The Motion Bar & Grill experience is something new and exciting for Brisbane. Features include two of the largest climate controlled Wine Walls in Australia, an interactive Chill Wall where diners can hand select dishes and accompaniments and The Grill – an open kitchen where guests can watch the chefs at work.
The post-minimalist design features multiple dining locations including: luxurious booths, Chef's Grill Table overlooking the theatre of The Grill, high set tables in the stylish M Bar and the M Deck with alfresco dining and river views. And for those looking for the perfect place to grab a Barista-crafted coffee on the way to work or between meetings, the restaurant also features a street side coffee bar.
Head Chef, Peter Iwanczyk has crafted a menu that centres around The Grill, with a particular focus on regional produce. The menu consists of an expansive selection of items from premium cuts of steak and seafood, to tasty burgers and share plates.
The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a variety of menus to suit the diverse clientele. In addition to the three key menus, the restaurant will also offer: an all-day dining menu, a quickly served weekday lunch menu and a share-plate bar menu. The restaurant will also be the new home of Brisbane Marriott's renowned High Tea.
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Welcome to a world of lush chairs and hanging salumi. Here the wine is served in generous goblet glasses, and it’s hard to tell if you’re in a luxury bar or a fine dining nirvana.
Residing on the ground floor of the Marriott Hotel, Motion Bar & Grill is a hideaway from the rush of Brisbane City. Recently we were delighted to be invited to taste test the Good Food Month menu for ourselves.
Sinking deep into our dining thrones, we were greeted with a glass of Yalumba Shiraz – a wine to dine for. It was a perfect match for the oncoming food-storm.
We started the feast with a decadent dish of slow cooked pork belly, cooked and prepared to perfection. A positively sinful, creamy centre followed the crunchy exterior. Lying on a bed of cauliflower puree and candied figs, this combination of flavours was complete heaven.
Another sip of wine was consumed and then things got serious. Mains came in the form of tender, thyme and garlic lamb rump, with a juicy, rustic ratatouille. Despite our usual hangriness, we were reduced to a blissful food-coma.
We make an internal promise to return for a Sunday afternoon relaxing by the river on their glorious deck. We already know we’ll be starting with the scallops, and ending with the warm sticky date pudding. But we’ll be rounding up the dining partners to sample their choices too.
The food is delicious, and the river view is on the house. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this is one Brisbane gem that delivers even more than it promises.