Pie! Glorious pie! I do like a good pie – flaky pastry, tasty filling – it’s pretty fantastic. There’s a great one in Newtown, tucked into a side street off King Street. As you can imagine from the name, pies are the main attraction, and definitely the star – with offerings of sweet and savoury.
The Pie Tin is tucked away just off King Street, and has a very relaxed feel. There’s open brick walls, and a communal table in the middle. You also order at the register and collect your food later. Water and cutlery is also self serve. I love how the water is stored in jars – it’s all in the details.
Pies can come with a choice of fries – regular or sweet potato, or two salads, with prices varying from $11-$14 for a meal.
The first pie chosen had loads of flavour from the smoke, and caramelisation – it was filled with tender beef and onion, and a generous amount of mushrooms. It had a meaty, robust flavour – a pie for a fancy man, haha. The potato salad was creamy, and the leafy salad had quite a bit of balsamic.
slow roasted beef brisket, with hickory smoke and mushroom pie with two sides – $13
If the previous pie was for a fancy man, then the next pie is for a lady. This duck pie was on the sweeter side of things – as expected from the ingredients. The filling was generous, was pleasantly sweet, and you could still taste the flavour of the duck. I do think the filling could have done with a bit more sauce though.
sweet roasted duck, with seasonal vegetables, cointreau and maple syrup – with chips – $13
The pastry on the pies was quite good, but nothing special. The real drawcard is the filling.
By the time we finished the pies, we were stuffed! But dessert was calling – look at the dessert pie case!
oreo cookie pie – $8.50
Ok, I know this looks like a mess, but OH MY GOODNESS, it was delicious – ‘change your life’ delicious. The filling was a a load of Oreos mixed together with some type of cream cheese mixture, and an oreo cookie base. The oreos absorbed the moisture of the filling and become this soft cookie concoction that just melts in your mouth. $8.50 seems like a lot to pay for a slice of pie – but it’s worth it, the slice is huge, and the pie is wonderful.
lemon creme brulee pie – $8.50
To offset the richness of the previous pie, a more refreshing selection was needed. This pie had a really smooth lemon curd filling, with a good hit of citrus. It was also a really fantastic pie – shortcrust pastry, and a very satisfying toffee crack. These sweet pies were so good, you just want to keep alternating bites so that you don’t lose the taste of the other.
That’s it! If you like pies, or would like to try something a little different, I recommend checking The Pie Tin out!
Also, on another note – my blog turned 1! Can’t believe I’ve been going for a year now, and that my art blog is slowly turning into a food one…*ahem*. Thanks for reading!
The Pie Tin
1A Brown Street
Newtown, NSW 2042
Ph: 02 9519 7880