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“Top pie” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Miles Better Pies

Miles Better Pies
shop 2 Milford Road, Te Anau, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
03 249 9044
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Ranked #2 of 29 restaurants in Te Anau
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
Singapore, Singapore
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97 reviews 97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Top pie”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

In the little lake-side town Te Anau on the way to Milford Sound is this wonderful pie shop and cafe. As you peek into the kitchen behind the shop front you see stacked trays of fragrant freshly baked pies. The menu includes savoury as well as sweet (fruit) pies. We indulged in a venison pie and a beef and pepper pie. Both were bursting with melt-in-the-mouth meat. The venison was perfect. The beef and pepper could have been a bit more peppery. At approximately 6 NZ Dollars a piece they make for an excellent value lunch which you can enjoy on the shores of the lake.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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English first
Adelaide, South Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Mouthwatering pies”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

Went there based on tripadviser review and found it right next to our hotel. My steak and pepper had delicious soft steak but my daughter had a tiny bit of gristle in hers. The pasties had mince too and were like traditional Cornish pasties that we have in south Australia. So nice that I then had a blueberry and apple pie even though I'm allergic to blueberries! I reluctantly shared it! Don't miss this place! $6 for a pie is a bit more than I'm used to paying but ok for New Zealand prices. Probably in my top 5 pies ever!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“excellent meaty pies with real flavour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

cheerfully signposted, it cannot be missed in te anau town centre. lots of different pies and other snacks on offer - we were very impressed by the minty lamb, thai chicken curry and the pepper steak pies : great crust and terrific meaty flavours puts other pies to shame. great to eat at the tables outside or by the lake

Visited December 2012
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“Fab pies”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

Great tasting pies and very filling. Pastry is really good, not greasy at all. Pie fillings very generous with really tender meat and good gravy. We had venison, lamb with mint, bacon and egg, and mince. All of them were fabulous.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“yummy!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Small place, big taste! My favorite pie was the steak and pepper pie. I tried many pies during my stay in NZ, but this was definitely one of the best pies I ever had! I also loved their liqourice cake, something really special (if you like liqourice...)! If the sun is shining, this is a wonderful place to sit in the sun and enjoy a snack in lovely Te Anau!

Visited November 2012
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