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Burger entrepreneur Joe Grossman’s first permanent site is a trendy, bare-bones kind of place with funky undercurrents, speedy staff and a modest line-up of edible goodies that has readers all agog. The menu offers an affordable selection of handmade, British-bred patties in brioche buns, with comedy names ranging from Smokey Robinson, Ari Gold and Foghorn Leghorn chicken to Jose Jose (laced with chilli). A few garnishes, chips with rosemary salt and some weekly specials complete the picture, and it’s worth looking out for collaborations with other outfits such as Pitt Cue Co. All the details are spot-on, and none of the toppings are superfluous – however complicated they might seem. The booze list is short and sharp: cult beers, wines by the carafe, rum punch, a few funky cocktails etc. Expect queues for sit-downs and takeaways, but it’s “well worth the wait”.


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  1. Published : Tuesday, 16 July 2013

    A Table For Two :: Patty & Bun

    As we stared at a pile of scaffolding, Destiny’s Child blared out in the background. At this point we were glad we were waiting 30 minutes for a table. Sadly we’re being ironic. Irony continued to follow as we stepped through the door. Semi-industrial fittings/furniture: check. Trendy beers: check. Caricature burgers: check. Laissez faire service: check.

    Surprisingly this was not Dalston but 5 minutes from Oxford street. In an area...
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  1. Published : Wednesday, 7 August 2013

    laymytable :: Patty & Bun

    Patty & Bun has received no end of critical acclaim for its mildly alternative burgers using the best of British ‘wherever possible’ what does that mean? What are the criteria for this? All of the time or none of the time please!

    So, on a mild Tuesday night I decided to attempt it...
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  1. Published : Wednesday, 12 March 2014

    The Hungry Porker :: Patty & Bun

    Strolling past Patty & Bun while enjoying this weather, I found that there was only a twenty minute queue! Talk about having a good day.

    The menu, just like the decor, keeps things simple like all good burger joints should (take a hint Hache). The only difference here being you can also get your chops messy on a chicken or a lamb burger. Not for me thanks. It should only ever be beef. So I stuck with what I know and went for the Smokey Robison (£8.50). God damn this was one beautiful burger to look at. Handsome and dirty at the same time. It looks all dainty and neat, but as soon as your chops clamp down...
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  1. Published : Sunday, 24 February 2013

    Culinary Creep :: Patty and Bun, Marylebone

    Patty Bun are doing brilliant things at their Marylebone location. Lines at peak times are getting longer and longer as word gets out. The burgers are brilliant and I can’t fault anything that they’re doing and my only regret is that I haven’t tried all the burgers on the menu...
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  1. So Patty & Bun have done it, they've turned previous popups at Doodle bar, Endurance and We Feast to there very own restaurant in the heart of London's burger district and no one deserves it more.
    I met Joe briefly at We Feast back in August and the enthusiasm he has is extreme; and the passion he has for burgers infectious.

    Its opening day at Patty & Bun and me and the Mrs have decided to pay the joint a visit. We arrive at around 18:30 and we only had about a 5 minute wait before we were in...
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  1. Published : Saturday, 1 June 2013

    World Wide Food :: Patty & Bun Restaurant Review

    I started to deduce that Patty & Bun was a special food place when I arrived to the venue. There was a queue outside formed by at least 50 people waiting to have a seat. My friends and I almost desisted but at the end we thought that the long wait could have been rewarded well. Really? How can an hamburger be so attractive?...
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  1. Published : Thursday, 31 January 2013

    Burgerac :: Patty & Bun Ari Gold

    If you want to stand out in a crowded marketplace full of people touting similar wares, you'll need a first class product and a charming personality. Luckily for Patty & Bun, the burgers (developed with Mark Jankel of Street Kitchen - more on that in a mo) are ace, and its head honcho, Joe Grossman, is one of the most endearingly ebuillient chaps you're ever likely to meet...
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  1. Published : Wednesday, 10 April 2013

    SamTheFoodFan :: Patty & Bun

    We've just returned from a 3 week holiday where we ate out two or three times every day. Instead of coming back to London and getting straight back on with the health kick, we decided to tick another restaurant off my bucket list. After a long flight and many boozy nights in South Africa, only a burger would suffice.

    Patty& Bun is nestled on a side street just behind Selfridges, in a neighbourhood that is bursting at the seems with 'Dirty Burger' joints. Competition is tough, but arriving 10 minutes after opening and with a queue already out the door, this had to be good. And it was. The restaurant...
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  1. Published : Sunday, 17 February 2013

    Rocket & Squash :: Patty and Bun

    Patty and Bun, just north of Bond Street station on St James Street, is very firmly in the top tier. Judging by the queues, most of you know this already. But I think it’s worth noting them here anyway, so you get the idea of what I think it means to be categorised in this way.

    First and foremost their burger patty is densely packed, juicy and flavoursome. Clearly they make their burgers with quality beef and a well-judged fat content. On each of the three or four times I’ve eaten there, my burgers have been perfectly two fingers up to Westminster Council medium rare too...
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  1. London is experiencing a burger revolution at the moment. However, one of the best burgers I’ve ever tasted (‘Ari Gold’ Burger) was by the hands of a team that only seemed to do pop-up restaurants. When I learned that Patty & Bun were finally opening a restaurant, I couldn’t wait to try out some more of their burgers...
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  1. Whilst I absolutely love Christmas, I absolutely hate the Christmas shopping crowds and so avoid Oxford Street like the plague. Unfortunately Pascal's battery pack for his phone stopped charging so we had to go to Selfridges to exchange it. The tube was slow and busy, there were so many people on the streets it was hard to move and then to top it off the battery pack started miraculously working again so the entire journey was a waste!!As Pascal felt guilty about dragging me over there, I was allowed to choose the restaurant for lunch....I knew I wanted a burger and exactly where I wanted to go. I have read about...

