Marion

4.7
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177 reviews
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$40 and under
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Wine Bar
Marion offers a sophisticated space, spread across two shopfronts on Gertrude Street in Fitzroy, and is adaptable to a variety of occasions. There are seats, as well as standing and leaning spaces to suit those who pop in, and those who stay for the long haul. There are always spots left available for walk ins if you are unable to make a reservation. Marion only reserves a small amount of tables, the remainder of Marion is available for guests on a walk in basis. The food menu is seasonal and changes daily with both small and large sharing plates available. The lengthy wine list features small producers and exciting blends with wines sourced locally and from around the world. Marion was lucky enough to be awarded The Age Wine List of the Year in 2016. The Deadman’s Dozen is a monthly mixed dozen wine selection sought out by the wine team at Marion. The Deadman’s Dozen is available to purchase whenever you visit Marion, as are all of the wines listed.
What 177 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The night was perfect - food , wine , service & ambience !

E
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service2Ambience4

Prima eten in yuppie omgeving. Gezellig en prachtige wijnen!!

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HC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a perfect date night! Amazing food, amazing wine, amazing staff, amazing space. Thank you!

BD
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Love this place, such delicious food. We had the chef's selection because otherwise it's just too hard to choose.

NB
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Love this place..only criticism was the table which was on a corner next to a pile of boxes..

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A bit loud but really good atmosphere, food is delicious

RM
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect tonic to end my weekend in Melbourne. Food was amazing and the wine suggestions superb.

C
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our second time there and just as incredible as the first. Incredible food, great service and a nice, relaxed atmosphere.

PM
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Definitely loved the whole experience. Food exciting and delicious, love the atmosphere funky and fun but serious about food and wine. Service was impeccable our waiter was knowledgeable answered all our questions with patience and humour. Have been before and will return. Marion delivers on food wine and service.

ET
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

We loved our experience and especially the food.

Our female waiter was very very good - attentive and professional.

The male perhaps manager or supervisor who showed us to our table and later brought the bill - was the only disappointment . His manner was rude and condescending which then ruined our night somewhat ...
It was a birthday celebration ( 2 people) we were made to feel very unwelcome.

Love the ambience and because the food was outstanding we will go back - hopefully he won't be there next time we visit.

KG
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it! The food was super tasty, fabulous customer service and great vibe. I will definitely return. Thank you!!

g
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Marion is a neighbourhood gem, for those of us lucky enough to live in the neighbourhood. The menu is always interesting, there are always some challenging flavour combinations to explore, or not; the wine list is worthy of exploration too. We're looking forward to our next opportunity to visit.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Food was excellent, but we found hairs TWICE during our meal, once with the garlic bread starter and once with the cheese at the end. Therefore two stars for service, one for each hair.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Fantastic, the food is some of the best in Melbourne.

CM
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great atmosphere, fantastic service with an awesome knowledge of the wine on offer. The wine list is like nothing I have seen before. The food is great for sharing and trying out lots of different dishes. Great night out.

SW
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great restaurant, food and service were both of a high standard. The only let down was the noise which was so loud I could hardly hear my partner sat across from and this somewhat tainted an otherwise lovely meal.

c
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wine and food were fantastic. My partner doesnt eat seafood so the menu was a bit limiting but the choices we made were fantastic! Great slection of wine!

S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, service and atmosphere....exactly what a wine bar should be like. If you are hungry , the chef's menu for 65$ is really good value.

DB
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we arrived for a late sitting at Marion, one guest short of our promised 4, but the staff treated us as though nothing was a bother and treated us kindly, warmly and a bit 'old-friendy'. We loved it! We had also filled up on cheese prior to our sitting, so weren't starved, but did manage to put down the most delicious roast chicken I've ever eaten, incredible wine, beetroot salad, crudo - simply fabulous all round. Cannot recommend highly enough.

KL
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything’s done so well. And nothing is fussy. Professional on every level.

OT
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was fabulous. We loved our dining experience and will be back 100%.

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Been to Marion before and really enjoyed it. This time our party of four (with a booking) was placed in a cold, uncomfortable window bench seat (although the place was fairly empty). The waiter was impatient and honestly rather snooty, and mumbled responses that were hard to understand. We felt like we were imposing on him while simply trying to order wine and light food. Ordered cheese puffs that were empty of all content, just thin shells with faint whiff of cheese. A mussel dish was much better, and a side serve of bread was a little sticky but pleasant enough. Wine perfectly fine. Waiter muttered something about a winemaker visiting, and later another man came to our table, uncomfortably said hello for no reason we could fathom, we cheerfully said hello back and he left. Perhaps that was the winemaker? I didn't even know if we were drinking his wines. The whole experience was quite uncomfortable, and we decided to leave. My friends noticed the cosy-looking "place next door", and were surprised to hear it was another part of Marion, as our own experience had been cold and uncomfortable. Such a shame!

JH
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was fabulous but Waiter was a bit pretentious and not warm. I also don't like it when you are told there is another booking at 8:15 when you are not advised of this when you book and made to hurry up. Spoilt what was otherwise a lovely dinner.

AB
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely beautiful dining experience - the food, wine, service and atmosphere were spot-on. We will certainly be back.

AB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Would not recommend. Poor value, service and experience. We spent over $700 for wine and chefs selection- we were given half a basic roast chicken and chips, cold mussels and oily flat bread spilt between four people. Arrogant wait staff didn’t help the experience. A shame as Culter & Co that is closely related provides a brilliant experience?!

EW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

If you haven’t had the entree bread, or the mussels here - you haven’t lived 💕

SC
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, great food and wonderful waiting staff. Not the cheapest, so if it's value for money you're after this may not be for you. We loved it, though!

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food to complement the vast wine list. Particularly enjoyed the pine mushrooms and the quince mille feuille. Unobtrusive and helpful staff.

EM
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We needed a relaxed and easy to chat afternoon venue. The waiters must've known. They didn't badger us to hurry up and order and had great suggestions when we asked and we relaxed instantly upon being seated. Beautiful spot and wonderful food and drink. Exactly what we needed!

GS
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and knowledgeable staff. A little noisy but not uncomfortably so. Great food.

LD
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Next level food in a beautiful setting with fabulous service - what else could you ask for? Cannot wait to go back. Thank you for a lovely dinner.

NA
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Birthday brunch

AB
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great food as per usual - although the current menu needs a bit of a shake up.

Service was great but the male waiter we had was loosing interest by the the end of the night and seemed to have an issue with us wanting to try wine. Still not rude enough to offset another great Marion experience.

SH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our original plan was to have a drink or two with breakfast before doing a few wines elsewhere on the way to pick up the child. Needless to say we ended up staying and enjoying what Marion has to offer. Had a window seat, sun was shining, delicious food (hard to go past the fried eggs and black pudding) and the Mimosas went down a treat.

AC
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Special pasta with sweet corn was delish, beetroot dish was also awesome. Rump cap was perfect as well!

JG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Coffee was like dishwater. My second cup where I asked for double shot was not much better than first. Both lacked good crema.

SS
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious food served in a comfortable setting and by efficient staff

A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing wine selection, and the staff is great help if you want to try different wines. They're very friendly and knowledgeable. The atmosphere and food were also wonderful. Highly recommend and will be back!

RY
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Enjoyable service, flexible and delicious food. I will be back.

TH
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place to have lunch or dinner, love coming back to Marion every time.