Published on February 18, 2013 | by Natalie Archer0
Passion-ate about burgers
If you haven’t already guessed, the eye-catching maroon Patty and Bun (P&B) burger bar on James Street sells cheese-dripping, mouth-watering, finger-licking burgers that that will make you never want to spend your student loan on a McDonalds again.
Patty and Bun has been all over the big smoke.
They first started as a pop up store/van and subsequently moved to Doodle Bar in Battersea.
They also had a short stint at the Endurance pub in Soho and finally ended up with their own space in Marylebone.
P&B managed to gain a huge cult following through their travels and my taste buds will tell you why.
From the moment you enter the restaurant to the time you leave you felt passion.
The waiters were excited and passionate to serve you burgers and everyone was passionate about eating them.
The interior was adorable, a rustic cafeteria that wasn’t too boisterous or self boasting.
The menu is an indecisive person’s dream. Not much to choose from but a great selection anyway.
The names of burgers sounded comic and delicious in equal measure. There was the ‘Jose Jose’ Chilli burger with chilli chorizo relish’ and the ‘Smokey Robinsion’ burger with caramelised onion and bacon.
My choice was the ‘Ari Gold’ burger, named after a fictional television character in the American series, Entourage.
It was their cheapest and most normal burger. However, there is nothing normal about its taste and there was no fault with the preparation.
The burger was cooked to perfection and pretty as pink inside. The bun was shiny and soft like a pillow for your mouth, and the cheese was sharp and complimentary to the beef.
The best thing of all however, was their signature smokey p&b mayo, which was so simple yet flavoursome. It completely set off the salad, pickled onion and brioche and without it the burger might have just been meat and two pieces of bread.
I also ordered a portion of rosemary salt fries. They looked great and were beautifully hand sliced but unfortunately, the taste wasn’t as good as the aesthetic. They were too salty and were slightly cold.
It’s great taste and reasonable prices make Patty and Bun one of the best Burger joints in London.
Patty and Bun Burger Bar, 54 James Street, London, W1U 1EU http://www.pattyandbun.co.uk/