Pies & Puns at Chorlton's Newest Pie Cafe
If there's one thing we love "up North" it's a proper good pie, now Manchester has its fair share of good pie places like Pieminister or Pie & Ale, but on a rainy Saturday we set out on a mission of finding a really good pie in South Manchester without having to head all the way into the city centre. After a short while of googling we found ourselves lusting over the award winning pies at Chorlton's reasonably recently opened Lord Of The Pies (bonus points for the punny name), so off we hopped on the metro on our Pie pilgrimage with one destination in mind.
The place itself is reasonably small with around 30 covers available but luckily for us there was only a couple of other tables in, most likely with it being a rainy weekend in January and everyone's bank balances looking a bit sorry for themselves. The styling is what you'd expect of most hipster-esque venues, you know the type, spindled chairs, bare brick walls and mason jars of flowers, cosy and cute, everything you need for the kind-on-the-soul grub they're serving up.
As expected, the menu is full of pies, many adorning gold awards from the British Pie Awards (now that's our favourite kind of award!), with all pies costing £4.50 and accompanying sides as add ons down the side of the menu. You can choose from the classic cheese & onion or meat & potato, or if you're feeling a bit more adventurous you can pick a pulled chicken balti or confit pork & Bury black pudding, all of which sounding absolutely delicious. You can even opt to have your pie on a ploughmans board served up with cheddar, pickled red cabbage, onion chutney, pickles and salad instead of the tradition pie & mash combo.
We opted for the beef & ale pie with roasted mushrooms served with mustard mash and lashings of gravy, along with a British beef & blue pie on the ploughmans board. The pastry on both were incredibly crisp without being dry, the type you could pop in your pocket like the good old Cornish pasty and not worry about the filling spilling out everywhere. Both pies were absolutely delicious, so much so that we've already planned to pick some up for tea on the way home from work from their takeaway menu!
If you're looking for some real wholesome pie goodness definitely head to Lord of the Pies, you won't regret it!