Australia’s BEST pies are revealed with the tastiest sauces, chunkiest meats and flakiest pastry – and one state comes out on top
- Australia’s best pie is a classic beef from a small café in regional Victoria
- Rolling Pin Pies and Cakes in Ocean Grove, Vic, snagged ‘Australia’s best pie’
- The unassuming bakery has won 400 awards so far for its ‘yummy’ goods
- Of the 18 categories for best pies, Victorian bakeries scooped 12 of the awards
Australia’s best pie is a classic beef from an unassuming café which has won 400 awards for its bakery goods.
Rolling Pin Pies and Cakes in Ocean Grove, 25 minutes south east of Geelong in Victoria, snagged ‘best pie’ at Bakery Association of Australia’s Best Pie Competition.
The Surf ‘n Turf – a chunky beef pie on prawns in a rich garlic cream sauce – is also sold at bakery branches at Leopold and Queenscliff in Victoria.
Of the competition’s 18 categories, 12 were won by bakeries in Victoria, with three in New South Wales and three in South Australia.
Australia’s best pie is a chunky beef surf ‘n turf (pictured) sold in Ocean Grove, 25km south east of Geelong in Victoria, according to a nationwide competition
Rolling Pin Pies and Cakes took out the top gong, eight gold medals and six silver medals at the Bakery Association of Australia’s Best Pie Competition
The bakery won eight gold and silver medals for other dishes at the 2021 competition.
It went up against 346 establishments for the awards, and this is the 11th time the cafe has gone home with a top title for one their pies or pastries.
Manager Nathan Williams told the Geelong Advertiser the win still created a ‘huge buzz.’
‘We’ve probably won 400 awards over the journey, and this is the 11th individual pie or pastie that we sell that has won a national title,’ he said.
Rolling Pin Pies and Cakes in Ocean Grove, Victoria (pictured) has 400 awards for their pies and pastries
‘We have very high expectations going into competitions now, but it certainly doesn’t take away from what we feel when we win one.
‘It’s an amazing feeling, it creates a huge buzz around the shop — and even in town customers celebrate with us. We couldn’t be more excited.’
Australia’s best pastie went to the British Isle Feast pastie from Samuel Gee Pies and Pastries in Balaclava, 45 minutes west of Wollongong in New South Wales.
Correction: This article previously stated Rolling Pin Pies and Cakes was located at Olive Grove. It is in Ocean Grove.
WINNERS AT 2021 BEST PIE COMPETITION
AUSTRALIA’S BEST PIE WINNER: Rolling Pin Pies & Cakes for the Surf & Turf in Ocean Grove VIC
AUSTRALIA’S BEST PASTRY WINNER: Samuel Gee Pies & Pastries for British Isle Feast Pastie in Balaclava NSW
BEST PLAIN MINCE BEEF PIE: Country Cob Bakery in Kyneton VIC
BEST CHUNKY PLAIN BEEF PIE: Buddy Bakery in Melton VIC
BEST FLAVOURED BEEF PIE: Country Cob Bakery in Kyneton VIC
BEST VEGETARIAN PIE: Country Cob Bakery in Kyneton VIC
BEST SEAFOOD PIE: Rolling Pin Pies & Cakes in Ocean Grove VIC
BEST POULTRY PIE: Sanny Bakehouse in San Remo VIC
BEST MUSHROOM PIE: Country Cob Bakery in Kyneton VIC
BEST GOURMET PIE (YOUR OWN CREATION) Banana Boogie Bakery in Belair SA
BEST GLUTEN FREE PIE Jojo’s Gluten Free Goodies in Kernot, VIC
BEST APPRENTICE PLAIN MINCE BEEF PIE: Country Cob Bakery in Kyneton VIC
BEST TRADITIONAL PASTIE: Finley Bakery & Patisserie in Finley NSW
BEST BRITISH ISLE FEAST PASTIE: Samuel Gee Pies & Pastries in Balaclava NSW
BEST GOURMET PASTIE: Banana Boogie Bakery in Belair, SA
BEST VEGETARIAN PASTIE: Buddy Bakery in Melton, VIC
BEST GLUTEN FREE PASTIE: Jojo’s Gluten Free Goodies in Kernot, VIC
BEST APPRENTICE TRADITIONAL PASTIE: Banana Boogie Bakery, Belair, SA