What we’ve been up to… Patty & Bun
It may be a couple of years since a new kind of gourmet burger (big, messy, tasty et cetera) has invaded the capital, but we’re still loving ‘em – especially as many of those roving sensations like Meat Liquor and Honest Burger are not only living up to the hype, but to the joy of comfort-food lovers, settling down with permanent locations. Patty & Bun - which made their debut in West London November 2011 – followed suit at the end of 2012 by acquiring a tiny 30-cover locale in Marylebone, and on a visit last week, we discovered its quirky style and hip soundtrack (think Guru and Busta Rhymes) definitely matched the swag of their delicious and innovative sandwiches.
There’s a decent variety of burgers to choose from, but we went for the ‘Lambshank Redemption’ burger (£8) with its nice chilli kick and the ’Hot chic’ Chicken burger (£7.50) - that had a twist of tarragon that took the flavour up a notch - plus a side of rosemary fries (£2.50) we could have eaten twice over. But be warned: we queued over 70 minutes (!) to get into this hotspot on a Wednesday evening, and they like to move people in and out quickly – but we can safely say, we tried some of the best burgers we’ve had for a while. They don’t take reservations so visit late lunch time or early evening to beat the rush – and top off your meal with a choc ice (we were too full to try!).