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takes another batch of fresh, mouthwatering pies from the oven. He bakes his pies
right throughout the day so that they are always fresh.
Neds Gourmet Pies was established at one of Australia's best holiday
locations, Nelson Bay, in 1997 by master pie maker Barry Kelly.
It has proven to be extremely popular with both the locals and
tourists alike and has quickly gained a reputation as one of the
best gourmet pie shops in Australia.
name "Red Neds" comes first of all because Barrys last name is Kelly
and is synonomous with one of Australia's infamous folk law heroes bushranger
Ned Kelly. Ned Kellys
fathers name was "Red" hence the name RED NEDS.
learned his basic craft in a 5 star international hotel, firstly as a food cost
controller and working with international executive chef Fred Stahali from Switzerland.
says he enjoys watching people looking at his "specials" sandwich board
outside his shop and going goggle eyed at some of his weird creations such as
Steak and Guinness on St Patrick's Day, Bully Beef and veggie's on ANZAC day,
Kangaroo Teriyaki pie on Australia day or BBQ wild turkey, bourbon and beef
or smoked chicken and camembert. "You know the best way to be known is for
people to talk about the crazy guy from Nelson Bay who makes weird but wonderful
creations. If you start with the best ingredients, you can be the best in the
business and always dare to be different" says Barry.
all this they have become one of Australia's leading pie makers with over 40
awards in Australia's top baking competitions over the last four years.
you visit beautiful Nelson Bay be sure to take the family to Red Neds Gourmet
Pie Bar for a chat with Barry. Eat in or dine alfresco and please sign Red
visitors book with your comments good or bad. We always appreciate constructive