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Belle Epoque - Emporium Hotel South Bank

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47 reviews
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$40 and under
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French

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High Tea
Step off the streets of Brisbane and experience a little piece of Paris. Savour delicious patisserie-style breakfast and bistro lunch options plus an irresistible selection of the finest tarts and gateaux. Take home a chocolate delight, exquisite macaroons or enjoy a Vittoria Coffee crafted by our baristas to suit your taste.

​Feast your eyes on the stunning, bespoke surrounds, including a spectacular bronze Champagne bar for private functions and tasting during the evening. Dine in and takeaway available. Reservations are preferred.

OPENING TIMES
Monday - Sunday - 06:30am to 06:00pm
High Tea available 7 days a week - 11:30am till 04:00pm

MENU
Breakfast - 06:30am till 11:00am
Champagne Breakfast 09:00am till 11:00am
Lunch - 12:00pm till 02:00pm
A range of fresh, house-made pastries, tarts, gateaux, sandwiches and salads are also available to enjoy dine in or takeaway all day.

Support Belle Epoque - Emporium Hotel South Bank during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured special offers

Select a special offer by choosing a date, time and party size

Emporium High Tea

Dine in

A$60.00 per order

Starting Oct 2, 2020·Daily 11:30-14:00

HIGH TEA, MERCI! Sweet, savoury and absolutely sublime, there’s simply no better way to indulge in Belle Époque’s delicacies than our renowned signature High Tea. Available daily between the hours of 11:30am to 3pm, featuring the latest seasonal high tea crafted by Executive Sous Chef, Alex Norman. Please note that the Belle Epoque is able to accomodate dietaries for high tea including gluten free, dairy free, nut free, vegetarian and vegan

Thursday Steak-Frites

Dine in

A$32.00 per order

Starting Aug 27, 2020·Thu 17:00-21:00

From 5:00pm every Thursday night in Belle Époque, you can enjoy a 200gr Black Angus Sirloin with bottomless frites & Café de Paris butter – served with a vin de table for just $32.0

Bringing a little bit of Paris to your Thursday evenings!

Not a Steak Lover? There will also be a light dining menu available.

What 47 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Camille
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Expected a better range. Did not see any Viennese pastries, which is why I went there.

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Debral
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant with amazing steak and firs. Loved the interior design and we will be back.
One improvement is needed, we saw 2 customers walk away because your entrance is not easy to find through the bakery. I would review that as it’s odd and mood killer upon arrival unlike the amazing restaurant interiors. Maybe open the outside door and greet guests from there.

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Tina42
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great atmosphere beautiful view
We will definitely be back

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MargK
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience4

Dining with a GF member of my family. The options for the $60p/p GF high tea verged on inedible. The standard options were delicious. Upon our feedback the management and staff were very apologetic. I hope they work on their DF/GF options and bring them up to the standard of their main menu.

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vipBrooke
London
19 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We felt very special and were well looked after during our High Tea. It was lovely.

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NicoleC
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food, nice decor, enjoyable experience. Will return to try one of the delicious sweets.

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KymB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Champagne Breakfast. Lovely

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KellyF
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great value for amazing food. Service was great. Lovely little spot

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Hhhi
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Service is good but food was average.
I would not recommend for high tea but just for coffee or tea will be alright.

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ChrisP
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

While the service was great and we enjoyed the scenery we found the food did not live up to the standards of the "high tea" quality. This is a major part of the afternoon so we were disappointed. We still had a laugh and the champers was spot on.

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ADoubleU
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great value for money, friendly staff and delicious food.

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SharonV
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

As soon as we said we were there for thurs night special we were not offered anything else.. we were not asked if we’d like to order a drink or any entrees which we would if had we’d been asked...then when we did ask to order a drink we had to chase it up even though there was only 2 other sets of diners there. Food was lovely but service was very ordinary, we were made to feel that we didn’t matter.

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Steak and fries night is amazing

Belle Epoque - Emporium Hotel South Bank
Responded on 3 September 2020

It's these positive reviews that keep us going, merci.

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MariaG62
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went for a birthday dinner, staff were helpful & frIendly. Steak & frites dinner with French red wine was delicious. We’ll be back.

Belle Epoque - Emporium Hotel South Bank
Responded on 3 September 2020

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our new menu item Steak-Frites and that the birthday dinner went well. We can't wait to have you dine with us again Maria, merci!

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FranciscoV
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a great greek experience! I totally recommend to anyone looking for a high quality location / food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

A beautiful cafe. A regular now for us. A little understaffed i think.

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KarenC
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice little place for a high tea. Food was great. Tea selection was excellent.

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ElenaG
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing high tea, great service and beautiful french music

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Myself and 2 others went for high tea. They catered amazing for myself as a vegan. Everything was great, will definitely be back

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Belinda
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The food was divine, so filling & delicious.
Unfortunately we were charged the wrong price and didn’t realise until we got home. Separate plates for savoury & sweet would be nice too.
An indulgent treat for my birthday.

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CathyB
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The venue is a little small - I was expecting more space, but it was lovely.

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MarikaL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and tea selection, very generous serves,

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SarahK
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it. Amazing food, different tastes and very filling. We actually couldn’t finish all the desserts. Great value for money. A lovely atmosphere and not too loud. Perfect high tea experience!! It felt like we were in France!!

