Pies. To the ‘English’ an ultimate savoury indulgence, to the American’s, sugar laden treats… Pies are to be shared and with that, they evoke memories.
The history of the pie, well, the Romans discovered them through the Greeks with pies arriving in England in the 12th century.
London is home to many of the best pie’s from J Sheekey’s Fish Pie to East London’s world renowned Pie and Mash- its personal though and each of us have a favourite.
Mayfair is home to The Guinea – where the pies served in the bar, are served with a spoon. No messing around here. A childhood favourite, I remember sitting with my pie and spoon on a Friday lunchtime surrounded by suits… Needless to say, I had yet to make Mayfair my own at the point… I most certainly did not expect many years later to be writing about that experience.
Of late though, I have been heading to The Windmill for their Fish Pie – perfect each and every time, with a group of girlfriends, we call it Pie Club 😉 The Windmill also have a few vegetarian pie options!
So, Pie Week is taking place Monday 6th to Sunday 12th March, plenty of occasions to visit the following pie-tastic spots in Mayfair.
The Guinea | Bruton Place parallel to Bruton Street
The Windmill | Mill Street off Maddox Street
Scott’s | Mount Street
Image courtesy The Windmill