Piaf is a french fusion restaurant named after the singer Edith Piaf, known as the little bird. Piaf is located in the heart of Southbank in Brisbane. It’s a small restaurant with loads of charm!
Piaf is full of all the things you want from a great restaurant, charm, ambiance, great service, and most of all beautiful food. Boasting an incredible seasonal menu, Piaf has it all. The menu changes with each season which means you never tire of the choices on offer. The changing menu also means the chefs at Piaf are able to deliver beautiful fresh seasonal food when it’s at its absolute best.
The menu is impressive for its dazzling variety and its ability to cater to so many food choices, gluten-free, wheat free, vegetarian they offer it all. The wine list although small boasts an excellent selection of wines, most wine lovers will find although the choices are limited, they are in no way disappointing.
The portions are perfect, not so small that they could pass as a garnish but not so huge that you feel as though your wasting half the food on your plate either. I particularly enjoyed the flexibility of the menu. You can order an appetizer as a main, with a side dish if you’re not a fan of big meals. This also enables you to mix and match dishes and get the full Piaf experience.
The thing that impressed me most was the way the chefs at Piaf were able to transform everyday meals into incredible delights. The one that comes to mind is a side dish of macaroni and cheese, now that sounds dull but don’t let that fool you. The dish was made with several different cheeses all adding their own unique depth of flavour and special bite to the dish. The provolone was particularly good !
I also had a spectacular asparagus tart. You could assume this was just a variation of quiche but again Piaf delights the senses with its stunning use of ingredients, making this the best tart I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating. The pastry was divine and the filling was like an explosion of flavour.
Piaf is a brilliant addition to the Brisbane foodie scene. While Brisbane is putting itself on the mark for its growing array of culinary delights, I feel that its restaurant like Piaf that will really put us on the map. But don’t just take my word for it, try it out for yourself.
Piaf is strictly by reservation only and has two seatings per night so punctuality is a must. With dishes ranging from $15 – $25 this is a little pricier than your average bistro but it is worth every cent. Make sure to sample the wine list too, it’s absolutely fantastic.
I give Piaf four stars out of five !
(photos courtesy of ourbrisbane.com)