HG
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time at marble and grain and I cannot fault this restaurant at all. The service is the perfect balance of friendly and professional, I find some restaurants go too over the top with service and it almost makes you feel uncomfortable but marble and grain gets it just right. The food is amazing and the portion sizes are generous, also very reasonably priced for what it is. Such a nice vibe and great lighting for a restaurant too. Thank you for another amazing dining experience!

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SW
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I don't generally like steak but I love ribs so I ordered the beef ribs. They were really tender and yummy, although a bit too sweet. I did have a taste of my husband's beef steak and it was divine. I have
never liked steak until then and was envious of his meal. Best steak I have ever tasted. The onion rings were also delicious.

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MA
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and Service, would definitely recommend it to everyone.

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AP
5 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Food was great. Waitress made multiple errors taking my order ( forgot/misheard etc) which was frustrating. But all ok in the end.

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T
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

went for a quick lunch break , the service was very prompt & the lunch specials were great value , the lamb was very enjoyable would recommend.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

A large international group were well catered for, food was delicious and the evening was a great success due to the staff at Marble and grain.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The steak was amazing, cooked to perfection - best one I've had in a long time. Entree and sides were really good too.

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BH
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Restaurant was quiet But still humming. Monday night always makes a difference to the "feel" of a restaurant
I loved the peace and the service.

Food ... cannot rate the food highly enough. Great produce, well cared for & cooked to perfection.
Staff were friendly, wine list was extensive & matched the food well.

Not a "cheap" place to eat but definitely worth the money!

Had the shared plate for 2 & it would easily have fed 3or 4!

Cheese platter was divine!

I'll definitely be back!

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If you are after a special night with brilliantly cooked meals- Marble and Grain is your restaurant. Highly recommended.

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SR
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb in every way, ask for Zoe as she was an amazing host!!!

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AG
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences in Canberra. The dishes are simple and straightforward, immaculately presented and all ingredients used are of a very high quality. The decor and ambience are perfect for both intimate occasions and for larger groups with cosy tables for couples and small groups and larger, banquet-style tables for larger parties. Marble & Grain's waitstaff are understated yet highly attentive and efficient, rounding out the whole experience as one you won't forget in a hurry. I can't recommend this restaurant highly enough.

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D
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time in a week I have had a business dinner here. Will be back again. Great service, outstanding food and a fantastic atmosphere. Without doubt my favourate restuarant in Canberra.

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SN
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Staff excellent. Meal was not only great value but perfectly presented and cooked. We enjoyed the wines we selected and the beer choices were perfect.

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M
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great night spent with friends the food was amazing.

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DN
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 5

My mother came for a visit, so I wanted her to have good dining. Plus she enjoyed it last time.
Took ages for our steaks to arrive. And when we got the steak my mother's was burnt.
If I found out that the meat was burnt earlier, I would have just left the restaurant.
Really did not want to pay for the meal.
Worst steak experience ever.

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DK
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Just a very pleasant evening. Wonderful food, excellent service and a great atmosphere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Service was good.Beef ribs was delicious. My bf ordered medium rare sirloin but it came as well done! What a disappointments.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

The meat was great and juicy and the salads were good. The choice of cutlery was poor - could not cut my steak properly. It was enven worse for the lamb. Can’t put the knives on the side of the plate - they slide off really annoying. The lighting was barely enough for us to see what was in our plate. The steak came on a black plate (seems that it’s the trend now) but it looks black on black - not appetizing. The steak cooking instructions were not followed.
Overall expensive. Not great value for money as I have had better steaks.

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SR
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Was good apart from our waiter spilling a drink all over me

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EW
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was beautiful, the service was outstanding and the staff were very accommodating of our 6 month old baby.

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