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This place has a reputation for its pies, and my, did they deliver. We arrived soon after the lunch rush and were horrified that they were running out of our faves. Thankfully there was a Pepper Steak one sitting on its lonesome. Best. Pie. Ever. Meat was tender, juicy but best of all, chunky. A little pricy, but when you've got one of these in your hands and you're sitting and watching the surf, it really is irrelevant!
While it's not your traditional takeaway joint, this is one of only 3 places I know to get a quick, "takeaway" feed in Crescent Head. The franchise giants have moved from their cosy old location on East Street into a much larger establishment thanks to the arm and leg they have been charging for pastries in more recent years. I understand the concept of inflation, but what's goin on guys? Ok, so I ordered 2 plain beef pies ($7) and 1 vanilla slice ($3.50) - straight to the point - beef pies: perfect pastry, firm crisp edges which held it all together and gave a pronounced crunch, sturdy base, pie top had that nice flaky 3 dimensional texture that you want, the internal beef was succulent and saucy with none of that chewy white cartilage / bone that you get in your cheaper 'Darby's' pies. Could be the best pie I've ever had. Now, the vanilla slice - scrumptious. Fluffy vanilla custard centre, layered / flaky exterior pastry that had a biscuit like feel, smooth sugary whiteread more