'Say Aye To A Pie': Wagamama launches new Chicken Katsu Pie in Glasgow and Edinburgh

Fans of chicken katsu curry can now try the popular dish in a pie at Wagamama's in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Published 29th Feb 2024
Updated 29 th Feb 2024

Wagamama will hand out free pies in Edinburgh and Glasgow ahead of British Pie Week.

The Asian restaurant chain have teamed up with London-based pastry makers Willy’s Pies to bring the Chicken Katsu Pie alongside the Mushroom, Kimchi and Edamame Pie to nineteen locations across the UK from Thursday, February 29.

Ahead of British Pie Week, March 4th -10th, the brands are bringing together two of the nation’s favourite dishes. The pies will be centred around Wagamama’s iconic Katsu curry sauce and complemented by Willy’s Pies flaky pastry, with a side serving of salad and pink pickles.

A tray of cooked Wagamama and Willy's Pies chicken katsu curry pies sit on a baking tray fresh out of the oven

Wagamama have teamed up with Willy's Pies to create the Chicken Katsu Pie. Image: Wagamama / Willy's Pies

It will be joined by the plant-powered offering which packs a punch with its bold Asian-inspired filling with oyster mushrooms, aubergine and fresh edamame beans and spicy curry sauce with kimchi layered on top.

With a resume which includes Michelin star restaurants Will Lewis, the head chef and founder of Willy’s Pies, said: “We’re so pleased to be working with Wagamama again - a lot of hard work and careful consideration has gone into making these pies taste as great as they do.

"We wanted to make something fun and innovative, without compromising on the flavour or quality Willy’s Pies is known for. We’re so excited to take these on tour and see what the rest of the nation thinks.”

Here is where you can try Wagamama’s Chicken Katsu Pie

If you’d like to try the new Wagamama pies, here are all of the participating UK restaurants.

In Scotland, the pies will be available only in the Edinburgh St Andrews, Edinburgh Lothian Road and Glasgow City Centre Wagamama branches.

  • Birmingham Brindley Place
  • Birmingham New Street
  • Brighton
  • Cardiff
  • Chelmsford
  • Edinburgh Lothian Road
  • Edinburgh St Andrews
  • Glasgow City Centre
  • London Battersea Power Station
  • London Camden
  • London Holborn
  • London Kensington
  • London Noodle Lab
  • London White City
  • Manchester Printworks
  • Manchester St Peters
  • Nottingham
  • Reading
  • Southend

Here’s where you can get a free chicken katsu pie in Glasgow and Edinburgh

In addition to offering the two pie varieties in selected branches, Wagamama and Willy’s Pies will take their delicious creation on tour around the UK with the Where’s Willy tour bus, which will feature custom artwork from Glaswegian artist Trackie McLeod.

Starting in Reading, fans of the Asian restaurant will be delighted to learn that free samples of the pie will be handed out in different spots around the country for the next two weeks including Cardiff, London and Brighton.

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"Say Aye to the Pie" in a bold black font on a bright orange background

Trackie McLeod's "Say aye to a pie" artwork.

However, Scottish Wagamama lovers won’t be left out either.

On Monday, March 4th, the Where’s Willy tour bus will park itself in the capital at Edinburgh University’s Potterrow Plaza from 11am to 3pm.

The Wagamama Where’s Willy bus will then move on to Glasgow, where it can be found on Argyle Street from 11am until 3pm on Tuesday, March 5th.

So if you’re fully on board with Wagamama’s message of “say aye to the pie”, be sure to check out the Where’s Willy tour bus when it crosses the border.

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