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Motion Dining - Marriott Brisbane, Brisbane, AU-QLD

Motion Dining - Marriott Brisbane

3.8
3.8
127 Reviews
$40 and under
International
Brisbane Marriott’s Motion Dining is renowned for serving mouth-watering meals designed and prepared by the very talented Executive Chef, Peter Iwanczyk. Diners will be treated to delectable array of dishes from his innovative menu – with all dishes comprising of locally sources ingredients, including some of Queensland’s freshest seafood, prime steaks and finest wines.

The post-minimalist design of this restaurant features a number of dining locations, the elite Chefs Grill table, which overlooks the theatre of the Grill, high set tables located in the stylish M Bar and alfresco dining with amazing river views on M Deck.

Brisbane Marriott’s Motion Dining is a city restaurant and socializing destination offering modern dining to city dwellers and visitors alike. Open for breakfast and dinner.

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2 people

11:00 pm


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    International, Seafood, Steakhouse

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Bar Daily 12:00 pm–11:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (07) 3303 8034

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Peter Iwanczyk

  • Private party facilities

    Celebrate your next special occasion with Marriott and choose from an array of indoor and outdoor private party spaces. From intimate gatherings to formal events, we can cater to your specific event or party requirements.

  • Private party contact

    Brisbane Marriott Sales Team: (07) 3303 8000 ext. 8012

  • Area

    Brisbane CBD

  • Cross Street

    Adelaide St

  • Parking Details

    $55 Valet parking subject to availability<br />Discounts apply when dining in restaurant

  • Public Transit

    Yes

  • Entertainment

    In restaurant TV screens for watching live sporting or news. Entertainment can be arranged for special events.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 127 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on all time ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. BA

    BekA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    I asked 4 times to be served. We then waited 40 minutes, only not to get our sides. 4 wait staff were asked to bring the sides. All saying they would grab them from the kitchen and no one came back, the last lady brang the chips, but we never got the salad. Asked the manager and she said she would take it off the bill. Turns out she didn’t. We were literally forgotten and made to feel like an inconvenience when asked for the remainder of our food.
  2. AK

    ArunK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was great. Often the drawing factor is the service which I would rate exceptional. Combine the two (service and food) and we will definitely be back.
  3. BH

    BobH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food delish, very tender. Calamari melted in your mouth as did the pork ribs. Looking forward to the seafood buffet when it returns later in the year.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, made you feel welcome. The meals were delicious & generous serves. Highly recommend, will be back.
  5. JK

    JasonK

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service and quality of food, I highly recommend this restaurant. Compliments to the Chef for a brilliant dining experience.
  6. LM

    LeeM

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2020

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    We have eaten here many many times over the years and have always had a delightful experience. It was quite busy for a Tuesday night but not so that the waiters were run off their feet. Our drinks took forever and then we asked for some ice, which never arrived and we went to the bar ourselves. The food was lovely.
  7. PF

    PhoebeF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seafood buffet was excellent. Oysters was fresh and creamy, smoked salmon, bugs and hot meals was tasty 😋
  8. CM

    ChristianM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great value lunch special menu, served in a dining room with a nice, classy ambience to celebrate my mothers birthday. Really appreciated the complementary aperitif and desert for the birthday girl.
  9. CC

    ChrisC

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I had originally booked ahead as I wanted to try out the seafood buffet on Friday Night. Received SMS on day of arrival that this Buffet was not available all of January,-a bit late notice for me to find alternative on a Friday night. At check-in I was told of 'Seafood Tower' was being offered as alternative. Cancelled Friday booking and tried Seafood Tower on Thursday night as had been looking forward to a seafood medley. It was quite good. As we dined early (on NSW Time) the restaurant was quiet and uncrowded, as we like it. The service was attentive. We had a trainee on our table which was fine, although we did have to ask for our used shell bowls to be replaced when full. Manager on duty was attentive and approachable.
  10. KB

    KylieB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Disappointing meal and unenthusiastic staff. Not what i expect from a 5 star hotel. We order the crispy salmon...but it came out with absolutely no crispy skin...overcooked and 3 half brussel sprouts and a few carrots. There was zero wow...and for $38 was expecting more.
  11. LI

    LINDAB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent Food and a great variety and very fresh food
  12. MG

    MlvnG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food selections are not great and the taste are common nothing special.
  13. SA

    SANDYH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2019

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    The seafood buffet was ordinary to say the least. Barely any choice of sweets. i have stayed at Marriott in China, Bangkok and Pattaya they leave Brisbane for dead. I am also a Marrott rewards club member. When booking the Christmas Eve meal, I asked if I could redeem my points and I was told I could. When I mentioned this at the time of paying I was informed by an extremely rude staff member, Emily, that I could not. I was embarrassing! Not good enough Marriott Brisbane.
  14. NM

