Pitt Cue Co was always absolutely heaving – and for good reason. It then moved to a bigger and more formal space in Devonshire Square and it’s equally as popular – for good reason. Now, the old, tiny and cramped space in Soho has become Little Pitt.
On our first visit, fresh from its rebrand, we felt the menu was too limiting; just a few buns and there was no bone marrow mash! On our more recent visit however, things were back on track.
We sat upstairs at the bar which was a good spot for watching people coming and going from the well air conditioned basement. We tucked into circular discs of pork scratchings (Â£3.50) which went perfectly with a sweet apple sauce. As did the pig’s head scrumpet (Â£4.50) which was a breadcrumbed, deep fried thing of joy.
Beef ribs (Â£7) came in a sweet caramel sauce which was good enough to eat on its own. Beef ribs too – not often you see them. Slightly tougher than pork but with flavour like you’ve never had before. Slices of grilled onglet (Â£14) came topped with little onions, all sweet and sticky.
Grilled lamb heart (Â£4) was another one from the old menu I was glad to see make a return. Thin slices of soft and tender meat in a light gravy – if you like heart then this is your dish. Bun wise, we went for the sausage and kimchi (Â£7.50) which was surprisingly spicy. It would make a lovely breakfast bap that would.
Sides (all Â£4) were strong; bone marrow mash (which you can never go wrong with), BBQ beans and grilled hispi cabbage.
All the menu needs is a good pud (currently they don’t serve dessert) and then Little Pitt will be the perfect younger sister to Pitt Cue. The buns are nice but the real excitement comes from the other bits – that mash, those ribs and the scrumpet. It’s pure comfort food.
Would we go back? Yes.