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Dish Cafe, Geelong | Beef & Cheddar Pie | Australia’s First A+ Pie!

Where: 66 Little Malop Street, Geelong CBD Cost: $6 – $9.50 Pastry: soft and thin, yet does not fall to bits. The texture of the pastry is quite different to any other pie I have tried, which adds to its uniqueness. The pastry is like a very fine bread crumble, and it is delicious. The puff … Continue reading

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Balfours Red Thai Chicken Pie Review

Cost: $5 + per 2-pack Pastry: the pastry has a satisfactory crunch; not too brittle and not too floury. It has a warm savory taste. Very nice. Meat: this pie has given me a new level of appreciation for well-made chicken pies. This pie is filled to the brim with real shredded chicken, spiced with authentic-tasting red Thai … Continue reading

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Contributor Review | KFC ZINGER PIE!

Written by Boof Nielson Cost: $3.95 Wrapped in a paper bag, and cradled in a little tin, is the KFC Zinger Pie. I’m not usually a fan of chicken pies, as I find them too bland when compared to their beefy cousins. This, combined with the nagging feeling that this thing in my lap can … Continue reading

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Ferguson Plarre Bakehouse | Waurn Ponds | Lamb & Rosemary Pie

Where: Ferguson Plarre Bakehouse, Waurn Ponds Plaza, Victoria Cost: approximately $5 something Pastry: thick! lord, it’s thick. It has a whopper of a crunch, sort of like a crispy old cracker. A tad bit floury, with no unusual flavour characteristics. Meat: this pie delivered a new level of bland. Usually lamb & rosemary pies always turn out to be … Continue reading

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Routleys Bakery | Curried Scallop Pie

Cost: $6.50 Pastry: perfection. The trademark Routleys’ soft-but-somehow-firm pastry in all its glory. Meat: seafood. Lots of it. The gravy is a mild green curry, from what I could make of it. There were at least six scallops in my pie, which isn’t bad if you consider how much fish and chip shops usually charge for them. Understandably … Continue reading

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Award-Winning Tatura Hot Bread|Chicken, Cranberry & Brie Pie Review

Recently I was driving through Victoria’s bible-belt and found myself in the buckle: Tatura. Walking into Tatura’s Hot Bread bakery (130 Hogan street) you will notice that the shelves are creaking under the weight of all the awards they have won over the years (I assume they enter every national competition in existence). They are … Continue reading

Contributor Review | Barbara | ELMSBURY Chicken and Vegetable pie

The following report is from Barbara, a fellow pie enthusiast. Further details (regarding cost, grading and photographs) have not been provided. A comprehensive review of the Elsmbury Chicken and Vegetable pie can be found here. “Well tasteless would have to be the predominant word. The pastry was dry and lacked any flavour, and if a chicken was introduced to … Continue reading

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Sargents Traditional Style Beef & Cheese Pie | Review

Cost: unknown (store bought) Pastry: so thick you could nearly break a tooth. Seriously, the lid alone is approximately  five layers of sultry puff pastry. Together these layers give this pie a wicked crunch, but in turn reduces the meat content due to its ridiculous thickness. Meat: have you ever partaken in Pizza Hut’s ‘All you can eat’ … Continue reading

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Contributor Review | Sean Marsh | Norlane’s Old Style Bakery

The following review is from Sean Marsh; a top bloke with a solid foundation in pie wisdom.  Welcome to the Chunky Steak pie from Norlane’s own Old Style Bakery. You can rest assured that any pie emblazoned with the Star of David has the blessing of our Vengeful Lord stamped upon its delicious crust, and … Continue reading

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Routleys Bakery | Grovedale | Chunky Beef and Burgundy Pie

Today for breakfast (about one in the afternoon) I ate a pie from the Routleys Bakery that has recently opened in Grovedale. I admit I have tried Routleys pies before, but never had I bought one of their pies from one of their many bakeries. I recently tried a Routleys plain pie at a roadside cafe … Continue reading