Markov Beer & Dining had recently undergone an "extreme makeover". Now it’s Markov: a craft beer and dining venue in a designer warehouse space.
White walls that once displayed dated Spanish posters have been chipped back to reveal original brick foundations. The red feature wall is now a white canvas for a sea of metallic stick figures by local street artist Tom Civil, a nod to another of his pieces in the rear laneway, Markov Place.
The new menu features 'Urban Comfort Food' which aims to serve the food that respects seasonal produce without disguising it as something it’s not.
Head Chef Trumble Dewé, has worked beer into dishes where he can—chicken schnitzel with apple cabbage slaw and pale ale relish, and pork and porter spare ribs with shallots, lime and coriander.
Other highlights include hot wings with ranch, lime and spiced salt school prawns, and warm beetroot, grain and yoghurt salad.
Markov’s wine list is an around the world ticket from France, Italy and Spain to America, Argentina and then back home again. There are 15 reds and 15 whites, with three of each available by the glass.
From the sweet corner, lemon and ginger doughnuts served with passionfruit curd are popular.
Markov ditches fussiness in favour of deliciousness with a focus on affordability (mains average $22) and generous portion sizes. With its attractive and comfortable décor, unfussy menu and a drinks list that doesn’t forgo craft for accessibility, the new Markov is sure to become a regular dining destination for locals and newcomers alike.