Despite growing up in London I had only been to a pie and mash shop once before my recent visit to Harrington’s in Tooting. On request of my pie loving northern boyfriend we ventured to Selkirk Road to sample this top rated London establishment. No frills here, but a traditional London pie and mash with long bench seating and tiled walls. To my disappointment (ahem) there was a sign reading ‘no jellied eels’, they were all out. So we turned our attention to the rest of the menu, was it to be pie, mash and liquor or perhaps 2 pie, mash and liquor, or even 2 pie 2 mash and liquor and so the list goes on… By the way if you’re wondering what liquor is, it’s a parsley based sauce which has an unfortunate green slimy look, but is basically in place of gravy (and not as bad as it looks). The atmosphere is reminiscent of ‘Eastenders’, there is a headphone wearing teenage boy helping out and there are local families in for lunch, all of which add to the charm. This is an authentic London experience worth having and with the bill at around £10 for 2 it’s good value too.
Harrington’s, 3 Selkirk Road, London, SW17 0ER