Marion

4.6
160 reviews
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Wine Bar
Top tags:
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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 160 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
5 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

MB
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

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
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

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
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

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

SC
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

LD
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday brunch

AB
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious food served in a comfortable setting and by efficient staff

A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

TH
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

B
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and a diverse/delicious menu, perfect for sharing

P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Lovely food, service a little disinterested and he farted over our table when serving the adjacent table, awkward and displeasing!

JC
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Faultless. The food was intriguing varied and excellent. Stylish and charming ambience and attentive service.

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic evening at Marion for a family birthday. Great food and wines to match. Service very attentive and friendly.

AG
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent wine recommendations to really tasty food! We loved it!

EW
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

the bread alone is worth stopping in - amazing! (also the mussels, and the olives were a highlight)

OT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely weekend lunch date - superb food ambience and wines!

LB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience. The food was delicious. Friendly knowledgeable staff who made some excellent wine recommendations. Loved it.

PD
Portland
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Make sure you specify details of the chef’s selection before ordering — we had a terrible value because the waiter didn’t explain that we would get only two main dishes for four people (and we had requested a meatless pasta dish as one — but not the only — main dish). We definitely did not spend $65/person. They gave us fries to glut us toward end of dinner, a poor move. Also waiter didn’t know much about wine. You’d think for a wine bar...

CP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Marion's food menu is beautifully complemented by their vast wine selection. The environment, both inside and out, is ideal for casual, intimate dining or with a larger group.

PW
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A very nice place for a good meal with great service and a nice wine list

DC
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and attention. Food was on point. Loved the roast chicken

T
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a lunch with five other friends on a Sunday afternoon and we chose the chef's selection. Two of our party had a couple of specific requirements which were met with a smile and thoughtful substitutions. This is the kind of effortless and considerate service I love about this place. Food is always spot on and great for those of us who want to eat well but not come away feeling sick because it is too rich or complicated. Wine list is lovely too. Will be back.

TH
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

amazing food and wine, great vibe - I absolutely loved it

S
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food and wine were delicious, service good however if you don’t order the chefs menu it is a little difficult to choose the dishes and amounts.

NC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Each of the four courses was perfect sized for one person. The ambiance was lovely, and the service was impeccable. will definitely return.

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our server was amazing. Wines outstanding.

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