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Marble Restaurant

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Contemporary South African
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Attributes

  • Romantic
  • Great Views
  • Sunsets
  • Gourmet Guide Plated
  • Gourmet Guide Plated 2019

“Marble is a celebration of quintessential South African fare. It embodies South Africans love of cooking with fire, a quality that makes our food culture different from the rest of the world” David Higgs.

Situated in Keyes Art Mile, the growing art and food hub of Rosebank, Marble Restaurant boasts a grand wood-fired grill imported from Grill Works in Michigan as the focal point of the restaurant. The concept combines the open-fire trend, seen internationally, with an added pinch of true South African flair.
We have long been fascinated by what makes South African cuisine unique, and we believe its down to being meat and flame enthusiasts. It is the timeworn ritual of cooking on wood fires and gathering with friends, the shared experience in the preparation. However, it is not just meat which we celebrate in this way, we boast an array of fresh ingredients all cooked on our perfectly prepared coals including fish, poultry, vegetables and breads.

Gourmet Guide Description

'a home-grown international experience'

Celebrity chef David Higgs is revered for his consistency; his reward is Marble being fully booked every night. The restaurant offers diners the whole flame-grilled package – from exceptional service to top-quality ingredients. The idea is that you don't need to travel to have a global dining experience. The restaurant in the modern Keyes Art Mile precinct promises 'the Marble Journey' – including super-stylish décor, innovation and attention to detail – from serving plates to artwork, rare vintage and international wines against sunset views of Jozi.

Everything revolves around the restaurant's 'live fire cooking' theme – watching the chefs in action in the open kitchen with the special wood-fired grill bringing South Africans back to the beloved pastime of sitting around a fire.

David and business partner Gary Kyriacou keep pushing the boundaries, both in the kitchen and behind the scenes, by doing novel things like hosting special edition dinners, with international chefs. The idea is to start in the bar, where even the music is designed to lift your spirits, and then move onto your meal in the relaxed main seating area. And then perhaps meander back to the bar for a nightcap...

Almost everything on the menu has a smoked or fired element on the plate – from roasted peppers to smoked pesto. Expect a diverse range of dishes, including, but not focused on, special cuts of meat. There's something for every taste, from sea bass to cauliflower steaks, with vegetables prominent on the menu. Definitely don't go banting when it comes to the complimentary breads – wood-fired milk flatbread and airy-yet-crusty focaccia (mildly burnt of course), served with a creamy pumpkin dip.

Top sellers include the rib-eye steak, served with a potato sauce, oyster mushrooms, smoked-bone marrow and thin crisps. Expect plating to be clever – not too complicated or fussy but still sophisticated. Even the simple Caprese salad is a special treat, with avocado, smoked pesto and fresh Burrata cheese.

"We have a good formula; we offer a good product. People work hard for their money and they expect an experience. We try our best to offer that." Partner Gary Kyriacou

Reviews (137)

4.6 out of 5.0
Food 4.6
Value 4.2
Service 4.7
Ambience 4.7
  • Bradley V. Dined: 20 hours ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Letta D. Dined: 6 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 15 May 22
    Beautiful place. The set up ,Interior is breathtaking.The food was amazing. This is definitely my favourite restaurant !!!

  • Philip S. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Zanele M. Dined: 4 weeks ago
    4
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Sat 07 May 22
    The restaurant was packed, to the brim. Wasn’t expecting this as it was a weekday. We had fun and enjoyed the food and experience nonetheless

  • Anu M. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    3.3
    Food 3.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 3.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Fri 06 May 22
    Having dined at Marble numerous times, this evening was a little disappointing. The octopus starter was poorly prepared. The octopus was dry and stringy and lacked flavour. The winter vegetables it was paired with didn’t really come together to make a tasty cohesive dish. The rest of the meal was good (at best) with the ribeye steak being the only memorable dish we had. Our waitress in the restaurant was okay. Even though he was “present” he never checked if our meal was going well and strangely tried to dissuade me from ordering a cocktail which I’d had many times before. He didn’t give reasons for why I shouldn’t order the cocktail, only saying, “I think you should order something else”. I told him I’d enjoyed it before then ordered. Unsurprisingly, the cocktail was delicious. The saving grace was the bar staff and the bartender who went out of his way to mix special drinks for my husband who he remembered from a few weeks earlier. He made the most amazing signature drink which hubby went on to order numerous times throughout the night. It was a really special treat. Speaking of treats, it was quite disappointing to not have my husbands birthday acknowledged at all. I definitely made sure to include this in the booking but was terribly disappointed when nothing was done. Pity. The bar staff, drinks and steak were really the saviours of this trip. The rest we could’ve really gotten better elsewhere.

  • Babalwa K. Dined: 3 weeks ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 01 May 22
    Excellent service and great food. We really enjoyed ourselves, we are definitely coming back again.

  • Lerato Z. Dined: 3 weeks ago
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Thu 28 Apr 22
    The service is amazing from the moment you walk into the restaurant till you walk out. The food AMAZING ! The drinks AMAZING ! The staff is okay ,some have an attitude but service is on point . Overall 9/10

  • Ola O. Dined: 1 month ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Lisa M. Dined: 4 weeks ago
    4.3
    Food 5.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Mona N. Dined: 1 month ago
    2.5
    Food 3.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 1.0
    Ambience 3.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 17 Apr 22
    It was the strangest experience I have ever had in any restaurant that I have been to . Was seated by the host and before we even ordering drinks and waiter arrived with a plater of meat and started going through the cuts and before completing his demonstration he left - we where completely confused. Ordering drink was also strange . Order a bottle of wine and a while later someone arrives and asks if we would like to order wine. The whole experience was so rushed . If we had placed our order as the waiter wanted we would be in and out of the restaurant in 20 minutes. Starters where good but our main dishes where very average. Overall a disappointing experience.

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Opening Hours

  • Monday CLOSED
  • Tuesday 12h00 - 21h00
  • Wednesday 12h00 - 21h00
  • Thursday 12h00 - 21h00
  • Friday 12h00 - 21h00
  • Saturday 12h00 - 21h00
  • Sunday CLOSED
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