I'd been waiting to go here for a long time after hearing so much about it. Perhaps it was simply a case of it being overhyped, but I wasn't blown away.
There are so many great smallbars in Sydney now that dish up good quality finger food mixed up with some of the best cocktails on the planet. I was hoping Miss Marley's would take on that model, which they do to some extent, but its more "restaurant" than bar.
To start with, the booking was held but we had to wait on the corridor couches for about 45 minutes for our table. We chilled with cocktails there... none of them were particularly generous, and the margarita was fairly generic (esp for $18). Not bad.... just nothing to compete with the best on. Once we got the table, food came quickly. We had mixed share plates, all of which I felt were dramatically overpriced. The Empanadas were small and really just pastry with sauce. The jerk-spiced ribs tasted nice enough, but didn't have much on them for $16. The Chorizo at $10 was about 8 thin slices cooked in oil... again nothing I'd consider particularly gourmet. You get the point...
Nothing wrong with any of it, just nothing to justify the reputation. Decor is funky, ambience is a strong point, and service was attentive.