Lucie Loves... Food //The BEST (and most expensive) steak pie I have EVER tasted @GreatQueenSt. Worth every penny
I was delighted to discover upon entering the Great Queen Street restaurant that they served pie. I am a northerner. I LOVE pie.
This restaurant is very sought after. I would recommend booking a table. We were given the name of it by a friend who had had a slap-up meal here himself and felt compelled to share his enjoyment of it. However, due to the popular nature of the place, we could only get a seat at the bar, which actually was rather nice as we had a great view into the kitchen. It was great to watch the Chef’s at work.
So, after a quick once over of the menu and a recommendation or two from the cheery waitress, JMG and I settled our minds stomachs on a steak pie, £34, to share. We were told that the pastry - a rich suet crust - was rather filling and that we wouldn’t need any potatoes to go with it. We opted for a side order of greens, £4, cabbage tossed in dijon mustard, to balance the dish out.
We didn’t regret it.
Whilst we waited for our main I ordered a delicious Moscow Mule cocktail and some potted crab to start. I’d never eaten crab before having always been a bit put off by those disgustingly pink, artificial looking, crab sticks - but being brave - I decided to give it a go… It was very very good. It had a smooth, buttery texture and taste and side of toasted homemade bread to accompany it.
As I glanced about the room, doing a bit of people-watching, I spotted Japanese business men - mobile phones at the ready - taking photos of their very own MASSIVE* steak pie. This pie can easily feed 4 people - hence the £34 pricetag - which also reflects the fantastically tender chunks of beef it contains.
For dessert, JMG had an espresso and I tucked into a scoop of blood orange and vanilla sorbet with a side of shortbread. Soooo good. The smoothness of the vanilla contrasted beautifully with the tartness of the blood orange, it was HEAVEN.
A must go place for all who enjoy simple food, very well done.
*There was even enough pie left for me to take home and have the next evening for tea.
Great Queen Street
32 Great Queen Street,
020 7242 0622
Photography © Lucie Kerley