Restaurant Reviews

Marion: Restaurant review

Marion

Address

53 Gertrude St
Fitzroy, Melbourne, VIC
Australia

Hours

Breakfast Sat-Sun 8am-11.30am
Fri-Sun noon-11pm, Mon-Thu 5pm-11pm

Prices

E $10-$18
M $26-$38
D $14

REVIEW

Marion is the kind of place where a casual night out requires a week's planning. Securing a table is the only pain you'll have, however. There'll be no head-scratching over the love for Andrew McConnell's little wine bar that rose to the top of his Gertrude Street pops. Take a space with a patina of comfort, add waiters who know to keep pouring from a hip, interesting wine list that also avails itself of Cutler & Co's deep cellar, then finish with a snack-centric menu that leverages huge personality out of four-ingredient parties. Firm-fleshed cobia crudo stands up to its citrus dressing with fennel and chilli, a salty-skinned confit duck leg enjoys a salty borlotti bean swirl cut by peppery mustard greens, while the prawn roll with horseradish-spiked mayo and nasturtium is Marion's answer to Supernormal's lobster roll. Our advice: hit Marion mid-arvo and snack your way through until late.

Phone:
(03) 9419 6262

Bookings:
Bookings recommended

Features:

  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Outdoor dining
  • Breakfast
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Andrew McConnell & Chris Watson

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.