Bidi Bondi's beef pie and mash - Our pick
Pie size: Extremely generous, roughly the length of a size-three shoe.

Filling: Tender chunks of beef in a deliciously thick rosemary and onion embellished gravy. Full of flavour, but not too rich.

Pastry: Crisp on the outside and slightly squidgy underneath where it has soaked up the tasty juices. Everything a pastry lid should be.

Accompanying dishes: Mashed potato and gravy – a classic pie accompaniment, which adds to the comfort-food experience.

If this pie were a person, it would be…
Mr Darcy: firm and handsome on the outside; a gushing romantic on the inside.
Dhs66. Bidi Bondi, The Palm Jumeirah (04 427 0515)