New pie and mash shop to open in Southend

A NEW pie and mash restaurant is set to open in Southend town centre.

Change of use permission has been granted for 15 Clarence Street, Southend, which is currently listed for retail use.

Robins, an East End family chain of pie and mash restaurants, applied to Southend Council to turn the unit into a restaurant.

The authority gave the go-ahead for the premises, which is currently a temporary Christmas gift shop, to be turned into a restaurant.

Robins has six other restaurants in Basildon, Bethnal Green, East Ham, Ilford, Romford and Wanstead.

John Lamb, Southend councillor with responsibility for regeneration and enterprise, said: “It is another pie and mash establishment. We already have one or two in the town.

“But people do enjoy different types of food in Southend and it is good to have competition.

“Hopefully the new restaurant will do well and those businesses already here will continue to thrive.”

It is not known how many jobs the new business will create or the opening hours, but the council has given permission for the restaurant to trade between 7am and 11pm, seven days a week.

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7:58am Tue 27 Dec 11

save southend says...

sharp isnt he , cllr says its another pie & mash shop in the town, er thats about 3 how will they survive, its called a gamble, I wonder if he said the same when another best tasty chicken shop opened , "its another fried chicken shop thats about 100 we have " but they still get planning even when you get 3 together, they cant refuse permission or abdul or mohamed will hold the race card up, a food shop will only survive if it opens through the night , it wont appeal to the younger customers as you have to use a knife and fork and they can only eat food with fingers in the street
sharp isnt he , cllr says its another pie & mash shop in the town, er thats about 3 how will they survive, its called a gamble, I wonder if he said the same when another best tasty chicken shop opened , "its another fried chicken shop thats about 100 we have " but they still get planning even when you get 3 together, they cant refuse permission or abdul or mohamed will hold the race card up, a food shop will only survive if it opens through the night , it wont appeal to the younger customers as you have to use a knife and fork and they can only eat food with fingers in the street save southend

8:15am Tue 27 Dec 11

Audioman says...

Oh no not another take away
I will have a no.20 ,25 and fried rice
Oh no not another take away I will have a no.20 ,25 and fried rice Audioman

8:17am Tue 27 Dec 11

Alice in Her Own Land :P says...

It never ceases to amaze me that, in this current financial climate, people still have money to eat out in the many eateries in the High Street. I think that there are far too many of them and the variety of shops are now turning into where to eat rather than where to shop. There is a desperation to lease the outlets and make money on them. This new venture stands a chance of success if it reaches the standards of traditional pie and mash and sticks to it's roots. So many sink to frying any old bit of manky chicken just to make a couple of quid.
It never ceases to amaze me that, in this current financial climate, people still have money to eat out in the many eateries in the High Street. I think that there are far too many of them and the variety of shops are now turning into where to eat rather than where to shop. There is a desperation to lease the outlets and make money on them. This new venture stands a chance of success if it reaches the standards of traditional pie and mash and sticks to it's roots. So many sink to frying any old bit of manky chicken just to make a couple of quid. Alice in Her Own Land :P

8:44am Tue 27 Dec 11

fletch12107 says...

****!! I was hoping for another shoe shop.
****!! I was hoping for another shoe shop. fletch12107

8:48am Tue 27 Dec 11

AuldGit says...

Or a pound shop ... or an over-priced coffee outlet ...
Or a pound shop ... or an over-priced coffee outlet ... AuldGit

9:55am Tue 27 Dec 11

geezer, innit says...

what with all the Eastender's filming in Sarfend recently I'm sure there's a big increase in demand for the cockerknee culinary delightsof pie mash and liquer. Will there be jellied eels and boiled beef and carrots on the menu too?


Knees up muvva brown! Gor blimey guvnor luvvaduck.
what with all the Eastender's filming in Sarfend recently I'm sure there's a big increase in demand for the cockerknee culinary delightsof pie mash and liquer. Will there be jellied eels and boiled beef and carrots on the menu too? Knees up muvva brown! Gor blimey guvnor luvvaduck. geezer, innit

10:44am Tue 27 Dec 11

saddo99 says...

Hmmmmmm...pie and mash!
Hmmmmmm...pie and mash! saddo99

11:34am Tue 27 Dec 11

southendshrimper says...

Good luck to them. It's better then an empty shop.
Good luck to them. It's better then an empty shop. southendshrimper

5:53pm Tue 27 Dec 11

muffindamule says...

Sounds good to me. The shop in Basildon does a roaring trade and it's a nice change from the overpriced foreign muck we are so often confronted with. A good honest pie with a bit of mash, just what the doctor ordered !
Sounds good to me. The shop in Basildon does a roaring trade and it's a nice change from the overpriced foreign muck we are so often confronted with. A good honest pie with a bit of mash, just what the doctor ordered ! muffindamule

7:00pm Tue 27 Dec 11

stropmag says...

