Patty & Bun James Street

North American·
Bronze Award
London, W1U 1HE ·Website ·Call020 7487 3188

SquareMeal Review of Patty & Bun James Street

Bronze Award

Burger entrepreneur Joe Grossmann’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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Average Price
££££ - Under £30
North American
Cool, Fun, Lively

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54 James Street, London, W1U 1HE

020 7487 3188


Opening Times

Mon-Sun 12N-11pm (Sun – 10pm)


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3 Reviews 


02 July 2019  
Great burgers and music. Confit chicken wings are the best thing on the menu.

David C

02 July 2019  
Value and quality burgers.

Alex G

20 March 2013  
Food & Drink 4
Service 3.5
Atmosphere 3
Value 4.5
Comfort food at its best
The current fad for ‘posh burgers’ is a good one, obvious given that the burger arguably constitutes the ultimate comfort food and democratic in that it at appeals to almost everyone. Moreover, any restaurant that has a queue outside it prior to opening its doors at 12 must clearly be on to something. Patty & Bun did not disappoint. Simplicity is part of the beauty of this place, a choice of just six burgers, brisk yet efficient service, perfect for an enjoyable and quick eat at lunchtime. Each burger is given an eclectic-sounding name, perhaps a bit contrived, but then the main event here is the food not the nomenclature. I opted for the “Lambshank Redemption” burger, which contained a juicy lamb patty (very moist and not at all fatty), which was combined with an interesting and original set of fillings (coriander and chilli, braised red cabbage, cumin aioli and feta) that worked well. One of the restaurant’s points of differentiation is that its eponymous bun is in fact a brioche, a very nice touch, which only served to boost the comfort-food factor. My dining comrades were similarly impressed with their choices. If only such restaurants could invent a device which stopped some of the filling falling out while eating and this would be a perfect experience!
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