Wednesday 16 October 2013

Patty & Bun

Patty & Bun, London

When we decided that we were going up to London for the weekend, Patty & Bun was top of my list of things to do.  I've seen mouth-watering reviews of it on lifestyle blogs and it seems as though the rest of London has read those reviews, too!

We got to P&B just after they opened and all the tables inside were full--it's a tiny place, seats about 30--and a queue was forming outside.  I gave my name and the size of our party to a waitress and settled on the bench outside to wait and watch the world go by.

Patty & Bun menu

We were seated about 20 minutes later, and I took another look at the menu even though I'd been greedily eyeing out outside.  I liked their short menu--I'd rather have a small selection of food that's all done really well than a huge menu where you are left wondering how the kitchen could possibly manage it all. Six burgers and four sides is just perfect in my opinion!

I settled for the 'Jose Jose' chilli burger and Dave went for the 'Smokey Robinson'.  Lucas...well, Lucas is having an moral crisis about meat at the moment--he loves the taste, but loves the cute animals equally as much--so he ended up having just fries.  I guess that he's at an age where he's thinking more deeply and suffering major guilt as a result almost every time he eats meat.

Patty & Bun, Burgerman wall art
Burgerman: the tastiest superhero around!
The burgers came to the table wrapped fast-food style, with cute red stickers identifying which was which, and the rosemary fries were served in separate plastic tubs.  All very simple and stylish.

Patty & Bun Smokey Robinson burger and rosemary fries

Oh my god...these were good burgers.  Fair warning, they're a bit drippy, but oh so good!

Patty & Bun Smokey Robinson burger
Smokey Robinson Burger--look at that cheese!
My Jose Jose was gorgeous, the chilli chorizo relish on top adding fantastic flavour but not too much heat.  (I'm by no means afraid of chilli but I didn't want the burger to get overpowered by it!)   The beef patty itself was really well seasoned and I don't know what they put in the house mayo, but it was amazing and thoroughly addictive.

About halfway through his portion of fries, Lucas said, "I feel like I'm on Man v Food!"  He wasn't wrong!  The cups of fries seemed bottomless and the fries themselves were pretty epic.  Lucas loved the "green salt" and said that the fries were much better than McDonalds--high praise from a kid!  I thought there was just the right amount of rosemary in the salt--much more and it would have been soapy--and they were wonderfully crisp.  Perfect for dipping into the occasional drip of mayo!

We loved Patty & Bun!  The burgers were seasoned perfectly and cooked so well--gorgeously pink inside--and the buttery brioche made each mouthful utterly decadent.  I would definitely recommend it!

Patty & Bun
54 James Street, London, W1U 1HE (nearest tube, Bond Street)

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  1. I haven't had dinner yet, here in New England. And that picture of the french fries was nearly the end of me! What are choc ices?

    1. Choc ices are Klondike Bars! Hope your dinner was good!

  2. Thanks for linking me lovely! The burgers are just to die for aren't they? Jason and I both had Smokey Robinsons when we went last, and I swear I still dream about them! ;) The best!

    1. You're welcome! I really want to have a Smokey Robinson next time...the mound of caramelised onions is right up my street!

  3. This looks sooo yummy! I want to go :)

    1. You should totally go when you're next in London!!


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