The Joint is the brainchild of baker/chef duo Daniel Fiteni & Warren Dean who decided to bring their fast food with a twist concept to Marylebone, after a humble start in Brixton market as a pop-up in 2012. The restaurant gives Marylebone a slight edge, food is served in brown paper parcels and beers & cider are sourced from South London – Brixton Brewery craft beers & St. Reatham lagers. The restaurant specialises in bbq, 16 hour slow cooked pulled pork & chicken, ribs & wings dominate the menu. We sampled sides of delicious chicken wings that slid of the bone and a melt in your mouth riblet. For our main we chose bbq pulled pork and shredded asian chicken opting for one as a wrap and the other in a bun. Sitting at the bar sipping cocktails we get into conversation about the food with one of the waiters and are told an interesting fact about the bread; the freshly baked fig & vanilla sourdough buns come from Bad Boys Bakery at Brixton prison where Fiteni trains inmates as part of a rehabilitation program with an intention of employing them as apprentices once released. How sweet is that!
Refreshing cocktails are served daily and large kilner jars sit behind the bar. We tried ‘Peppertown’ and ‘Soft Punch’, which were deceivingly potent and at £6.50 per cocktail a total bargain for Central London.