High Tea at Belle Époque, Emporium Hotel Brisbane

Photographer: Michelle Milton
High Tea at Belle Époque, Emporium Hotel Brisbane
High Tea at Belle Époque, Emporium Hotel Brisbane

An exquisite high tea in a Parisian setting at the Emporium Hotel's Belle Époque, in the heart of Brisbane.

Located in the vibrant South Bank precinct, this elegant establishment is renowned for its opulent charm and impeccable service.

Belle Époque transports you to a bygone era of sophistication with Parisian charm. The decor is a blend of classic and contemporary, with plush velvet seats, crystal chandeliers, and ornate mirrors adorning the space. The ambience exudes an air of refinement without feeling pretentious, making it an ideal spot for high tea.


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Presented on a three-tiered stand, was a visual delight that promised a symphony of flavours. The selection was a testament to both quality and creativity. Traditionalists will find comfort in the Roast Chicken and Chive Finger Sandwich and the fluffy scones served with Raspberry and Rose Jam, Passionfruit Curd and Devonshire cream. But what truly set Belle Époque apart was its adventurous approach to high tea. Think savoury treats like Devilled Egg Tartlet, and Salmon and Beetroot Brioche with Horseradish Crèam Fraîche that delighted my taste buds with every bite.

For those with a sweet tooth, the dessert selection featured miniature pastries that were as beautiful as they were delicious. The Grapefruit and Guava Tartlet was a zesty revelation, while the Rum Baba, Caramelised Banana with  Salted Caramel Whip was the Love the stand out of the sweet selection.

Of course, no high tea is complete without a cup of tea, and Belle Époque offers an impressive selection of teas to complement your meal.

Executive Pastry Chef, Charith Ponnamperuma
Executive Pastry Chef, Charith Ponnamperuma

High Tea at Belle Époque is the creation of Executive Pastry Chef, Charith Ponnamperuma. Charith boasts an impressive resume that includes positions at the seven-star Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, the Michelin Star restaurant Alain Ducasse in Doha and the six-star luxury cruise liner Regent Seven Seas Voyager.

With prior notice, the Emporium can accommodate dietary requirements including: gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, dairy free and nut free options.

High Tea at Belle Époque, at the Emporium Hotel Brisbane, offers an elegant ambience and an innovative menu, it’s a culinary journey that leaves a lasting impression. If you’re in Brisbane and looking to elevate your high tea game, Belle Époque is the place to be.

Belle Époque High Tea Menu:

Savoury selection
Savoury selection


  • Roast chicken + chive sandwich
  • Devilled egg tartlet (gf)
  • Prawn cocktail + avocado Vol au Vent
  • Salmon + beetroot brioche, horseradish crèam fraîche (n)
  • Heirloom tomato + asparagus terrine (gf, n, vg)
  • Leek, mushroom + goat cheese quiche (gf, vg)


  • Freshly baked plain, apple + raisin (vg)
  • Served with our selection of Raspberry + rose jam, passionfruit curd, Devonshire cream (gf, vg)


  • Rum baba, caramelised banana, salted caramel whip (n, vg)
  • Redberry + lime choquette, raspberry gel (n, vg)
  • Grapefruit + guava tartlet (gf, vg)
  • Hazelnut cheesecake, Oryola chocolate cremeux (gf, n, vg)
  • Lemon + pistachio tea cake (n)


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Belle Époque, Emporium Hotel Brisbane:

267 Grey Street, South Bank, Queensland, 4101


Available daily from 10:30am to 2:00pm
Reservations are required 24 hours in advance.


Traditional High Tea (tea & coffee) $80
Sparkling High Tea (a glass of Sparkling wine) $90
Champagne High Tea (a glass of Champagne) $100
Champagne Decadence (two hrs of Champagne) $130
Children’s High Tea $45

Prices are correct at the time of publishing, but subject to change. Please contact the venue for further details.

Michelle Milton

Michelle Milton, Director and Founder of High Tea Society, is a digital marketing communications consultant and entrepreneur based in Melbourne. She splits her time between helping corporates manage their digital communications and publishing her website High Tea Society.

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