I used to buy Big Ben's pies sometimes when they had an outlet at Parkway Parade a few years ago but this is the first time I'd been to the restaurant. I took my kids there for a lunchtime meal today; it was busy when we arrived and there were only tables outside or bar seat style seating at the side, so we sat on the bar stools and when people left the staff cleared a table for us. The ambience is quite good in there, it's a small place and friendly - a lot of the people who were dining seemed to be regulars which is always a good sign.
We ordered Beef and cheese pie, Steak and Guinness pie and a burger. The pies were great - they do look small but we all came out of there feeling full (and we have big appetites in our family!) so they're obviously big enough to be filling. The burger was also good and I think it was home made. The chips were OK (I'm not too sure about the seasoning that they put on them - I might ask for it without next time). The baked beans were hot (hooray!) but the mashed potato was lukewarm which was a shame. But all in all, it was a satisfying meal.
I like their pies - they advertise themselves with the Union Flag and their pies are the closest I've found to British pies in Singapore. Someone has reviewed this place a while ago and compared it to Dom's of all places which are nothing like UK pies, so if you want a British pie, this is the place to come. If they'd had an option of mushy peas with the pies instead of beans I would have gone for that though - it's more authentic. So if anyone from BBP is reading this, mushy peas would be great (and maybe the option of gravy too - a nice onion gravy, thick and flavourful)
My children finished off with cookies and cream ice cream too which they enjoyed and we also had a couple of rounds of drinks (soft drinks and coffee). The bill came to $41 which I thought was pretty good.
I actually liked it more before their renovation but food is nevertheless still just as good though. We usually drop by for their value set lunch and takeaway their delicious pies for our colleagues.