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KristenD
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience1

I don't usually leave reviews, but feel compelled to in this case. Considering the price being charged and the reputation of Emporium, I expected a more refined high tea experience than what we received. The wait staff did not know the menu, forgot 2 of our 7 guests' teas and the air conditioner was dripping on one of us throughout the high tea. The worst part for me as a vegan was paying the same price as my peers for a less impressive selection, with substantially smaller portion sizes. The non vegan food looked quite lovely, but I would not recommend this for vegans.

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JUDITHH
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

It was a lovely afternoon with girlfriends however I was disappointed with the food & service.
I felt there was too much sweet food and not enough savoury. The rice paper roll was very dry and tasteless. It needed something added.
There were not many in the café however I did need to request for the tea. There was no offer of tea choices available. Overall I did not consider this experience value for money.
I would be hesitant to recommend.

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TriciaP
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

The service was very slow and we had to ask for water, tea, coffee several times. They ran out of teapots so we had to share. The food was ok but not great

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Mellie
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience5

The ambience was absolutely lovely, and the service was very friendly and nothing was a bother, however the food itself was very disappointing…

The rice paper roll had not been soaked enough so it was like eating plastic, there were no warm items and only one ribbon out of a whole sandwich – I would have preferred the whole sandwich was made available and remove the rice paper roll and the scroll. The sweets that were available were absolutely lovely however there were just too many and a selection of warm pastry’s maybe a quiche and more sandwiches (so more savoury) would be so much more appetising.

For the price of $65.00 p/p there should have been more on offer than what was delivered to our table, I told the ladies at the counter when I went to pay and they mentioned this feedback has been advised many times, Im just not sure why you would not listen to the customers as they will not come back, it’s such a beautiful location but the food is a real let down for the amount that you are paying and the booking was for a very good friends birthday so this was added disappointment.

I wouldn't recommend and I would head upstairs instead to the terrace... overall I give two stars and that is for the staff and the location.

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JulieM
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a delightful High Tea and enjoyed the variety of sweet and savoury. As I don’t really enjoy sandwiches, the choices at the Emporium was delightful. I will definitely be taking my out of state visitors there from now on and anyone else !!!!

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Hargo
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Meals were relish snd beautifully presented. Outstanding customer service.

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Sophia
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

Staff weren't as polite as I'd hoped they'd be. The space was fairly cramped and we were seated in the doorway. Each time a staff member walked past our chairs we were rudely shoved. We'd have happily moved to another table if asked or sat even closer to our table (if at all possible) if asked politely. We were celebrating a birthday and I was upset at having been treated so poorly. I had wanted to suggest it to one of our wait staff but I wasn't able to catch someones eye. We ordered tea and I was brought the wrong one, when we asked for a replacement, the waitress made out that it was a very difficult request to have it changed and seemed quite frustrated. The waitress that brought our meal wasn't able to walk us through what was being served. The poor young girl didn't seem to really know what to do so I passed her the menu to read out to us. She found the whole experience rather funny. The food was exceptional and the tea was delicious but I'd be hesitant to go back based on the way we were treated.

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LukeJ
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Belle Époque is an amazing experience. The staff are warm encoring and very friendly. I will be recommending to everyone.

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CarrieannF
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Belle Époque for their high tea. We had some dietary requirements that were met and everything was still so delicious. Would highly recommend

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JanineS
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience3

Disappointing breakfast. The hollandaise sauce was cold, the croque monsieur was tiny and the coffee very average. Would not go back.

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Gkamppi
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

While the room beautiful the service was slow and waiters hard to hear. The savoury scroll was so oily which was disappointing as there really wasn’t many savoury items .

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A beautiful experience for our family get together. The High Tea was delicious, with a great variety of goodies.

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MorganH
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Had the vegan high tea, which was excellent. Some of the items were a bit of a stretch (a hollowed out cucumber with beetroot and sesame paste was a bit odd), but the menu had clearly been designed by someone very creative and it was way better than other vegan menus I've had in the past. The aquafaba pavlova was especially delicious. Service was lovely and accommodating, there is a range of tempting tea blends, and the room is very nicely designed. A lovely spot for a date or catch up!

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MeganS
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely High tea, delicious food and great value for money.

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AngieM
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful crisp salads and a to die for dessert range.

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MichelleB
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good great food good service but the online booking was missed and they were not expecting us - we had booked early the same day

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BelindaP
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I was hoping for the atmosphere to be a little more luxurious than the cafe feel we entered, however the food was delicious, especially the savory items. The staff were always happy and helpful when approached but we were not asked when we would like our tea or if we wanted more bubbles ( a surprise given they would benefit from further sales.) We appreciated the boxes to take home our left overs,needless to say the servings per person were very generous. I did enjoy the experience despite the comments above.

FAQs

Belle Epoque - Emporium Hotel South Bank offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 3556 3345.

Belle Epoque - Emporium Hotel South Bank is rated 4.6 stars by 47 OpenTable diners.

Belle Epoque - Emporium Hotel South Bank does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://emporiumhotelsshop.com.au/collections/gift-vouchers.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.