We were in town last night for one of the boys’ Christmas concerts at the cathedral, so we took the opportunity to check out Pieminister on Division Street for a fast feast beforehand.
The restaurant is a very industrial looking place inside, with bare walls and simple decor, and although we got there quite early, it had a nice atmosphere when it got a bit busier. I was pleased to be given a gluten free menu (which was particularly good so I didn’t have to spend too much time looking at all the things I couldn’t have). Unfortunately, the gluten free pies are 55p more than their regular counterparts – it’s not much on a £5.95 pie, but it’s just a bit disappointing.
We shared some starters: pigs in blankets, halloumi fries and crackling with apple sauce. All excellent, but unfortunately everybody dived in before I got chance to take the photo, so it looks like the portions were much smaller than they actually were.
For mains, there are three gluten free pastry pies available, which are the same as those in the shops. There’s the Moo (steak and ale), the Ranger (chicken leek and bacon) and the Heidi (goats’ cheese, spinach, sweet potato and red onion). There was also a fish pie which is gluten free.
I chose the Moo, and it was ace. I really do think their pastry is the best gluten free pastry I’ve tried. I ordered skin on fries (very generous portion) and smoky beans, which were lovely. There are other gf sides available, such as slaw, mash, cheesy mash, and peas. I was reassured by the server that they have three fryers, one just for chips, one just for halloumi and the other for gluten items, so it seems they are well on top of their cross contamination. (The other picture is also a gluten free Moo, but on top of cheesy mash.)
I really didn’t need a pudding after that, but I shared a lovely Honey Bee sundae, which was frozen yoghurt, fig pieces, honey comb, pistachios and honey. It was absolutely delicious. This was one of about three gluten free ice cream sundae options, so not too shabby. A proper Yorkshire portion, too.
Over all, the service was nice and quick, the food great and we really enjoyed ourselves. I hope they expand the range beyond the three gluten free pies, as there are lots of other lovely sounding fillings in the regular range, and you feel like you’re only getting what’s on offer in the shops. But I’m sure we’ll be back there.
Pieminister – 67 Division Street, Sheffield S1 4GE