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Belle Epoque - Emporium Hotel South Bank, South Brisbane, AU-QLD

Belle Epoque - Emporium Hotel South Bank

4.1
4.1
224 Reviews
$40 and under
French
A doyenne of the Brisbane patisserie scene, Belle Époque pays homage to the beauty of French traditions with its food philosophy, authentic design and exceptional quality. Sweet and savoury and absolutely sublime, every element of the menu - from breakfast to lunch to the famed High Teas in between - is skillfully and freshly crafted every day by our dedicated in-house team.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Café, Afternoon Tea

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 7:00 am–5:00 pm Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (07) 3556 3345

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    James Gallagher

  • Private party facilities

    Reservations are available for dining in and High Teas; please call (07) 3556 3333 or email dine@emporiumhotels.com.au

  • Area

    South Bank

  • Cross Street

    Corner of Grey and Tribune Street

  • Parking Details

    Casual valet parking is available at a fee of $45.00 per car per day. Additional paid parking is available in the area and we are connected to the South Point Secure Car Park.

  • Public Transit

    We are attached to the South Bank Train Station Platform and the South Bank Busway is a short 140m walk on Tribune Street.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Emporium High Tea

    $70.00 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 2:45pm, featuring the latest seasonal high tea crafted by Pastry Chef, Charith Ponnamperuma. Reservations are recommended to avoid disappointment, walk ins are welcome but are not guaranteed. For groups of 8 or more, a 50% prepayment is required. Please note that we are able to accommodate dietaries for high tea including gluten free, dairy free, nut free, vegetarian and vegan. 

What 224 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    I have had great times previously at Belle Époque but this time was so disappointing. I made a reservation but they did not acknowledge this. The table went set and I felt rushed and all the staff wanted was to close and get everyone to leave. Very disappointing
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    4 of us had Petit Dejeuner au Champagne & it was enjoyable. But…I do have some suggestions for improving this experience - firstly, the glass of champagne & the glass of orange juice should be served first; and then the croissant with butter & jam; then the main dish and then coffee/tea (or start with coffee/tea also). The main dish was served immediately after the croissant plate was placed on the table and we had to ask them to take the main dish away & wait till we had finished the croissant. Then, when it was served, the eggs were cold - they obviously were not kept warm? Also, the orange juice was described as ‘freshly squeezed’ when it wasn’t; it came out of a bottle. There’s room for improvement here. This b’fast offering is great - but could be so much better if these suggestions are followed. I spoke to the Mgr on Duty about the main dish being served too quickly & he did give me a $9 discount. Thank you, Trish
  3. A

    Annie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Overall we had a very pleasant experience for our high tea. Food was great and more than we could finish so left with three take home boxes.
  4. B

    Bmc50

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good quality and value. Pleasant and attentive staff.
  5. MA

    MAS1985

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    4 of us booked for high team. The team kept getting the combination wrong. Took 49 minutes before we had what we had ordered. All came out at once.... Too much at one time. Cold treats in ice had melted by the time we were able to eat. We were there for 2.5 hours. I feel the muck up at the beginning and the "dump the food and run" spoilt our high tea. Food good but needs to be delivered in batches if B E is going to include treats that need to be kept cold. We got the impression that the staff wanted us to hurry up. We spent $360 on lovely food but the first 40 minutes felt like we were in a "Fawlty Towers" episode. Waitress and/or kitchen staff need training.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food4service2ambience1
    Poor high tea experience. Surrounded by little bugs flying around our faces and into the food the whole time despite being inside. Mentioned to staff and were told the bugs always appear when high teas are served, ‘must be all the sweet stuff haha’. Casual and inattentive service, asked for a new cup as one wasn’t brought out with the teapot, waited 15 minutes and ended up going to the counter to get it. Wasn’t given any description of the food when it was served (there was a menu but usually at high tea they point out which sweets are which), jam, cream and curd were served without spoons. The tea list was limited then they were out of the first two I chose. The food itself was decent and scones delicious so well done to whoever is in the kitchen. Not a memorable or special experience at all though, and way overpriced for a basic cafe relying on its ‘trendy’ decor. We went to the rooftop afterwards where the staff were lovely, room amazing with beautiful views. Such a shame they don’t do afternoon tea up there. We’ll go back to Bacchus or Customs House for a good high tea next time.
  7. P

