‘This will be the best burger you ever have; this will be your 10/10’. I’ve heard that before, but I had to check out Patty and Bun with claims like this from peers. With five London locations, Patty and Bun is slowly growing into one of the most sought after burger joints. I went to the James Street location, just off Oxford Road, knowing it was near to Regent’s Park.
‘ARI GOLD’ Cheeseburger – So it wasn’t quite 10/10 but my word, this burger was succulent juiciness at its best. A medium-rare beef patty, inside a brioche bun with all the normal insides, including a smoking patty and bun mayo, this burger was almost melt in your mouth. The only reason I knocked half a point off was due to the messiness of this burger, thanks to the juices spilling over the packaging. This was a cracking burger.
Although P&B’s range of sides are fairly limited, the chips with garlic chicken mayo and chicken skin salt were divine. The mayo just added to the flavour of the already medium cut, crispy yet soft chips, served in an overflowing pot. I also got a can of Coke, which was fresh but a cider would have been even better. Paying £1.75 for a can is also a bit much, but London.
Although the restaurant was busy (including the outside as London was having a surprisingly sunny afternoon), we didn’t have to wait long for a table. It got cleaned up fairly sharpish, and the service was fairly swift too. Maybe a little too rushed? The James Street crew were a happy bunch, bouncing around, taking orders and cleaning up. No real complaints here.
Another burger joint with a DIY feel to the interior, decked with chip board and handmade art on the walls, with wooden furniture, the interior was fairly basic. It had that hip feel to it though, with a laid back vibe, nothing too spectacular but clean and nice.
£7.50 for a burger. In London. What. A. Bargain. And this isn’t just any old burger, this is one of the nicest burgers I’ve had. The chips were £3.70, and the Coke was, as I said earlier, £1.75 so for a meal, £12.95 is a steal. There was no compulsory service charge either. I’d highly recommend patty and bun, even just for the burger if you fancy a quick bite to eat for lunch. Top class.
ALL THE BURGER YOU COULD NEED.