Pieminister has opened on Broad Quay – the latest addition to their empire of glorious eateries already in Bristol.
With six restaurants across the UK and seven cafes, Pieminister are slowly but surely taking over the world – because, quite frankly, who doesn’t like to tuck into a hearty pie on a cold, winter’s day?
Pieminister’s Broad Quay restaurant follows their restaurant in Stokes Croft and cafe in St Nick’s Market. Jon Simon along with Tristan Hogg, founded Pieminister in 2003, having been inspired by some Aussie adventures. Jon was born on St Patrick’s Day, and we’re sure there must be a Guinness themed pie out there somewhere to accompany Pieminister’s British Beef Steak and Craft Ale pies.
All the way back in 1867 in London, Jon’s great, great, great grandfather William Gillard began the process of creating family favourites in sauces, pickles and pies. A legacy that Jon has happily taken under his wing, with his very own Pieminister business.Many Bristolians have enjoyed a Pieminister pie or two over the years and with the opening of a third restaurant in the very centre of Bristol, the number of Pieminister converts is set to increase.
Since 2003 the Stokes Croft-based family business has gained national recognition for making award winning pies for people who care as much about where their food comes from as great taste. Founders Jon and Tristan hope that the prominent location in Bristol’s centre will make it even easier for people to enjoy responsibly-sourced food at a reasonable price.
At Pieminister, you can expect responsibly sourced, hearty grub. From the free range British chicken and bacon and artisan cheeses in their pies to the local beers, ciders and spirits behind the bar, Pieminister only use local suppliers they know and trust.
From ‘Moodog’ – a beef steak, smoked bacon and craft ale pie; to the vegetarian ‘Heidi’ – a goats cheese, spinach and sweet potato pie – you can even opt for the ‘unwrapped’ option. Pieminister are sure to warm the cockles of your heart. We’re not sure they’ve made a cockles ‘n’ muscles inspired pie, yet, though… But there is the ‘Captain Nemo’ (a sustainable fish and prawn pie topped with cheese mash).
They even have a new meat free ‘Saag Pie-Neer’ pie – created with garden peas, paneer cheese, spinach, potato, chilli and mango (oh, and lots of love, too). We love this, served with sweet potato fries and lime pickle.
As well as Pieminister’s famous pastry-encased Classics, there’s an ‘Open Top’ pie range for those who prefer something a little lighter (30% less pastry) which includes the free range British chicken and Somerset cider ‘Tipsy Chick’ pie and two delicious vegetarian recipes too.
Meat Free Monday
Launched by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney in 2009, ‘Meat Free Monday’ is a not-for-profit campaign which aims to raise awareness of the detrimental environmental impact of eating meat, and to encourage people to help slow climate change, preserve precious natural resources and improve their health by having at least one meat free day each week.
The new restaurant on Broad Quay has opened just in time for British Pie Week which for Pieminister marks the start of a new campaign to encourage people to give vegetarian pies a try.
Pimp-Up Your Pie
At £1.40 each, the pie chef will skewer a helping of chorizo, pigs in blankets, onion rings or halloumi cheese in the top of your pie for a deliciously instant upgrade (or choose 3 for £4.00).
Desserts & Cocktails at Pieminister
Pieminister has a range of Ice Cream Pies; Toffee Apple, Lemon Meringue and Glastonbury Mud. Lavishly good, you’ll definitely want to leave a little space for one!
Pieminister run a daily ‘2 for 1’ deal before 6.30pm and after 9.30pm. From the vodka marmalade Paddington to the rum and ginger beer Spiked Cider, you’ll find all your favourites at Pieminister with a British spin.
Pieminister Broad Quay is open seven days a week, serving everything from mid-morning coffee to pie feasts and cocktails ‘till late every night.
Pieminister, 7 Broad Quay, Bristol, BS1 4DA
For the latest news visit: www.pieminister.co.uk