Well, here is goes – our first review, and in my eyes what better way to start it with a restaurant that easily pulled off a feast for the senses. There is so much to discuss about The Marquis that this is a bit of a long review, but with that I am just going to dive right in!
Restaurant: The Marquis
Mains Price: $25 – $35
Dress Code: Neat Casual (Girls – think a nice frock, Lads – think jeans and a nice shirt)
Mood: Relaxed yet special (explained more further down)
Specialty: Use of their Sommelier
We arrived at The Marquis to find a very busy, yet snug and inviting looking restaurant. You instantly want to be a part of the scene that you find. Its trendy, people are having a good time and there is a buzz about the room – it’s exciting!
It took us a minute or two to find someone, and when we did, we thought our night was over before it began – they couldn’t find our booking! But after a minute of confusion, we realised they had booked under my last name, and with a sheepish look on my face we were lead to our table which was in the back of the seated area. This was great! Only 3 other couples were close by and there was a lower noise level than the rest of the restaurant – perfect for long romantic chats… or something like that!
We were given a ‘per glass’ wine menu and a brief explanation that we could select a bottle from the giant wall of wines that we passed as we entered with the help of their Sommelier should we wish. Instantly, we know which option we were to choose.
Our waiter for the evening, Haydn, was quick to return to take drink orders, but seeing we were going to order a bottle after we’d chosen our food, he let us be for a while. We were too busy chatting to even look at our menu, taking in the surroundings and commenting on how comfy, warm and decadent the decor looked, so when Haydn returned once again and answered some of our questions (like what is Epoisse?), we then decided we should start looking seriously at the menu.