Blue Piano

4.3
399 reviews
£26 to £40
Southeast Asian
The Blue Piano is just a couple of minutes walk from Five Ways and Broad Street. We specialise in South-East Asian cuisine, showcasing the culinary delights of Singapore, Cambodia, Malaysia and beyond. A luxurious Edwardian building is the setting for this fusion of the finest South-East Asian ingredients and cooking styles.

The Blue Piano has a separate bar with an extensive array of beers, wines and cocktails, private dining areas and a delightful south-facing courtyard garden providing a unique and relaxing atmosphere to eat and drink.

Eight beautifully styled en-suite bedrooms provide the ultimate in comfort for overnight guests.

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
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 399 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.2
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4.2
ambience
4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Andy
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went as a group from work, all of remarked how good the food was an what a find this place was. We will be back

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ADob
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great ambiance and setting. Recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Me and my friend arrived at 2pm and were seated in the garden which was 50% full at the time. We ordered drinks and food, we then waited 1 hour before asking where our drinks were and it seemed like they had forgotten. We were served our drinks with no explanation or apology. We even waited another hour for our food to arrive which was so spicy for a traditional green curry that is usually mild, I couldn’t eat it as I was crying. We then found out that the 2 vegetable spring rolls for the starter were £12!! I don’t see how you can just £12 for 2 spring rolls. We receive no reason or apology for the lateness of the food and overall was a dreadful experience. I would never eat here again and I have told people to beware of this place.

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Ajit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The outdoor courtyard had a great ambience and good music, just at the right volume level. We ordered 2 courses from the set menu. The starters were excellent. There was then quite a long wait for the main course, but they tasted great when they did arrive.

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AmRa
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was extremely slow and diSrupted other plans.

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Aero
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Shambolic service throughout. Slow taking orders, lack of service etiquette, tables not managed correctly. Staff dressed very scruffily. However food was tasty and well cooked, drinks well made. Exception was the cocktail manager, he was very professional.

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DavidE
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was lovely! Service was slightly slow, but the staff were so friendly and working very hard in the rain! We will 100% come back. Loved it.

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vipLindaW
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting on our anniversary we were not disappointed.Food was excellent & so were the cocktails. The service was very friendly & quick despite being very busy.

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FaisalH
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great meal and drinks and our party of 5 felt truly looked after even on a busy Friday.

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DeaS92
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We ordered and our food took more than 1 hour to arrive, I had to go to the waitress to check it with the kitchen. She didn’t even realise after an hour that our food still hadn’t come. Once she got to us with the food, said that the chef did it with priority! After ONE HOUR he did it with priority??? It was a joke. The flavour of the food was nice but unfortunately the vegetables weren’t cooked properly, perhaps because after one hour he was rushing to cook it. And it wasn’t even because it was full, as most of the people were just drinking. Really disappointed, we just had a drink out of 3 on the house. Not even a discount or anything. Not sure we’ll go back unfortunately.

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LauraA
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous hidden gem of a garden, and the food is absolutely fantastic! Current favourite beer garden

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MelB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

A very disappointing experience, food and service were awful,

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RobynG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food! Lovely venue. We’ll be back! Thank you!

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CatrionaS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails. Outside seating area was lovely and warm.

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Marc
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb. Food was excellent, service was excellent. The outdoor area was great.
Just no need for the music to be quite so loud.

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Disappointing
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Food was good. Massively let down by service on this occasion unfortunately.

We ordered drinks and food at once, swiftly. Drinks took 15-20 minutes. When starters finally arrived they were great but empty plates left on table for over 20 mins despite moving them to edge of table as prompt.
Considered asking for the bill as mains took so long. When they finally arrived we asked for other drinks which had been empty for some time. Drinks never came.
Asked for bill, was given the wrong one twice. Other customers were having similar issues.
Manager wasn’t helping the staff who were clearly junior struggling, instead was delegating all tasks one after another.
Food was nice, they have a clear theme.
Drinks take way too long to come.
Overall disappointed and was not recommend which is a shame because the place has great potential.

Parking information on the web could be clearer. Payment machine is also down so you have to call the number which takes 10 minutes and makes you late for your table.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Waited almost two hours for main courses. Gave up, left and used Deliveroo instead.

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PaulineH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service could have been a bit more attentive but overall a good dinning experience.

