Blue Piano

4.3
388 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 388 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LauraA
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 2 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 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

A very disappointing experience, food and service were awful,

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RobynG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

CS
CatrionaS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

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Marc
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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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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.

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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 :)

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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.

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EleniK
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

The food was very poor quality. I haven't eaten so poorly for a long time. It was salty and heavy. The tomato sauce that the dishes were cooked in tasted like sauce from a jar and the same flavour for all the dishes we ordered. The only tasty dish was the chicken skewers. We were very hungry and ate it all but I won't visit again. My friend had stomach problems from your food all night, he couldn't sleep and he doesn't suffer from his stomach. It was as if whoever cooked this food used old ingredients. The chicken sweet sour dish, there was no chicken it was all tiny bites of butter.
The garden was good and the weather helped the outside seating.
The service was very poor. We had to wait long to be noticed and the waitress had no idea about the food when we asked for advice.

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LauraH
London
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Lovely lunch- great food. Special mention for the chicken satay. The music was perhaps a little loud and there was a small wait for the bill at the end- but I’m being picky. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My bday out of lockdown- great cocktails , amazing Thai food probably the best in Birmingham! Will come back , beautiful patio !

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ChristianS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great Restaurant with excellent food, atmosphere wasn't amazing but we did eat early. Also didn't have the wine we wanted to order.

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LukeGWW
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place, the food was incredible, the staff lovely, cocktails delicious and reasonable prices. Couldn’t have asked for more

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Lizzy
London
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service - I will be returning soon!

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ValerieH
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful garden. Tables well spaced. Service excellent. Food superb. Just try it!

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AllisonB
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food as always. So glad you are open again.

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TraceyN
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went out for my birthday lunch. Very impressed with the changes made to the garden to accommodate more guests. Although it's a shame the central planter has been moved. Food and service was fabulous. Would definitely recommend x

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JD123
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and staff were lovely. Outside seating was really good - it was sunny when we went but there was an option to sit in a more sheltered part of the garden

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anon
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, excellent food, would come again. Heaters outside. Tables perhaps a little close together, but as we were outside we did not feel this was a problem. Thank you.

FAQs

Blue Piano is rated 4.3 stars by 388 OpenTable diners.

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 bookings at the moment.