Patty & Bun – burgers make you sexy


Burgers are all the rage in London at the moment and with the likes of Tommi’s Burger Joint, Dirty Burger and Lucky Chip it doesn’t look like this trend is going to disappear anytime soon.

Patty & Bun on James Street is the latest addition to uber cool Marylebone and is definitely giving Tommi’s and Meat Liquor a run for their money in the burger stakes.

As you know I’m a not a huge fan of queues, and often avoid them at all costs. I arrived there on Sunday just before 12pm, along with a few very hungry punters, and wilfully stared at the little red door to open for my own piece of burger heaven.

For a small space seating only 30 people,  Patty & Bun has a buzzing, vibrant atmosphere. The music is loud, the service friendly and the food – well pretty damn good!


After a few minutes’ deliberation and a few full circles of the menu choices, we finally settled on the Smokey Robinson and the Ari Gold burgers and a side of chips and wings.



The ‘Smokey Robinson’ (£8) definitely didn’t disappoint. The beef patty, served medium rare (actually more on the rare side) was juicy and full of flavour. The slightly toasted brioche bun was light and fluffy and had a beautiful golden glaze. Even with a generous lashing of smokey mayo and tomato ketchup, the bun surprisingly kept its integrity and didn’t fall apart when I ate it. Topped with cheese, tomato, lettuce, crispy bacon and caramelised onions the burger is definitely up there with one of the best I have had. Patty & Bun should be especially commended for the quality of their homemade sauces.


The Ari Gold (£7), is what all good cheese burgers should be – a juicy beef patty, cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickled onions and smokey mayo.


The chicken wings (£5) definitely deserve their legendary status.  Smoked, and with a crispy skin, they are so tender inside that thechicken literally falls apart from the bone. They are covered with a slightly sweet, sticky BBQ sauce and sprinkled with spring onion. Very messy to eat but so deliciously good! They are definitely worth getting your hands dirty for – just use plenty of napkins.


The triple cut skin on chips (£2.50) sprinkled with rosemary salt are irregularly cut and full of character.  Of course I had to be greedy by topping them with a healthy lashing of mayo and chilli sauce.

As you can see only wrappers are left! Self induced food coma…


I can definitely see what the buzz is about with Patty and Bun. Not sure if these burgers make you sexy but they are sure as hell worth it. The only downside is they don’t take reservations, so be prepared to wait at peak times or just be like me and arrive early.

The Damage?

Two burgers, two sides and two drinks with tip £30.

Food: 8/10

Service: 8/10

Atmosphere: 7/10

No reservations. Opening times: Monday closed, Tuesday – Saturday 12 – 11pm, Sunday 12 – 10pm

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  1. April 11, 2013 / 8:51 pm

    Reblogged this on Welcome to The Directory PigPen and commented:
    Great review and love the look of rare patties – just need an egg! Whoops that is what’s missing from your birthday trip blog – Steak Tartare 🙂

    • April 12, 2013 / 6:25 am

      Ohhhh yes I knew i forgot something! I guess it’s always another good excuse to go back to Paris! You should definitely try Patty and Bun but don’t forget the wings.

      • April 15, 2013 / 10:00 am

        Thanks Lisa – Sounds lovely and tempting too 😉

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