Belle Epoque - Emporium Hotel South Bank

4.4
86 Reviews
$40 and under
French

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Afternoon Tea
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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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Experiences

  • 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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 86 people are saying
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Angela
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lovely spot for morning tea or to gather with friends in a French style setting. Deserts were delicious. Recommend a visit.

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Aleksandra
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my sister’s birthday with High Tea and it was superb! The food was beautifully presented and so delicious! A great variety of teas to choose from and champagne for those of us needing a fix of bubbly. The staff were friendly and courteous and efficient!

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We couldn’t get in for the high tea but were really happy with the fondue instead, delicious!

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DaleA
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was an amazing experience thanku, will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The menu is limited and with the soup there was no butter for the bread roll you had run out!🤣 who runs out of butter in a restaurant...... there is a small goods shop across the road , get a credit card and go and get some ... it’s really quite simple !!!!

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Small cafe. Great barista with ordinary beans. Pretty looking dessert but tastes just sugar. Good manager with bad staff. Decorations and furnitures are alright. Savoury on high tea was good.

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PennyDee
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Belle Epoch twice before this recent visit and each time the ambiance, food and service were perfect, Thankyou for the attention to detail to make it lovely every time Jenny

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KylieT
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely delightful morning celebrating my Mum's birthday with high tea. Or booking had complications however the young male manager along with his staff were absolutely fabulous ensuring that nothing was a trouble. He problem solved, made us feel important and as though nothing was a problem. The food was delicious and the ambience perfect. I would certainly recommend this establishment and I look forward to returning soon.

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AndrewF
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been there many times and the quality of food and service is always good. Great food and location .

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RosE
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The table service was excellent across the two hours I was there with three family members. All of the food was good but I personally would have preferred less scones and a larger range of other sweets.
The staff made it a very pleasant occasion for my Mum, sister and niece.
Thanks.

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Natasha
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Service by the staff was very friendly. Will definitely come back

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KayS
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So lovely to dine somewhere that offers a high tea mid week. The staff were very attentive to our dietary needs. The venue is lovely and beautifully cool on a hot summer day.

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Rita
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food looked beautiful and was delicious. There just was not much there for the money. The hot drinks sadly were not very hot. Despite these issues I find that Belle Epoque is a lovely venue to enjoy High Tea with a friend.

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KatieS
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our high tea at Belle Époque was great - a really nice selection of sandwiches and cakes and the staff were very helpful.

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RebeccaM
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my sister's birthday with a high tea and we had the best time. Food was delicious and service was also really good.

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VanessaS
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully styled premises. High Tea was wonderful and the staff were very attentive.

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Karen
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a baby shower high tea at Belle Epoque recently & the food was delicious (the sweets were outstanding). One of our party is vegan & her high tea was equally as delicious. The service was excellent & the surroundings are beautiful. I would highly recommend a high tea for any occasion.

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JMPC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Incredible food and a lovely venue and staff. Only concern was the wait time, we pre-booked a high tea however we waited 1hr for food. Otherwise a perfect morning tea!

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PetaP
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and relaxing 2 hours, enjoying the generous and very tasty high tea. Fantastic ambience, hIghly recommended.

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BecD
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Whilst the sweet treats on the pricey high tea were delightful, the savoury were less desirable- pastries served stone cold, bread for sandwiches could have been more fresh. If I were to return, I would not order the high tea but rather select something from the cabinet or menu. Too expensive for overall experience IMO.

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LGCR
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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KelLyn
1 review
Dined on January 1, 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 December 27, 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 December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MariaR
1 review
Dined on December 17, 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 December 15, 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 December 15, 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 December 14, 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
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 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 December 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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ElizabethL
1 review
Dined on November 27, 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 November 23, 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 November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for mother daughter day this review minimum is annoying though

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience with yummy good and wonderful service.

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CassandraY
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food and unlimited beverage.

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ClaireH
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LouarneE
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was professional, kind an attentive. :)

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KylieL
1 review
Dined on November 1, 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
1 review
Dined on October 25, 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 October 24, 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

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 4.4 stars by 86 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.