    NatalieM

    Brisbane

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Worst meal was awful. Plus got charged public holiday fee it wasn’t a public holiday and have emailed The Marriott twice No answer ?
  15. RH

    RobertH

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A great night's dining. The seating arrangement has been changed so you can now have private dining. A big plus for this. Another advantage is they have a first seating at 5 pm so we could eat and make our way to South Bank to see the "Bee Gees" at 6 pm.
  16. AN

    AngelaN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The staff are very welcoming and attentive, the is food excellent. The only negative was due to our large group meals were slow to come out.
  17. MS

    MelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening with friends. The food was great, service was exceptional and lucky to have Minh Le as our waitress. Highly recommend.
  18. FH

    FayeH

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The whole evening was lovely. We were celebrating my wife's birthday with family. We had the seafood buffet was really good. Some may say not as good as the Surfers Paradise Marriott but for the much smaller number of patrons you can't expect to have the same variety. The food was top rate. We had four grandchildren experiencing their first seafood buffet and now want to celebrate their birthdays there. The staff couldn't have been more friendly, especially our main waiter. We are Club Marriott members using one of our vouchers so that made the price very reasonable.The only downside was the clearing away of the used plates but that didn't detract from a great night out.
  19. JG

    JGss

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Seafood Buffet was disappointing. Fresh seafood was ok, but everything else was poor quality. Breaded calamari tasted like it was from Coles, desserts cakes were dry and cheap, roast beef was dry, flavoured 'naked' calamari was tasteless, Kilpatrick oyster sauce was basically tomato paste from a jar. When I was at the Gold Coast Marriott, the seafood buffet was 5 star. This was more like Sizzlers, and for $89 I expected more.
  20. SM

    ScottM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2019

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Overall, the food itself wasn't too bad, though for a buffet i think there could've been more choice in hot food section, more for kids (the ice cream flavours were only coconut and rum and raisin!), better prepared fruit options such as pre-cut fruit not just unprepared fruit, and more choice for desserts. A positive was that due to being a birthday, we got a free glass a of sparkling wine which was nice.
  21. K

    Katie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great experience at Motion Dining and experienced a high level of service from the team.
  22. GN

    GazNat

    Brisbane

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 November 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The food was okay considering that this is a Marriott. We have had the seafood buffet at the Marriott on the Gold Coast and it is much better. Also, service was slow - 20 minutes for two mojitos and two beers.
  23. CM

    CrystalM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2019

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    very overpriced for what you get.... menu is misleading and portions are really small...
  24. AT

    ATakahashi

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 October 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was a lovely dinner for family gathering. We would definitely going back again.
  25. CC

    CarmenC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 September 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We have dined here many times and the food was very nice. Wait staff were extremely friendly and explained a few things on the menu . Would recommend eating here 👍
  26. P

    Pleased

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff, service, food and experience were all excellent.
  27. KB

    KeithB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Serving staff were the (only) highlight of our visit. they were pleasant, efficient and helpful. We had to wait an hour for a very mediocre, near cold, meal even though there were only 3 tables occupied when we arrived, and less than 20% occupied when we left. The cooks seemed to just amble around, no hurry. We expected much better from a restaurant (cafe would be a more appropriate word) at Marriott. We haven't stayed at the Marriott since 2010, and this was a very disappointing stay mostly because of Motion Dining (not much motion or emotion from the cooks). We definitely will never again knowingly go to a Motion or Open Table cafe again. And we weren't the only ones disappointed in the meal & service. At least one other party were complaining. I wouldn't waste my time complaining on site, as the manager would certainly not pass on the complaints to whoever is the person responsible for management, if there is such a person.
  28. SS

    SageS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2019

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    I am sorry to say but the brunch deql is not worth $49 per person. We were a party of 4 and every one of us were disappointed with the variety of food, or should I say lack of. The were about 8/10 warm dishes. Mainly meat, hardly any vegetarian options. The spice curry was Inedible. The cheese in the cold section must of been a wax figure because I couldn't cut it. The dessert looked like it had been brought from Coles. I literally left hungry. Not worth the money.
  29. ND

    NicholeD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I regularly take friends to eat off the menu but this is first time we had been for brunch. It was hectic and appeared understaffed. Two last minute additions to our table were accommodated but I have never been so disappointed in the food or service. Choice of food was very limited and slow to come out though was cold when it did. Hollandaise eggs were so cold it appeared they had come from refrigeration. Bacon was slow to arrive but went quickly. Server is badly set up so there is poor access for staff who fight their way through waiting customers in the line for food, with fresh food or later with dirty plates. Plates were not cleared. Water was filled once and initial drinks but no offer was made after that. Coffee was not included nor offered. It was not value for money. Had I not been using a discount voucher I would be fuming. I have changed my next booking to avoid brunch, and hopefully more disappointment.
  30. DE

