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.
(03) 9419 6262
- Wheelchair Access
- Outdoor dining
- Impressive Wine List
Accepted card types:
- American Express
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.