I remember getting my first taste of Patty & Bun when I moved to London about 6 years ago at their branch on James St., a stones throw away from Bond Street station. The venue looked pretty cosy and discreet from the otuside, but there was always a queue, which is commonly a good sign. And so one day we turned up at 12noon just as they were about to open – I think we were 3rd in the queue so we got seated as soon as the doors opened. I had that hunger and excitement of London newbie but I hated queuing – nobody likes seeing me in hangry mode.
They have since done really well for themselves and branched out across London – this time we tried out their branch on Redchurch Street in Shoreditch. The weather was sunny and perfect for some Rum Punch: their Patty Punch comes in a carafe which is ideal for sharing, a refreshing concoction of Wray & Nephew, Appletons, pineapple,orange, apple, lime, and grenadine. They also have a selection of beers, wine, house spirits, and non-alcoholic options of soft drinks and fruit juices.
I do love their ‘ARI GOLD’ cheeseburger, but this time I went for the ‘Hot Chic’ Chicken Burger: the crispiest piece of marinated buttermilk fried chicken that was still juicy inside, with coleslaw, pickled cucumbers, lettuce, smoked garlic aioli, sandwiched between a sweet brioche. I love a good chicken burger and this definitely ticked the box for me. J went for ‘The Duke’ Collab Burger: aged beef patty, pickled silverskin onion jam, W.W. Mayo, double vintage cheddar, sweet treacle bacon, lettuce, in a brioche bun. Their excellent beef patties never fail to satisfy, with great texture and flavours.
As much as the burgers are the stars of the show, lets not forget their equally delicious sides. Chips with rosemary salt that were crunchy and moreish, hearty golden beef brisket nuggets with kimchi mayo, and cheeseballs with XXX hot sauce kept their game going strong. And another all-time favourite of mine is the ‘Winger Winger Chicken Dinner’: smoked confit wings with BBQ sauce and spring onions. The meat so tender that they literally fall off the bone with each bite. I’ve previously tried them in XXX hot sauce which was also really good and I’d recommend it if you like your food spicy like myself.
If you’re looking for somewhere to get your burger fix, Patty & Bun is definitely the place to be: chilled out vibes, a simple and straight-forward menu, and proper comfort food done well. Check out their website to find out more.
* A word of thanks to Andreas for being super accommodating, and to Jonathan Hillson for being the man behind the lens.