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Sunday 12 September 2021.

Sunday 12 September 2021. THE PIE & MASH BRUNCH at THE ELECTRIC BALLROOM , CAMDEN, LONDON NW1. UKís first Pie & Mash Brunch launches in Camden this Sunday with food by Iconic Robins Pie & Mash Shop Isle of Skye lovers better get Sheffield United because a right old cockney treat is coming to Electric Ballroom, Camden. London's iconic music venue is set to host (probably) the world's first and (definitely) greatest ever brunch when the legendary Robins Pie & Mash bring their pies to town on Sunday 12th September. We ain't telling porky pies when we say this one is going to be a right old knees-up with tribute acts, DJs, bottomless booze and more, all from just £30. Robins Pie & Mash is the most famous pie shop in the UK. They do things traditionally, with quality ingredients and authentic recipes across all four outlets in East London and the Essex area. Pie and mash itself dates back to the 19th century when Dutch ships dropped off their catch of eels in the capital. Initially, those eels went into the pies, and people downed them with lashings of parsley liquor (a buttery sauce rather than alcoholic accompaniment.) These days Robinís sticks to 100% Scottish beef or veggie and vegan alternatives. While getting your fill of Robins pie, mash served with traditional liquor you can enjoy 60 minutes of bottomless Sex on Southend Beach cocktails or there is a wide choice of Britney Spears and other boozy bevvies for you to pickle yourselves with. For the northerners, endless jugs full of Bisto gravy will also be available! DJ Cockney Kev and The Chas ín' Dave Tribute Band will all be laying down a swaggering soundtrack of London classics and singalong ding dongs while a Pearly King and Queen will be roaming the crowd. ---------------- We were there noon to 3pm. I have seen many great gigs at this iconic venue since the 1970s including when Sid Vicious played his only UK show there, so this was quite a random change from live music gigs. Around 200 folks on tables of six on the floor area here...and it looks a full house. At noon Cockney Kev played classic oldies and warmed the crowd up nicely. At 12.30 we had an hour of complimentary vodka based cocktails (Sex on Southend Beach). At 1pm we had a tasty pie, mash and liquor from Robins of East London. At 2.05pm a Chas n Dave tribute act performed a nifty 40 mins set of their greatest hits, with the crowd dancing and singing and swaying. The Pearly King & Queen are posing for photos with anyone that wants one. A good ole lunchtime knees up was had by all. www.pieandmashbrunch.com - Visit their website here for more info and to buy tickets for the next one on 14 November 2021. You can also buy tickets via The Electric Ballroom website.