Friday, 20 May 2011

Pitt Cue Co. - Southbank

London can be pretty stunning sometimes, and one of my favourite views is from the Hungerford Bridge. What makes it even more of a favourite is that for the next four months, Pitt Cue Co. is a food truck parked up underneath said bridge.

Styled on barbeques that the Americans are so famous for, we hot-footed it down there the first day they were open (well, it IS on the way home after all). Cardboard boxes (at £7 each) full of porky delights made their way to us. Tender, pulled pork came with what initially was some chewy bread. A good soaking in the sauces made us realise what it was for; a big flavour sponge. Sweet smoky beans nestled in the box along with some crunchy, fresh coleslaw.

Gloucester Old Spot ribs were tender and juicy, with hardly any bone. Again with beans, the sweetness of the beans was off-set perfectly with some tangy fennel-scented pickles. Barbeque sauce on the side was enriched with tiny cubes of pork lardons and was sweet, smoky, and had a hint of spice.

A ridiculously decadent box of potatoes turned up. Wedges of Jersey royals lay under rotisserie chickens, slowly roasting in their fat and juices. Sticky and caramelised, these were outrageously good.

All washed down with a medium dry Burrow Hill cider, dusk turned to dark and we waddled our way home. An worthy addition to the chain-laden Southbank, I'll be returning; I am very excited about smoked corn on the cob. And they do Negronis.

Pitt Cue Co.

Under Hungerford Bridge, 7 days a week, around lunchtime till 10pm-ish.

16 comments:

Su-Lin said...

Ooooh, fab! Lots of exciting things at South Bank lately...

OkiHwn said...

What a nice, nice meal!

Manne said...

The ribs were indeed glorious. Going back tonight for a few of the pickle backs and eat my way through the limited but oh so good looking menu.

eatmynels said...

i'm going right NOW.

Chris Green said...

Sounds fantastic. Planning to go this Sunday lunchtime.

The Girl Who Cooks said...

This looks amazing... and it's right by the library where I'm revising. Guess where I'm going tomorrow lunch time?!

Mzungu said...

Bar-B-Q heaven ..... I'm on my way ......

Katy Salter said...

Ooh cool - have been following their semi-cryptic tweets but couldn't quite work out when it opened or where on the Southbank. Time for some porky treats me thinks!

An American in London said...

Sounds great (just read about it also on EuWen's and Helen's blogs, too), and am amused they serve Negronis (agreed that it's a big plus, but still, not your first association with a BBQ food truck). I don't suppose they serve root beer? : )

meemalee said...

Wawa-weewa - I'm there!

Gourmet Chick said...

Great discovery and think I might even be able to make it there as a lunch break - dreaming about those ribs already.

Eliza J said...

I work right by there! I'm all over those ribs!

monchichi said...

Lovin the takeaway boxes! You got me convinced, I shall be going that way one sunny day!

Foodbymark said...

I am late to this party but despite it being overcast today i am going to check it out...

Alex said...

Tried this a couple of days ago. For 7 quid I think it's great value - and I love that they popped the bread on the griddle to sizzle and scorch and crisp before they stuck it in the box on my pork.

Great pickles, and terrifying scotch bonnet chilli relish. Handle with care.

Anonymous said...

Lizzie, I love you for introducing me to this place, I want to live there under the bridge and eat pig for every meal!