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Pitt Cue Co

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  • Roberto B.
    Roberto BuaOctober 9, 2014
    Probably the best pulled pork I've had. The ox tongue was amazing as well. Their sides are fantastic (bone marrow mash!). Really small place, no bookings so be ready to queue for a while.
  • Emma B.
    Emma BanfieldAugust 2, 2015
    Neck of beef. Dripping mash. Grilled broccoli with almonds & shallots. The most amazing food. Smashed all other eateries if slow cooked juicy rich meat is what you want. Brilliant knowledgeable staff
  • David L.
    David LongworthAugust 7, 2014
    One if the best eating experiences for a meat lover. Well worth the queue. Go with 3 friends, order everything on the menu and share (save up before you go though!)
  • Jeffrey J.
    Jeffrey JamesNovember 13, 2014
    The bone marrow mash is lovely, good atmosphere & staff are friendly. Get there early to avoid queues. The drinks are all poured on the small side. Beef neck was a bit dry, the lamb heart was amazing
  • Scoffers
    ScoffersMay 27, 2013
    Go for lunch, it's much quieter than the evening so you won't have to wait long. Very cool & delicious. Read our full review on Scoff London:
  • Emma T.
    Emma TMarch 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Prepare to wait at least an hour for a table-unless you go at odd times-but it's well worth the wait! Amazing food and delicious cocktails. Pulled pork, brisket, ribs...! Vegetarians need not apply.
  • Dylan L.
    Dylan LoweSeptember 18, 2012
    The recently-selected best street food cart in stationary form. Go with lunch menus in more tranquil settings, order platters with BBQ and a side. Bone marrow mash is spectacular. Brew their own beer.
  • Justin K.
    Justin KadisJuly 21, 2015
    "Perfect for: Pigs & Picklebacks: From pulled pork and smoked ribs to house made trotter sausages, grilled 36 day short rib, and smoked pig’s head nuggets, this is a meat experience." - Infatuation Read more
  • Jessica F.
    Jessica FengSeptember 14, 2015
    Pulled pork is tender and juicy (probably best I've had), and the bone marrow mash is one of a kind. Very small space, but come during odd hours on weekdays and there should be plenty of seating.
  • Nesma
    NesmaJune 27, 2012
    Everything on the menu is YUM, particularly the mash, coleslaw, pulled pork & ox cheek. Check out a great review here
  • Tobias R.
    Tobias ReiperJanuary 24, 2015
    The slow cooked smoked ox cheek is among a range of tasty dishes and well sourced produce!! Well worth a visit though can get crowded at the bar!
  • Evening Standard
    Evening StandardMay 23, 2012
    What started as a mobile food van is now a packed-out-every-night restaurant satisfying 30 diners at a time with sumptuous ribs, sausages and pulled pork. Enjoy with a whisky sour or cream soda. Read more
  • Jade T.
    Jade TokarczykJanuary 23, 2013
    Porger with kimchi was great but the winner was the slow cooked lamb! Get the beans or beets as a side and the shiitake mushrooms are ah-maze-ing. Loaded skins are good and pain perdu of note.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsNovember 11, 2013
    Wildly popular Soho restaurant that takes smoking as a starting point but infuses it with distinctly British ingredients and evocations. Try the Dexter rib steak.
  • Jökull Sólberg A.
    Tiny place with a very intentional selection of drinks and simple menu. The first BBQ joint I’ve been to with a level of finesse. Food was amazing and worth the hour waiting list.
  • Ben K.
    Don't balk at this London BBQ joint. Some of the best 'cue I've ever eaten, and sides are outrageous. Bone Marrow Mash anyone? Also love the strong flavor of curry in the BBQ sauce.
  • Matt L.
    Matt LuchtJanuary 2, 2015
    If there's a line then definitely stick it out. Well worth the wait. Grab a whiskey sour to make the wait more enjoyable!
  • BarChick
    BarChickJanuary 23, 2012
    This place is tiny but the drinks are creative, all whiskey based, dirty-south style cocktails. Downstairs, the small, changing, food menu of beef ribs, pulled pork, and brisket, is divine. Read more
  • Francesca S.
