Pie and mash is a British staple. Whether tucking into a creamy chicken and mushroom or a gravy-filled steak and ale, you can never go wrong with a good old pie.

While other regions in the UK might not be as much of a fan, London is home to some of the best pie-and-mash shops in the world.

Created following a rise in popularity among the working class, pie and mash shops were often on every high street in London.

Nowadays, there are a great number less of pie and mash shops, but there are still a handful in London that offer you the taste of a classic pie and perfect mash.

So you don't miss out on the classic London meal, these are the pie and mash shops in London you need to visit, green tiles and all.

Brent & Kilburn Times: Goddards at Greenwich.Goddards at Greenwich. (Image: TripAdvisor)

London's best pie and mash shops

Goddards at Greenwich

Popular among locals and tourists alike, Goddard’s at Greenwich has been around for more than 100 years, opening back in 1890.

They serve their handmade traditional pie and mash with liquor including flavours like the traditional chicken and mushroom, steak and kidney, minced beef, root vegetables and more.

Alongside their traditional tastes, they also offer more exotic flavours including chicken and Balti, steak and chorizo, Tuscan bean, peppered steak, and veggie soya mince.

On the online review site Tripadvisor, Goddards at Greenwich has a rating of 4.5/5 with one fan writing: "Best pie and mash ever. A very authentic experience, the food is wonderful and very very reasonably priced. The staff are lovely and very helpful."

Brent & Kilburn Times: M ManzeM Manze (Image: TripAdvisor)

M Manze

M Manze was opened by Italian Michele Manze in 1878 and began as an ice cream shop before moving to pie and mash (and eels) in 1902.

Like many other shops of its kind, M Manze has kept the traditional green titles and offers the classic minced beef pie with a good amount of gravy.

One guest to M Manze described the space as a "historic gem", writing: "A fantastic experience on so many levels. If you want a slice of London history with a delicious and affordable meal thrown in, visit Manze’s."

Brent & Kilburn Times: Cockney’s Pie & Mash.Cockney’s Pie & Mash. (Image: TripAdvisor)

Cockney’s Pie & Mash

Self-described as serving "traditional Pie & Mash" Cockney’s Pie & Mash is a staple among locals.

Some fans of the spot have described it as a "Rare Real Londoner’s dining place" praising it for being "amazingly cheap and truly authentic" with prices starting at £5 for a meal.

As one guest wrote: "Great traditional pie and mash. Lovely atmosphere on Portobello Road. The staff were sweet. Great prices too."

Brent & Kilburn Times: BJ's Pie & Mash ShopBJ's Pie & Mash Shop (Image: TripAdvisor)

BJ's Pie & Mash Shop

Set on Barking Road, BJ's Pie & Mash Shop serves pies packed with flavours of rich beef and gravy all served with traditional liquor and of course, mash.

Plus, unlike some pie and mash shops, BJ's even offers you the chance to swap mash for chips.

Prices start at £3.20 for a pie while mash costs as little as £1.40 one guest shared: "Best pie and mash I have ever had! The last piece of the Barking Road still going. Well worth a visit, service we exceptional."

Brent & Kilburn Times: Maureen’s Pie & Mash ShopMaureen’s Pie & Mash Shop (Image: TripAdvisor)

Maureen’s Pie & Mash Shop

Locals in Chrisp Street Market have beloved Maureen’s Pie & Mash Shop for more than 60 years. 


The shop describes its pies as "legendary in their own right" adding that "everyone loves a Maureen's pie that's because we only use the finest cuts of prime beef."

The mash is made using locally sourced potatoes and is "not just chopped peeled and boiled they are whipped into a smooth and succulent full bodied mashed potato."

One guest of Maureen's wrote: "What a great experience. Pie & Mash with liquor was great the staff were very friendly and helpful as it was our first visit."