The Terrace - Emporium Hotel South Bank Brisbane

4.2
193 reviews
$40 and under
Contemporary Asian
Experience South Bank’s only rooftop bar and take in the most spectacular, panoramic views of the Brisbane River, city and beyond. The perfect north-easterly aspect enables enjoyment day to night, all year round. Sample enticing refreshments, from a delectable breakfast selection to savoury and sweet snacks and the most luscious selection of cocktails you can dream of. ​Lush landscaping and an exquisitely finished operable roof further enhances the intoxicating subtropical luxe feel. Dress standards apply. Please see this on our website.

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Experiences

  • $35 Lunch Menu

    A$35.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Treat yourself to a Terrace Lunch. With a choice of an entrée and main for just $35.0pp, mid-week lunch breaks have never been so luxuriously delicious. Offer available Monday to Friday from 12-3pm.

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 193 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.0
Food
4.1
Service
4.5
Ambience
3.8
Value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Amazing views and really good vibes. Drinks were delicious but quite pricey. Recommend appetizers strongly but not the mains, very expensive for very little.

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Yataly
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The terrace bar&restaurant was great, exceptional views, indoor sitting was comfortable, food was yummy & service was friendly. Will be back thank you

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Winson
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Excellent view to the city... However, the food is average!!!

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LeesaW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

It was a very cold night and the main doors to the balcony were left open creating a strong cold draft through the restaurant.

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AnneB
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated mums birthday here and she loved it.
Great service (thanks Matthew and also the fabulous waitress from Italy).
Great good $35 two courses!
Two vegans at our table loved their meals

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clarew
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful location, ambience and tremendous service from a wonderful french waiter.

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Brianna
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience5

Ambience was great, we were given a table on the balcony, which was not too busy or loud. Wine and food were good.
Staff did not know the composition of the dish (e.g. I asked what was in the seasonal salad), instead of checking with the chef and coming back, staff said ingredients with lots of hesitation. Then staff did not come to our table for more than half an hour, whilst we needed a refill and wanted to reorder, and did not apologise. Lastly, we asked for a take away bag, one staff said "no worries", the other one said "no, not during COVID". I don't see why we wouldn't be authorised to get a plastic container for us to put our leftovers. That makes no sense.

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NavreenS
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

The staff was lovely! Gave me on the house birthday cocktail!! :))

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RedX
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience5

Beautiful location. Services a not at all good. Food was ok. The ambience is sensation and so different to what else is on offer. I would recommend just to experience the venue.

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ProfH1701
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A glamorous and exciting venue with attentive staff and delicious cocktails.

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TiffT
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience5

The Terrace was amazing. The only constructive feedback is that you had to wait so long for ordering meals or drinks. During lunch was fine, however we had dinner and drinks there many times and had to wait for ages to order. It was like we were invisible to staff no matter where we sat inside or outside. Sunday night we left early and ate elsewhere as drink and food ordering was nonexistent. Food was amazing and ambience was brilliant.

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PeterM
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Beautiful modern setting with views to die for and great, interesting food. Lots of GF options, if interested.

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StephenB
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food - not the cheapest lunchtime venue but good for special occasions

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NJay
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great view, gorgeous facility, however, we were really comfortable. We had a wonderful time then.

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Edwina
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Our experience at The Terrace was very disappointing. Service was slow, waiting for water and wine top ups, then our entrees and mains were delivered together, they held back our main course when they realised we didn’t want it served like that. When the mains were served they were pretty average, steak was extremely tough, probably because it was cooked too soon (also we had to go to the bar asking for a steak knife). There seemed to be more staff than customers yet the service was the worst. Only redeeming factor was the view.

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SusanW
3 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous view, amazing food, great cocktails, service was excellent, decor is lovely.

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Rony
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary in The Terrace. Food was really good and the city view was amazing!

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JamesK
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ambiance was excellent. Food was good. And when the drink we wanted was not om the drinks menu they still prepared it for us.

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VikumM
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

We order all the mains from terrace and it’s terrible

Very lazy menu and cost cut at high.

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Kristen
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, cocktails and even greater views of Brisbane at night.

JK
JoanK
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience5

Unique space in which to dine and/or share a drink, day or evening.
Views are amazing and the $35 Lunch menu with choice of entree and main is excellent value. Having been there for lunch a few times in the past year, it would be good to see some menu changes.
Service is friendly, a little hit and miss sometimes, but overall an special place to go.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great first date night

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WarrenR
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Terrace was better than expected. The food, drink and ambience were amazing… highly recommend the Iced VoVo

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JaneH
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful views amazing food and great value will be back.

