The Emporium has put ticks for class and style on the restaurant report card for Brisbane, Australia. When the Emporium was completed in 2003, it was hailed as a key feature of the new wave of redevelopment that was re-drawing the Brisbane map.
For starters, the complex's Mediterranean-style architecture and the Brisbane weather are natural allies, reinforcing the city's ultra-modern subtropical image. The Brisbane Emporium brings a special mix of shops, restaurants and apartments with features such as pool, gym, spa, sauna, barbecue and even a theatre to a long forgotten part of Brisbane.
Palms and water feature introduce you to this Ann Street, Fortitude Valley address that features many specialty retailers as well as superb tasty and satisfying dining that truly deserves the "gourmet" tag.
It can be difficult to create a long-lasting niche among the scores of restaurants in Brisbane but the Emporium restaurants quickly built their reputations. The Emporium is known among Brisbane restaurants as "the" place to go for gourmet meals. You can dine on exquisite Moroccan and Middle Eastern fare or try out the one of the wicked desserts at the specialist coffee and dessert restaurant.
The Emporium is a landmark for visitors from around Australia and overseas. You can tell the cabbie where to stop or just say to a friend, "I'll meet you at the Emporium."
Even the street number, 1000 Ann Street, helps it stand out from the pack of shops and restaurants. Brisbane people cheered a warm welcome to the Emporium some years ago; nowadays they don't need to shout their praises with mouths full of gourmet food at the Brisbane Emporium restaurants.