Harrow & Eton
Jo Groud has taken her award-winning pies all over Victoria. After a few years selling them at the Portsea Pier General Store and pop-ups at the Queen Victoria, Red Hill, Mornington and Portsea markets, she settled down at the Elwood end of Glenhuntly Road. Harrow & Eton is a specialty pie store that does takeaway and wholesale.
Varieties include peppered roo, curried scallop, chicken tarragon and beef ‘n’ Guinness. The Catalan beef with dark-chocolate gravy is a subtly bittersweet, rich, savoury pie that could almost pass as dessert.
Most of Groud’s pies are filled with slow-cooked meats, but there are a few interesting vegetarian options. For the pastry Groud uses a savoury shortcrust for the base and a pure butter pastry for pie tops.
The pies come in three sizes; canapé, lunch and family. Harrow & Eton also does catering, selling savoury pies, tartlets and salads, along with seasonal fruit pies.
While pie is the star, the store sells bread from Burnham Bakery, bagels from 5 & Dime and salads. Coffee is by Berwick roasters, Zest.