Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Pieminister: gluten free pie review

At the weekend I went out for lunch in Liverpool and, knowing Pieminister on Bold Street had gluten free options, decided to head there. I went to Pieminister in Nottingham (read about that trip here) and enjoyed it, so I knew it would be decent.

Gluten Free Moo

I ordered the Gluten Free Moo, a classic steak and ale pie made with a gluten free pastry. I ordered it as a deal for £9.95 where you got two sides, though I paid a quid to upgrade one of them two a super side. This was kind of confusing on the menu, but the staff will explain it to you if you're a bit dense like me. I opted for the pie with mash and onion rings, but I must have read the menu wrong because the waiter came back to tell me the onion rings aren't gluten free. I swapped them for chips...

a pie on a white plater with a bowl of chips and a metal gravy jug on a plank of wood

Of course, this meant I had mash AND chips but you know what, it was a Sunday and you can't really have too much potato can you? The chips have rosemary salt on them and are delicious; the mash is creamy and the accompanying gravy was lovely too.

So, the pie itself. To be honest - it was unreal. Out of this world. Phenomenal. Having previously tried a gluten free pie that was really dry and difficult to eat, I was blown away by how soft the pastry was and how ~ normal ~ it tasted. I really, properly, throughly enjoyed my meal. I'd highly recommend Pieminister if you eat a gluten free diet; you can get the Moo which I had, or opt for the Heidi (goat's cheese, spinach, red onion & sweet potato) or the Ranger (chicken, ham & leek).

a bottle of coke with a neon sign in the background saying can i lick it? yes you can

Fun fact: I was in work that night and someone asked me why I was so chipper to which I responded "I had a really good pie today" ... it's that good!

If you're looking for gluten free pie in Liverpool, then Pieminister is the place to go - they also have restaurants in Nottingham, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bristol, Leeds and Sheffield currently. With vegan pies, gluten free pie and more you just can't go wrong.


  1. Oohh this sounds so good

  2. Might have to try the Nottingham one out then x

  3. I really enjoy Pieminister pies - I didn't know they had restaurants too!

  4. Rosemary on chips sounds delicious! x

  5. Oooffffttttt this looks so tasty! Haven't had a decent pie in so long xx