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M. Manze: "The Home of Pie and Mash" M.Manze Tip by Airpunk

M.Manze, London: 2 reviews and 3 photos

  M. Manze - Pie and Mash Restaurant
by Airpunk

For a long time, the “Pie and Mash” – culture has almost disappeared in London. Today, you can’t find any of these shops in the areas usually frequented by tourists. However, Pie and Mash as remained strong in the east and in some areas of the south. And it’s coming back!

So what would be a better place for a Pie and Mash – experience than Manze’s at Tower Bridge Road. This shop calls itself the “Home of Pie and Mash” and is the oldest surviving Pie and Mash – shop in London (established in 1902). An evidence of its popularity can be the long queue in front of the shop.
The menu is simple: 1 Pie 1 Mash or 1 Pie 2 Mash or 2 Pie 1 Mash or 2 Pie 2 Mash (further combinations are available upon reqeust…). Few other dishes are served, for example jellied eels, which is another cockney classic.

Favorite Dish: I had 1 Pie 1 Mash in classic version: Minced beef pie, mashed potatoes (the real stuff, not the instant version!) and a green pearsley sauce called liquor (but it has nothing to do with alcohol). It didn’t taste bad at all and added a further experience to my life.

Address: 87 Tower Bridge Road
Price Comparison: least expensive
Directions: The closest tube stations are probably Borough or Elephant and Castle. I decided to get out at Tower Hill and enjoy a walk over the Themse.
Phone: +44 20 7407 2985
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 4
Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 6, 2007
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