Newtown - a treasure trove of fashion trends, 6.50 thai, music, street art and good food as i'm slowly discovering. Whilst passing Oscillate Wildly the other night, I spotted a quaint little bakery next door and it turns out it was the famous Black Star Pastry. Christopher The is the genius at work here, formerly of 2 hatters Universal and Claudes, Christopher has since left and opened up a little patisserie in the heart of Newtown. I haven't had much time to visit it lately but I knew a visit was inevitable sooner or later.
Some would say it's cosy, but it's a little on the more claustrophobic and uncomfortable side with it's lack of chairs and stout tables. There is, however, an intoxicating aroma made up of layers of layers of coffee, sweet and hearty pies that just draws you in.
|Young Henry Beer and Brisket 7.8|
I had a beef and beer pie all wrapped in a wonderfully crisp, artfully groved pastry case. The filling was good but it pales in comparison to the next pie.
|Lamb Shank + Red Wine 7.8|
|Strawberry Watermelon Cake with Rose Cream 7|
|Bread and Butter Pudding with Anglaise 6.2|
There's so much more to Black Star Pastry and it's a little odd that I've only just discovered it. I'm a little disappointed that I missed out on the truffle day on August but there's always next year right? I don't think, however, that I can wait that long for my next Black Star Pastry fix.
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