THE BEST PIES

We’ve rounded up the best pies in London town. Whether you’re a puff pastry lid kinda person or more of a shortcrust pastry bottom.

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HOLBORN DINING ROOM

£££
252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN, United Kingdom
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 7:00 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Sunday: 7:30 AM – 9:45 PM

Pastry King Calum Franklin heads up the kitchen at Holborn Dining Rooms, so it comes as no surprise that they do a bangin’ selection of pies. And if you’re gonna pick anything it has to be THAT curry mutton pie with mango salsa. HELLO!

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THE WIGMORE

££
15 Langham Pl, London W1B 3DE, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

The Wigmore’s elevated pub grub menu (overseen by Michel Roux Jr.) of course includes an elevated pie. In fact, their chicken and leek pie with wholegrain mustard mash was hailed in as a ‘prince of pies’. So it’s perfect if you’re after a pie with a bit more panache.

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BOB BOB RICARD

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1 Upper James St, London W1F 9DF, United Kingdom
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 5:30 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Tuesday: 5:30 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Wednesday: 5:30 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Thursday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Friday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Saturday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Sunday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM

The iconic Soho restaurant Bob Bob Ricard have a chicken, mushroom and champagne pie on the menu, which comes with their name etched into the crust and is possibly the poshest pie in London. Just look at it…it’s a knock out.

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WILLY'S PIES

13-23 Westgate St, London E8 3RL, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Willy’s Pies might be the new kid on the block but he’s already delivering some of the best pies in London. The pies change weekly but you can usually expect at least one meat, one veggie and one sweet tart too – and all savoury pies arrive ready-to-bake. Willy’s has set-up a perm spot under the arches of London Field’s, but he delivers the goods across London and is available at over 15 stores in the capital for you to get your pie-fix.

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GREENAWAY'S PIE & MASH

45 Villiers St, London WC2N 6NE, UK

Scottish chef Mark Greenaway set out to reimagine a childhood fave and rekindle London’s dwindling pie population with his brand, Greenaway’s. Already established and acclaimed for his other restaurants, Greenaway’s Pie & Mash features a menu of confit duck and lentil; butternut squash and goat’s cheese; chicken and mushroom; beef and onion; and apple and rhubarb topped with whipped cream and custard.

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THE GUINEA GRILL

£££
30 Bruton Pl, London W1J 6NL, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM

A true classic, The Guinea Grill opened in 1952 on a site that has been home to a pub since the 15th century. And as you might expect from a traditional pub, there are plenty of pies. Some options include beef, oyster and horseradish; steak and mushroom; steak, kidney and mushroom; and potato and Wensleydale too.

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THE WINDMILL

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6/8 Mill Street, London W1S 2AZ, United Kingdom
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 6:00 PM

The Windmill pub in Mayfair take pies pretty seriously – they even have a Pie Club! But if you just wanna eat a pie you can’t go wrong with their market fish pie or suet pudding pie with Dorset mutton shoulder, lamb mince and root veg.

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PUTNEY PIES

££
2 Putney High Street, London SW15 1SL, United Kingdom
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 5:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 5:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 5:00 PM – 2:00 AM
  • Saturday: 1:00 PM – 2:00 AM
  • Sunday: 1:00 – 9:00 PM

Putney Pies is West London’s dirty little secret. Serving up handmade pies, pot pies with lids and hot pots, they’ve got everything you could ever want. From the traditional steak and ale to the wild rabbit & bacon, it’s pies how they should be – with lots of mash and gravy.

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GODDARDS AT GREENWICH

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22 King William Walk, London SE10 9HU, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 7:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 7:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 7:30 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 7:30 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 7:30 PM

Goddards at Greenwich has been around since 1890 and is a proper old school pie and mash shop. The menu is filled with the classics including minced beef, steak and kidney and chicken and ham pie served with liquor, gravy, mash, baked beans or peas, and two of you can eat here for under a tenner. And if you’re not down with the pies, David Beckham is a regular and we can all get down with that…

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KANISHKA

17-19 Maddox St, London W1S 2QH, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Led by double-Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar, Kanishka has an Indian pie on the menu. Tikka masala filling encased in puff pastry, with cumin scented berry compote. YUM.

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ALBION

££
2-4 Boundary St, Shoreditch, London E2 7DD

Albion loves pies, like a lot. When it comes to the grub you can expect to find classics like ox cheek & ale cottage pie and smoked chicken & leek puff pie, so you’re sorted whether you prefer your pies topped with potato or pastry.

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M. MANZE

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87 Tower Bridge Rd, London SE1 4TW, United Kingdom
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

The oldest pie shop in town, M.Manze has been serving traditional pie, mash and eels since 1902 and they still use the same recipes too. Impressive. Whether you dine in or take-away you can find a true cockney experience right here.

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THE COACH MAKERS ARMS

££
88 Marylebone Ln, London W1U 2PZ, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 11:30 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 11:30 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM

From pub royalty Cubitt House and chef Ben Tish, The Coach Makers Arms in Marylebone has a good few options for pie-lovers. Among them, a rollright, potato and leek, their signature fish pie, a beef cheek and bone marrow cottage pie and Bramley apple pie for dessert.

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THE DRAFT HOUSE

££
80 Columbia Rd, London E2 7QB, United Kingdom
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Friday: 12:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Saturday: 12:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM

Their pub grub menu is one full of pie and mash. We praise you, we really do. Handcrafted, fully encased shortcrust pies of steak & ale, steak & kidney, chicken leek & ham, and spinach, sweet potato & goat’s cheese. HUZZAH!

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