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Rob Greig Time Out
Battersea Pie Station in Covent Garden. Steak and Meantime Stout Pie with red cabbage, peas and roasted new potatoes with rosemary
Venue says: "Why not come in and try some delicious seasonal red cabbage with your pie and mash, don't forget to include lashings of gravy!"
Covent Garden

Terrific-value modern pie-and-mash shop keeping it real in tourist-heavy Covent Garden Market.

With bargain prices and proper British food, this pie and mash house is something of an anomaly among the tourist traps of Covent Garden Market. It’s housed in one of the refurbished subterranean arches, keeping the traditional exterior and flagstone floor, but the fixtures and fittings are stylish and modern: bright white tiles, polished marble tables and a shiny counter.

Besides the traditional fillings such as steak and mushroom with stout, minced beef and onion, or chicken and mushroom are less expected versions such as butternut squash and goat’s cheese or salmon, cod and prawns. They all have pleasingly firm crusts. A chicken and mushroom costs a mere fiver and creamy, well-whipped mash an extra £2.75. Rich red-wine gravy arrived separately in a miniature jug. Ingredient quality was exemplary throughout – so much so that, even though full, we attempted to finish a sticky toffee pudding (£4.75 and also tip-top) between two of us. 

Even for a counter-service place this little caff is terrific value – and is the exception to the rule that central Covent Garden is best avoided by the bargain hunter.


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Battersea Pie says
Battersea Pie was founded in 2007 with the sole aim of making proper British food and sharing it with as many people as possible. We want to make the best pie and mash there is!

Based in the heart of Covent Garden - the oldest market in London - we strive to provide a truly authentic and delicious British dining experience to everyone who walks through our doors.

At Battersea Pie Station all our pies are made with proper old-fashioned pastry, free range meat and fresh vegetables - all sourced where possible from the British Isles.

So let's face it, pie and mash makes the day better! So why not pop in and see us for a delicious pie and mash served with lashings of gravy. If you can't make it in to us, then maybe organise a delivery for your office, friends or family gathering? (Please see our see website for minimum order and delivery details.) We also cater for events so drop us a line if you think pie and mash would make your event or celebration that little bit better, and tastier.
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Venue name: Battersea Pie
Address: Lower ground floor
28 The Market
Opening hours: Meals served 11am-9pm Mon-Sat; 11am-8pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Covent Garden
Price: Main courses £7.50-£8.50
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Average User Rating

4.2 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:6
  • 4 star:4
  • 3 star:1
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:1
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pingus p

Compared to what Iv tried before, this place isnt nice at all.
No depth of flavour and the crust was not at all desirable.

Eddy S

Really enjoyed this. Great food, simple and really tasty! The staff are really pleasant too. You can eat outside in Covent Garden with some light entertainments whilst you eat depending on the time you go.

Kim Fleming

Yummy pies. I went for lamb pie which was amazing and smelt so good too. I will be back for sure.

michelle D
Staff Writer

Went to lunch here today after reading the review on Time Out and loved this quaint little place tucked away in Covent Garden piazza. Very friendly staff too. Steak and stout pie was full of steak and the lovely waitress gave us loads of luscious red wine gravy for the mash. It was a good hangover cure

will h

I love this place, but am slightly disappointed that the world is about to discover quite how great it is...I'm there once a week without fail


I'm slightly obsessed with the pie shops brilliant chicken and mushroom pies and the most gorgeous mash i've ever had. Friendly staff, brilliant food, good prices and not a long wait for your order. 5/5 all the way!

Elizabeth W

A really good venue for a swift meal. The staff are very friendly and efficient, and they make a fine pine. There's an interestingly varied set of side dishes to choose from, and the portions are generous. Slightly let down by the mash, which was a weirdly homogenous consistency, but otherwise a great choice.

Dr Darren

Definitely five stars and the best pies in London by far! Disregard the 'brash dance music' too, it's often quite a varied selection and certainly adds torather than detracts from the ambience.


Great value for money and very good food - service a bit slow over lunchtime but worth the wait.


I ate there recently and the pies are quite good. # stars ,nah dont think so 4 -5 .