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“Best balance of quality ingredients, fast service and value” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Pieman Cafe

The Pieman Cafe
14A Crown Alley | Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
011010111
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Ranked #2 of 36 Bakeries in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $13
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Bakeries
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sleepyrhino
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best balance of quality ingredients, fast service and value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

I thought pies were a cold winters night thing but the selection of fillings and side orders mean I seem to have spent many a summer evening popping in here after work. Really good veggie butternut squash and goats cheese pie, but think my favourite is pernod, chicken and asparagus. But for a real review I think I may have to work my way through the menu :-D

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reno, Nevada
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42 restaurant reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Yummy, yummy.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012 via mobile

The food is pod. The pies are liking and worth the money. The great part is that you can choose some chips & some pies all under €10. You can try more than one item on the menu for the same price you would pay at a normal pub.
Try the bangers & mash or the meatballs & chips. Both are delicious.
Only complaint is the selection is not always what the menu says. I went twice & the lies for sale varied. One day they are out of bangers & mash, the next day they might not have meatballs.
Otherwise it's yummy so try it.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sheffield
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“Not as good as expected”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

I enjoyed my pie (Chicken, mushroom & Jameson's whiskey), but was a little underwhelmed by it (and didn't think it was good value for money).

Although the filling was really nice, I was disappointed by the pastry, and the mash was very bland - the whole meal was only really saved by the gravy.

A friend had the sausage and mash and I understand that was much better - but you'd think they'd get the pie right given their name.

Have to say, best tagline ever for a pie shop 'Look into my pies'!!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Columbus, Ohio
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“Great hot lunch in Temple Bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

The unpretentious Pieman, on Crown alley in Temple Bar, is a blue- and white-painted little place with five or six tables. It had on offer an assortment of six or eight meat, fish, and poultry pies; bangers and mash; two or three sides; and beers, ales and wines.

I had a pork pie made with apples and potatoes, and my husband had a steak and Guinness pie. They were so good that we made our way back there two days later and ordered two different pies. Every one was delicious, and a meal cost a bit less than pub fare.

The crust is quite subtantial, rather than flaky, since the pies are not in a tin and must hold together on a plate, but that does not detract one whit from the scruptiousness. Sides included potatoes (with excelent gravy or sauce, if you like) and mushy peas, plus one or two others that I don't recall. It's definitely worth a stop when your tired feet and rumbling tummy beg for mercy in Temple Bar, and I'd recommend seeking it out from nearby neighborhoods.

Visited May 2012
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