    DanielE

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Seafood was very fresh, good selection of hot and cold. Staff gave great service.
  31. K

    Kiwingster

    Brisbane

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2019

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Disappointed with the quality of food. Prawns and crab were tasteless. Hotdishes were cold. The environment was too noisy. Definitely overpriced and overated on the seafood buffet
  32. PB

    PeterB

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2019

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    The food was ok & presented well, but it lacked imagination and ‘wow’ factor. We were hoping for something special and it certainly wasn’t that. It was ok. Not bad. But just meeting expectations and not much beyond that.
  33. Z

    Zucchini

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Biggest issue I had was it was overpriced and I couldn't get a valet park when told it would be no problem. Car park was full. Food good if it was breakfast. Eggs benedict needed to have hot eggs and more variety of salads. Seafood curry was quite good along with roast beef.
  34. N

    Nikkisimpson08

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Very disappointed!! I took my kids and husband here to celebrate our anniversary and my birthday and was a let down from the start . We went to the early seating at 5pm , no huge variety of food in buffet from breads only being white bread rolls or slice your own sourdough, yes seafood basic crab prawns and oysters and very basic salads hot food beef , veggies , salmon or chicken and fried chips and calamari was kids option Desserts basic slices and banana ice cream too bad if you don’t like bananas! for the money totally not worth it!!! I can go to the local club and have the same buffet! Can not Compare to surfers Marriott A huge diss appointment

    Motion Dining - Marriott BrisbaneResponded on 21 August 2019Dear Nikki, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Motion Dining. We are so sorry to read that your experience was not to the high standard we are known for and aim to achieve. We take feedback very seriously and have passed on your review to our kitchen and wait staff to ensure our guest experience is continually improving. We do hope that we can welcome you back to Motion Dining in the near future. Kind regards, Kelvin Ramm, General Manager

  35. S

    Stavanger1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our night out during the first sitting of the evening buffet.

    Motion Dining - Marriott BrisbaneResponded on 21 August 2019Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Motion Dining. We are delighted to read that you had an enjoyable evening buffet with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Kelvin Ramm, General Manager

  36. RC

    RoslynC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We booked for a 6pm sitting not knowing it was a buffet with 2 sittings. Coming in at that time which as we now know was in the middle of the first sitting and most of the hot food was cold. I also had a piece of roast chicken that was not cooked through. We were not that impressed with the food at all.

    Motion Dining - Marriott BrisbaneResponded on 21 August 2019Dear Roslyn, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Motion Dining. We are so sorry to read that the food from the buffet was not to our usual high standard we aim to achieve. We do hope you will give us a second chance and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Kelvin Ramm, General Manager

  37. JR

    JohnR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service! Good place to catch up with friends!

    Motion Dining - Marriott BrisbaneResponded on 21 August 2019Dear John, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Motion Dining. We are delighted to read that you had an enjoyable experience and appreciated the great service we are known for. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Kelvin Ramm, General Manager

  38. CK

    ChelseaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    very delicious, good variety & would go back again

    Motion Dining - Marriott BrisbaneResponded on 21 August 2019Dear Chelsea, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Motion Dining. We are delighted to read that you had an enjoyable experience with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Kelvin Ramm, General Manager

  39. l

    lynettev

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    the menu was a little light on choice, lots of meals with bread,coffe cappachino cup to small only a mouthful, ill try again and hope for improvement
  40. DH

    DaveH

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Overall a good dining experience! The only criticism we have is both soups were very watery, both needed some substance.

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Motion Dining - Marriott Brisbane is rated 3.8 stars by 127 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

11:00 pm


Booked 1 time today
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515 Queen St Brisbane, AU-QLD 4000

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Adelaide St

  • Area

    Brisbane CBD

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Bar Daily 12:00 pm–11:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    International, Seafood, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    $55 Valet parking subject to availability<br />Discounts apply when dining in restaurant

  • Public Transit

    Yes

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Peter Iwanczyk

  • Entertainment

    In restaurant TV screens for watching live sporting or news. Entertainment can be arranged for special events.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (07) 3303 8034

  • Private party facilities

    Celebrate your next special occasion with Marriott and choose from an array of indoor and outdoor private party spaces. From intimate gatherings to formal events, we can cater to your specific event or party requirements.

  • Private party contact

    Brisbane Marriott Sales Team: (07) 3303 8000 ext. 8012

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