Tucked away from the bustle of King Street in Newtown is The Pie Tin, a place that serves all things pie.
Whether you’re in the mood for savoury pies, sweet pies or sweet pies in a milkshake they have you covered.
Savoury pies range from $6.95 to $8.95, and for an extra $6.00 you can add two hot sides/salads or chips. This is the Sweet Roasted Duck with Cointreau & Seasonal Vegetables.
The pies are much deeper than your standard pie, giving much space for the delicious innards. The sauce brings everything together with a very enjoyable mild sweetness that complements the melt-in-your mouth tender duck and the soft vegetables (spinach and carrots). I’d eat this pie again!
N tried the Butter Chicken with Green Beans with sweet potato fries. The pie is packed to the brim with chicken and green beans, which N enjoyed, although it could have been more moist or had more curry sauce even though it’d make it messier to eat. This led her to compare the butter chicken to the type you can get at food courts as it lacked the sweet and creamy sauce that bathes the butter chicken at Paradise Biryani House.
The kumara fries a bit heavily salted, but otherwise lightly crispy on the outside.
T went for the Slow Roasted Shredded Pork with Apple & BBQ Sauce dusted with paprika. Again, this pie is packed with innards as seems to be the norm here. The pie was flavoursome, although T couldn’t detect any apple in his sauce. Unlike N’s, this pie is filled with meat juices, which T would have enjoyed more if it were of a gravy (or BBQ sauce) consistency.
But onto the sweet pies, which are 7.95-$8.95 per slice, with slices of the apple pie being $10.95. This is the Whipped Lime Pie. N and I like our citrus hits to be strong, and unfortunately, this one did not hit the spot. The lime cream was sweet without being zesty or sour in the least. The disproportionate amount of plain whipped cream piled on top mellowed the lime flavour even further. T enjoyed the subtle flavours of this pie, though.
And this is the Maple Soaked Strawberry & Chocolate Pie. I was drawn to the maple aspect of this pie, and unfortunately found no hint of it in either the strawberries on top nor in the chocolate pie itself. As a chocolate pie, though, it’s much like a good, rich brownie with the cocoa adding an extra hit of bitterness to cut through the sweetness and the crust providing some crunchy variety in texture.
The Pie Tin makes some decent pies, with the slow cooked duck being the standout. We must return to try their other pies, particularly the sweet ones, to unearth some more standouts.
The Pie Tin is at 1a Brown St, Newtown NSW 2042.