Brisbane has been unseasonably wet this winter and faced with another grey day and a cabin-fevered husband, last Sunday I did what any good wife would do. I scrolled through my “restaurant bucket list” and off we went to Motion Bar & Grill at the Marriott in the city. Perfect.
Valet parking (free) and a charmingly assisted elevator trip up to the restaurant – a great start.
Marble flooring, grand colonial windows, linen napkins and proper wine glasses. Even better.
Sunday lunch specials (3 courses for under $35) and you’re inclined to do what we did – kick back, order a bottle of wine and while away the afternoon with good food and company.
Beautiful spiced tomato and garlic aioli with green-lipped mussels (although I usually prefer them a little smaller).
The real winners here though are the desserts. I adore panna cotta and Motion’s black sour cherry version is sublime. I am not a fan of frangipane, but my husband ordered the warm-baked blueberry tart and I would actually go back for it.