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This is the BEST meat pie in Australia: Winning pastries are crowned at national awards

This is the BEST meat pie in Australia: Winning pastries are crowned at national awards

  • A chunky pie has been crowned the best meat pie in Australia at national awards
  • Pinjarra Bakery in Western Australia took out the main prize 
  • The runner up was Jack’s Bakery, also in Western Australia 
  • The national competition had 18 different categories and hundreds of entrants


The best meat pie in Australia for 2021 has been crowned at The Official Great Aussie Pie Competition.

Pinjarra Bakery in Pinjarra, Western Australia, an hour south of Perth, was named the winner of the ‘plain pie’ category.

The bakery had candidates in several other categories, including best plain mince pie and best gourmet red meat pie, but it was its classic plain meat pie that reigned supreme.

The runner-up was Jack’s Bakery, also in Western Australia, with its chunky pie.  

Pinjarra Bakery in Pinjarra, Western Australia, an hour south of Perth, was named the winner of the ‘plain pie’ category (pictured) 

The national competition saw hundreds of contestants enter from across the country and the pies were judged based on pastry thickness, texture and taste

The national competition saw hundreds of contestants enter from across the country and the pies were judged based on pastry thickness, texture and taste

The national competition saw hundreds of contestants enter from around the country and were judged based on pastry thickness, texture and taste.

Of the 18 different categories, four were won by bakeries in Western Australia, five in Victoria, two in South Australia and seven in Queensland.

Gourmet pies, poultry pies, vegetarian pies and sausage rolls were also judged. 

Paradise Bakehouse in Queensland won gold in the best ‘gourmet pie’, best ‘gourmet poultry pie’ and best ‘gourmet poultry pie’ categories.

The Little Red Grape Bakery in South Australia won both the ‘gourmet sausage roll’ and ‘apprentice gourmet poultry’ categories.

Of the 18 different categories, four were won by bakeries in Western Australia, five in Victoria, two in South Australia and seven in Queensland

Of the 18 different categories, four were won by bakeries in Western Australia, five in Victoria, two in South Australia and seven in Queensland

Last year Rolling Pin Pies & Cakes in Ocean Grove, 25 minutes south east of Geelong in Victoria, won the 'best pie' category

Last year Rolling Pin Pies & Cakes in Ocean Grove, 25 minutes south east of Geelong in Victoria, won the ‘best pie’ category

Last year Rolling Pin Pies & Cakes in Ocean Grove, 25 minutes south east of Geelong in Victoria, won the ‘best pie’ category.   

The Official Great Aussie Pie Competition was founded in 1989 and recognises the high-quality standards of pies across Australia.

In recent years the competition has included vegetarian and non-red meat pie options.

WINNERS AT 2021 THE OFFICIAL GREAT AUSSIE PIE COMPETITION

Plain Meat Pie – Pinjarra Bakery, Pinjarra WA  

Overall Gourmet Pie – Paradise Bakehouse, Moore Park Beach QLD  

Gourmet Shepherds /Potato Top Pie (Special Category) – Rolling Pin Pies & Cakes, Ocean Grove VIC

Gourmet Slow Cooked BBQ pies – Country Cobb Bakery, Springvale VIC

Gourmet Game Pie – Paradise Bakehouse, Moore Park Beach QLD

Gourmet Poultry Pie – Paradise Bakehouse, Moore Park Beach QLD

Gourmet Red Meat Pie – Miami Bakehouse, Greenfields WA

Gourmet Vegetarian/Vegan Pie – Tatura Bakery & Lunches, Tatura VIC

Gourmet Gluten Free Pie – Beefy’s Pies, Kunda Park QLD

Gourmet Brekkie Pie – CC on the Range Bakehouse, Toowoomba, QLD 

Gourmet Seafood Pie – Paradise Bakehouse, Moore Park Beach QLD

Christmas Fruit Mince Pie – Pie Face, Upper Coomera QLD

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