Marry me Marion

As an exclusive wine bar and eatery by Andrew McConnell, Marion will delight both grape lovers and foodies. Set in the heart of Fitzroy, we only stumbled across Marion by accident, seduced by the heady scent of wine. Kindly greeted and seated almost instantly, we were glad we followed our noses.

If you’re seeking a good drop, look no further. From small, local winemakers to international bestsellers, Marion has you covered for taste and quality. The food menu complements the bar scene, with seasonal dishes that range from small morsels and snacks to larger sharing plates. The flexible dining makes it easy for all arrangements, even a casual lunch for two on the weekend.

We started off with the complimentary olives and pan-fried flatbread, served with a lush dollop of fromage blanc. Then arrived the grilled calamari, marinated with bold spices and spring onion. The orecchiette and broccolini stole the show. The fresh pasta was delicately combined with tender broccolini pieces and purée, a hint of chilli and a blanket of finely-grated Parmesan. Paired with a medium-bodied red and voilà – a perfect lunch date.