Posted by: travelrat | August 21, 2011

Qype: Morris Pasties in Southampton

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I was a little intrigued by the sign at Morris Pasties in the West Quay shopping centre, in Southampton. It was a quote from a review in the ‘Daily Telegraph’, which claimed their wares were ‘ … the finest pasties in Cornwall’.

Now, last I heard, Southampton was in Hampshire … and Cornish pasties have recently gained a PDO, which means you can’t call them Cornish pasties unless they were made in Cornwall.

On deeper checking, I found that they’re made by Cornish Premier Pasties, in St. Columb Major, which is definitely in Cornwall, but they’re frozen for delivery, and defrosted and baked as required.

Does this take something away from the flavour? Because I’d take issue with the Telegraph’s statement here. While there was plenty of beef in it, it tasted rather bland, and the pastry slightly soggy. And, where were the swedes?

It did make for a filling lunchtime bite, so there was nothing to really complain about. But, nothing to write home about, either.

Check out my review of Morris Pasties – I am nomadkeith – on Qype

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Responses

  1. Hi Keith,
    I agree, usually when something is frozen and then thawed out for re-heating, although nothing wrong with this of course, but it never tastes as good as if it were straight out of the oven. It doesn’t surprise me about the review in the paper, it also happens here as well, you read about how great a particular place is, you try it out, only to be disappointed.


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