Marriott sets the wheels in Motion for sophisticated spring dining | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Marriott sets the wheels in Motion for sophisticated spring dining

New chef, new menu, same great views–it’s a no brainer.

Alongside Brisbane Marriott’s recent facelift, Brisbane has been gifted with the newest incarnation of Motion Dining, Marriott’s spruced-up restaurant ready to serve you re-imagined tasty fare and spectacular cocktails, with the same impeccable service and impressive views.  

Motion Dining’s new spring menu celebrates Queensland’s vibrant regional produce, with nods to Chef Sumit’s training in India, Sri Lanka and New York seen in a flavoursome blend of seafood, local proteins and punchy curries.    

Whether it be a special occasion, date night or you’re just looking for an excuse to get out of cooking, Motion Dining’s lip-licking menu is ready to take you on a culinary adventure. Start the journey with a sample of local seafood, like the blissful scallops marinated in yuzu with pistachios, jalapeños and chervil, before taking on some seriously impressive main courses.  

From a seafood curry jam-packed with half the ocean, pappadums and a mango chutney, to the hearty butter chicken or braised and pressed lamb shoulder with celeriac risotto, charred pearl onions and red wine jus, you’ll only be disappointed you can’t have one of everything. And don’t worry, Motion Dining’s chargrill menu is still serving up steaks, market fish and Queensland bugs hot off the grill, just to name a few.  

It can be hard to leave room for dessert with so much to choose from, but trust us, you’ll be disappointed if you miss out on the green tea crème brûlée or flourless coffee stone with gold dusted chocolate soil, mixed berries and raspberry coulis.  

Looking for an actually-tasty corporate lunch go-to (or the sanga you packed just isn’t really cutting it)? From Monday to Friday, you’ll find a different daily lunch special for just $19, which includes a house wine, beer or soft drink to accompany it. Like to keep your options open? Motion Dining’s full lunch menu is also on offer, with the likes of inventive salads, pizzas, burgers and fish and chips, if the classics are more your vibe.  

With comprehensive cocktail and wine menus to back up some seriously impressive contemporary Australian cuisine, it’s safe to say we’re definitely picking up what this latest chapter of Motion Dining is putting down! 


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Words by Nikki Shields
- the gourmet on the see-food diet.