I think it's a shame that it is not to become a health-food shop. Perhaps it's time that access to certain food outlets was restricted by decreasing the width of the door. A standard door size could be permitted for outlets offering a reasonable choice of healthy fodder whilst those offering less healthy food would have their door size reduced on a sliding scale. I would suggest that a pie and mash shop might warrant a door width no greater than 50cm. Such regulation might dramatically reduce the incidence of obesity in Southend and at the same time cause many establishments to change their product or close down. Fresh veg and a moderate serving of meat (for the non veggies) simply and cost-effectively prepared at home. That is the way forward for Southend. Come on Southend Council! Be a leader and not a follower. One day High Streets throughout the land could be a showcase for door manufacturers and Southend Council could proudly boast "It all started here".

I'll have mine with the liquor please.
I think it's a shame that it is not to become a health-food shop. Perhaps it's time that access to certain food outlets was restricted by decreasing the width of the door. A standard door size could be permitted for outlets offering a reasonable choice of healthy fodder whilst those offering less healthy food would have their door size reduced on a sliding scale. I would suggest that a pie and mash shop might warrant a door width no greater than 50cm. Such regulation might dramatically reduce the incidence of obesity in Southend and at the same time cause many establishments to change their product or close down. Fresh veg and a moderate serving of meat (for the non veggies) simply and cost-effectively prepared at home. That is the way forward for Southend. Come on Southend Council! Be a leader and not a follower. One day High Streets throughout the land could be a showcase for door manufacturers and Southend Council could proudly boast "It all started here". I'll have mine with the liquor please. stropmag

9:42pm Tue 27 Dec 11

muffindamule says...

stropmag wrote:
I think it's a shame that it is not to become a health-food shop. Perhaps it's time that access to certain food outlets was restricted by decreasing the width of the door. A standard door size could be permitted for outlets offering a reasonable choice of healthy fodder whilst those offering less healthy food would have their door size reduced on a sliding scale. I would suggest that a pie and mash shop might warrant a door width no greater than 50cm. Such regulation might dramatically reduce the incidence of obesity in Southend and at the same time cause many establishments to change their product or close down. Fresh veg and a moderate serving of meat (for the non veggies) simply and cost-effectively prepared at home. That is the way forward for Southend. Come on Southend Council! Be a leader and not a follower. One day High Streets throughout the land could be a showcase for door manufacturers and Southend Council could proudly boast "It all started here".

I'll have mine with the liquor please.
It will be a lean new Council that makes this proclamation as the old one will have starved to death !
[quote][p][bold]stropmag[/bold] wrote: I think it's a shame that it is not to become a health-food shop. Perhaps it's time that access to certain food outlets was restricted by decreasing the width of the door. A standard door size could be permitted for outlets offering a reasonable choice of healthy fodder whilst those offering less healthy food would have their door size reduced on a sliding scale. I would suggest that a pie and mash shop might warrant a door width no greater than 50cm. Such regulation might dramatically reduce the incidence of obesity in Southend and at the same time cause many establishments to change their product or close down. Fresh veg and a moderate serving of meat (for the non veggies) simply and cost-effectively prepared at home. That is the way forward for Southend. Come on Southend Council! Be a leader and not a follower. One day High Streets throughout the land could be a showcase for door manufacturers and Southend Council could proudly boast "It all started here". I'll have mine with the liquor please.[/p][/quote]It will be a lean new Council that makes this proclamation as the old one will have starved to death ! muffindamule

3:18pm Wed 28 Dec 11

Southchurch Steve says...

save southend wrote:
sharp isnt he , cllr says its another pie & mash shop in the town, er thats about 3 how will they survive, its called a gamble, I wonder if he said the same when another best tasty chicken shop opened , "its another fried chicken shop thats about 100 we have " but they still get planning even when you get 3 together, they cant refuse permission or abdul or mohamed will hold the race card up, a food shop will only survive if it opens through the night , it wont appeal to the younger customers as you have to use a knife and fork and they can only eat food with fingers in the street
Think you'll find you eat Pie and Mash with a fork and spoon matey. That way you can scoop up all the lovely liquor.

Lots of vinegar and pepper on mine please.

Clever introduction of race in to a story that never warrranted it by the way. Nothing like starting your own argument!!
[quote][p][bold]save southend[/bold] wrote: sharp isnt he , cllr says its another pie & mash shop in the town, er thats about 3 how will they survive, its called a gamble, I wonder if he said the same when another best tasty chicken shop opened , "its another fried chicken shop thats about 100 we have " but they still get planning even when you get 3 together, they cant refuse permission or abdul or mohamed will hold the race card up, a food shop will only survive if it opens through the night , it wont appeal to the younger customers as you have to use a knife and fork and they can only eat food with fingers in the street[/p][/quote]Think you'll find you eat Pie and Mash with a fork and spoon matey. That way you can scoop up all the lovely liquor. Lots of vinegar and pepper on mine please. Clever introduction of race in to a story that never warrranted it by the way. Nothing like starting your own argument!! Southchurch Steve

3:41pm Wed 28 Dec 11

alimac69 says...

