5 July 2010

Pie and a Pint @ Bungalow 8, King St Wharf

I've always had a love for pies, but it wasn't until I started trying to make my own that I realised how awesome pies really are. Just think - a buttery shortcrust pastry or a flaky puff pastry encasing any sweet or savoury fillings that your heart desires! And with winter having well and truly set in here in Sydney, there are not too many things more comforting than enjoying a pie with a rich, hearty filling for dinner.

Bungalow 8 recently launched their Pie and a Pint winter warmer deal which includes your choice of Beef and Fat Yak ale, Chicken and Sweet Corn or Bungalow 8's Fish pie with mashed potato and a pint of beer for $22.50. The lovely Sarah from Bungalow 8 invited me to try it out so Sir D and I headed down to King Street Wharf to see what they had to offer.

Bungalow 8's Famous Fish Pie

We were seated outside and though there were outdoor heaters and a lot of people it was still quite cold. Thankfully our piping hot pies arrived quickly to warm us up. I chose the fish pie which had a pie crust filled with a creamy fish filling, topped with green spring onions and a dollop of creamy mashed potato. The pie lid was placed carefully on top. I really enjoyed the filling which had pieces of fish and vegetables such as peas, corn and carrots, together with a creamy sauce. The pastry was flaky but it would have been nice if was a bit more buttery, and a bit more sauce would have been nice as well to go with the pastry. The mash was nice and smooth served as a stomach filler. I left the pie lid behind because it was sort of like a crunchy biscuit, and it didn't really appeal to me.

Beef and Fat Yak ale pie

Sir D ordered the Beef and Fat Yak ale pie and I immediately felt food envy. His pie looked warm and inviting and indeed it was. The beef was tender and had taken on the flavour of the sauce which was bold and rich. I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed this pie more than my own, with the pie sitting in more of the Fat Yak sauce which was great for slathering on top of the pastry and the mashed potato. Sir D managed to eat all of his pie which was not surprising since it definitely fit the bill of a winter warmer.

A pint of beer: Pure Blonde (foreground) and Fat Yak Ale (background)

Of course there was also the pints of beer - there was a choice of VB, Carlton Draught, Fat Yak Ale and Pure Blonde. Don't be fooled by the small-looking glasses, there was definitely 570ml of beer-y goodness in those and since I'm not really a beer drinker I only got through about 1/3 of the glass. But Sir D was more than happy to finish mine off!

The Pie and a Pint winter warmer is available now for $22.50 at Bungalow 8. Penguin says Feed Me dined courtesy of Bungalow 8.

Bungalow 8
3 Lime Street
King Street Wharf
Ph: +61 2 9299 4660
Open 7 days, 12pm - 1am (open til 3am on Fridays and Saturdays)

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  1. Yum! this looks perfect for a cold winter night - of which we've been having plenty! Thanks for the suggestion!

  2. That artwork looks familiar!! The Fat Yak pie looks really nice, there's nothing better than meat and beer.

  3. Hi The Ninja - But not as sexy as Mr Perfect

    Hi Chris - Winter is the perfect excuse to eat rich stews and hot pies hehe

    Hi Lisa - It only just clicked that the artwork was by you, nice job! I agree with you about the meat and beer, it's a match made in heaven :)