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PaulamiR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The ambiance was quaint and we had a wonderful time as a group of six. The members of staff were extremely courteous and considerate to our group's special dietary requirements.
Food wise the starters were mind-blowing but almost all of us were a tad disappointed with the mains. Two of us ordered Fish Amok which was beautifully fragrant and flavour-some however it was a bit too sweet for which I could not fully savour it . Another friend ordered a vegetarian jackfruit main which unfortunately was too hot and spicy to finish.So the otherwise perfect girls night out spirit was dampened by the main course especially after the stellar starters.
Would I go back again ? Yes Absolutely , we would love to have more of those delectable starters if they were available outside the set menu or if we could order a starter as our mains. But our experience overall was very good.

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CameliaP
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely safe and friendly venue, fantastic cocktails and the food is delicious! Can’t wait to return 🍽🍸🍷

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Akshay
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic people, food and drink!
See you again very shortly

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JamesY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Really lovely friendly service. The service was attentive without being intrusive, which is a difficult balance to reach. The starters were tasty although the mains were a little disappointing, however we would be willing to return to try alternatives on the mains.

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AndreiaC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big thank you to Rich and Alex (the lovely bartender) for making us feel special, especially for my husband's birthday! We loved it and will return! Thank you.

CB
CelsoB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

They are under staffed, hence the service was extremely slow. Don’t forget your coat to seat outside. The food is great and the staff is actually nice: we’ve got free deserts fo our long, long wait.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Really delicious food and fantastic outdoor dining area. All the staff are lovely. Only complaint was that the cocktails were quite watered down and lacking in alcohol, and the service was slow but this is understandable given that it was fully booked! We will definitely be returning because the food is so good. Highly recommend :)

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SamanthaB
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent - friendly staff, great beer garden and tasty food.

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RussellB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating staff, great little garden area, staff are superb and very helpful. Food and cocktails were superb.
Will definitely be going again

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ValentinaR
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Not how I remembered Blue Piano pre Covid. The menu was the same but the quality nothing like as good. We waited forever for our mains - turned out they’d forgotten about it and when it came it had the consistency of sludge. I suspect it had been sat on the side & then reheated in the microwave. Very disappointed.

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JessicaH
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Awful experience. This was the first time I have ever walked out of a restaurant. We tried to be patient knowing that the restaurant was just reopening again and that the service was unlikely to be up to scratch but there was no excuse for what happened. It took 10 minutes to be acknowledge and sat down. It took a further half an hour to receive some drinks. An hour and 15 minutes after we sat down after chasing multiple times we were told that no one actually processed our food order. The lady was more worried that she wasn’t the person that served us rather than trying to offer us any compensation. Safe to say we enjoyed our bottle of wine and KFC much better. Will not be stepping foot there again. It’s a shame as the food actually smelled lovely.

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LizD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We were seated under the tarpaulin/gazebo and it could have done with some sort of heating as the evening got chilly.

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ChrisP
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Good good but too slow service particularly for lunchtime

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PaulaM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely atmosphere, courteous staff and good food at very fair prices.

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ValerieH
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Keep coming back because we love the place. Food second to none and lovely staff.

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SilviaC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time I tried the Blue Piano. Very friendly welcoming almost like if you were at a family's home. Food is very authentic oriental almost like you were in South East Asia. I will definitely come back to this restaurant. The Cocktails are Superb.

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julieb
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A wonderful experience and location - didn’t feel like you were almost in the city centre - food was amazing !!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect here, I don’t need to say anymore we booked again for the week after while we were still there :)

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LaineK
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all loved the food, the outdoor area is gorgeous and relaxing and staff very friendly :)

JM
JamesM
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. Good food. Would visit again. Thank you

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Lenac
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was the worst ever will mot be recommending or going back there again. Waited over an hour for food abs had to leave with an empty stomach

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yellyteb
London
13 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked at short notice to celebrate Mum's 81st , since the weather was warm to sit outside. We made a request via opentable for a table in warmest spot. On arrival we were greeted very warmly by name and shown a table under the awning by the heaters. Perfect. The garden was very pretty cute little cocktail shack, lots of great friendly staff we had what felt like VIP service. We enjoyed our cocktails and the food we ordered. It was all spot on.

FAQs

Blue Piano is rated 4.3 stars by 399 OpenTable diners.

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