Greek Fast Food At Soho’s Pittabun
WHAT? Fast Greek food, super hot and fresh, bang in the middle of buzzy Soho. If you’re looking for a quick dinner more than a few rungs up from McDonald’s and KFC, head straight for Pittabun, where you’ll find pillowy pitta breads stuffed to the gills with tasty meat, vegan goodness and pretty much everything in between. Choose from charcoal beef, slow-cooked chicken thigh, fish & beets and Sunday roast lamb, slathered in creamy sauces and topped with salad and garnish.
We jumped straight in with the ‘Porky Bun’, which combines slow-cooked pork belly, tzatziki, tomatoes, onion, mint and parsley – and as very hungry people, supplemented with piping hot, super crunchy fries. Next, we tried the beef short rib, cooked medium-rare on our request, then topped with unctuous bacon-onion and a thick tartar sauce. Meats are slow- cooked overnight until tender and juicy, hung during the day on hooks over hand-crafted open rotisserie to caramelise, then finished on a charcoal robata giving a smokey flavour to the fillings.
WHY GO? Our Vegan diner was highly impressed with the plant-based salad options, ordering the traditional Greek Dakos made with sweet cherry tomatoes, rusks from Kithira island and capers from Kea island (skipping the feta cheese). Non-meat eaters can also gorge on a bun stuffed with portobello mushrooms, kabayaki sauce, cabbage-carrot salad, slow-cooked onions and homemade guacamole.
ANYTHING ELSE? There’s a short wine and beer list from Greek suppliers (always a nice treat) and if you’ve got room, there are desserts, too. Chocolate and sour cherries or apple crumble encased in fresh bread? What’s not to like…
DETAILS: 4 Newburgh Street, Carnaby, W1F 7RF / email@example.com