Named after the world’s first petrol powered car, patented by Karl Benz, Motorwagen is a collaboration between restaurateur Sam Pask (Otto Brisbane, Urbane) and Mercedes-Benz.
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.
The innovative menu, created by Head Chef Callum Rogers, features modern classics with a creative twist. Open for breakfast and lunch Monday to Friday, Motorwagen is also open for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights from 5.30pm until late.
Breakfast fare 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, house sourdough and hollandaise sauce).
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.
For lunch, a selection of dinner dishes are available, as well as more casual bites like steak sandwiches on sourdough with Texan bbq relish, aioli, horseradish, watercress and hand-cut chips; Motorwagen fish and chips; or southern fried chicken served with coleslaw and hand-cut chips.
On Friday and Saturday evenings, the exquisite dinner menu includes delicious entrees such as Tassie beef cheek sausage roll; duck liver parfait with brioche; and Noosa king scallops.
Mouth-watering main dishes range from roasted quail and pork loin, to Queensland Black Angus sirloin, and Fraser Island spanner crab risotto.
Meanwhile, Motorwagen's divine dessert list includes vanilla creme brulee with candied pumpkin stem, and chocolate fondant with Baileys gelato and orange oil. 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