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There are lots of pretenders to London’s fashionable BBQ throne, but this mobile food truck turned diddy eatery “reigns supreme”, according to one regular visitor. It’s famously cramped and you can’t book, but folk are still happy to squeeze in and wait for an hour or more to sample Pitt Cue Co’s “seriously good” cocktails and unbelievably flavoursome slow-cooked ribs (“grab a drink from the pub opposite while you wait”, advises one diehard fan). The succinct menu changes often, though most of the star turns generally stay put: smoky pulled pork, “opulent” bone-marrow mash, sublime ‘bourbon and Coke’ pudding, and top-selling homemade mangalitza sausage in an exemplary lard-enriched demi-brioche bun are all must-haves. Just add a “gorgeously intimate” atmosphere, bourbon shots (the house Pickleback’s recommended) and banging tunes for some highly addictive thrills at “incredible” prices. 


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  1. Published : Thursday, 20 March 2014

    Samphire and Salsify :: Pitt Cue Co

    My first visit to Pitt Cue Co a couple of years ago provided me with the tastiest pulled pork I’ve ever eaten. It was busy then – I think we waited for two and half hours in the tiny ground floor bar before eating – and it’s even busier now. We planned our visit rather wisely however and arrived at 5:30 for a drink, and then got a table at 6 which is when they start serving food – hoorah!...
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  1. Published : Tuesday, 12 March 2013

    Saying it straight :: Pitt Cue Co

    You’d probably walk past it if you didn’t know. Funny lace net grandma curtains, and an upstairs bar, with seven or eight seats at the window, it looks like it was an old and tiny Soho pub.

    I felt it was absolutely necessary to have the ribs, to see what all the fuss was about. It comes with coleslaw and pickle and some decent bread. It also comes with a side and I chose the green chilli coleslaw...
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  1. Published : Monday, 2 September 2013

    Nomface :: Pitt Cue Co, London

    Before too long we were ushered inside the bar of the corner building at 1 Newburgh Street, Soho. The queue had since doubled behind us and a constant stream of people entered the bar area citing the number of people in their party to be directed to the back of the queue. It was amusing to see the looks on their faces when given an estimated waiting time. A no reservation system is a fair system which allows for quick table turnovers as long as there is a queue, and there is no shortage of one here.

    The downstairs dining area was compact with barely space for the tables and an adjoining toilet, complete...
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  1. Published : Thursday, 11 July 2013

    Munch My Way :: Pitt Cue Co., Soho

    Pitt Cue Co is infamous for their take on the BBQ…

    This is my second visit to the place, its a shame that they have to take out their pork belly ribs… BBQ is becoming rather big in London…
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  1. Published : Sunday, 13 October 2013

    Over the Hype :: Pitt Cue Co.

    After the rave review and glistening pictures from Munchmyway, I think it was time for another one of those nights – harnessing the power of meat and having no regrets for eating more than the boys. With this in mind I summoned a few friends and headed down Carnaby Street to an establishment called Pitt Cue Co.

    If a no reservation zone has taught me anything, it’s that it wasn’t going to be easy getting in. Everyone in line had to earn their right to a spot in the tiny 20 seater restaurant and ours could not have been more dramatic against the nature’s finest rain, wind and iciness for an hour with our only...
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  1. The boy and I fancied something different this Saturday and a trip into town followed by lunch somewhere 'new' was decided. I reeled off my list of goodies I want to go to and Mr D chose Pitt Cue co. for a meat and rib fix.

    We arrived just before opening at 12pm to an already nicely forming queue. The doors opened and they steadied the crowds so that the kitchen wasn't overwhelmed with orders. We waited approximately 45 minutes till seating, however as we were at the front, the manager let us in to have a cocktail to start with. I chose 'Camp America' which unbeknown to me was a (very pretty coloured) Campari...
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  1. Pitt Cue Co is a restaurant with a huge online following. There’s just one major hiccup; a small, tightly packed dining area which can only seat around 25 people. If you’re not early, then you will be waiting outside for most of the evening.

    It’s no wonder that a restaurant with a vast following and gleaming online reviews, would bring a swarm of fellow foodies. Unfortunately, there isn’t enough room to feed them all.

    To help, the kitchen closes at 3pm and re-opens at 5.30pm every day. Armed with a plan of action, myself and the OH decided to arrive early on a Saturday to beat the queue...
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  1. Published : Friday, 18 January 2013

    Fd Over LDN :: Pitt Cue Co

    Pitt Cue Co 1 year after opening is still as popular as ever, the fanfare for it is clearly still yet to die down. On the first week of January with hardly anyone back at work, empty streets, tumble weed floating about, and yet still have to wait for a seat at 6pm at PCC. This is testament to what they do here, some of the best BBQ meat in London. Queues are synonymous with Pitt Cue, even in it's 'early' days as the trailer at South Bank often had it's own snaking queue. With incredible quality meat, from such places as Philip Warren butchers, it's something unlike anything else in town at the moment. Despite visiting...
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  1. Published : Sunday, 10 February 2013

    SamTheFoodFan :: Pitt Cue Co. (Soho)

    Located on a side street just off of Carnaby street, the restaurant is absolutely tiny, seating about 30 covers. They have a no-reservations policy, saying on their website that there is no fairer system than ‘First come, first served’. I’ve read that the queues can often snake down the road and when TBH and I arrived at around 1pm, I fully expected a lengthy wait. It was a pretty miserable day and it seemed that it had kept most sensible people at home, so we were fortunate enough to walk straight in. The bar was crammed full of people and we were told we could wait up to 45 minutes to be seated.
    Initially, I...
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  1. Pitt Cues Trailer is like a small version of Willy Wonkas chocolate factory, but on wheels, containing lots of goodies and only full of meat, not sweets, which in my opinion is much better! I’m sure you’ve heard the hype about Pitt Cue in Soho and believe me there is a reason why everyone is talking about this tiny place (it really is tiny inside). But this review is solely about the trailer...
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  1. Published : Monday, 18 May 2015

    Quiet eating :: Pitt Cue | Quiet eating

    Sometimes I have a craving for cave man food. The type of food that you need to hunt down and kill with your own bare hands and then roast over a fire that you made yourself by striking flint stones together. As such opportunities do not abound in London (I think I will get arrested if I try things in the London zoo) I had to settle for the second best thing at Pitt Cue. Imagining I killed the bull, skinned it and roasted it. All while I enjoyed the best part of the process, eating it...
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  • Address: 1 Newburgh Street, London W1F 7RB
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  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 12N-3pm 6-10.30pm Sun 12N-4pm

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