stropmag wrote:
I think it's a shame that it is not to become a health-food shop. Perhaps it's time that access to certain food outlets was restricted by decreasing the width of the door. A standard door size could be permitted for outlets offering a reasonable choice of healthy fodder whilst those offering less healthy food would have their door size reduced on a sliding scale. I would suggest that a pie and mash shop might warrant a door width no greater than 50cm. Such regulation might dramatically reduce the incidence of obesity in Southend and at the same time cause many establishments to change their product or close down. Fresh veg and a moderate serving of meat (for the non veggies) simply and cost-effectively prepared at home. That is the way forward for Southend. Come on Southend Council! Be a leader and not a follower. One day High Streets throughout the land could be a showcase for door manufacturers and Southend Council could proudly boast "It all started here". I'll have mine with the liquor please.
The Railway Pub near Southend Central sells vegan and vegetarian food during the week.
[quote][p][bold]stropmag[/bold] wrote: I think it's a shame that it is not to become a health-food shop. Perhaps it's time that access to certain food outlets was restricted by decreasing the width of the door. A standard door size could be permitted for outlets offering a reasonable choice of healthy fodder whilst those offering less healthy food would have their door size reduced on a sliding scale. I would suggest that a pie and mash shop might warrant a door width no greater than 50cm. Such regulation might dramatically reduce the incidence of obesity in Southend and at the same time cause many establishments to change their product or close down. Fresh veg and a moderate serving of meat (for the non veggies) simply and cost-effectively prepared at home. That is the way forward for Southend. Come on Southend Council! Be a leader and not a follower. One day High Streets throughout the land could be a showcase for door manufacturers and Southend Council could proudly boast "It all started here". I'll have mine with the liquor please.[/p][/quote]The Railway Pub near Southend Central sells vegan and vegetarian food during the week. alimac69

3:43pm Wed 28 Dec 11

alimac69 says...

Will be interesting to see how this one gets on. The cafe near the Last Post does a roaring trade in pie n mash yet the pie n mash in Victoria Plaza closed.
Will be interesting to see how this one gets on. The cafe near the Last Post does a roaring trade in pie n mash yet the pie n mash in Victoria Plaza closed. alimac69

3:56pm Wed 28 Dec 11

stropmag says...

alimac69 wrote:
stropmag wrote:
I think it's a shame that it is not to become a health-food shop. Perhaps it's time that access to certain food outlets was restricted by decreasing the width of the door. A standard door size could be permitted for outlets offering a reasonable choice of healthy fodder whilst those offering less healthy food would have their door size reduced on a sliding scale. I would suggest that a pie and mash shop might warrant a door width no greater than 50cm. Such regulation might dramatically reduce the incidence of obesity in Southend and at the same time cause many establishments to change their product or close down. Fresh veg and a moderate serving of meat (for the non veggies) simply and cost-effectively prepared at home. That is the way forward for Southend. Come on Southend Council! Be a leader and not a follower. One day High Streets throughout the land could be a showcase for door manufacturers and Southend Council could proudly boast "It all started here". I'll have mine with the liquor please.
The Railway Pub near Southend Central sells vegan and vegetarian food during the week.
I'm delighted to hear it. I imagine they have a large entrance- under my proposals they would be permitted to retain it.
[quote][p][bold]alimac69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stropmag[/bold] wrote: I think it's a shame that it is not to become a health-food shop. Perhaps it's time that access to certain food outlets was restricted by decreasing the width of the door. A standard door size could be permitted for outlets offering a reasonable choice of healthy fodder whilst those offering less healthy food would have their door size reduced on a sliding scale. I would suggest that a pie and mash shop might warrant a door width no greater than 50cm. Such regulation might dramatically reduce the incidence of obesity in Southend and at the same time cause many establishments to change their product or close down. Fresh veg and a moderate serving of meat (for the non veggies) simply and cost-effectively prepared at home. That is the way forward for Southend. Come on Southend Council! Be a leader and not a follower. One day High Streets throughout the land could be a showcase for door manufacturers and Southend Council could proudly boast "It all started here". I'll have mine with the liquor please.[/p][/quote]The Railway Pub near Southend Central sells vegan and vegetarian food during the week.[/p][/quote]I'm delighted to hear it. I imagine they have a large entrance- under my proposals they would be permitted to retain it. stropmag

2:06pm Thu 29 Dec 11

iluvmrking says...

East Ham Robins Pie & Mash shop closed a while ago. No call for East End Grub in the East End of 2011...
East Ham Robins Pie & Mash shop closed a while ago. No call for East End Grub in the East End of 2011... iluvmrking

2:48pm Thu 29 Dec 11

A Dermot says...

They wil be launching with their jellied koi carp special!
They wil be launching with their jellied koi carp special! A Dermot

8:21am Fri 30 Dec 11

ADucksQuack says...

As a Londoner I love a plate of pie, mash and liquor! It's proper food, and it's cheap too.
As a Londoner I love a plate of pie, mash and liquor! It's proper food, and it's cheap too. ADucksQuack

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