Now firmly established in Chorlton, the award winning Pi should be on ‘must-visit’ of any Vegetarian pie lover. For over five years, Pi’s simple offering of delicious pies and beers have won praise from both customers and critics alike.
If you’re a fan of world beers, Pi is an absolute must. Pi stocks a simply huge selection of beers, sourced from around the world. If you are unsure of what to have from such an extensive collection, Pi also have a Beer guide detailing each beer along with tasting tips. If you prefer draft beer over bottled, I’d recommend trying the Lindeboom Pilsner to go with your pie. As a added bonus, the staff serve a selection of free nuts when you buy a drink, which is a great treat as you decide what pie to go for.
The only downside to there focus on world beers is that the wine options are not the greatest – I bought a bottle of Shiraz a few weeks ago and lets just say ill stick to the beer next time.
The food menu at Pi follows one simple rule: you can have whatever you want as long as it’s Pie. In total, Pi offers four varieties, two of which are veggie friendly. All the pies are sourced from Pieminister, an award winning Pie maker, who focus on fresh, free-range British produce.
My favourite of the two is the Heidi Pie, a scrumptious Goat’s cheese, sweet potato and spinach pie (surely it counts as one of your 5 a day right?!) finished off with red onion and roasted garlic. Whilst the flavours may be a little busy for some, it’s a sure fire winner for me, especially with the goats cheese and potato flavours really taking the limelight.
My partner Lizzie went for the Wild Mushroom and Asparagus pie – a wild flat and oyster mushrooms with asparagus and shallots, finished off with a white wine and cracked black pepper.
To go with your main, Pi offers creamy mash potato flavoured with cracked black pepper, Mush Pees with a subtle mint flavour and a red wine gravy – easily enough for 2-3 to share per serving. Each extra costs just £1, making this one of the most affordable eateries in Chorlton. Served with a pint of Lindeboom, or a Gin & Tonic, and you are looking at around £10 per person – a bargain in my book.
If you are after a delightful veggie pie and a pint in Manchester Pi is a must visit. Fantastic pies, enough beers to keep even a beer aficionado happy, all served by attentive, knowledgeable staff. What more could a veggie ask for?