27 Nov 2010 • 84 reviews • 3 followers
This café prides itself in “Traditional homemade English pies filled with quality ingredients in short crust pastry shell” according to its website. The menu promises - “Delicious, sumptuous, savoury, satisfying are a few ways to describe Big Ben’s Pies”
Steak & Guinness pie ($3.80) – The individual components of this pie is great, chunky steak cubes which are tender and flavourful, the gravy is also thick and nice. Crust is also good. But put them all together, it fails to satisfy me. Perhaps this version of pie is different from how I like my pies to be – hearty and rich. This pie is delicious, just too dainty for my liking.
Irish Lamb Stew pie set ($7.60) – includes choice of pie, bake beans, fries and soup of the day. Compared to the steak pie, this is more dry and hollow. Between these two pies, I prefer the former.
Chicken Chop ($8.50) – pan roasted chicken leg with rustic mashed potatoes and salad. There is a choice of either garlic or mushroom sauce for the chicken chop. We chose the garlic. Amongst the three mains, this is clearly the winner. Most hearty and satisfying of all. Worth highlighting is the mashed potato. This is made of real potatoes, coarsely mashed with skin intact, is much better than those from a box!
Devil’s Wings ($9.60) for six wings – total of 12 pieces. Mildly spicy wings, not bad for sharing. Wwe were halfway through our wings that we could request for higher levels of spiciness.
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