After two previous failed attempts at trying to get a table at this quaint but extremely popular 16 seat restaurant, we finally got lucky. The trick is to come around a time you won’t normally be hungry- for us it was 5:30pm in the evening. We had to wait for 15 minutes but that was fine. We stood outside, talked, had a laugh or two and admired the lovely weather London was being graced with!
Vegetarians be warned- you probably want to skip this one 😉
We got our call and made our way downstairs (the only bench outside was already taken- dammit!) I was surprised by how small it was yet it was intimate. I was told by the staff member, this place changes their menu twice a day based on the produce they get. I think that’s a fantastic idea, keeps things fresh and there’s always something new to try!
I’ve got a guest blogger to talk about the food and ambience so won’t steal his thunder 😉
As for me, I had the short ribs and my my my! Grilled to perfection, lovely pink colour ( not too bloody either) and melting in your mouth texture- I was in meat heaven. I was quite disappointed as I couldn’t have the bone marrow mash (it was made with pork) so had a side of their green chilli slaw. It was fresh, had a crunchy texture and the right amount of chilli that was not too overbearing. As for the experience my pal had, here is what he has to say:
“The no reservation policy at pitt cue co meant we had to wait about 20 minutes to get a table. Not too bad but i’d hate to imagine what the queues are like on busy friday or saturday night.
The basement dining room was surprisingly small. The decor is distinctly spartan, there are no frills or fancy napery here. There is a certain charm to the commitment to the minimalist style, the food was even served in prison style metal trays!
The appeal here is definitely the food and it did not disappoint. I ordered a pulled pork bun with a side of bone marrow mash. This would not have been my first choice but they had run out of ribs and wings. That said the pork was quite decent, not mind blowing but certainly good enough to bring you back. The bone marrow mash on the other hand was simply luxurious.
I will definitely be returning to try some other things on the menu.”
(Doesn’t he write so well?! I should get him to do guest reviews more often 😜)
There you have it folks! Another place annihilated. Till the next one xx