The Piano

Wednesday, July 05, 2017 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

The Piano is a Thai restaurant, based in the quiet part of Bridge Rd. They served Thai cuisine with romantic dim lighting venue, intimate but also family friendly. The Piano has been tagging their delicious pictures of food on my zomato lately. So one day on a Saturday, my friend from Indonesia come to visit me and we have a sudden Saturday dinner but no venue. I have been calling multiple top casual dining venue but none have a table until late at 8.39pm/9pm and I can't since I have my baby with me. Long story short, I call the piano and they have a table available for us.

Upon arriving at the restaurant, they were only 3 other table fill in with customers and I began to doubt my decision to dine in at The Piano. But oh well, we started with Thai Coffee and Thai Milk Tea. Both were decent, flavourful with perfect sweetness which rarely happens. Often they are way too sweet for me then I have to add some more ice or water to balance it.





Piano Crispy Duck leg confit - baby corn, snake bean spicy soy, crispy Thai basil. This was my favourite out of all the savoury dish that night. The super crispy duck leg but with fall of the bone tender duck meat, packed with flavour but be careful it might be to spicy for some people. Especially if you accidentally bite the crispy basil like me.


Massaman Curry - slow cooked lamb shank, potato, confit onion, roasted peanut ($19.5) and roti ($4). This was the mediocre of the night. The lamb was tender but I feel it needed more flavour, more spices and richer coconut based. The roti also lack of crispiness and a touch dry. 



Steamed Barramundi Fillets - soy, ginger broth, spring onion, mushroom, baby corn ($26.5). I simply love the broth, it has a deep earthy flavour that match the fish. Perfectly cooked fish in a warm broth, perfect for winter nights or if you are suffering from cold and cough like my husband that night.

Piano Coconut Pannacotta - caramel, seasonal fruits, roasted coconut, ice cream ($12.5). It certainly ended with a very high note. Usually coconut pannacotta could be dense because of the coconut but this one was very light, smooth and delicious. Perfect amount of caramel and fruits to lifted up the pannacotta. I love it.



The Piano definitely proof me wrong. It was a fantastic quiet dinner and unforgettable duck and pannacotta. My friend and my husband loves their barramundi and her even asked me if his parents visits Melbourne to bring them to The Piano. They certainly use the freshest local ingredients and comes with a reasonable portion and price, plus excellent friendly service.

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The Piano Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

The Piano
http://www.thepiano-melbourne.com.au/
+6139428 9385
18-20 Bridge Rd
Richmond, VIC 3121
Monday-Thursday: 4.30pm-9.30pm
Friday: 11.30-3pm & 4.30pm-9.30pm
Saturday-Sunday: 11.30-9.30pm

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