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Piano Bar - Emporium Hotel South Bank, South Brisbane, AU-QLD

Piano Bar - Emporium Hotel South Bank

3.8
3.8
76 Reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Cue the martinis and dial up the jazz! Exuding old-world glamour, Piano Bar is a modern nod to the golden jazz era of the 1920s. In signature Emporium style, the bespoke design lays the foundation for everything that is distinctly different about Piano Bar.

Traditional lobby bar – be gone; Piano Bar is a destination in its own right. Encased in the moody glow of sophisticated elegance, here you’ll find the décor, drinks and service are as velvety smooth as the dulcet jazz tones of the live musicians.

Expert mixologists will guide you through our extensive beverage range, marvel at the showmanship of our interactive Affogato experience, or enjoy our unique take on the traditional with a Hightini, pairing tiered treats a signature cocktail. Every moment at Piano Bar is something to be savoured.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 pm


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Cocktail Bar, Dessert

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu 2:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri 2:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (07) 3556 3333

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    James Gallagher

  • Catering

    Piano Bar can cater for all dietary requirements.

  • Private party facilities

    Emporium Hotel South Bank combines award-winning style and service with exquisitely designed, bespoke events spaces. If you are planning a conference or event and would like to know more about Emporium Hotel South Bank offerings, please call 1800 346 835 or ​email events at events@emporiumhotels.com.au.

  • Area

    South Bank

  • Cross Street

    Corner of Tribune and Grey 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

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • High Tini

    $70.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Experience a new age twist on a traditional High Tea, with Piano Bar’s High Tini – replacing the traditional glass of champagne with perfectly paired cocktails or mocktails, alongside unlimited tea and coffee. Available from 11:30am to 2:45pm, featuring the latest seasonal high tea crafted by our Pastry Chef, Charith Ponnamperuma.
  • Cocktail Masterclass

    $80.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Twist, blend and shake your way to cocktail connoisseur status with a 1.5 hour immersive masterclass at Piano Bar. Hone your cocktail craft in the mise en place of our experienced mixologists as they divulge into straight up tips and tricks to perfecting a repertoire of three cocktail varieties from our Signature Cocktail Collection or Classic Cocktail List, from measuring to mixing to the final garnish. Treat yourself to a charcuterie board along the journey.

What 76 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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Loved For

  • Brisbane

    Notable Wine List

  • Brisbane

    Romance

  • Inner Suburbs

    Notable Wine List

  • Inner Suburbs

    Romance

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  1. C

    Critic777

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It’s wasn’t open and yet still took reservation arrive there with nothing available quite disappointed
  2. L

    Lucas

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mumm Chalet cocktail was amazing and the Antipasto and Cheese Selection was delicious. Was a little noisey with a bridal shower having high tea next to us but wasn’t unpleasant. Ordered a Campari and Soda. Would have been perfect with a slice of orange. The high tea looked amazing will definitely be back for that. Valet Parking was excellent!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    We were shown to a table and left there with no menu or further service. There were 4 young bar staff behind the bar just chatting to each other. We approached them and asked to be served. We were finally given menus. Again we waited and watched while others seated after us were served. We complained again and walked out. Atrocious (non) service from a 5 star hotel bar. It ruined our night. Staff need to be trained better.
  4. M

    Mmmm

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    We came for the mumm menu and when we sat down we weren’t given the mumm menu. Once we got it, we ordered the jaffles and we’re told that they ran out of ingredients for it. Our booking was at 6:30pm so that was really disappointing.
  5. CM

    ChristineM

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    We went for the Cheese Fondue for 2 - at 30$ it's a good deal and tastes good too. But young, inexperienced barman & waiter meant that service was not up to the image of the Emporium Piano Bar. A little more training on customer experience is necessary.
  6. R

    Rosie

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Ambience and food was fantastic. However it was disappointing that there was very little piano music,
  7. N

    Nicole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous location filled with glamour. The cocktails were on point. Highly recommend.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Great service and music.
  9. JH

    JoannH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    We had an enjoyable night however was disappointed there was no live entertainment after double checking there would be and this being the primary reason for the booking. The staff were apologetic and advised that the person booked simply didnt turn up and did not contact the venue which is not the venues fault but still disappointing. Will go back when know reliable live music will be on.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommended for a nice night out with friends. We were asked to choose three different cocktails from an extensive list. Our lovely mixologist, imparted his skills and knowledge of the different ingredients. My only regret was forgetting the fancy names of each of the drinks.
  11. MT

    MeganT

    Sunshine Coast

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    We had a great spot for four people. The tapas are small plates in size comparable to other tapas experiences. So next time we won't go ravenous for food
  12. PS

    PaulineS

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    A great evening of just chilling out to live music in a relaxed more sophisticated environment than a pub. The menu is limited but everything we ordered was delicious. The cocktails were average.
  13. J

    Jazz

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience5
    Staff all seemed pretty new and didn’t really know what they were doing. The food was kinda strange (melted cheese on oysters with packet chips) food and drink took a while. But the music was amazing!!
  14. RM

    RobertM

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    our food order never came, drink selection good, service ok if food order hadn't been forgotten
  15. LT

