Belle Epoque - Emporium Hotel South Bank

4.4
67 reviews
$40 and under
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.

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Experiences

  • Thursday Steak-Frites

    A$32.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    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.
  • Emporium High Tea

    A$60.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    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

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 67 People Are Saying
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LGCR
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely high tea a great girls day out. Would highly recommend

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KelLyn
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience5

We waiting 1 hour for food, they asked us if we wanted anything else a couple times and said the kitchen wasn’t answering. Multiple people arrived after us and got their food long before us while we still waited, the people beside us had two lots of different food while we still waited for our one. If it wasn’t for this it would of been fine. The food wasn’t worth the wait, there was nothing exciting about it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

This was our first time at high tea and I would say our last. Staff were pleasant but when you say all the tea and coffee you can drink, you should have enough staff to be able to provide this. Even filling up your water glass we had to ask several times. We had the vegetarian high tea and the only two foods that had flavour were the scones with the beautiful jam and the chocolate hazelnut roulade. The ribbons sandwich was ok but the other two sandwich’s were awful hence why they only had a bite out of them. Anyhow the search for Brisbane’s best high tea continues.

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EmilyP
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great selection of food for the high tea and excellent service!

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MariaR
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere was outstanding. We felt like we were well looked after with water glasses regularly filled. Food very delicious and reasonably priced.

Great location close to train and bus stop as well as good parking near by.

Highly recommended.

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MaggieF
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Sad to say we were very disappointed in food. Everything had an overwhelming herbal flavour which was unpleasant and lingered throughout the day. There was also a tart with cherries soaked in rum included on the service. It was not at all palatable but more to the point alcohol soaked fruit was not appropriate for non drinkers.
It was certainly worth trying
Thank you.

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SusanC
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Delightful ambience, attentive and friendly wait staff, now a firm favourite for business meetings.

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Raman
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Quality of service and food was excellent. would come again and try pastries not offered with High Tea. Disappointed about not having it in the piano bar as that was the impression received from the website

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PennyDee
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a delightful casual eatery. It has an elegant, stylish atmosphere and the food we ate was delicious. Also ordered a reasonably priced cocktail which was perfect.
We would have liked the high tea but felt it was overpriced at $120 for two

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WendyS
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely day felt by all. Food was good as was the service.

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ElizabethL
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A very nice place to visit. Great ambience, very helpful staff, nice food offering.
Good presentation . I will definitely recommend Belle Epoque in the future.

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Oscar
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

Belle Epoque has great potential but struggles to deliver. Waitresses very sweet but difficult to understand and vice versa. Service was very slow and the cafe wasn't busy. Drinks order was delivered to the wrong table but we weren't charged for the coffees and milkshake which were delivered to us in error, which were similar but not the same as original order, The toasted sandwiches were the highlight, melt in your mouth, delicious. Chips also fantastic, freshly cut. Dessert was a bit hard to get through, very glad we ordered ice cream to go with the peach sponge, which looked sensational but a bit too much sponge. Coffee was also excellent. Would I recommend Belle Epoque to a friend - there isn't the option for "Not Sure", so will say "yes' because of the toasted sandwiches, chips and coffee. The service is the biggest problem, although the staff do try hard.

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DianM
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect for mother daughter day this review minimum is annoying though

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely experience with yummy good and wonderful service.

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CassandraY
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food and unlimited beverage.

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ClaireH
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and service.

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LouarneE
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was professional, kind an attentive. :)

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KylieL
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A delicious breakfast in a gorgeous little French cafe in South Brisbane! Loved the food, decor and ambience. Will definitely bring friends and family here! Looking forward to trying the high tea and the beautiful cakes.

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Camille
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

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EveA
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were so lovely! They had a full cafe and still managed to check in multiple times to see if we were ok and to top up our teas and coffees. The food in the high tea was delicious

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Evaana
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Food took a little while to arrive. Our breakfast was taken to the wrong table and when staff realised they apologised to the other table and brought it over to us. one of the eggs was already cut by the other guest, which was off-putting for us. we didn't complain as we didn't have much time to eat due to other commitments. the venue is gorgeous but this mishap put us off. In a covid environment you'd think the meals should have been re-made fresh? 4 out of 5 stars just because the café is gorgeous and coffee is great :)

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Debral
Brisbane
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
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
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
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
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great value for money, friendly staff and delicious food.

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SharonV
Brisbane
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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 4.4 stars by 67 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.