    Pieterd

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Staff needs proper training and food needs to be hot!
  8. LW

    LisaW

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing space, great service and the food was delicious!
  9. SK

    SilviaK

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    As a visitor to Australia, I think the afternoon tea should be offered upstairs with a beautiful view of the city.
  10. JJ

    JodieJ

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    The food was outstanding. Amazing quality and quantity . The staff were very friendly but sadly their service was very short a 5 star. We were seated at our table and it took 30 min before someone came and served us. They were so informative about the menu and very friendly but our drinks and food then took another 30 min to arrive. they had misplaced the order. I ordered another coffee which after waiting for 20min I had to go to the counter and request it again. They informed me once more they had forgotten my order and would make it straight away. It was very frustrating but the food was amazing .
  11. NS

    NinaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Nice place for afternoon high tea. Should be more savoury options. Way to many sweet food
  12. B

    iBlu

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely venue, lovely staff, lovely food. I had a really good experience here with my little daughter and my mum. Definitely recommend. Staff are pleasant, helpful and professional. Good coffee too. A+
  13. RV

    RebeccaV

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Food was absolutely incredible - beautifully presented and tasty! Had to ask waitress for tea and coffee after around an hour and a half into our booking which was disappointing. One of our guests has a seafood allergy but the smoked salmon was still served and touching other items on the plate. Noise level was quite loud. I had a party of six and could only hear the two people either side of me. Couldn’t be easily involved in all the conversations.
  14. TL

    TraceyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All superb thank you. Excellent service, friendly and above all very yummy 😋
  15. LG

    LeighG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    My husband & I were a bit disappointed, weren’t greeted as we expected, had to enter through the shop area & stand waiting to be acknowledged. The two wait staff were very friendly & helpful when we were finally noticed though. It was very noisy as there was a large party in the middle of the room which affected the ambience. My husband really enjoys a high tea, we have been to many in various venues world wide, & as it was his birthday (& we’re not travelling much at present) I thought Belle Époque would be a pleasant experience. It wasn’t unpleasant, but I don’t think we’ll be going there again.
  16. GT

    GloriaT

    Brisbane

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The selection of food for the High Tea was extremely good, something of every type, sweet & savoury and a large amount. The Hotel itself is beautiful and the Belle Epoque is the same, the outside tables look very cosy for smaller meals and very french cafe in style. We couldn't pick our favourites as they were all very good. We took home some we could not manage to eat. We were warned by the staff it would happen and she was right! Lovely friendly staff, never had to wait or ask for anything.
  17. S

    Satisfiedcustomer

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience. Great service. Attractive and comfortable surroundings. Service was both efficient and warm. The food was well prepared and beautifully presented and champagne was an excellent addition. Happy to repeat the high tea experience again.
  18. X

    Xiexie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Presentation and ambience was great. Was a bit disappointed w the service. Ordered tea but staff had forgotten to serve it. Asked what the champagne senna tea taste like and was only told it taste “like champagne(?)”.
  19. JR

    JamesR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Waitress incredibly rude after asking me the same question multiple times then asked if I had a problem? Shame as would have been a nice day with my daughters for the school holidays if not for the extremely bad service and rude waitress
  20. BB

    BevB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We booked the High Tea for my daughters birthday. The food was delicious and much better quality than I have had anywhere else and there was plenty of it to enjoy. The staff were friendly and provided good service without being intrusive. It was a thoroughly enjoyable 2 hours.
  21. TM

    TerriM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Exquisite food- skip the bubbles. Highly recommended.
  22. MR

