I’ll have a Tony Adams please, no gravy:Arsenal vs QPR (and Schalke) the catering review.
Saturday started well, a big fry up at the best cafe in Stratford (I know it was the best because it said so on the sign) before a gentle (and cultured) stroll around Bunhill Fields cemetery with the GF.
Having retrieved my scarf (she was cold amongst the graves) I headed off, toute seul, to Arsenal station. I chose this destination because I wanted to sample the now famous legends pies at @pieburycorner.
Situated on the corner (naturally) of Avenell road just a short hop from the station Pieburycorner offers range of home made pies. They sell at about £4.50 each and you can choose from a small but interesting selection all named after our former stars.
Tony Adams is beef and ale, Thierry Henry a more exotic venison and red wine, Ian Wright is lamb and veg, a Bergkamp is chicken – you get the idea. There is a veggie option and you can add mini roast potatoes (little Liam Brady’s!) for an extra quid fifty. And gravy.
I opted for a Tony Adams and wasn’t disappointed. I had no pots or gravy because I was still pretty full of breakfast. It was deflections! Excellent pastry and beautifully tender big chunks of steak in a rich sauce. You must try this folks.
I believe they are opening up in a proper shop nearby very soon (it’s being fitted out) and the they have a twitter feed and website so it’s worth a google. Next time I’m trying the TH14 as I love venison. Mmmm.
Pie consumed I headed for the Auld Triangle which was pretty busy but as friendly as ever. Someone mistook me for Cameron Murray out of Emmerdale ( which I’m not, nor have I even seen Emmerdale but having googled the bloke I see what she means). I don’t wear wellies and have no interest in sheep (unless they are in a pie!)
Then it was off the the game, fuelled by pie and two pints of average Guinness ( it really should be looked after better and not served in a plastic glass..). The game was nothing special as I’m sure others have said but it was great to see Jack and Bak back and Arteta’s goal was cathartic – just what we needed.
So finally a brief report on catering before the disappointment of the CL game midweek. Tony and I dined at the Millennium cafe at 500 Holloway road. It’s a Turkish restaurant and cafe, a bit above a greasy spoon and fully licensed.
It offers a massive menu featuring pretty much everything you’d expect (burgers, breakfasts, koftas, kebabs but also pasta and fish etc). I had a steak sandwich which was fine, decent amount, good chips, good value at £4. I washed it down with a Turkish pilsner which the waitress recommended. Very nice too (the beer I mean!). In fact dinner was probably the highlight of our evening!
So there you go, I thoroughly recommend seeking out a Tony Adams pie but get there early, they sell out quick!
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