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.
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.