Blue Piano

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468 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 468 people are saying
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3.9
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4.0
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CarolinaD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good, sat outside by choice, inside was lovely too but it was a pleasant evening. They made a mistake with our order but recovered it well and gave us both dishes. Friendly and attentive staff, giving the right level of attention. Decent drinks choice and fab food. Well done

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Jude
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Super food and the garden is delightful.I will return when live music is listed

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Spritzy
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely unique restaurant with great ambience outside and inside. Food was lovely as were the drinks and great service! Will be going more often!

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CharlotteJ
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Lovely food
Nice ambience

Slightly hectic and confused service - I believe all the staff were new, but very friendly

Cocktails tasty - but some small details missing (margaritas in tumbler glass and no salt on edge etc)

Overall, lovely meal and would recommend

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GaryM
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food. Decent service. Nice environment. Will come again

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BellaB
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & staff were brilliant & friendly. Loved the atmosphere too

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EdwardM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outside area. Staff were brilliant. Would highly recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited for 80mins for food. We paid for our bill, and left with the food packed in a non-sealed container.
They may just have a really busy day, but in term of my personal experience, I didn't like waiting with empty stomach. As much as I hate to waste food, it ended up in bin. It was too sweet.
And please be aware, Ho Fun and flat noodle are not the same thing. I do suggest get another chef.
Anyway, STAY AWAY if you are Asian.

DM
DebM
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely food and waitress service good but we asked for two different bottles of wine which they didn’t have, the wine list is not extensive to start with. Also we waited quite a while for our starters. However the staff were friendly and the food delicious.

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DorothyV
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice Vietnamese cha gio n bun thit nuong. Steamed seabass tasty. Service friendly. Nice seating areas.

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IanB
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit and will definitely return. Fab food, great efficient service and lovely gardens

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Tash
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good. Only ever been at lunch time before. Lovely outside area with heaters

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff that go the extra mile and amazing food and cocktails, will definitely be back, was looked after so well. Thankyou!

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vipRehanaW
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely cocktails and service. Really enjoyable. Food could be a little spicier but was lovely

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Jophil
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A great place with excellent service by a young staff.
Unfortunately, on a special occasion at prime time dining there was no one to make cocktails and no sea bass. Disappointing but well recovered, with very nice alternative main courses and a beer! Would go again.

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MartinS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, furniture has a cafe kind of feel about it which does not do the food justice
Overall will definitely return and hope they have live music back soon

LH
LynneH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food, service and ambience all excellent.

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PeterT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food... Best Pan Asian food in Birmingham, lovely garden too

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LouT
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Unfortunately not a great first visit to this restaurant after hearing such positive reviews. Our starters got delivered to the wrong table and then issues/confusion with the waiting staff so waited a good 40 mins, then my starter arrived cold and had to be sent back. Lack of service was an issue and had to ask where our drinks were after waiting a good 15/20 mins, we were going to have dessert but as we had to wait ages to find a waiter we just asked for the bill. Really don’t think we will be visiting again.

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LaurenC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an amazing bottomless brunch at blue piano, really well looked after by the staff. The drinks were amazing! Very friendly chilled atmosphere, will be going back to try the rest of the menu!

JM
JamesM
Warwickshire
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another excellent evening at the Blue Piano. Good food with more varied menu than last time. Prompt service. Excellent value. Would return again.

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Rebecca
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Blue Piano twice in the same week - once for dinner with friends and once for lunch. Both times the services was really good along with great ambience and food. Will definitely visit again!

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VickieP
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We usually love eating here so booked it for our anniversary dinner. We waited over 2hrs for our mains & when the duck came out it wasn’t edible (the fat hadn’t been rendered but the meat was over cooked & chewy). We were not the only ones in the restaurant who were complaining about the length of time food was taking - the table next to us left before theirs arrived.
Such a shame. They were clearly overbooked. We felt sorry for the front of house staff who were having to deal with it all.

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HelenW
London
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I think this place is under new management…the food is still good but the organisation seems poor. We waited nearly 2 hours for our main meal on Saturday
On the plus side the garden is great, staff are lovely and the food was still tasty when it finally arrived!
Might give them another go when they get their act together….

