Fancy a really tasty after-work treat or cheeky lunchtime chow down? Pieminister is one of the latest eateries to open up in Notts and I’ll admit, it’s taken me a while to get down there and see what it’s all about. I thought Pieminister was more of a fast-food type of thing, I didn’t realise it was a proper fast-casual restaurant with knives, forks and beer bottles.
We headed down on a Friday evening for an early dinner and I was really impressed with the fit out, I loved the outside and the atmosphere inside is really cool if you get to sit in a booth or a table near the bar. We were originally seated at one of the tables for two people but these are mostly situated on the outskirts of the restaurants where it’s pretty dark and dingy. We moved to a table in the middle after much deliberation with the staff and it was a much nicer experience.
Pie-wise I chose the new Saag Pie-Neer that they’ve recently added to the menu. I’m usually a meat girl if we go out but I decided to go veggie this time. I loved this pie, it tasted lovely. It filled with peas, paneer, potato, spinach, mango and chilli and is served with a lime pickle. Luke had the Moo & Blue pie which is stuffed with beef steak and stilton, I had a taste and it was lush, I love blue cheese and it felt really comforting.
The service wasn’t amazing if I’m honest. One waiter tutted at us which was the first noise we’d heard out of him after he’d been to the table about 3 times which I thought was quite rude and the staff as a whole didn’t seem to have much charisma and customer service about them. I like when a restaurant employs people that really care about the food, for example, Red’s True BBQ staff are always so nice and like to have a bit of banter with you.
The best thing about Pieminister is definitely the pies which are obviously a winner for them. I’d definitely go back but probably not for a date-night situation where you want to have really good service, it’s a lunch time place for me or an after work dinner with a few people place.