REVIEW: Pitt Cue Co Trailer, Hungerford Bridge, Southbank
Pitt Cues Trailer is like a small version of Willy Wonkas chocolate factory, but on wheels, containing lots of goodies and only full of meat, not sweets, which in my opinion is much better! I’m sure you’ve heard the hype about Pitt Cue in Soho and believe me there is a reason why everyone is talking about this tiny place (it really is tiny inside). But this review is solely about the trailer.
Sitting neatly underneath the Hungerford Bridge in Southbank, sheltered away from the rain so you can enjoy your food in peace and stay dry while waiting in the queue. The great thing is that the trailer has an alcohol license and mixes cocktails on site bringing you some delicious and strange concoctions (the bacon vodka cocktail), shots and beers.
Of course Pitt Cue is not for the faint hearted or anyone who hates mess, as you will need about 5 napkins and an empty stomach. The menu consists of either ‘bun’ meals or ‘boxes’ and a selection of extras. The trailer has a special on offer which isn’t available at the restaurant, another reason why you need to go to both. Its name, The Trailer Trash (yes it’s as bad for your health as it sounds),compromised of a deliciously light and fluffy bun, a deep fried lump of macaroni cheese then topped with pulled pork and pickles, the pickles add a nice freshness to the bun.
Pitt Cue’s classic pulled pork bun is something of a revelation. The pork is tender and juicy, intensely smoked and bundles of flavour going through it, this is the first time I’ve had pulled pork this good, if it was any more tender it would quite literally melt away in your mouth. The meat is then topped off with their pickles and some pickled red onions (I think). They also offer sides such as Hot smoked wings and crispy shitake mushrooms. At the time of writing this I have just noticed there Twitter account saying they have another new dish on the menu, the Pitt Cue Larb Dog, that’s all I know.
I’ve read a lot of people saying that the portions are small here, but personally I don’t agree. They are just right for me, and if there is a queue you can just sip a cocktail while waiting. I can’t wait to come back here next time I am in the Southbank area, especially when the sun is out.
Pitt Cue Co’s trailer will be trading under the Hungerford Bridge till September, so be quick.