So I finally made it down to Pitt Cue Co. in Soho, after missing its street van on the South Bank and succumbing to the hype of the restaurant’s opening.
Upon arriving, it became very obvious very quickly why this place doesn’t take bookings. It is a small venue, as the website states, and they are not simply trying to be cool (although looking around at the clientele, they definitely are).
As we waited, the bf ordered an ale whilst I took the plunge and requested the Hair of a Pig.
My drink was made with bacon infused vodka along with a specially tailored spicy mix which altogether was probably the best Bloody Mary-esque drink I have ever tasted. Granted, I didn’t go as far as having the crackling but this was the perfect aperitif for my impending lunch.
Eventually, we took our stools upstairs instead of opting for a table downstairs and I ordered the pulled pork with a side of beet and pickles:
The bf ordered one of the ribs dishes off the menu with a side of Pitt Cue Co. styled mash:
True, the pics may not look so appealing if you compare it to the fine dining platters of Mayfair. But don’t be fooled. The succulent meat and deep flavours are too good to miss out on.
I washed my lunch down with a very tasty Whiskey Sour as the bf enjoyed another ale.
And after we finished up, the bf ordered a rhubarb cheesecake.
As I watched him try it, I wondered if I had made a mistake trying to be good. Then he offered me a taste. All I can say is this cheesecake is the lightest, most fluffiest cheesecake I have ever tasted. It is truly divine and I helped myself to more of it. But I am not going to go ahead and describe this dessert further because the surprise of the flavours and texture are a huge part of its delicious experience. You have to try it!
Pitt Cue Co. is a definite recommend and whilst I love the intimacy and the great personable service from the staff, I can’t help but wonder how long will it be before these guys expand. Surely their fan base is growing every day?