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Battersea Pie Station

Restaurants, British Covent Garden
4 out of 5 stars
4 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

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.

 

By: Guy Dimond

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Details

Address: 28 The Market
Lower ground floor
28 The Market
London
WC2E 8RA
Transport: Tube: Covent Garden
Price: Main courses £7.50-£8.50
Contact:
Opening hours: Meals served 11am-9pm Mon-Sat; 11am-8pm Sun
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Users say (20)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.3 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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  • 3 star:3
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tastemaker

My go-to place for pies! The chicken and mushroom pie is always delicious, well packed, and comes with free gravy to top it off. I'm always less impressed with the roast potatoes, as they do tend to be a bit soggy and not at all worth an extra £3.50! Worth getting a seat outside to enjoy the Covent Garden buzz.

Tastemaker

Delicious pies hidden away from the hungry tourists in Covent Garden! In the lower level of Covent Garden market, somewhere in a corner of the patio, you will find this tiny cosy place serving a variety of fresh prepared pies. If you are new to the so British meaty pies, you should definately try them here. As for the prices, I would say that are reasonable considering the quality and the location of this place.


Wouldn't agree that the pies here are good value for money as they're still pretty expensive BUT they are delicious. The butternut squash and goats cheese pie was a treat, coupled with creamy mash, perfectly cooked peas and gravy that'll leave you wanting more more more, it's hard to fault the food here. I will definitely be returning when I fancy a slightly pricey, but incredibly yummy lunch. 


You can take the boy out of the north but you can't take the north out of the boy. Such a brilliant place to eat when in Covent Garden. Pie, mash and such divine gravy. Usually soundtracked by cool music. My idea of heaven.


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


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.


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

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


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!


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.


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 .

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