    Francesca ScalonDecember 28, 2015
    Everything you'll eat will make you happy. The place is tiny and they don't take reservations, so you often have to cue to get a table, but it is worth it.
  • Fedra M.
    Fedra MJuly 18, 2013
    If you get in th queue any later than 6.30 in the evening, then by the time you get a table most of the stuff on the menu has run out. Really good food, really small place though.
  • ToryBurch
    ToryBurchJune 21, 2013
    The barbecue here is good. Very, very good. They don't take reservations, so arrive early. Try the bizarre but wonderful drink called the Pickle Back.
  • Hugh S.
    Hugh SmithJanuary 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Turn up just before noon with four or fewer of you, or go late in the evening. Whatever you order, add some extra pulled pork. Get a Big Mac N Rye.
  • Dragos M.
    Dragos MargoiDecember 29, 2015
    The pulled pork with mash is excellent. Great value as well. Don't miss this place in SOHO.
  • Dewa K.
    Dewa KindlyNovember 1, 2013
    Great food but forces you to wait in the cramped bar for 30 mins despite being the first in queue. I want your delicious bbq food, not your overpriced cocktails!
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HardiNovember 10, 2012
    Go for the chicken thighs for side and the oh-so-moist pork ribs!! The fried chicken Rib eye special is also to die for!
  • Simon R.
    Simon RedfernJanuary 30, 2012
    Tiny, secret and terrific. First come first served policy. You need to get here no later than 12.15 on a weekday and 6pm in the evening to get close to bagging a table
  • Tom B.
    Tom BrewerNovember 14, 2014
    Sour dough and dripping is so nice. Best cocktails are the Cider and Soho sours. Get the Ox cheek if they have it!
  • Laura D.
    Laura DoraOctober 26, 2014
    Go Sunday afternoon to avoid the queues. Pulled pork is their signature dish and has to be ordered
  • John G.
    John GibbonsMay 19, 2013
    Unless you like waiting in line, get there right when they open. The pulled pork, wings, and bone marrow mash are insanely good!
  • Alex M.
    Alex MooreOctober 11, 2013
    Impressive Chinese BBQ style Pulled Pork but overpriced when you consider Bodeans and Meat Missions portions/prices. 31 seats mean the exclusivity and queues to get in are a little arrogant.
  • Harry G.
    Harry GaynerFebruary 23, 2012
    St Louis ribs better than the beef. Whiskey sour better than the NY sour. Definitely get extra meat for a £5er. Everything is awesome.
  • Tom B.
    Tom BrewerSeptember 14, 2014
    Order the ribs, pulled pork and try a pickleback. If you have to queue get drinks (bottles) from the pub opposite
  • Mahesh R.
    Mahesh RamamurthySeptember 19, 2013
    So worth the wait. Get the table upstairs (not the basement) and the beer (whatever). A Great meal, unforgettable.
  • Liis S.
    Liis SaarSeptember 1, 2013
    Loved the food and the place in general. Everything is well thought through, simple and the service is great.
  • Daniel D.
    Daniel DunnNovember 19, 2013
    Great food. The caramel ribs are out of this world! And of course you cant go wrong with the pulled pork
  • Chris
    ChrisAugust 31, 2014
    Extremely long wait, cramped restaurant but completely worth it. The best pulled pork burgers and ribs, ever. In the world. Ever.
  • Jimmy C.
    Jimmy ChidiacMay 31, 2015
    One of the best pulled pork buns I've had in London, definitely recommended!
  • Jarrod B.
    Jarrod BrownFebruary 20, 2015
    Go there early to beat the queue but totally worth the wait.
  • Geoffrey S.
    Geoffrey SJanuary 28, 2012
    Have the pulled pork main with mash and burnt ends as the side dish. Be prepared to wait at lunchtime for the limited number of seats.
  • Andy F.
    Andy FaircloughDecember 9, 2012
    BBQ pork ribs melted in the mouth. French toast cocktail is tasty if you prefer sweet to sour. Everything was amazing
  • Imogen P.
    Imogen PotterMarch 12, 2012
    The downstairs area make this place seem like some sort of speak easy! Witch I think is great! Good food as well!
  • Leo C.
    Leo C.February 15, 2016
    Unbelievably great BBQ items. Worth the queue. Remember to order the Mac and cheese too!
