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Marque Restaurant

355 Crown Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Tel : +61 2 9332 2225
Cuisine: French
License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
Price Range: $$$
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Awarded Two Chef Hats - The SMH Good Food Guide 2013-2014
Surry Hills is well known for its up-and-coming dining spots but Marque is a modern icon that’s cemented in Sydney’s culinary consciousness. The restaurant’s trademark is its surprising menu – French-inspired constructions, unexpected fusions of flavour and a world-class wine list. Award-winning Chef Mark Best's vision for his food promises guests a complete gastronomic experience.

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On Crown Street in Surry Hills, then minutes by taxi from the CBD.

The smart interior boasts a contemporary mix of comfort and luxury with white-linen draped tables, plush leather and lounge seating in matte and glossy brown-black hues and luxe wares that adorn each table. The look is simple elegance. A double set of doors open into the large dining room and stylish zinc bar. Contemporary artworks grace the walls adding a touch of lightness to the otherwise moody fit-out, whilst pendant lighting washes the room in a warm, flaxen glow.

Best’s take on contemporary French cuisine is a little like magic. Innovative techniques from dehydration to jelly or flash-frozen, robust flavour combinations and carefully composed presentations allow him to push conventional food boundaries in unexpected ways. The constantly evolving menu is a testament to Best and Head Chef Pasi Petanen’s labour-intensive cooking styles, which combines classic forms and contemporary innovation. Whilst dishes may look wonderfully simple, they are frighteningly complex, layering multiple flavours and textures to surrender diners to new pleasures with every bite. The main degustation menu, which can be accompanied with matching wines, features the likes of a duck egg with macadamia, stout sabayon and button mushrooms and grain fed Wagyu bavette with onion, black tea and stem salad.

The recent addition of Friday ‘Prix Fixe’ lunches feature a three course market menu that changes weekly. Sommelier Nicholas Andre holds things to a similar standard with the wine, boasting an extraordinary level of knowledge, experience and a palate that drives the dynamicity of his well-rounded list. His impeccable eye for the new and exciting give Marques wine menu the wit and verve required so that each wine can stand on its own intrinsic merits. But be warned, quality does not come cheap.

For private dining experiences at Marque Restaurant, degustation menus are served in the private dining room, which seats a maximum of 14 persons. For larger functions it is possible to hire out the entire restaurant floor space.
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Simple elegant restaurant located on a busy street. Services was professional and the food is excellent! One of the best dining experience I ever had. We had 8 courses degustation menu and waited quite a while for each course. Worth the wait and will definately be back  07/02/2012

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Restaurant Features
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Private Dining Area
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
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