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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FOUR’N TWENTY PIE | THE DREADED REVIEW

I have put this one off, and now I think the time has come … to review Four’n Twenty‘s overwhelmingly popular meat pie; perhaps the most iconic Australian pie EVER. Due to an annoying yet lingering disdain for Four’n Twenty products that I developed early on my journey to pie-enlightenment I avoided this Australian favourite. … Continue reading

Sargents Extra Special Slow Cooked Angus Beef & Vegetable Pie

Previously I reviewed Sargents’ ‘extra special’ Wagyu pie (it wasn’t that special), and this review is of another extra special pie from Sargents: the Extra Special Slow Cooked Angus Beef & Vegetable Pie. So just how special is it? Cost: approx $5.50 per 2. Pastry: delicious, actually. This is proper old-fashioned thick pastry with a flaky puff-pastry lid; just like … Continue reading