London restaurant Pitt Cue has moved from Soho into its new digs inside a former East India Company warehouse in Devonshire Square.
The space, designed by interior architects Macaulay Sinclair, marks a new chapter for the restaurant, which made its name with American-style pulled pork and ribs. Pitt Cue began life as a street food truck on the South Bank before opening a 26-cover site on Newburgh Street, quickly becoming a Soho favourite.
Now the eatery has matured into a 100-cover space in the City. Part of a cluster of listed structures built between the 18th and 19th centuries, the restaurant has its own bar and brewery.
‘Stylistically it is the offspring of a marriage between a warehouse and a farmhouse,’ said Pitt Cue co-founder Jamie Berger.
The new site’s industrial details, including ducts and brickwork, have been left exposed while wooden wall panels and flooring give it a more rustic aesthetic. Macaulay Sinclair also opened up the back of the space to make the kitchen visible to diners.
‘There is something exciting and daunting in equal measure about taking on a blank canvas,’ Berger added. ‘It is a world apart from editing whatever was left behind by previous tenants. For one thing, there is no one else to blame for any mistakes or oversights.’
Pitt Cue is matching its ambitious new home with an expanded menu, which goes beyond American BBQ dishes to include fish, loin chops and onglet steaks. There’s even a cocktail list inspired by poet John Masefield’s 1914 verse about the Devonshire Square warehouses.