On the tourist-clad riverbank adjacent to the London Eye, beneath the Embankment pedestrian bridge hides a gleaming silver trailer with a black pig logo on it. The Pitt Cue Co. has attracted quite a bit of attention in foodie circles and is starting to amass a rather loyal fan-base dedicated to the delights of the BBQ'd goodness dolled out from the trailer.I must say, I'm no BBQ expert but I do like to think that I know good food and finding proper BBQ in London is virtually impossible. Bodean's used to be half-decent but my last few visits saw a noticeable decline in not only the food but the service. I find the whole concept a bit tacky these days and prefer simple, straight-forward BBQ food with no fuss or frills... this is exactly what you will find at The Pitt Cue Co.
The menu is really very basic consisting of but a few dishes each day, including pulled pork (a traditional Southern vinegar and spice seasoned shredded pork meat), beef brisket (again, more shredded meat) and ribs... Oh how I love ribs. Sides are either pork-infused black beans or a rather delicious red cabbage coleslaw, unlike the rather disgusting stuff we call coleslaw here. Quality of produce is really top-notch here so expect no less than restaurant quality, despite the novel trailer.The pulled pork is absolutely delicious, moist, slightly fatty in a really good way and perfectly seasoned with just a little relish on top. The ribs are absolutely delicious and really meaty although my one complaint would be that for £7 I really did expect more than just 2 ribs.. In fact I was actually digging around the box thinking that surely there must be at least one more! The beef brisket was my least favourite of the 3 dishes. It was a bit chewy and not as flavoursome as the ribs and pulled pork. Lesson learned that when the trailer has a pig on it, you should only come for the pig!Pitt Cue Co. also BBQ vegetables, such as marrows (?!?!) bizarrely, but I'm a carnivore and if I want BBQ, I want meat and shall accept no substitutes! Overall, a fantastic new addition to the increasingly popular London street-food scene... My only gripe being that at £7 per portion, it doesn't offer the same value that perhaps some of the other street-food stands in town do but I'm the kind of girl who is happy to pay any price to curb a craving... so long live Pitt Cue Co. - a most welcome newcomer to the Southbank scene.
The Pitt Cue Co.
(A silver trailer, underneath Embankment footbridge)