  • Vuk T.
    Vuk TrifkovicFebruary 6, 2014
    Very good, but it feels like the wave has passed a bit. They still do the porcine, meaty things as well as anyone.
  • Louise L.
    Louise LundbladFebruary 23, 2014
    The pulled pork meal with the bone marrow mash is amazing. A+++++
  • Ben P.
    Ben PowellJuly 16, 2015
    Good food, pulled pork is so so soft and the bone marrow mash has a really unique flavour
  • jen x.
    jen xApril 8, 2012
    Beef ribs with burnt ends mash and then the chocolate and peanut butter brownie with a cherry cola to wash it down
  • YOUhome
    YOUhomeOctober 28, 2014
    Very exclusive as there are only 30 tables! First come first served to enjoy the gorgeous pulled pork.
  • Paolo B.
    Paolo BaroneApril 11, 2015
    Amazing BBQ! Very tiny place so be prepared for a long wait if you go at busy times
  • Harpreet S.
    Harpreet SethiJuly 20, 2014
    pulled pork + bone marrow mash... Soho sour for a drink... get a whatever beer coz you will be in queue for a while...
  • Slavi H.
    Slavi HristovNovember 30, 2015
    I can't believe it is not pulled pork bun :) absolutely amazing! I can live on that :)
  • Paul M.
    Paul ManuelMarch 14, 2015
    Omg pulled pork is out of this sinful world... Just amazing and worth the wait!!!!
  • andy n.
    andy nattMay 24, 2015
    No reservations but worth the wait. Awesome smoked steaks. This place is very good.
  • Shannon L.
    Shannon LimAugust 17, 2014
    Short ribs and bone marrow mash are a must-have!
  • Mikal T.
    Mikal TangApril 25, 2013
    There are four sides on the menu...if you're a party of four, each preset something different to share
  • Olga G.
    Olga GuerasimApril 17, 2014
    This place is worth waiting! Try lamb on toast and Whatever beer while waiting for the table
  • Carmen C.
    Carmen CheungJanuary 2, 2013
    To avoid queues/reduce queue time, come for either an early dinner (5pm) or late dinner (after 9pm)
  • Dave R.
    Dave RichardsonAugust 30, 2014
    Menu changes twice daily go for the specials they tend to be pretty 'special' but run out sharpish!
  • Tom M.
    Tom MorrisJanuary 15, 2014
    Love this place! The grub is awesome and the Cornish cider is superb!!
  • Chris C.
    Chris ConnellApril 12, 2013
    If its your first time, don't mess about go for the pulled pork! Amazing.
  • Katherine G.
    Katherine GarrodMarch 18, 2014
    Arrive by 12pm to get a seat! Recommend the pulled pork and lamb. Very tasty!
  • Mahsa A.
    Mahsa ApfelMarch 7, 2015
    Amazing food. Love the bone marrow mash.
  • Charlie E.
    Charlie ElliottFebruary 28, 2013
    Get a few of the options and share them between you all. But definitely get the pulled pork!
  • Ali B.
    Ali BobbeNovember 4, 2012
    Pork ribs. Cooked in a pitt. Try a pickle back (shot of bourbon chased by shot of pickle juice)
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan ChooNovember 10, 2012
    Everything is good here. Strictly carnivores only.
  • Anthony W.
    Anthony WilkesSeptember 2, 2014
    Bone marrow mash is awesome but the menu is just too limited. Great food but not enough choice & not enough seating.
  • Geoffrey S.
    Geoffrey SJanuary 27, 2012
    Ask them to bring you a pint of whatever... Because that's what their house beer is called - "Whatever".
  • Adam M.
    Adam MorrisApril 19, 2012
    Pork ribs and mash, well worth the wait. Pulled pork was also delicious
  • Garzhia
    GarzhiaOctober 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Pulled pork and bone marrow mash. Absolutely amazing.
  • Clea R.
    Clea RomeoNovember 2, 2013
    Came at 2:30pm and only had to wait 5 mins. Don't leave it later than that though as the kitchen closes at 3pm
  • Kaarina K.
