After several failed attempts, be it down to arriving just as the kitchen was closing, or the restaurant being full, we finally managed to get a seat in Pitt Cue Co. in Soho.
It was worth the wait.
The restaurant has an unassuming façade, no flashy signs, you could easily walk by if you didn't know it was there. They also take no reservations! This isn't (as they say) that they are trying to be cool but simply because with only 30 seats it is the fairest system that you get in on a first come first served basis.
On this day, that made me happy as we were able to perch at the bar upstairs and excitedly order our plate of meat!!
Not really knowing what we'd get we ordered a side of loaded skins. They were not what we expected for skins and were kind of deconstructed... creamy mash layer on the bottom, oh so crispy fried potato skin layer piled high with more delicious pulled pork and a slightly spicy carrot and chive garnish. These came out first and whet our appetite perfectly... now we were more than ready for the main event.
We both chose the pulled pork, minus the bun. For my side I chose the green chilli slaw, just a little heat, not too much. The pork came served in these fab enamel dishes with some pickles and a hunk of griddled bread on the side.
My friend chose the pork with a side salad of beets, walnut and ricotta, also getting the pickles and bread on the side.
We demolished the lot! The pork melted in the mouth and was perfect for me, just the right amount of vinegary tang and smoky sweetness, complimented by the fresh slaw and salad on the side.
Wouldn't hesitate to go back and maybe try something different next time... then again, the pork was so perfect I might just end up choosing it again.
Pitt Cue Co. is located just off Carnaby Street in Soho
Mon-Sat 12-3pm and 5.30-11pm