I’m eating a lot of Sunday roasts lately, all varied in style. If I’m not dining at the Edwardian Tea Rooms or at country pubs during long hikes, one of the best places to go for a different type of ‘roast’ special is family pie business, Pieminister located on Waterloo Street, Birmingham. You can read all about my visit there last year also. I was recently invited over again to try out their Sunday version of a dinner – the roast pie edition.
The Sunday best costs £9.95 in which you choose any classic pie which sits atop a pile of creamy mash. My specific meal was layered with a Yorkshire pudding filled with swede mash, roast garlic and rosemary potatoes. My specific meal was complete with free range British pork crackling and a pig-in-blanket, but not all of them are. On the side is a small gravy pot to pour over the pie before serving. On this specific Sunday I went for the ‘Chicken of Aragon’, stuffed neatly with free range chicken, and dry cured bacon with added tarragon. There are gluten-free, vegan and veggie options too, in addition to a varied amount of meats to try. Check out theirfor full details.
We learned from our previous visit that all pies are made fresh and transported up from Bristol every morning. So there’s no stale food hanging around and everything tastes incredibly fresh. The Sunday Best is an autumnal treat like nothing like you’ve seen before. United as one almighty ‘mega-feast’, the overall composition of the dish is spot on. As you can see – also incredibly photogenic. The portion is a perfect amount if you’re hungry, and I received a few comments asking if it was a meal for two! The Sunday pies are available all-day every Sunday with a selection of 16 award winning combinations to choose from.
The Yorkshire pudding had the right amount of crunch, but laid a little flat when the veg was inside it. I wanted it to be a little bigger for extra impact. The overall meal was great but we had to ask for a little bit more gravy. I’m happy to say both Josh and I, and his parents demolished our meals in record time. The wild venison which they had looked just as tasty and I can happily say the Sunday Best is something that everyone can sit down and enjoy together. If you still have room, for an extra £4.95 you can order either a Sticky Toffee or Hot Chocolate Pud smothered with sweet sauce and ice cream afterwards. We skipped this part, but I’m sure they were decent all the same.
One night I’m going to head back and try some more grub from the Pieminister Loaded Fries with pulled ham, dirty cheesy sauce and crisp shallots. Serving food from lunch until late, it’s hard to resist the pie roasts which are exceptional comfort food. Although it wasn’t the best I’ve ever tasted, the gimmick is working as I saw lots of other diners eating the same thing with a smile on their face. Have you tried Pieminister before? What are your thoughts?a trio of
Please note: I was invited with a +1 to try a complementary Sunday roast special. Puddings and drinks were not included in the review.