Pleasant House Bakery

964 W 31st
Chicago, IL 60608
773-523-7437
Rating: Classic

Description

The menu at this homespun tribute to British working-class fare fits on a single blackboard. Scotch eggs. Buttered mint peas. Pot pies. Cornish pasties. A other sides. It seems like a simple affair, but those pies—stuffed with everything from a stew of ale-braised steak and carrots to kale and mushrooms set in a thick Parmesan cream—are nothing short of a revelation. Spoon into one, and all those snide jokes about British cooking become a distant memory. A BYO policy, fine homemade sodas, and daily specials make for hearty meals at slimmed-down prices.

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Dishes We Liked

Seasonal green salad ($8), Scotch egg ($4), steak and ale pie ($7.95),
mushroom and kale pie ($7.95), cold pork pie ($10), premium pasty ($7.95), deluxe gravy chips ($5), ginger fizz soda ($2), chocolate oat lace  cookie ($2)

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Additional Information

Rating: Classic
Price: $10-$19
Cuisine: Continental
Neighborhood: Bridgeport
Noteworthy: BYO (up to $5 corkage)
Outdoor dining
Wheelchair accessible
Hours: L & D daily. Br Sun.