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Pitt Cue Co: Soho, London

by Chasing a Plate
So you love meat huh?  Well, get here now.  Pitt Cue Co was in our top three when it came to eating out in London, alongside Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and Ember Yard.  The wee joint has only 30 seats so get in line people as it’s first come, first served.  We managed to nab a seat upstairs by the bar for a quick lunch before the Book of Mormon.  As an aside- if you have not seen The Book of Mormon, you are seriously missing out.  Hands down the best musical I have seen in an age.

Pitt Cue Co serves up barbeque in a multitude of ways- it’s a pork dominated menu but you can also find beef, chicken and lamb- all the staples. We started with a half pint of Pitt Cue Co’s ‘Whatever’ which is ‘whatever’ beer they happen to be serving as their house brew.  Ours was an ale if I remember rightly.  It went down a treat in any case.

I was keen on the Pulled Pork Bun which came with one side included so I chose the raddichio, watercress and anchovy whilst TBS went for the House Sausage Bun with the green chilli slaw.  There were five sides on the menu including turnip tops and black cabbage, grilled leaks and parmesan and smashed celeriac and leek in addition to the ones that were soon to be enjoyed by us. 

My Pulled Pork Bun was the best I’ve ever eaten- the pork was incredibly flavoursome and juicy with a hint of spice.  The slaw was sharp and fresh and included fennel.  The aniseed notes really complemented the richer flavours of the pork.  Rivers of pork juices pooled onto the enamel plate and soaked into the bun.  A delight to eat.

TBS’s House Sausage Bun was made up of two patties, slaw and pickles.  The sausage patty was ground coarsely so it retained a bit of texture.  It was sweet but meaty and the tanginess of the pickles were a good balance.  TBS hoovered it down.

The sides were a triumph.  The green chilli slaw had great heat, was light and the thin shredding of the veges added to the enjoyment.

The radicchio, watercress and anchovy was punchy with the anchovy contained in the dressing.  I loved the bitterness of the radicchio which cut through the sweet flavours of both the pulled pork and sausage.

As Pitt Cue Co is so small, get here early or be prepared to wait in the queue outside.  Certainly worth a visit- I’ll be back the next time I’m in London.

Good to know:

Whatever house beer £2.50
Pulled Pork Bun + side £9.75
House Sausage Bun + side £11

Pitt Cue Co
1 Newburgh Street

Opening Hours
Monday to Saturday 12:00pm to 3:00pm and 5:30pm to 11:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Kitchen Hours
Monday to Saturday 12:00pm to 3:00pm and 6:00pm to 10:30pm
Sunday 12:00pm to 4:00pm

No reservations 
Service charge


Images: T B Southam

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Meow 26/01/2014 - 5:22 am

Jealousy is eating me up, keep up the great work my little friend, if I can’t get there, you make all the flavours come to me. xo

chasing a plate 28/01/2014 - 7:27 am

Thank you! X


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