Wine bars, Seafood, Vegetarian options
Closes soon: 23:00
$$$$ Price range per person A$15-33
53 Gertrude St, Fitzroy
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Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

After a walk around Royal Exhibition Building, many visitors stop by this bar. Come to Marion for a break and order mouthwatering mussels, prawns and flounder. Nothing can be better than ordering good croissants, gâteau and alivenci. Delicious chardonnay or good beer are among the best drinks to try. Come here and have great latte.

The cosy atmosphere of this place makes guests feel relaxed and have a nice time. Many people underline that the staff is competent at this spot. Fabulous service is something visitors appreciate here. You will like attractive prices. The reviews of this bar mention the divine decor as a definite plus. In their reviews, Zomato users give Marion a rating of 4.5.

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Already buzzing by the time we arrived, this wine bar lured us in with its construct of modern Australian dishes to share and of course, wine. Our waitress for the night helped settle us in and gave us some good recommendations on food.

We start off with their complimentary flat bread, lightly pan-fried and gave off some garlic bread vibes. The texture was wonderfully chewy, almost like a springy donut. This was served with some creme fraiche, not sure if it needed it as it was good on its own. We also enjoyed some finely sliced jamon serrano, salty with some deep flavours.

Our first small dish consisted of buffalo mozzarella, radicchio and blood orange. The mozzarella was nice and milky, the radicchio was lightly bitter and provided some crunchy textures whereas the blood orange gave the dish some sweetness.

We ordered one of their special items of the night, their fish wing topped with miso and then cooked over fire. Navigating the through bones was easy and had a wonderful umami and charred flavour to it. Some lime on the side because sour and fish are best buddies.

Next we got a duo of vegetable dishes to share, one being baby globe artichokes with sorrel and horseradish. You can taste each of the layers and the nuttiness of the artichoke, this was an okay dish. I did enjoy the asparagus with pistachio and brown butter, again nice charredness and enjoyed the creaminess of the sauce.

The mussels were unexpectedly a cold dish and was mixed with nduja, fried bread, lovage and aioli. There's the spicy element from the nduja and you get the cooling effect from the cucumbers. I wouldn't be surprised if the mussels were canned but sometimes, good things come in cans.

If the table next to us hadn't gotten the rump steak I doubt I would have ordered it as I've hadn't had much luck with that cut but it looked and smelt absolutely irresistible. My senses did not betray me that day, perfectly cooked with a rich wine merchant sauce and peppercorns. The steak coming from the rump was firm but very tasty and the cime di rapa really soaked up that sauce, delicious.

The dessert list looked rather simple, upon recommendation we got their strawberries and cream. I'd say it was an upgraded version with sticks of meringue and a strawberry sorbet. As the waitress put it, the meringue reminds her of FADS, she's not wrong there. Unfortunately I had to share this, I could polish off 2 plates of this!

Another solid Melbourne wine bar and we were lucky to snag a small table with a last minute booking. It was busy all night and people were waiting at the bar for seats. Service was spot on and the food flow was well paced.
An absolutely beautiful restaurant with New York trattoria vibes. I was extremely well taken care of there as a vegetarian, enjoying a set menu brimming with fresh and vibrant veggie dishes. The soft, pillowy bread and cheese-filled choux was a great starting point. Next up were various vegetable dishes including artichokes on a bed of chimichurri, a delicious buffalo mozzarella and ridichio salad, creamy butter beans topper with pecorino, and asparagus with a wonderful green herb sauce.

My main dish was a delicate, housemade pasta topped with goat cheese and my dessert was one of the most rich and boozy tiramisus I've had in a while. Of course, a visit to Marion isn't complete without wine, of which there are several to choose from.
Secound visit and still love this place so much :)

Visited on a pretty hot day of spring, the wine we choose was unfortunately the last bottle and hasn’t been chilled before so they offered a glass to apologies for the wait. I wouldn’t mind waiting and they could careless but they didn’t.

Love that energy!
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53 Gertrude St, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, 3065
Features
Outdoor seating Booking Wheelchair accessible Сredit cards accepted TV
Opening hours
SundaySun 08:00-23:00
MondayMon Closed
TuesdayTue 17:00-23:00
WednesdayWed 17:00-23:00
ThursdayThu 17:00-23:00
FridayFri 17:00-23:00
SaturdaySat 08:00-23:00

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