Despite it being my third visit to Piaf, and it still never fails to impress me. This round, I brought a friend to celebrate her birthday there and I was blown away by their Calvados Pork Belly. It was crispy on the top and the rest of the meat basically melted in your mouth. That’s pork cooked to perfection. It was served with a pear puree. I absolutely loved the sweet and savoury mixture of taste in the dish. My friend on the other hand, ordered their Victorian Lamb Rump with roasted cauliflower and pumpkin puree. The lamb was so tender. I have came across some really tough lambs that are really chewy, but not this one.
The service was great too, I could easily make reservation about an hour before. And the table was all ready by the time we got there. They were nice enough to coordinate with me a surprise birthday dessert with a sparkle candle, despite it being a last minute request. The chocolate mousse with fresh raspberries and topped with a raspberry sauce and biscuit crumbs on the side made my day. The richness of the chocolate would make any chocolate lover go crazy. After a tiring day of running errands, a dessert like this makes your worries go away.
Located on one of the main street in Southbank, right opposite the Southbank cinema makes it a great place to have a nice dinner and end the night off with a movie. The ambience is pretty relaxing with a choice of both indoor and outdoor setting. Imagine a perfect dinner setting with a glass of wine, mains and dessert. You really couldn’t ask for more. Not too noisy, perfect for a date or even small group dinners. Their price was reasonable for Bristro/semi-fine dining. Their entrees cost $14 and their mains $24. The only thing I struggled with was finding a carpark. Other than that… it was a positive experience!