Best pie restaurants in London

Indulge in one of the capital’s most traditional but often underrated dishes, as we hunt down the best pie and mash in London.
A white plate with a beige pie with brown gravy being poured over it.
A classic british pie with gravy. Image courtesy of Pieminister.

Pies have been served across the capital for centuries, whether in the East End by bakers on carts or in the west at Twickenham, where there’s even an island named after the eel pies that were served to passing boatmen. Work your way through our pick of the top pie and mash restaurants in London.

Goddards at Greenwich

Four men dressed in green shirts stand in front of a london pie shop holding a tray of pies.
Enjoy traditional pies at Goddards at Greenwich. Image courtesy of Goddards at Greenwich.

Get your pie fix every day at Goddards at Greenwich. The original family-run pie 'n' mash shop in Deptford opened in 1890 and has since closed, but the family venture lives on in its characterful pie and mash Greenwich restaurant. Choose from pies such as steak and kidney, chicken and mushroom, and veggie The Banks pie, or give jellied eels a go.

Location: 22 King William Walk, London SE10 9HU

The Guinea Grill

Head to The Guinea Grill in Mayfair for some of the best meat pies in London. Open since 1952, this Young’s pub specialises in dry-aged, grass-fed British beef, and uses this prized meat in its pies. Whether you choose steak and kidney or steak and mushroom, it’s all about the beef at this venue, which is one of the proud founders of the Scotch Beef Club.

Location: 30 Bruton Place,  Mayfair,  London,  W1J 6NL


Exterior of M Manze shop on Peckham High Street, with eel & pie house written on brick wall overhead
M.Manze pie and mash shop. Image courtesy of Hand Luggage Only

Step into the Manze family's pie dynasty, which started at 87 Tower Bridge Road in 1902 when Michele Manze set up M.Manze. Now run by Michele’s grandsons, London’s longest continuously opened pie and mash shop serves homemade pies, mash and the classic green liquor; as well as cockney classic, jellied eels.

Locations: Tower Bridge (87 Tower Bridge Rd, SE1 4TW) and Peckham (105 Peckham High Street, SE15 5RS)

The Jugged Hare

The finest British produce are prepared before your eyes in the open kitchen as the delicious smells make their way across the restaurant at The Jugged Hare. Renowned for speciality game, visit for their indulgent pie of the day filled with more-ish ingredients such as Iron Age pork shoulder, apple & black pudding pie, mash, gravy.

Location: 49 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4SA


A hand holds a box with a pie covered in mushy peas and gravy from pieminster.
Feast on delicious pies at Pieminster. Image courtesy of Pieminster.

Munch on a cheap and quick pie at one of Pieminister. Perch on a stool in these cosy pie shops and bite into creations such as the Matador, with steak, chorizo, olives and butter beans. Indulge with their vegan range with favourites such as Moodless Moo, a jackfruit 'steak' option, or the Kevin, with chestnut mushroom, tomato and quinoa with baby onions. If you're in a hurry, opt for takeaway.

Location: 91 Leather Lane, London EC1N 7TS

The Old Bank of England

Delve into Victorian legend at The Old Bank of England, whose Fleet Street location is part of a fictitious tale. Flanked by Sweeney Todd’s barber shop and the house of his mistress, Mrs. Lovett, Todd murdered his clients in the tunnels and vaults below this City pub, and used their bodies as pie fillings. Today, feast on more appetising pies with classic British fillings and quirky alternatives.

Location: 194 Fleet St, London EC4A 2LT

Holborn Dining Room

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Holborn Dining Room. Image courtesy of Holborn Dining Room.

A one-stop destination for the iconic dish, the Pie Room at Holborn Dining Room offers a British classic in all its finery. Savour handmade pies, created by the restaurant's pastry experts, filled with superb flavours and the best of British ingredients. 

Location: No. 252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN

The Windmill

Although many pubs claim to be pie specialists, The Windmill can safely back up its love for the pastry-cased delicacy. Boasting its own pie club and two dedicated pie rooms, this is definitely a place for pie enthusiasts. Try the award-winning steak and kidney version for a warming, meaty hug or veggie filo pie with squash, lentils, goat's cheese, chickpea and red pepper.

Location: 6-8 Mill St, London W1S 2AZ

Maggie Jones's

A table with plates covered in food as hands take spoonfuls of pie.
Tuck into a delicious fish pie at Maggie Jones's. Image courtesy of Soufflé Communications.

Maggie Jones's has been a beloved spot in Kensington for over 40 years by visitors and locals alike. Its rustic, cosy aesthetic, paired with the warm and friendly atmosphere, makes it the perfect place to settle in and enjoy a hearty meal. Enjoy Maggie's fish pie filled with flavoursome seafood with your favourite tipple. 

Location: 6 Old Court Place, Kensington Church Street, London W8 4PL

Putney Pies

If you're someone who likes to pair a party with their pie then look no further than this Putney establishment. Putney Pies serves up classic English pies, both meat and vegetarian, made with quality ingredients. Once you've finished your dinner head down to The Vault for a drink and dance to live music.

Location: 2 Putney High St, London SW15 1SL


The interior of Rules restaurant with banquettes, white tablecloths and paintings on the walls.
Rules restaurant. Image courtesy of Rules

Tuck into a traditional pie in London's oldest restaurant. Rules, in Covent Garden, was known for its porter, pies and oysters when it opened more than 200 years ago. Today, the focus is more on game, but the restaurant stays true to its origins with some heartwarming pies such as steak and kidney pie, or the steamed suet pudding featuring steak, kidney and oysters.

Location: 34-35 Maiden Ln, London WC2E 7LB