SquareMeal Review of
Patty & Bun Soho
Burger entrepreneur Joe Grossmann’s fourth permanent site follows in the footsteps of the Marylebone, Liverpool Street and London Fields outposts: a trendy, bare-bones kind of place with funky undercurrents. The difference here is that it spans 1,500 square feet spread over the basement and ground floor. Grossman explains: “The next opening for Patty & Bun was something we had to consider very carefully and we were provided with this great option. Now, we look forward to bringing the ultimate comfort food and a truly memorable burger experience to the West End.” A modest line-up of edible goodies includes an affordable selection of handmade, British-bred patties in brioche buns, with comedy names ranging from Smokey Robinson, Ari Gold and the Hot Chic chicken burger 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”.