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“Pie = mmmmmmmm” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pieminister

Pieminister
53 Church Street, Manchester m41pd, England
+(44)0161 819 1279
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Ranked #14 of 1,757 Restaurants in Manchester
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Manchester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Pie = mmmmmmmm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

this place just turned up 1 day i seen it and was like mmmm i like pie so on a pay day lunch from work i went i got pie and i got mash i was very happy the pie was good the mash was creamy , gravy nah nah but i love gravy .so im a critic . the selection of pies is gr8 and the staff are Fab my only criticism would be that they serve the take away customers b4 and with more priority then the dinning in

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“pies rule!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We went on a Friday evening and was pleasantly surprised at this fab new restaurant on Church St in the Northern Qtr.
Its lovely and informal with plenty of pies to choose from and good old mash and mushy peas on the side and really reasonably priced.
The waiter (think he was called Terry) was brilliant, he was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable.
I had 'Kate and Sidney' (steak and kidney) it was perfect just the right amount of meat/gravy/carrots, my partner had a veggie pie which he said was just ok, but mine was completely delicious! We shared a portion of mash and one of mushy pies and that was more than enough between the two of us.
In all a lovely friendly café/restaurant with brilliant staff and great pies!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Fantastic Value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Went here today as we had been to the one in Amsterdam and we had the pietanic with mash peas and gravy with the extra cheese and crispy shallots a glass of red wine and a bottle of beer for 23 pound it was lovely food and very filling also the staff were extremely friendly and provided excellent service

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
“Pie and mash”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This is an interesting addition to the Northern Quarter (albeit a small-scale chain) with good wholesome food served by nice staff. I went for the 'Wild Shroom' pie (wild mushrooms, asparagus, white wine and cream) and added a couple of sides. The pie arrived in a retro white enamelled bowl (from the pre-plastic camping days...), sat on a blob of mash and covered in minty mushy peas. Along with a gravy boat (containing not quite enough gravy), a pot of scalding hot Earl Grey tea and a warm smile.

Overall, it was pretty good fare, and yes indeed, it was wholesome. The mash was fine, and the minty mushy peas absolutely spot on, as was the inadequate portion of gravy. On the whole the pie was very well made, with very good pastry, but it was really let down with the mushrooms, which, it has to be said, were quite devoid of flavour. The tea could also have been much better, the water tasted like it had been super-heated and reheated until it was completely flat (deoxygenated), completely ruining the flavour of the tea once it had cooled down enough to taste it. I'd give them another go, and go for the cheese pie next time. Nice food, on the whole, a very good idea, and a nice little place and staff. Go give it a try.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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“hearty fuel stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

A great place to pop in for a quick lunch, fill up and go. Had the mother ship which is basically a pie and mash with all the sides they do. Very filing and good service

Visited August 2013
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