Pastry is thicker than it used to be and stodgy
This used to be a nice tasty pie but the last few times I've bought it, I've noticed the pastry appears thicker and stodgy, sticking to the foil casing after it's cooked. I gave it one more try last week but found it worse than ever so I won't be buying it again.
Pie was awful. Dry, meat was tough and not a great
Pie was awful. Dry, meat was tough and not a great taste :(
Thick pastry, minimal filling
OK, but not for a Finest product. The pastry is nice and fluffy but much too thick and there is not enough filling. Charge a little extra and fill it properly please.
Well I thought it was great unlike everyone else😀
Perhaps I was a lucky one, looking at all the other reviews, but the pie had plenty of meat, thick tasty gravy and lovely pastry. The pastry was maybe a little thick, but better than it being thin and dried out. Was a nice flaky pastry with a tasty topping, almost cheesy. The whole reason for having a pie is to have a decent amount of pastry otherwise just have meat and gravy on its own . I will definitely buy again.
Given this pie as an alternative for click and col
Given this pie as an alternative for click and collect. Have to agree with other people’s comments. Not a good pie pastry to thick and meat tough. Will not buy again
Would never recommend, awful!
Gravy? what gravy??. This pie was dreadful, tough meat, no gravy, and pastry that was far too thick ( probably how it weighed 500g)!
Cynical exploitation of "Finest" label
Very poor indeed for what's supposed to be a "Finest" product. Thick pastry and very little steak. Pathetic, really. Tesco is now our supermarket of last resort.
Very heavy pastry
It really was a pie which was all about the pastry. The pastry was extremely heavy and thick and wasn’t cooked properly inside due to the thickness of it. I shared the pie with my husband and we both left a lot of pastry on our plates. There wasn’t much steak and it was quite hard meat. The flavour of the gravy was ok, I could taste the red wine. Overall we didn’t enjoy it, I wouldn’t buy it again
Awful the worst pie ever.
Awful, I actually was looking for the finest steak and ale Pie but here were none. Consequently I purchased this awful inedible pie. The pastry was poor the filling tasted nothing like any pie I’ve ever experienced. Probably the worst product I’ve ever eaten from Tesco in thirty years. Just don’t buy it yuk.
I cannot grant this Tesco Finest Steak & Red Wine Gravy Pie any stars whatsoever but I am forced to give it one in order to submit my review. The suggested oven time and temperature did not completely cook the masses of glutinous pastry. The filling was mainly air. I did not see anything like ~30% cow as stated in the list of ingredients, unless it was hidden as fat in the uncooked, inedible slabs of pastry. Said limited cow rations were chewy. The gravy, as mentioned in other reviews, was definitely odd. The overall flavour was peculiar. The experience ensures I shall never purchase another. Altogether a very sadly unsatisfactory product.