    LouiseT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Waited 30 mins for a drink and over an hour for food. Staff were disorganised and inattentive. Food was average and over priced.
  16. SW

    SarahW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Food very disappointing, the photos looked much nicer. Beer unfortunately flat. Service lacked confidence and slow.
  17. DM

    DianeM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    I booked this as a treat for my sister and I on a short holiday in the city. The atmosphere is amazing however that’s where it ends. The music was quite entertaining but a bit loud to chat over. Most disappointing was the service which can only be described as lax. In saying that the young man who greeted us was pleasant. However, I was astonished when I ordered a delicious cocktail that came served to me in a short glass the same as my water glass. Given the cost at $22 I would have expected something more in keeping with the Emporium luxe. We enjoyed ourselves but would not consider this exceptional or value for money.
  18. WM

    WarwickM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We would have purchased more cocktails if we were asked, it was a lovely time and we will be back
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved the Piano Bar at the Emporium. The food was beautiful and the service was outstanding! The cocktails were wonderful and we’ll definitely be back!
  20. SB

    SabineB

    Brisbane

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Unfortunately I did not get to have anything as there was an event to start so dissappointing
  21. KH

    KimH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Professional staff, great drinks menu, good variety of food selection, beautiful decor, very relaxing & pleasant evening. Trio band ensemble was lovely to listen to, would recommend to others.
  22. RM

    RobertM

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Wine ordered was 2016, 2019 served. Excuse was menu hadn't been updated...in 3 yrs?
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    I went on Valentines Day for my first experience at Piano Bar, I was quite disappointed to find no decorations or effort put in for what you would assume would be a special night out. Nobody playing the piano, need I say more… That being said, cocktails were amazing!!!
  24. SJ

    SammyJ

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    It was really really good, it was just a bit of a wait for service. We were advised that they were short staffed which is understandable, but it meant that we didn’t get all the food we ordered cause it was too long of a wait.
  25. R

    Robert

    Brisbane

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Unable to recommend food or drinks because we waited 1hr before we got up and left
  26. JM

    JudyM

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Very memorable night. Service was excellent and wait staff were very polite and inclusive.
  27. HT

    HondaT

    Gold Coast

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience1
    Nobody playing the piano in a fully booked hotel which was very disappointing
  28. MB

    MalcolmB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    The cocktails were good. It would be nice if the jazz trio were playing. We only had bar snacks (for food) which were fine.
  29. SK

    SallyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Amazing as always - our favourite place in the city for a good night and a great cocktail - staff are incredible and drinks are perfect
  30. CT

    CindyT

    Brisbane

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    We sat at the piano bar where we had lunch our waiter was outstanding. Also the manager that was on duty was also amazing . Such a lovely relaxed spot to enjoy lunch and drinks. The cocktais were amazing but I think the staff is what make the Emporium a 5 star rating.
  31. A

    Anonish

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Delicious food and great location. Unfortunately the slow and sometimes non existent service did not match the quality of the venue or food.
  32. CM

    ChrissyM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    High tinny food was excellent cocktail and coffee was good ..serviice was good to start off with then we got forgotten about...but thats ok we got a discount at the end.....apparently there was a wedding coming......atmosphere was beautiful would go there again
  33. W

    Whitey

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Nice piano bar, nice staff but entertainers not up to the standard it should be, very average singer & piano player same with piano sounding like it was out of tune.
  34. J

    Julieann19

    Brisbane

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We have been a few times now to the piano bar We love the ambiance and had a lovely evening listening to cool jazz First band bit noisy with piano very loud My husband tried to get recommendations of a smokey whiskey staff had no idea Asked if any nuts to nibble told no but on menu some on cheese platter Staff had no idea Maybe the staff need to be made aware of what’s on the menu and drinks list Otherwise a nice evening
  35. G

    Gregg

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Great live music at the right volume. Good selection of whisky at fair prices.
  36. CC

    CateC23

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great night out. Fantastic, ambience and live music. Had a wonderful time with excellent entertainment
  37. SR

    SueR

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    We had amazing service, the staff were very attentive. Food was good. We were disappointed with the music, the group did not play piano bar music as expected.
  38. SA

    SamA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and selection of unique cocktails. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable.
  39. G

    Gypsey

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to the Piano Bar for my husbands birthday and we were not disappointed. The atmosphere is lovely. The staff are friendly and helpful.
  40. T

    Tara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service and beautiful ambience!! It made our night extra special!

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
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Piano Bar - Emporium Hotel South Bank is rated 3.8 stars by 76 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 pm


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Piano Bar - Emporium Hotel South Bank

267 Grey St, South Brisbane, AU-QLD 4101

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Corner of Tribune and Grey Street

  • Area

    South Bank

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu 2:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri 2:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Cocktail Bar, Dessert

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • 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, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    James Gallagher

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (07) 3556 3333

  • Catering

    Piano Bar can cater for all dietary requirements.

  • Private party facilities

    Emporium Hotel South Bank combines award-winning style and service with exquisitely designed, bespoke events spaces. If you are planning a conference or event and would like to know more about Emporium Hotel South Bank offerings, please call 1800 346 835 or ​email events at events@emporiumhotels.com.au.

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