Monday, 23 September 2013

Best Pies in London Restaurants

London Pie Reviews - The search for the best pies in London

Pierate is a pie review website where we rate pies of all kinds: sweet, meat - we aren't fussy! See our best pie rankings for the full list!

Many people will visit our nation's capital and wonder: what's the best pie in London? Never fear, we have eaten all the pies already (well, nearly) and can point you in the right direction. By London restaurant pies we mean anywhere that serves a pie which you can eat on the premises. Of course there are also countless take-away options.

The EDF Energy London Pie

Our top recommendations for the best pies in London are below, so click on the pie flavour to see our review. 

You'll note that Piebury Corner is the current top recommendation for their pie deli on Holloway Road. But there are also plenty of fantastic options in central London. If you are taking a stroll along the South Bank why not grab a pie from Pieminister at Gabriel's Wharf? Their pies are now available all over the country but this fantastic setting only adds to the enjoyment.

For an old fashioned pie and mash experience in a relaxed restaurant setting, Mother Mash and Battersea Pie Station are highly recommended. These provide a modern take on the timeless classic. Or why not try the original thing? L. Manze in Walthamstow have been serving traditional pie and mash since 1929 and little has changed since then.

For a more formal meal then the The Windmill, Punch Tavern, Newman Arms and Porters all have very good ranges of pies in 'gastropub' type settings. The Windmill and Newman Arms both have dedicated 'pie rooms' in their restaurants. Particularly recommended for its obsession with the pastry product is Porters English Restaurant. If you are looking to celebrate, you can push the boat out with Bob Bob Ricard who offer the most extravagant pies we have come across, one of which contains Champagne!

Of course, London is also full of a wide variety of pubs. A number of the Fuller's Ale and Pie Houses have been visited and they do an impressive variety of pies in addition to a unique house pie in each establishment.

There are also fantastic pies available throughout the rest of the UK and we recommend you check out our full pie rankings page to see the list of every pie we've ever reviewed!

Best Pies in London Restaurants


List updated: 2nd May 2015

RankPie ProducerRecommended Flavours
1Piebury CornerVenison and Red Wine or Lamb and Veg
2The WindmillSteak & Kidney
3Pieminister Chicken, Ham, Leek and Cheddar
4Mother MashChicken and Mushroom or Steak and Ale or Chicken, Leek and Ham
5Punch TavernsChicken, Tarragon, White Wine and Wild Mushroom
6Battersea Pie StationSteak and Kidney
7L. ManzeTraditional Minced Beef
8CanteenCeleriac, Mushroom and Leek
9Bob Bob RicardChicken, Mushroom and Champagne
10Porters English RestaurantMinced Beef, Pea & Red Wine
11Square PieChicken, Leek and Wiltshire Ham
12Fuller's Ale and Pie HousesSteak and Fuller's Ale
13Young's PubsSteak and Young's Ale
14M. ManzeTraditional Minced Beef
15Putney PiesBeef Bourguignon

Pie ProducerLocation
Piebury CornerIslington, N7 8DL
The WindmillMayfair, W1S 2AZ
Pieminister South Bank, SE1 9PP or Farringdon, EC1N 7TS
Mother MashNr Oxford Circus, W1F 7QZ or The City, EC3A 4AA
Punch Tavern99 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1DE
Battersea Pie StationCovent Garden, WC2E 8RA
L. ManzeWalthamstow, E17 7LD
CanteenBaker St, W1U 8EW or Spitalfields, E1 6DW
Bob Bob RicardSoho, W1F 9DF
Porters English RestaurantCovent Garden, WC2E 8QH
Square PieSpitalfields, E1 6BG, Westfield (White City & Stratford)
Fuller's Ale and Pie HousesVarious inc. The Melton Mowbray, Holborn, EC1N 2LE
Young's PubsVarious inc. The Old Ship, Hammersmith, W6 9TD
M. ManzeTower Bridge Road, SE1 4TW
Putney PiesPutney High St, SW15 1SL

Please note, whilst it was a pie favourite due to having a pie room, the Newman Arms is under new ownership and no longer serve pies.

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