The best restaurants for pies in London are a combination of historic pie and mash shops, traditional cafes and modern restaurants. Pies may be making a comeback across the capital but for some Londoners frequenting more traditional pie shops they never went out of fashion. If you're not a pie convert already it's the perfect opportunity to start digging in to our recommendations for the best pies in London - with meat, vegetable and sweet pies to tempt you it may take you quite some time to eat your way across the capital.
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The Admiralty is a Fuller's pub offering an impressive choice of cask ales, craft lagers and gastro-pub style food including some of the best pies in London.
66 Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DS
(020) 7930 0066
Battersea PIE Station offers a range of pies made with British free range meat and poultry, with fillings such as steak & Guinness, chicken & bacon and pheasant with smoky bacon & apple. There is also a range of traditional accompaniments including creamy mash and minted peas and unbaked pies are available to take home.
Lower Ground Floor, 28 The Market, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8RA
(020) 7240 9566
Bob Bob Ricard (or BBR for short) encompasses all that is best about English eccentricity. They serve an all day menu in elegant surroundings, and with a late licence they can take you through from day to night in style. The menu features British comfort food and a selection of authentic Russian dishes including Siberian dumplings and Russian herring.
1 Upper James Street, Soho, London, W1F 9DF
(020) 3145 1000
For some outstanding fillings, try the famous pies from Canteen in Spitalfields. Although the menu changes, there will always be one meat and one vegetarian option.
2 Crispin Place, Spitalfields, London, E1 6DW
0845 686 1122
The Milestone Hotel, 1 Kensington Court, Kensington, London, W8 5DL
(020) 7917 1000
In honour of the great British dining staple that is 'the pie', the fabulous chef's at the Milestone have created three melt-in-the-mouth pies to enjoy.
Tuck into a Dedham vale steak & ale pie with Montgomery cheddar mashed potato, and seasonal vegetables, wild mushroom, spinach & goat's cheese pie with Jersey Royal potatoes, sprouting broccoli, spring greens and spiced apple pie with vanilla ice-cream. Come and enjoy this much loved pastry delight throughout the day in any of the dining venues at the Milestone Hotel.
7 Oxendon Street, Piccadilly Circus, London, SW1Y 4EE
(020) 7839 7261
The Comedy is a busy pub that boasts comedy nights four nights a week. They also host regular live music and karaoke nights. The Comedy Pub offers a food menu of classic pub grub including a delicious selection of pies to widen your eyes.
Located on the edge of the Square Mile, The Fox and Anchor is an old Victorian free house and boutique hotel serving a wide variety of real ales and traditional food - including some exceptional pies.
115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1M 6AA
(020) 7250 1300
The Guinea Grill is a smashing pub and restaurant which is steeped in history and character. They serve a fine British menu which includes a popular selection of homemade pies - all accompanied by a great selection of drinks.
30 Bruton Place, Mayfair, London, W1J 6NL
(020) 7499 1210
Holborn Dining Room is an elegant restaurant within the Rosewood London hotel. Holborn Dining Room offers a simple menu of British dishes that are separated into eight sections: charcuterie, cold counter, hot counter, crustacea, hot kitchen, sides, and afters. Holborn Dining Rooms features an impressive wine list with more than 80 bins to choose from.
Rosewood London, 252 High Holborn, Holborn, London, WC1V 7EN
The Holborn Dining Room is also home to the Gin Bar, a relaxed and stylish area that boasts London's largest gin collection featuring over 400 gins and 27 tonics.
(020) 3747 8633
15 Tottenham Street, Bloomsbury, London, W1T 2AJ
(020) 7637 0896
Located a stones throw from Goodge Street tube station, The Hope offers a wide choice of beers, wines and spirits alongside a food menu of bar snacks and award-winning Pieminster pies. All major sporting events are also shown at The Hope.
With regular celebrity endorsements, The Ivy is a stylish and sophisticated venue in which to dine. Offering contemporary European cuisine with a particular emphasis on British dishes, The Ivy also boasts an impressive wine list and an attentive and informed staff.
1-5 West Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9NQ
(020) 7836 4751
The Jugged Hare is the latest pub from the ETM Group. Situated in the City, The Jugged Hare will be food-focused and will also serve fine wines and a specially brewed bottled pale ale in conjunction with Sambrook's brewery.
49 Chiswell Street, Barbican, London, EC1Y 4SA
(020) 7614 0134
The tastiest and most innovative fillings from this grab-and-go Australian pie company in Shepherds Bush.
West 12 Shopping Centre, 24 Shepherds Bush Green, Shepherds Bush, London, W12 8PH
(020) 8811 8111
Established at the beginning of the 20th century, this legendary pie and eel shop in Peckham is still run with love and dedication by the Manze family. And the pies are delish.
105 High Street, Peckham, London, SE15 5RS
(020) 7277 6181
89 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 3SU
(020) 7734 2572
Nellie Dean is an old fashioned pub located in Soho. The venue is a favourite of locals and office workers. As well as serving up quality drinks, Nellie Dean also offer award-winning Pieminster pies.
Piebury Corner is a pie and mash shop on Holloway Road that has a deli next door. A variety of hot and cold pies are available served with fine beers, ales and cider.
209-211 Holloway Road, Holloway, London, N7 8DL
(020) 7700 5441
Putney Pies offers an excellent selection of freshly made pies served alongside cocktails, real ales, ciders and craft beers. Putney Pies also hosts DJs and live music at the weekends.
2 Putney High Street, Putney, London, SW15 1SL
(020) 8780 2920
Formerly owned by Marco Pierre White, Quo Vadis now offers a daily-changing seasonal special pie, created by chef Jeremy Lee. Diners also get a great choice of other dishes inspired by the bygone grill rooms of yesteryear.
26-29 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 3LL
(020) 7437 9585
All of the pies here are baked fresh on a daily basis using quality produce free from additives and colours.
Westfield London, Ariel Way, Shepherd's Bush, London, W12 7GE
(020) 8222 6697
Situated in Mayfair, The Windmill offers a good selection of authentic and contemporary British fare, with the emphasis firmly placed on pies. There is a wide choice of seasonally suited pies available at The Windmill, including their award-winning Steak & Kidney option. There are 8 cask ales available, a varied selection of craft beers and a choice of wines. The Windmill also boasts a 'secret garden' roof terrace, an idyllic spot for an al fresco pie and ale.
6-8 Mill Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 2AZ
(020) 7491 8050