  1. Published : Thursday, 28 February 2013

    Frenchy love food :: PATTY & BUN - Burgers

    Today I walked in West End and I fell on the restaurant Patty & Bun accidentally. Because I heard and read many good reviews about their burgers, I decided to go there for a late lunch!...
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  1. Published : Thursday, 6 December 2012

    love2feed :: eat: patty and bun joe

    She says: Burgers, sliders – big and small, which is the bestest of them all? The topic of ‘best burger’ in London is a rather contentious subject with varying degrees of opinion, but one that I’m happy to debate till the cows come home. Yet another new burger joint Patty & Bun Joe has popped up in my hood and I must say the burgers are indeed delish! Patty & Bun Joe joins a host of recent ‘pop-up turned restaurant’ ventures in London, plonking itself right in the heart of London on James St, nearby to one of my favourite sushi haunts Atari-ya. Taking an intellectual guess, I’m thinking the ‘Joe’ in said establishment’s...
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  1. Published : Monday, 16 December 2013

    inher30s :: Patty and Bun

    I’m so late to the party to sample the burger trend that I’m not even entirely sure if it is still a trend – but nevertheless I FINALLY trot off to sample some burgers at Patty & Bun.

    Situated on James St (Or to make things much simpler, it’s behind that lovely Yellow store I can’t afford on Oxford St) its central location makes it a great place to gain some sustenance before hitting the shops.

    It’s a simple enough exterior and having been warned off it’s epic queues of hungry punters, I’m grateful to grab the last twosome on a midweek afternoon. The place is buzzing with workers treating themselves...
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  1. We tried Patty & Bun‘s uber-delicious Ari Gold burger last year and declared it the best dish that day a year ago. This year they were promoting their new Ron Jeremy burger...
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  1. When I first started writing this blog I had ideas that I would be talking a lot about burgers, you can never have too many burgers, right? Wrong, I think I've currently hit a bun wall, as I'm starting to crave anything but. It was much more exciting six months ago, when a couple of burger restaurants popped up, now I can't keep track of them all, still when I finally sit down to enjoy a burger I realise why I became obsessed with them in the first place...
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  1. As I continue my meat free January - the second year I've sacrificed the pleasures of the flesh for the pleasures of the field - I can't help but crave. So I order the only burger on the menu that I'm allowed - the portobello 'Dig It' mushroom burger.

    The Dig It burger consists of a flat-griddled portobello mushroom, topped with garlic parsley butter and covered with melted parmesan cheese. This core is then accessorised with pickled onions (the same strips of pinky-red pickled onion used in the definitely-not-meat-free Ari Gold burger), a 'slaw, lettuce, buttermilk baby courgette and tarragon mayo. It's...
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  1. Published : Monday, 3 December 2012

    Samphire and Salsify :: Patty&Bun

    After a string of successful pop ups Patty&Bun has found itself a permanent home in James Street just round the corner from Selfridges. Being only a stones throw away from Meat Liquor and Tommi’s Burger Joint, this is the area you need to visit to get your burger fix.

    The outside

    The restaurant is only small, seating around 30 and has a very simple appearance. With wooden chairs, exposed piping and low hanging lights it isn’t the warmest place to sit but the loud reggae music gives the place a great atmosphere – it was a really fun place to be...
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  1. Published : Wednesday, 28 November 2012

    Tuck & Vine - Tuck and Vine :: Patty and Bun - the restaurant

    Joe Grossman is a man on a mission. An alumnus of London Bridge restaurant Roast, he's taken the London burger scene by the horns and under the 'Patty and Bun' moniker has held numerous pop-ups and residencies throughout 2012 - i've previously covered his stint at the doodle bar in Battersea and his residency in Soho...
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  1. Published : Monday, 10 December 2012

    Burgaffair :: Patty & Bun

    Patty & Bun, which has just opened, was the next on the hit list. Opening round the corner from both Meat Liqour and Tommi’s how on earth would it be able to compete right? It already however comes with a big reputation, and based on the queues we’re sure they’ll be alright...
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  1. Patty & Bun only found a permanent home in October and has quickly developed quite a following. Prior to this, they’d made a number of acclaimed cameo appearances, popping up at places like The Doodle Bar in Battersea and The Endurance on Berwick Street.

    We arrived at 7:15 on a cold Tuesday evening, by which time the queue already extended out across the pavement. Don’t worry though, this isn’t going to be one of those annoying blog posts that just complains about queues! We did wait for the best part of an hour, but this was what we expected. P&B only seats thirty, so realistically, demand is always going...
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  1. Published : Monday, 4 March 2013

    YUMMEI :: Patty & Bun - Bond Street - London

    Holy mother of cheese.

    Mark my words you will be screaming those exact same words.

    How do I know this?

    Because that was my reaction when I took my first bite of what-so-far is the mother of all burgers that has hit London.

    Along St. Jame's Street just off Bond Street is Patty and Bun.

    London's worst kept secret...
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  1. Waiters are whizzing around and clearing tables faster than the speed of light. Dirty beats are playing from a laptop propped up on the bar (Find Patty & Bun playlist here). And I’m sipping on a sweet Appletons and Ginger Beer, longing – and I mean longing – it’ll be our turn to eat next.

    Patty and Bun has become the Mecca for burger fans. And it’s one I hadn’t ticked off my burger to-do list until this week...
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