This sophisticated city eatery features a striking, industrial chic fit-out – think exposed brick and concrete. Customers can dine al fresco on the terrace overlooking Adelaide Street or in the stylish dining room with burnt orange banquette seating.
Come check out Motorwagen's new winter menu by Head Chef Callum Rogers. Start your lunch or dinner with delicious spanner crab sliders, featuring gold medal Fraser Isle Spanner Crab, brioche slider matched with Buck's Farm lemon aspens whipped into chef's ricotta that will leave you wanting more. Then have a taste of duck liver pate, paired with a kumquat and juniper preserve that is ridiculously morerish. For a mouth-watering main dish, dive into Chef's savoury mushroom pain perdu with pork loin and whiskey coffee sauce.
If you're just in for a quick lunch, you can order one of Motorwagen's 'classics' like the Wagen burger with Chef's ground pattie and scamorza cheese, Texan-spiced fried chicken with sesame slaw, or a juicy Black Angus steak sandwich.
Meanwhile, breakfast fare on offer is simple and well executed - think avocado on rye, egg and bacon brioche, eggs scrambled, poached or fried with house-made sourdough and tomato relish, or Eggs Benzy (poached eggs on sourdough with brown butter hollandaise and your choice of bacon or gin-cured salmon).
Boasting Brisbane’s first state-of-the-art Modbar espresso and pour-over system by La Marzocco, Motorwagen offers locally roasted Blackstar Coffee. Otherwise, there are specialty lattes, organic loose leaf teas, classic fruit juices and kombucha.
On Friday and Saturday evenings, the exquisite dinner menu includes delicious entrees such as duck liver parfait with kumquat and juniper preserve on brioche, and Coral Coast barra in tom yum broth. Mains range from pork loin with mushroom pain perdu and whiskey coffee sauce, to quail with roasted kalettes and verjus sauce, and Black Angus sirloin with smoked swede, cassava and wattle jus.
The divine dessert list includes bread and butter pudding with Chambord honey custard, and chocolate tart with orange-scented gelato. Otherwise, savour a selection of Australian and international artisan cheeses with wattle seed lavosh and preserves.
Motorwagen is fully-licensed with local craft beer on tap, a carefully curated wine list, and classic cocktails.
Good to know – A private dining room is available for functions with vintage-inspired Mercedes-Benz murals painted by a local artist.
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300 Adelaide St