It had been a while since I’d popped down Easter Road, and was sad to see that the Ivy Leaf Café Bistro had ceased trading. A few doors down, a new branch of Bayne’s, the popular bakery chain, had opened, so I decided to investigate.
I’d visited one of their branches in Stirling, previously, and been quite impressed with their pies. It was to that part of their menu that I gravitated, opting for a small steak pie and a macaroni pie.
The counter man was full of friendly cheer, and soon had me on my way up the road, with my warm savoury items safely bagged.
My attention first turned to the macaroni pie. The pastry was nicely crisp, and the filling generous and cheesy, but it lacked the melting gooeyness of the Greggs version.
The steak pie was very tasty, though. The heady aroma of its rich meaty filling lured me in so strongly that it was not until I’d wolfed most of it that I remembered I should be pausing to snap a photo of it.
So overall, Bayne’s served me a couple of tasty lunchtime pies. The steak was the star, for sure, so I’d recommend that as the one to try, should you find yourself in one of their many branches across Scotland.
Blythe scores Bayne’s
3.5/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 13/20
Today’s quester was: Blythe
I ate: macaroni pie, steak pie
I drank: nowt
I wore: linen suit
Total bill: £2.42