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KamilaS
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived for my birthday meal. There were 2 members of staff who saw us waiting but didn't react. One on the bar one sitting at the table next to the bar. One member of staff passing cigarettes to another. Neither member of staff greeted us or acknowledge us arriving. We moved closer to a reception/ booking desk. 2 members of staff passed by, one said that manager will be with us in few minutes. Eventually manager turned up and took us to the table, wished me happy birthday. We have order a bottle of pinotage, the waiter didn't know what that was. The wine glasses were dirty and two of the water glasses as well. We asked them to be changed. We were waiting for a long time for the starters and the mians. I have ordered a dish prawn ho fun, unfortunately, it didn't come with bean sprouts and spices, instead it arrived with peppers in some kind of sweet and sour sauce which I hated. I would never order that dish If I knew it would be served with the sweet and sour sauce. My partner had a prawn and sambal but it was the same sauce as my sauce, so we were not impressed. My mum swapped her dish with me because she likes the sweet and sour sauce. The waiter didn't seem to be very much on the ball when I told him I was not happy with the dish, he just didn't know what to say. The whole time we didn't see the manager being present, place was disorganized. It took ages to clear the table, we had to look for a waiter to ask him to clear the plates. We were not offered desserts,we had to ask about them ourselves. We decided to pay and leave. I have been to the blue piano many times before, I spent my birthday there before lock down, I always enjoyed it. Now I know I won't be back. Shame. I would not recommend this place to anyone.

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Melvina
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The place has changed ownership and unfortunately they haven’t got it right yet.

The place was in the middle of being renovated and not complete, the staff were overwhelmed and didn’t check in with us once.

We waited 30 minutes for our first drinks to arrive which were very poor (cocktails) and then didn’t manage to order a second round because no one came to ask if we would like anything.

Starters were okay but nothing to rave about whereas the food used to be excellent here and the reason we kept coming back. We sat with empty plates for 20 minutes before they were cleared and then we waited for an hour with no mains.

Other tables were experiencing the same, and one table had their food arrive and it was cold.

We asked to pay for the bill up to what we had consumed and then we left without our mains.

It’s such a shame because the place used to be fabulous, the couple that owned it had created an amazing little gem and it’s a shame that it’s been changed by the new owners.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The staff were lovely and the place is very pretty, the outdoor seating area is especially nice. However, we waited an hour and a half for our main and when it came it was the wrong order, they did give us a free drink but we finally got our meal at around the 2 hour mark of waiting. The starters were lovely but the mains were average and it's overall over priced.

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SimonB
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

No need thank you. Mary had a little lamb, her fleece was white as snow

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RebeccaW
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Both the food and service was really good, we're already looking forward to our next visit

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LilyL
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

We arrived 8:30 we had to wait for our cocktails half an hour and for our food 2 hours had to wait 2 hours for food

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AnitaM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Arrived and left starving. Awful experience, will not come again or recommend

MW
MartinW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Service took too long, we arrived at 7:30, starters arrived at 8:45, with mains only arriving at 10:20. Too long to wait with small children.

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RebeccaW
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The duck meat was overcooked but the fat wasn't rendered at all and was inedible. The broccoli was cold. The women's toilets were dirty, had no toilet roll holders and the taps didn't work properly on the sinks. We waited over an hour for our food and over half an hour for our drinks. We were also given 1 menu for two of us, which was paper and covered in stains. There was also a BBQ outside, which made inside (where we were sitting) very smoky as the doors were open, to the point my eyes were irritated, and left our clothes stinking of smoke. One of the staff also shouted at another member of staff infront of us, which made us feel uncomfortable. It was busy and I can appreciate the pressure, but there was no positives to our experience other than our waiter, James, being friendly. Sadly, would not go again or recommend.

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KateE
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Seated at 7pm, mains served at 8:45pm. Whilst the service and settings were great, the time taken for food to come wasn’t acceptable and felt by quite a few tables. When we said something; we were told the kitchen wasn’t big enough to keep up with demand. Therefore, don’t book in as many tables! It’s ruins the experience

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vipDeniseD
Warwickshire
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal my only criticism was that our food was not hot & that’s a real pet hate of mine , but we were so hungry & did not want to cause a scene that we just ate it , but it’s a great place with a really good atmosphere we will go back

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SatS
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited on many occasions always a great atmosphere, cocktails and food!!

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LynetteS
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Not as good as it used to be.
Needs better quality food, more selection on menu and the place could do with tidying up inside.
The fish platter we had was good enough as a starter.

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AbiH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great Saturday afternoon sat in the lovely courtyard garden, sun shining, music playing and eating fabulous food… really nice ambience!

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TinaH
London
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The food and ambience was as expected, we waited over an hour for our mains, every waiter we asked would listen but never return with how long the food would be. We had to get up and actually complain in order to get out food. The place is more focussed on churning out drinks than food. Disappointed with the service and we were given no discount or any extra's for the hours wait. Clearly the managers think this is acceptable for customers to wait and be treated in this way...

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AamnaZ
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service. Love to go there again

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Blue Piano is rated 4 stars by 468 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 reservations at the moment.