The premise of it is great: sweet and savoury pies that are handmade on-site with quality ingredients.
It’s also got a whimsical and slightly quirky personality that is exemplified through the decor, metal sporks, pie etiquette 101 signage and tin plates.
If you’re in the mood for lunch, the savoury pies make for an okay meal.
I don’t think they’re particularly flavoursome but they do come with the option of some generous sides that would cover you in the hunger department.
I was hoping that the Peanut Butter and Chocolate Tart would resemble either Whittaker’s Peanut Butter block or at least Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in tart format.
The crust held a thick peanut butter layer beneath a smooth and rich milk chocolate ganache.
Chunks of crunchy caramel and peanuts were scattered over the top of the whole ensemble.
I alternated between eating sporkfuls of the tart to get a sense of what it tasted like as a whole and my preferred deconstructing layers methodology.
The milk chocolate layer was the best part.
The crust was kind of crumbly and tasteless.
The peanut butter layer was weak on the peanut butter flavour and could have done with a bit more salt to enhance it.
The caramel chunks weren’t particularly impressive as they were predominantly sweet and lacked any distinct flavour.
It may have been more interesting to top the tart with either salted caramel or honeycomb.
I wouldn’t order this tart again but The Pie Tin does have other variations I am curious about.
This means I’ll continue to frequent The Pie Tin when the opportunity presents itself in the hopes of finding something mind-blowingly good but with the realistic expectation that it’ll probably just be a mediocre experience.