Tucked away in the middle of Oxford's covered market is a not-so-well-kept secret that goes by the name of Pieminister. One rainy and blustery Sunday, the boyf and I decided to give the place a go, as we'd pored over the delicious looking selection of pies the day before, and 24 hours seems to be the maximum limit of our temptation levels. This particular Sunday was in September. We've been back on a bi-monthly basis since.

Pieminister starts off on the right foot - the pastry here is perfect. No soggy bottoms (can you tell I already miss GBBO?), and not rock solid or over butter-y, this hits all the right notes between flaky, substantial and melt-in-the-mouth satisfying. I can't speak to their mash offering, but from what I tasted of the boyf's, the delicate fluffy, creamy balance had been hit there too. Boyf tried the Matador Pie (Steak, chorizo, olives, sherry and butter beans) whilst I plumped for The Big Cheese (garlic cream cheese, west country cheddar and buttered onions). Let me tell you something about The Big Cheese - a cheese and onion pasty from Greggs this is not. This was so flavourful and warming, not too rich and yet ooey gooey and runny as you like. I can't recommend it highly enough. Even saying that, I have to acknowledge that the Matador Pie the man chose was even better. Talk about flavour explosion! I can't say enough good things about the place but suffice it to say, we keep going back, and it never disappoints. If you ever get the chance to go (they're dotted about all over the place!), make sure you do, and eat your fill! You won't be disappointed.


  1. This post has made me VERY hungry. I love a good pie! I will have to put this place on my list of places to visit. Great review :)

    Naomi xo

    1. Aw thanks for commenting Naomi! It's definitely worth a visit if you can get to one - soooo delicious, and their range is immense!!

      Thanks for reading :) T xx


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