I like the Four and Twenties, but I’m not too fussy. Herbert Adams are really good as a rule, top shelf.
If it’s party pies then the Herbert Adams are way better than the cheap ones from Coles, I tried them side by side once and the other brand was gray offal in comparison.
I had a Herbert Adams “with Camembert” yesterday and at was really good. Some kind of crumbing on top of the top pastry, it worked really well.
I will always buy a cheese and bacon pie from a bakery or tuck shop if they are available, so factor that into your consideration of my reviews.
And for frozen pies, I generally put them in the mic for 3 mins on high (so they are basically hot enough), then the fan forced oven for 5-10 mins, depending how hot the oven is as it’s usually not fully preheated anyway.
And I’ll eat it on a plate with a knife and fork, tomato sauce squirted on the side of the plate, I’ll cut a bit and then dip it it a bit of sauce before each bite, generally wiping the plate clean with the last few bites (usually the bottom crust works well for this).