    MRA1

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    Poor lobster bisque - no lobster, it was prawns in what tasted like an average gravy. Waiting staff initially attentive however when main arrived water wasn’t topped up for remainder of time and our finished main dishes were left on table for 40 mins before someone took them away. If it’s going to be table service initially I think a nice touch would be being able to order your dessert and pay at your table. This was a birthday lunch and was disappointing. I was looking forward to it as I’d had such a great experience last year at the high tea.
  23. MM

    MinaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Quiet and cosy and the value for breakfast was good.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were very attentive and great!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional friendly service and food. Highly recommend.
  26. AW

    AnnetteW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    High tea food was very average. Would be been better off ordering a nice pastry from the menu.
  27. F

    Frank

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    None of the meals ordered were as described on the menu. The croissant was lovely however. Would recommend Belle Epoque only for coffee/patisserie.
  28. TM

    TraceyM

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I've dined here a few times now, and been impressed every time. Beautiful decor and lovely food. Surprisingly good prices too! No question I will continue to return to this little gem.
  29. L

    Luna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came there for high tea weigh my friend, and it was the best high tea we’ve experienced!
  30. E

    Ezra

    Brisbane

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bought the High Tea Experience at Belle Epoque for my mum's birthday. She went with her sister and had an amazing time. She said it was better than the High Tea at The Samford Plaza! I'm totally jealous I didn't go as well. They both raved about the quality of the food and the manner of the 2 staff members that served them on the day. The scones and savouries were a particular favourite of my aunt. Whilst my mum adored the scones and petit fours.
  31. DF

    DeeF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Despite a nearly empty restaurants, our order was misplaced and after waiting for 45 mins they realised and put the order in. When the food arrived it was underwhelming - the lobster bisque was watery & tasteless - ditto with the onion soup (which had the cheese covered bread on the side - not in the soup as is traditional). The lime tart didn’t taste of citrus at all and a few of the macarons we ordered were stale. Won’t be going back!
  32. DG

    DebG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good and why I keep going back and keep bringing friends to Belle Epoque (they then become customers too!)
  33. RK

    RickK

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always. Service, quality, price, ambience superb!
  34. SN

    SandyN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved the ambiance, food was nice, great coffee and High Tea looked delicious although $70 is alittle steep in this day and age.
  35. T

    Topher

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was fantastic and always a great visit. Chairs could use a cushion or changing chairs after 30-60 mins can be a bit uncomfortable if you don’t get a bench seat and could add to the allure. However won’t detract us from coming again and again! One of the best I’ve ever had!
  36. CC

    CarolC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    We were put outside in the sun at first, then that disappeared and there was a very cold wind coming down the street, quite unpleasant. Also the Rum Baba glass had a chip off inside the glass, had to get a replacement. Food quite good but being outside in cold wind was definitely a downer.
  37. LE

    LeighE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The setting was lovely and private, comforable and yet open to watch the busy street outside. The food was very innovative and fresh. Ambience was European, added to the variety of food given as High Tea, would return, we enjoyed it.
  38. AF

    AliciaF

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. The food came quickly and well presented.
  39. GC

    GeorgeC

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The best high tea in town. Interesting and high quality food
  40. CL

    CatherineL

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our lunch, food was very nice and the service was friendly and good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

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

Belle Epoque - Emporium Hotel South Bank is rated 4.1 stars by 224 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Belle Epoque - Emporium Hotel South Bank

267 Grey St, South Brisbane, AU-QLD 4101

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Corner of Grey and Tribune Street

  • Area

    South Bank

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 7:00 am–5:00 pm Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Café, Afternoon Tea

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Casual valet parking is available at a fee of $45.00 per car per day. Additional paid parking is available in the area and we are connected to the South Point Secure Car Park.

  • Public Transit

    We are attached to the South Bank Train Station Platform and the South Bank Busway is a short 140m walk on Tribune Street.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    James Gallagher

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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