AN AWARD-WINNING pie shop has opened a new restaurant.

Pie, mash and comic book shop Piecaramba! launched in Meeting House Lane on Tuesday.

It is the brainchild of Rob Litchfield and Phil Linssen, two men passionate about pie and pop culture.

The chain has other stores in Southampton and Winchester and has won industry awards.

Rob said: “Our aim is to bring pie and mash kicking and screaming into the 21st century, blending a classic meal with a modern environment, and with over 21 pies on our menu, encompassing meat, gluten free, vegan and veggie pies on our menu, we really do have something for everyone.

“With pies such as the Woolverine! lamb pie, Mac To The Future! macaroni cheese pie or our very special Notdog! vegan sausage pie, you’ll soon be wanting to go through the whole menu.

“Piecaramba! is your place for pies and pop culture.

“Enjoy your pie while challenging your friends to Super Mario Kart on one of our console booths, or go old school with a game of Top Trumps.”

The new shop has opened in Meeting House Lane, in the former BYOC (bring your own cocktail bar).

On opening the new premises Phil said they have had a really positive response from both customers and local businesses and was looking forward to getting everything up and running.

“We just wanted to create an exciting and fun place to eat for all ages,” he said.

“People come, tell their friends, and keep coming back.”

The shop contains plenty of Eighties’, Nineties’ and pop culture references, such as Ghostbusters themed lockers and Star Wars battles.

The pair will be launching Christmas pies soon, including Pie Hard! beef wellington pie, and Non-Dairytale of New York!, a vegan Christmas dinner pie.

The businesses won best concession of the year at the UK festival awards in London, for its stalls at Bestival and Camp Bestival.

The Winchester shop also received high praise after a surprise visit from Guardian restaurant critic Jay Rayner who called Piecaramba! a “bloody good pie shop”.