Pie Wars: Five pub pie spots in KZN

Pie Wars: Five pub pie spots in KZN

It's time to settle the pie wars on the East Coast...

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Pies are a staple in South Africa. When you’re not buying them from your local garage at an obscure hour of the day, they can make for an enjoyable meal. 

Over the past week you may have caught the East Coast Breakfast show engaging in Pie Wars. Garage pies are one thing, but there is a whole other level to this dilemma... gourmet pies.

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Mzansi has very strong feelings about pies and when you have a pie paired with mash, veggies, and more, it can be a hearty meal!

The East Coast Breakfast team have decided to share the verdict on this matter. 

Here are some of the best places in KZN to get pub pies: 

  • 1. Waxy O' Connors
    • In true Irish spirit, Waxy O’Connors is where you can kick back, relax, and enjoy your pub pie. These decadent pastries come highly recommended by fellow East Coasters.

      “The Irish believe that the only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook,” share the restaurant. 

      The East Coast Breakfast team got a surprise drop of these pies. TUNE IN from 6-9am for the verdict on which pie reigns supreme.

    2. Connor's Public House

    This inviting local Irish pub is an institution in KZN. East Coasters can't stop raving about their pies to fill your belly and your heart. 

    Location: 46 Ashley Avenue First Floor Glenridge Centre Durban North, Glen Ashley, Durban, 4051

    3. The Nottingham Road Hotel Restaurant

    This pit-stop favourite is a Nottingham Road must-visit. With piping hot pies being churned out the oven, this is the place a pie lover wants to visit.

    Read More: Nottingham Road Hotel's haunting tale of 'Charlotte the Ghost'

    'Charlotte the ghost' haunts KZN's Nottingham Road Hotel
    'Charlotte the ghost' haunts KZN's Nottingham Road Hotel/ Facebook
    4. Mulligan's Irish Pub & Eatery

    Ah, the luck of the Irish! In the heart of Durban North lies a must-visit pub with a pie that is bound to wow you. 

    Check out this spot at 7 Mackeurtan Ave, Durban North, Durban, 4051

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    5. The George

    Another institution in the middle of Umhlanga Village is known for a handful of incredible features such as a fresh tank beer and a pie. 

    This is the place to be on a weekend!

    Do you have any pub pie spots to share? Email us [email protected]

    Stay tuned for more Things To Do In KZN, we will bring you the latest on the East Coast.


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