I had previously spotted Pie Harbour in Queensbay Mall, and also in Gurney Paragon Mall, and the offerings looked nice – it was just that I had no need for a meal at those times. But harbouring a desire for the occasional pie, it was just a matter of time before I washed up on the shores of Pie Harbour, and in this case the port of call was Queensbay Mall.
Why almost every set includes iced lemon tea – which sounds and tastes awful to me – I don’t know – I guess it is cheap, but if in a bottle I suppose it is not. And I am suspicious of mashed potato as this is often water added to a packet mix. So rather than the lunch menu, perhaps a la carte would be better.
But the staff was great – we didn’t want the mash, so they offered two garden salads instead. We didn’t want the iced lemon tea – “Well, what do you want?”, they asked. We requested coffee instead. So we ordered kind of set meals, just that we’d modified them. You can see the receipt a little later.
You might spot the nautical theme.
I ordered a chicken and leek pie,
and Mrs. Tropicalexpat a steak and mushroom pie.
The garden salad was a good volume and fresh, with plenty of vegetables along with the lettuce. Very often the dressing is sparse, but in this case it was way too much – which is my only criticism of the entire meal. I’d prefer it on the side so I could add the amount I wanted. The pies were both nice, and the coffee good, and again, voluminous.
Disappointments? As mentioned, it would be better with dressing on the side.
Location: 3F-03(B), Queensbay Mall, 11900, Penang. (Also Gurney Paragon, 4F?)
Phone: 04 6566655
Opening hours: Mon – Sun (Daily) : 10:30am – 10:30pm
Wi-Fi: Yes – just ask them the password