    Kaarina K.June 2, 2012
    The Newport sour, crazy good, slaps the NY sour in the face, hard. If you like it hothotheat get their ribbits/wings 'suicidal'
  • Odo
    OdoFebruary 9, 2012
    Pulled pork bun was great, beef ribs excellent, the food was awesome as usual Read more
  • Stan M.
    Stan McleodApril 20, 2013
    Great pulled pork, leave room for sticky toffee pudding. Divine!
  • Dan
    DanNovember 29, 2012
    There are better places to get pulled pork (Red Dog Saloon), and the place is stupidly small, but the food is great
  • Anne B.
    Anne BenoitOctober 25, 2013
    Just reached a new level of meat heaven, accompanied by the perfect bourbon cocktail
  • Will P.
    Will PitchersJanuary 25, 2014
    The pulled pork was fantastic. Well worth the 'Cue'.
  • Leven Wenqi L.
    Leven Wenqi LiJune 2, 2015
    Absolutely gorgeous !!!!!! The meat is just melting in the mouth. Tearful !!!
  • Yana P.
    Yana PriestleyJune 19, 2015
    Bone marrow mash has my heart stolen. Cider is very good
  • Stefanie C.
    Stefanie ColburnOctober 3, 2014
    Really good for lunch, not as busy. So, so yummy!
  • Adam B.
    Adam BurrowsSeptember 7, 2012
    Always get a pickle back. There is simply no better way to chase whiskey.
  • Paolo B.
    Paolo BaroneJune 23, 2012
    Try the Pulled Pork Sandwitch - This was really, really good!
  • Jon F.
    Jon FosterAugust 2, 2014
    Great food, overall experience and service worst in London. Just go to Bodeans.
  • Shannon L.
    Shannon LowJuly 12, 2014
    Amazing pulled pork, smoked ox cheek and bone marrow mash.
  • Luis Sebastián M.
    Meat here is awesome. The bone marrow mash is a real treat.
  • Kieran D.
    Kieran DoyleApril 22, 2013
    Pulled pork is amazing - so too the skins
  • Gorey's Fur C.
    Gorey's Fur CoatJune 23, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    If you're in a hurry have a pulled pork bun to go, amazing.
  • David H.
    David HollowayAugust 23, 2014
    Very tasty food here. I had the pulled pork bun.
  • Alexander A.
    Alexander AsherDecember 4, 2013
    A deceptively 'simple' menu that is anything but - try it all.
  • Chris G.
    Chris GreenFebruary 11, 2012
    Best tables in the house are the 2-top nearest the window and the 4-top under the stairs.
  • Catered by Justin
    Catered by JustinOctober 8, 2012
    Give the "The Kernal Pale Ale" a try, it's dam good.
  • Emily T.
    Emily TabakDecember 21, 2013
    The portions are big enough to share! Just order extra sides
  • Ross D.
    Ross DrummondJuly 4, 2013
    Amazing. Loved the wings and the whiskey sours.
  • Paul L.
    Paul LomaxMarch 14, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Order all the small plates. It's so much more than a BBQ joint.
  • Jacek B.
    Jacek BarcikowskiAugust 30, 2013
    You need to try beef ribs and extra thighs.
  • James B.
    James BatesApril 27, 2015
    Good BBQ for sharing. Try the lamb neck
  • Sam P.
    Sam PilkingtonJanuary 13, 2016
    Good pulled pork and green chilli slaw!
  • La Dolce Vita
    La Dolce VitaDecember 16, 2012
    Pulled Pork (Time Out London's 100 Best Dishes)
  • Stanislav B.
    Stanislav BoychevJune 12, 2015
    Awful. The girl was very rude and have us wait for 1 hour then she told me to wait for 1:30. But it started to rain and nobody besides were waiting. Besides it's quite expensive for two pound rate.
  • Alvaro R.
    Alvaro RodriguezOctober 5, 2013
    2 hours of queue until I was served. It doesn't worth it. Food ok, bit overpriced. Service charged on bill. They're nice but not efficient at all, they brought us the wrong food and wrong drinks.
  • Cheng Y.
    Cheng YangDecember 15, 2015
    Go for the Onglet. Absolutely tender.
  • Jeffrey J.
    Jeffrey JamesNovember 13, 2014
    Ribs, lamb heart, bone marrow mash potatoes
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