Patty & Bun: Contender to Meat Liquor for Best Burger Joint in London
The last year or so has seen
embrace the classic American cheese burger. Sure there are burgers in London,
but with the arrival of pop-ups turned restaurants like Meat Liquour, the
greasy, oozy, dripping with love, meat feast of burger has arrived in London.
I’ve written about the burgers at Meat Liquor before…which were so good that I
no longer crave for burgers from Burger Joint in New York but this weekend, I
had chance to suss out the competition – Patty & Bun.
Just a few streets away from Meat Liquor on St. Christopher Lane near Oxford Street is a burger joint that’s been getting rave reviews since it opened. Having seen the lines that snake out of this tiny restaurant and hearing about the infamous hour and a half long wait times, I never really actively sought out a visit. Until one sunny day, when I was in
Hyde Park with a friend and
heard him moan about how hungry he was – a flash of inspiration hit me. It was
4 o’clock in the afternoon and highly unlikely that there would be a hungry
crowd waiting outside Patty & Bun and my friend in his hunger-induced
state, having no idea what or where Patty & Bun was, agreed to join me.
And I was spot on – only three people ahead of us and we sat down in minutes and ordered our burgers with fries and the much lauded smoked confit chicken wings with barbecue sauce. The burgers came on fluffy brioche buns and the meat was char-grilled, slightly pink on the inside and oozing with ketchup, mayo and cheese. The chicken wings were outstanding, the meat was falling off the bone, and the skin was crispy with sweetish tang of barbecue sauce.
Nonetheless both places are pretty awesome, though you are in for a messy time. I used probably around 20 napkins by the time I was done with the burger.The staff at Patty & Bun are quirky and friendly and double bonus points for dessert –old-school choc ices which are ice-cream sticks covered in a casing of chocolate. I had the peanut butter with chocolate and it was perfect for a hot summer day.
No reservations but they do take-away which sounds like perfectly good idea to me. Grab a burger, sit in the park, make a mess of yourself and then have a nap. Best way to spend a Sunday afternoon :)
Patty & Bun
Tel: 0207 487 3188 (No Reservations)