Marks Restaurant … proudly serving the Surf Coast for over 20 years.

With the Australia Day Long Weekend done & dusted, we’ve done our first season in our new space. WE love it, I think we’ve created a place that actually reflects what we do. As casual or as formal as you , the customer wants to make it. Even though it hasn’t been a stinking hot summer, we’ve had many balmy nights when we could opne the place up directly onto the street.

Some standout successes have been the 16 hr slow braised eggplant ( this surprised me), flake blackened, even though tonight we have the return of Blue Eye Trevalla after a 10 year absence, no flake to be caught. But the Blue eye is succulent and flavoursome. I’ve enjopyed selling lots of skate…not only does it taste fantastic, but the smell of it is just awesome.The rocket is fasntastic. I don’t know how but some amarynth & mizuna has popped up in the middle of the rocket bad. Makes for an interesting cepage ! For the first time for ages the best selling white wine hasn’t been a NZ Sauvignon blanc, but Ray & Marees Lethbridge Pinot Gris. Tonight we are pouring the excellent 11 Blackjack Shiraz from Bendigo. Everyone is still AMAZED by the 08 Red Rock Botrytis Semillon from just outside Colac. Brie our resident winemaker, can’t believe the quality of this wine. Well done Rowan & Simone.

This is our first Sunday off. I’m heading into Geelong to watch Cadel race his last race, maybe even win it ? See you there.

Marks Restaurant proudly serving local & homemgrown produce…whilst not turning our back on what the wonderful stuff the rest of the world has to offer.
Believe it or not we’ve got some nice photos of what we do on Instagram: marksrestaurant.

Lunch :
Friday & Saturday
11.30 to 3 pm

Monday to Saturday from 6 pm