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David
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

An outstanding ambience and delighting sight of the CBD.
The food was ok, but the price was way above what you get.
Be ready to pay for a nice view and have fun with good drinks.

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JasonP
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Location is amazing. Good service. When live music was played was a little loud and couldn’t here my partner when we were having a conversation. But overall will be back to try the food next time

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Very beautiful and elegant hotel, the staff was friendly and hospitable, I liked the Buffet breakfast just need to have a few more Vegan options and a lil bit bigger servings.

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LisaL
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Breathtaking view, great food, delicious wine and perfect service

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NicolaS
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Amazing setting, great staff. Food was delicious however we ordered the tasting and it was way too much food. Enough for 2 to share one. We were sad to see so much go to waste.
Definitely recommend though. The view is amazing

The Terrace - Emporium Hotel South Bank Brisbane
Responded on 1 June 2021

Good afternoon NicolaS, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your recent visit to the Terrace. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and we will definitely pass on the food sizes to the kitchen. Kind Regards, Emporium F&B Management

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AmberM
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic spot for drinks with friends. Stunning views of our beautiful city!

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RobynD
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Had a beautiful afternoon of drinks and grazing plates to celebrate my sister's graduation. The venue offers unique views of the cbd looking over southbank.

There was a variety of tasty dishes to try but the cocktails were our highlight.


Thank you to the lovely staff for looking after us.

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CharityA
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great and good value for money. The staff were very friendly and delivered great customer service. The views were amazing. Had the most lovely birthday breakfast! Would definitely come again and recommend it to a friend.

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DarioD
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food and cocktails with an amazing view. Definitely recomended

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ChristopherW
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

This was our second visit to The Terrace as in-house guests. The first visit a few months ago was great. Our second visit this week was a poor experience in terms of service and staff attitude. We pre-booked online, and advised by the floor manager that ‘someone’ would collect us from our bar table when our dining table was ready. After 20 min beyond our booking time it was obvious noone was coming to assign us to our table. I approached the floor manager who appeared surprised I was requesting where our table was at, noting our table and one other had been vacant for well over 30min. We ordered two entree dishes that came promptly and were tasty. We had ordered our mains with two simple side dishes. When the mains arrived I asked the waiter about the side dishes, however he simply said ‘enjoy your dinner’ and took off. Later we asked a waitress where our side dishes were; and after checking she said no too much longer as the ‘kitchen is behind’. We finished our mains without the side dishes arriving and I asked the waitress to cancel the two side dishes to which she cheerfully said ‘oh that’s fine’. I advised the situation was not fine and she indicated she would ask the floor manager to see us. The floor manager came over and said ‘I hear you are not happy with your meals’ to which I advised it was more a case of not receiving half of the meal. He blandly apologised and asked if we were interested in dessert, tea or coffee. The whole evening had us on edge when we were trying to relax. Our strong sense was that The Terrace is now far more focussed on being a cocktail, while the staff serving on the dining side came over as disengaged from adding value to the dining experience, also noting the dysfunction in the kitchen with managing basic food orders. The hotel is a fabulous place to stay, however we will now dine elsewhere.

The Terrace - Emporium Hotel South Bank Brisbane
Responded on 1 June 2021

Good afternoon ChristopherW, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valued feedback. We are disappointed to hear of your recent experience and our apologies that this wasn't successfully resolved on the night. The Terrace manager will be in contact to discuss further.

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DonnaH
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the best day! Amazing view, drinks and food. Shout our to William and Chris for amazing service.

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SandyL
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Love your breakfasts. Been there many times. Love to take guests for special occasions. It is very good for Ross's brother as last Sat we had the car Valet parked & then it was easy up to Terrace in the lift. Love the scenes in the lift also.

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Nessie
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

It was lovely overall but we were charged for 2 bottles of water we didn’t ask for, we were given the wrong bill which I queried. I think the staff should go over what you have had to prevent this happening again, when we did pay we weren’t given an itemised bill, by this time I couldn’t be bothered to ask. The ambience itself was lovely and I will go again.

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Betti
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service with fabulous ambiance and view...the lunch special was amazing. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was one of the best. Cant wait for next time

FAQs

The Terrace - Emporium Hotel South Bank Brisbane is rated 4.2 stars by 193 OpenTable diners.

The Terrace - Emporium Hotel South Bank Brisbane 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.