MPs have been complaining about the price of game in the taxpayer-subsidised Terrace Cafe
For the rest of us, enjoying a serving of game pie in a central London restaurant with a view of the River Thames would set us back about £15-£20. At least.
But MPs in the House of Commons aren’t happy about the price of venison pie in their staff canteen – the Terrace Café at the House of Commons.
They wrote: “Venison and winter vegetable pie in the Terrace, is priced at £3.55 on today’s menu yet I was charged £4 yesterday and it was rather a small portion, that’s the disappointing part, but the pie tasted good.”
We asked game guru Tim Maddams, author of the River Cottage Handbook Game what he thought. He scoffed:
“What have they got to complain about? That’s what you’d pay for a motorway service sandwich. You’re getting delicious wild food for that sort of money. It should be £14.”
If you’re not lunching in the House of Commons anytime soon and so don’t have an opportunity to taste the game pie, then you might like to make your own.