Time Out says
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 stout, minced beef and onion, or chicken and mushroom are less expected versions such as butternut squash and goat’s cheese. They all have pleasingly firm crusts and sides of mash are well-whipped and creamy. 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, 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.
28 The Market
Lower ground floor
28 The Market
|Transport:||Tube: Covent Garden|
|Opening hours:||Open 11am-7.30pm Mon-Fri; 10am-8pm Sat; 11am-7pm Sun|
|Do you own this business?|
Users say (20)
Average User Rating
4.3 / 5
- 5 star:11
- 4 star:5
- 3 star:3
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:1
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.
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.
Snap up exclusive discounts in London
Time Out's handpicked deals — hurry, they won't be around for long...