Live fire restaurant Pitt Cue will extend its opening times to Saturday evenings from 11th June 2016. This follows an increased demand for weekend tables after its opening in February 2016 within a converted warehouse in Devonshire Square near Liverpool Street Station. Pitt Cue will now take bookings from 5pm on Saturdays, in addition to its usual lunch and dinner service Monday through to Friday.
Pitt Cue's opening in East London is the latest incarnation of Pitt Cue Co., established by Tom Adams and Jamie Berger in 2011, which has evolved significantly in only five years. The restaurant was born from a food truck on London's Southbank, before moving to a cosy 20 cover bricks and mortar premises in Soho the following year.
The Devonshire Square site has enabled Pitt Cue to increase its covers five-fold, and for the first time diners can make reservations. Richard H. Turner, one of the restaurant's directors, is looking forward to Pitt Cue becoming part of East London's lively Saturday night dining scene: "By opening on a Saturday night we hope to bring in meat lovers from further afield, plus in such a vibrant area of London, Pitt Cue is the ideal place for a bite to eat before a night out in nearby Shoreditch."
"The new site in Devonshire Square has allowed us for the first time to create a separate bar area, so you can swing by for a just a drink and some bar snacks. We have also built in our very own microbrewery, Alphabeta, where we've started producing a number of wonderful, experimental ales. We encourage guests to linger and perhaps try them all, even more appealing - when it isn't a school night."
Alongside Alphabeta, the Pitt Cue cocktail bar offers a range of 'underdog spirits', boasting a rare selection of bourbons, ryes, pechugas and Mezcals, (made from the agave plant). The spirits are incorporated as part of the innovative cocktail list, which includes drinks bespoke to Pitt Cue as well as more classical varieties, and can be adapted according to preference. Rum is also on the menu, but only selections without added sugar or colouring, as well as a comprehensive choice of bottled, canned, keg ales and an expansive offering of international wines.
Specialising in live fire cooking and with a philosophy enshrined in ethical and sustainable farming, Pitt Cue's daily changing menu serves hearty, rustic meat and vegetable dishes cooked on the restaurant's bespoke grill. In particular Pitt Cue prides itself on its Mangalitza pork, from pigs bred especially for the restaurant on its own farm in Launceston, Cornwall.
Find out more on the Pitt Cue website here.