Love pies? You're in luck - London is really getting stuck in when it comes to Pie week (or, if you are a real enthusiast - pie month in some cases!) so put your your stretchy waist trousers and get ready for some feasting.
Here's where to go -
If you’re planning a top notch British Pie Week then a visit to London’s multi-award winning butcher HG Walter is a must. Homemade daily pie specials include a traditional Beef & Guinness and Chicken with Porcini Mushroom Pie. For those looking to enjoy a modern twist on this great British classic choose between pie combinations such as Steak, Stout & Stilton or Lamb Massaman. Pies start at £4.50, delivery Nationwide.
At Parlour, recently included in the Top 50 Gastropub Awards, chef-owner Jesse Dunford Wood is passionate about pies.
For National Pie Week (1-8 March) he will be serving a Special Pie Menu of:
A Remarkable Pork Pie, followed by Fish Pie and then Apple Pie for pudding. This set menu also comes at a very reasonable price of £10 for 2 Courses at Lunch or £18 for 2 Courses at Dinner. Jesse’s theatrical cooking style is always the star of the show and his pies will be no exception! The fish pie is made with smoked salmon, cod and a boiled egg - complete with fish tail coming out of the top. Delicious and fun!
Don't also forget the legendary Parlour Cow Pie (£16) - which never leaves the menu, a steak and ale pie with a suet crust and bone marrow escaping from the bone in the middle. (image attached)
Where else in London can you get pie at 2am (should you need to) but Polo 24 Hour Bar in Bishopsgate, where their Pie of The Day really is available ALL DAY and ALL NIGHT! Follow their Twitter feed @Polo24hourbar to find out the daily pie offer – it could be their British steak and Hoxton stout or Marinaded chicken, shallot and honey roast ham pie or plump for menu favourite, good old Shepherds’ Pie.
National Pie Month At The Iconic Savoy Grill
Because seven days is never long enough, the iconic Savoy Grill on The Strand is championing the classic British pie for the entire month of March in celebration of National Pie Week (2nd – 8th March).
Each week throughout March, Head Chef Andy Cook will put his signature twist on different flavours of traditional, handmade pies. Each pie will be matched with a wine or beer to complement the flavour, including surprising pairings of ale, Reisling and a light Sicilian white wine.
March 2nd – 8th: Norfolk Black chicken and crayfish pie with tarragon sauce (£18)
Curatolo Arini Single Vineyard Zibibbo, Sicily 2013
An elegant, citrus white from Sicily with a background of floral and herbal notes
March 9th – 15th: West Country pork and pistachio pie with house pickles (£10)
Chateau Chalon, Marie et Denis Chevassu, Arbois France, 1999
Mature ‘yellow wine’ with sherry sweetness from the ancient Savagnin grape
March 16th – 22nd: Steak and Maldon Rock Oyster pie (£18)
Chapel Down India Pale Ale,UK
A balanced, yet powerful IPA to stand up to rich steak and salty oyster
March 23rd – 29th: Nanna Wilcox’s smoked bacon, parsley and potato pie (£16)
Prinz Von Hessen Kabinett Riesling, Rheingau, Germany, 2011
Fresh and crisp with flavours of apple and citrus against tropical fruit sweetness
Harking back to the golden age of the roaring 20s, Savoy Grill balances style and substance with gorgeous, Art Deco surroundings complete with a quintessentially British menu.
Try a traditional pie with a modern, elegant pairing this March at Savoy Grill.
Savoy Grill, Savoy Hotel, Strand, London WC2R 0EU
T: 020 7592 1600