Patty & Bun
Time Out says
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Despite seating just 30 diners at a time, Patty & Bun has – in less than a year – carved out a reputation for serving some of London’s finest burgers. All-day queues are testament to the fact that its amiable bunch of staff have the format spot-on. They don’t mess around with ingredients (British wherever possible), the menu is witty yet not contrived, and they’ve even had the nous to offer takeaways. From the restaurant’s start as a pop-up, the kitchen has worked hard to hone its dishes; sides such as skin-on rosemary salt chips show the care that’s gone into perfecting each recipe. The signature ‘ari gold’ burger is a generous patty slathered in a winning combination of ketchup and smoky mayo, before being sandwiched in a glazed brioche bun. More original is the ‘lamb-shank redemption’, a firm lamb burger strongly flavoured with coriander, chilli and cumin aïoli. Aside from the main event, the smoky-sweet confit wings were pretty special too. The atmosphere couldn’t be more laid-back: tables are bare, and tunes pump from a laptop perched on the bar. P&B’s reputation as the up-and-coming burger supremo might be justified, but the hype hasn’t gone to its head.