There are a number of legendary Edinburgh institutions which serve delicious homemade pies. We want to champion our local businesses after the tough time they’ve had.
So we asked our readers on our Facebook page the best places to order a pie in Edinburgh – from butchers, to bakers, to homely pubs. These are their recommendations for the ultimate Scottish pie experience in the Capital.
McGills Butchers in Lanark Road, Currie, is "ace" and serves the "best pies by miles" our readers say. It is run by Mark McGill, who also owns the much-loved bakery in Slateford Road. Photo: Google Streetview
McGill's Bakery on Slateford Road has been described as an iconic bakery and institution in Edinburgh. Their steak pies in particular come highly praised, with one customer saying: "The best pies in town - I don't think they could have put more steak in them if they tried." Photo: Google Streetview
If it's a steak pie you're after, Anderson the Butchers in Leith's Great Junction Street has been crowned the best in Scotland for its "crumbly crust” and perfect “steak to gravy ratio”. Photo: Google Streetview