Swapping your burger van for a W1 address is one of the London restaurant scene’s unlikelier recent mini-trends.
Tailgating MEATliquor, the burgers-and-cocktails diner in Marylebone that began life as Meatwagon, Pitt Cue Co. founders Tom Adams and Jamie Berger now call Soho home, having once sold their tasty American-style barbecue from a trailer under the Hungerford Bridge.
Squeezed into a tiny basement, Pitt Cue’s permanent location isn’t that much bigger than a van and doesn’t take reservations, so be prepared to queue. If you’re a fan of grilled, smoked and slow-cooked meats, though, the messy-but-mouthwatering Southern classics should be well worth the wait.
The menu, heavy on ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket and chicken, is almost as limited as the space, which also includes a tiny ground-level bar, but Pitt Cue’s perfectly prepared meat seems set to keep driving them in.
Pitt Cue Co., 1 Newburgh Street, Soho, W1F 7RB; no reservations; pittcue.co.uk