In 2012, Tom Adams and Jamie Berger graduated from their semi-mobile pitch beneath Hungerford Bridge to this tiny venue in Soho's backstreets. Queues start early as the hordes move from bourbon-laced sours at the bar to the spartan, basement dining room, which both beat loudly to American blues-rock. A barrage of Twitter-led hype may have needlessly raised diners' expectations, but it hasn't dented the kitchen's performance. Monster beef ribs – all sticky and blackened – are a hands-on treat, while melting pulled pork comes with a just-so smoky barbecue sauce; sides of spicy slaw or mash topped with ‘burnt ends' complete the picture. Leave room for dessert: the bourbon-laced sticky toffee pudding with salted-caramel ice cream is unmissable. ‘Cramped' surrounds and occasionally ‘offhand' service are the main gripes at this ‘darling of the bloggersphere'.
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