From gourmet fish pies to traditional Greek Spanakopita, we’ve rounded up the best oversized pies to keep your family well fed in lockdown.
There’s no shortage of bakeries across Sydney selling award-winning classic beef pies. But what we’re seeing more of is gourmet family-pies, designed to be shared from the middle of the table. These are no ordinary pies and the abundance of flavour and incredible produce chefs are able to encase inside perfectly golden pastry is noteworthy. For those days when you don’t feel like cooking, take your pick from these restaurants and cafes offering delicious takeaway family pies in Sydney.
Bellevue Cottage, Glebe
This charming restaurant in the heart of Sydney’s Backwattle Bay serves one of the best fish pies in Sydney. Head Chef Antoine Moscovitz crafts a delicious cottage pie combining premium seafood and perfectly golden pastry. The filling is a combination of John Dory and Barramundi with a juicy prawn broth and aromas of ginger and charred leak. It’s not cheap at $60 a serve, but it’s worth every penny. Order online here
Alpha Restaurant, Hyde Park
Alpha reopened its doors earlier this year after a Greek-inspired renovation. Much to Sydneysiders’ relief, the famous Alpha Spanakopita is still on the menu. With the perfect ratios of fresh spinach, creamy feta and buttery pastry, you have Sydney’s best Spanakopita. The best part? It’s just $28. Order online here
Brown Sugar, Bondi
The only pro about winter is that truffles are in their prime and we see them pop up on menus across Sydney. The prices are usually hefty, but not Brown Sugar’s iconic Fish and Truffle Pie at just $38 a serve. With perfectly golden pastry folding over the edges, chunks of fish and fragrant leek falling out of each slice and a side of Paris mash, this has to be one of the best fish pies in Sydney. Order online here
Margaret, Double Bay
Neil Perry’s newest venture Margaret is offering takeaway until diners can visit the restaurant. With Perry in the kitchen, you can expect the menu to highlight Australian produce and he sure does this with the Beef and Guinness Pie. This pie features CopperTree Farms premium beef with sides of potato purée, braised peas and good old fashioned ketchup. You can email email@example.com to secure your serve and pick it up from the restaurant.
Neil Perry at Home, Providoor
Providoor, Sydney’s newest boutique delivery service has added Neil Perry at-home to their list. You can get your hands on Perry’s classic Italian Pie, ready to be cooked in the oven at your convenience. It’s filled with silverbeet and spinach, raisins, pine nuts and parmesan, with the perfect crusty pastry. Order online here
Charming little Bronte cafe Eugenes has been serving their signature Fish Pie for years. It has become a freezer staple for locals at just $27.90 a serve. It features Ora King salmon, fresh white local fish, fresh herbs and leeks with the perfect potato crust top. Order online here
Manly Greenhouse, Manly
Manly locals, get excited because Manly Greenhouse has launched takeaway! Chef James Evangelinous has created a brand new takeaway menu featuring the Greenhouse Fish Pie. Think puff pastry encasing prawns, scallops, wild kingfish, leek and a seafood veloute for just $38. Order online here
Grumpy Baker, various locations
With locations in Vaucluse, Bellevue Hill, Coogee, Maroubra, Neutral Bay and Marrickville, Grumpy Baker is never too far away. While you’re picking up your lockdown supplies such as fresh sourdough, coffee beans and condiments, add one of their family-sized pies to the mix. They offer most of their smaller pies in larger sizes including the famous Beef Goulash. Find your closes store here
Wholegreen Bakery, Waverly
This one goes out to our gluten-free readers. Wholegreen Bakery is one of the best there is in the CBD and is known for its 100% GF menu which includes their pies. Choose between fillings like French Lentil, Chicken Leek and Mushroom, or Grass Feed Beef and Onion in a 20cm family size for $32. Order online here
Looking for more takeaway options? Check out our Takeaway Guide.