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“An "experience" restaurant with some sparkle, but at a price”
Review of Marque

Marque
Ranked #2,963 of 6,058 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $37 - $125
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Surry Hills
Reviewed January 2, 2013

If budget is no concern, this is a flight of fancy for the taste buds. Tables are a tad close and decor is spartan, but elegant. Dinner was a degustation dinner for 6 and with only two bottles of wine between us, we paid AUD460 a couple. Ouch. Irksome was a ridiculous added AUD5 per person charge for water explained as THEIR "environmental initiative" of installing an on site water system! There were some splendid dishes - an outstanding mushroom broth/ squid noodle, good use of the Murray cod and a stunningly complex composed delicious cheese course (optional, but you'll be hungry if you don't take it). I was left a tad wanting when the final and only red meat course was a raw venison concoction (very tasty), but I expected a follow up of lamb or beef or even duck before the sweet courses. The boys had to fill up on the fabulous sour dough bread. The chef seems to have a thing with "charring" which were the two let down dishes in my opinion- a warm tiger prawn (gooey by being neither cooked nor 'sashimi') served with a piece of well burned avocado (yuk). Another dish spoiled by a need for ash was the charred rhubarb and blueberry soup which some of us struggled to eat. Overall, we enjoyed our 5hr dinner, but the credit cards took a work out!

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Reviewed December 27, 2012

We had a wonderful dinner at Marque two years ago and were keen to repeat the experience. This time the service was supercilious and fussy to the point of becoming the focus of the meal - which was a shame because the food was really good. Staff were at once disengaged and overbearing. We felt like we were a nuisance, which is not a recipe for a happy meal. Dommage. We won't be back.

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Reviewed December 19, 2012

I was fortunate enough to secure a lunch time table on the first Friday in October having taken the precaution to book well ahead of my visit to Australia.
Lunch comes in at $45 for three courses, something of a bargain in these parts. The food is superb and service is knowledgeable and friendly.

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Reviewed December 7, 2012 via mobile

Mark Best has definitely lifted his game as the "Most Likely" winner in this years Top 50 restaurants in the world. That award means the critique suggests his restaurant will make the Top 50 in 2013/14. The eight course degustation menu was fantastic. The eggplant ash lamb (if fish for the non-meat eater) was divine. We started with a crunch Jerusalem artichoke stuffed with an ocean trout mousse. The cheese plate was set off with a dehydrated spinach slice which was fabulous, the final dish was the chefs signature Sauternes custard, the matching wines were excellent though young, a great special occasion night.

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Reviewed November 25, 2012

Good, not brilliant, consistently innovative. Won't disappoint but, for mine, doesn't blow you away either.

Thank GeoffWhere
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