Today was a red letter day in my youngest daughters developmental calendar. She accompanied me on a trip to a very special place to have a first taste of her English heritage at Robins Pie & Mash shop in Romford.
If you were lucky enough to be born East of the center of London like me, you will surely have been raised on this classic British dish of pie & mash & liquor. Not liquor in the traditional sense of course; I mean Essex can be a little rough but we draw the line at spirits for infants. It's actually a green parsely sauce. Its quite delicious in a creamy, light, inoffensive way. Its the major player on the plate, with the beef mince pie and school dinner style mash. Ceci put her two teeth to excellent use and we shared a single pie & mash happily; just the pair of us.
Robins is fantastic for quality and value. It's new to the town center, spotlessly clean, friendly staff and great prices from £2.80 for a single. I actually don't think I've ever had a pie like Robins, the pastry was as crisp on the bottom as the top. Nothing worse than a soggy bottom! A truly great venue for big girl bonding time!