Offering contemporary Thai cuisine in a sophisticated setting, The Piano Restaurant & Bar on Bridge Road has made a name for itself by merging old and new, and by adding extra pizzaz to time-honoured recipes. Thanks to their innovative methodology, the dishes on offer are incredibly unique and delicious, and have earned the restaurant an unsurpassed reputation for excellence in Richmond. Because of its legendary status among Melbourne locals, booking ahead is strongly advised.
Having found an old piano on the premises during the restaurant’s establishment – come to find out, the same spot was home to a piano factory over 150 years ago – the restaurateurs at this Melbourne Thai restaurant changed their name from The Qualia Lounge to the more fitting The Piano Restaurant & Bar. Glamorous and chic, this restaurant on Richmond’s Bridge Road plays host to live piano music often, creating a lovely romantic mood.
We recommend beginning your meal at Melbourne’s The Piano Restaurant and Bar with the delicious Piano crispy duck salad, a medley of duck, shallots, cucumbers, tomatoes, coriander and lime juice, or going for a bowl of tom yum soup with chicken or prawns. You can either go vegetarian with dishes like the pad see aew tofu and stir-fried Asian greens, or you can sink your teeth into some delicious crispy pork belly, massaman curry with lamb shank, or stir-fried cashew nut rump. A healthy and delicious choice at The Piano is the chu chi, a red curry made with salmon, snake beans, tomato and lime leaves. No matter what the occasion, make sure to book ahead when planning to eat at this popular Richmond establishment!
The food was lovely, not one bad dish out of the 10 we ordered. The service was also very good. Fantastic that it's BYO as well. A very enjoyable night overall. thank you
Service was above average. Corkage was reasonable for a fully licensed establishment. The menu was good and the dishes ordered were excellent. This was our second visit to The Piano and we will definitely dine there again