23/2/16 - Updated with reservation details.
It looks like there's still plenty of room for more barbecue in 2016 - although the restaurant that arguably helped to poularise it is moving away from BBQ...
Pitt Cue Co were were one of the first street food traders to make a big splash when they opened their first restaurant - as one of the first real BBQ places in town - but we've been surprised that they haven't expanded beyond that. Now things are changing as they're getting ready to open a new restaurant in the City. But there's a twist as this has meant the closure of their original Carnaby restaurant.
The new one is in Devonshire Square, and they'll be taking reservations here too (although some will be reserved for walk-ins).
A recent interview with Restaurant Magazine revealed some new stuff. The new restaurant will seat 80-100 (that's a huge step up from the original) and 40 outside too. There's a big open kitchen (the chefs were a little hidden away before) and a separate butchery area so expect them to get serious with their meat. Whole stuffed pig's trotters will be making an appearance but there will be no pulled pork as Pitt Cue distances itself from the proliferation of barbecue restaurants in London.
There's a proper wine list for the first time too (although no Pickleback) AND they'll be brewing their own beer onsite.
Pitt Cue Co will officially open at 1 The Avenue, Devonshire Square, London EC2M on 29 February 2016 (with a sold-out soft launch from 24-26 Feb). To make a reservation, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more, follow them on Twitter @pittcueco
Photo by Paul Winch-Furness.