Nestled in the heart of the Keyes Art Mile, Marble is a celebration of quintessential South African fare and is surrounded by local art. It embodies South African’s love of cooking on fire, a quality that makes the food culture different from the rest of the world.
Marble collaborated with a number of local artists for the restaurant’s design. Coordinated by Irene Kyriacou, fire is a design element throughout, not just in the kitchen, but also in the wood-fired blue tiles and the wooden end-grains on the restaurant’s welcome desk and bar.
Much of the decor is custom- and hand-made as well as proudly South African. The style reflects the multi-cultural nature of South Africa. The restaurant also has a strong European influence, and many say the bar, with its iconic panel in brass verdigris by Damien Grivas, is reminiscent of those found on New York rooftops.