Piaf ~ South Brisbane

24 Sep

Recently, on a cool Brisbane evening, my party and I visited a lovely little cafe bistro in the dining precinct behind South Bank. The bistro’s name, Piaf.

For those who are unfamiliar with Piaf, it prides itself on its affordable and tasty French inspired cuisine.

As we arrived, we were welcomed with warm smiles and offered drinks promptly. The waitress that attended to us was also very accommodating to our little Mr. Moo, offering advice on menu items that may suit little peoples taste buds.

We ordered a selection of entrees and mains. The Beef Carpaccio was soft, delicate on the palate, and broke apart when trying to select portions from the plate. The Sea Scallop Tartare was delicious and accompanied by preserved lemon gel and confit watermelon. One of the diners ordered the twice baked cheese soufflé that apparently was very good, so good in fact that we weren’t even allowed a taste (order envy!).

  

The mains (and one entree) we ordered were: the Calvados Pork Belly with turnip fondant, pear puree, rhubarb & jus; the Rabbit & Pork Rillette with pear Chutney, golden raisins & toasted baguette; and the very popular Victorian Lamb Rump with roasted cauliflower, pumpkin puree & chermoula. All dishes were lovely, some elements a little underwhelming, but otherwise delish.

  

  

We also ordered the Pear, apple & rhubarb crumble with candied fig ice cream. Nice enough, but the most exciting part was the candied fig sitting atop of the ice cream. The wine list isn’t very big and all selections are from France only, but the quality does make up for the quantity and assortment.

Food: 4        Drink: 4        Service: 4       Ambience: 4

Piaf|Cafe|Bar|Bistro

5/182 Grey Street
Southbank QLD 4101

07 3846 5026

7 days a week – 7am till late

Piaf on Urbanspoon

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