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Patty & Bun

Restaurants, Burgers Soho
3 out of 5 stars
4 out of 5 stars
(17user reviews)
Patty & Bun, soho

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

A Soho branch from the fun-time burger team taking over the site once home to The Stockpot.

The trouble with our visit to the new Patty & Bun branch in Soho is that we know that these burger boys are capable of true greatness. In their first Marylebone branch, the meat between buns gave us palpitations. So imagine the disappointment of overcooked patties arriving at our Soho table, despite assurances from the staff that the burgers would be served medium-rare. A colourful slaw had clearly been prepped some time before service, with a bit of seepage for us to contend with. And fries weren’t as crispy and light as we’d have liked, although they did come with an awesomely indulgent chicken salt mayo.

Still, a visit here isn’t just about the food – they could almost rename it ‘Party & Bun’. Large tables and booths are filled with loud revellers competing with just-as-loud garage music. Waiting staff flirt like it’s part of the job description, even joining some tables for a stint. We were well up for the P&B treatment, but as a twosome we found ourselves a tad forgotten at a table near-buried under a bulging coat rack.

Luckily, fun times are reinforced by a wicked little cocktail menu, with mixed drinks aiding the mingling. I tried a Stockpot Sour (taking its name from the famous Soho caff this burger joint replaces, RIP), a perfectly lively accompaniment to cut through greasy fare. And, patty aside, at least the composition of those burgers can’t be faulted – the Ari Gold is still one of the London greats.

Since our visit, we’ve been assured that owner Joe is stepping back into the kitchen while things level out. If they put as much effort into the food as they do the flirting, we’re all in for one hell of a treat.

Details

Address: 18 Old Compton St
London
W1D 4TN
Transport: Tube: Leicester Square or Tottenham Court Road
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Users say (17)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.2 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:6
  • 4 star:8
  • 3 star:3
  • 2 star:0
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tastemaker

Delicious! Patty & Bun never disappoints me. I tried almost all their branches and the quality is alway high. I can't stop recommending them to friends and co-workers and if I crave for burger 80% of the time I come here. 

The only thing I will change are fries, I think they are too salty and it's difficult for me to eat the whole portion.  

tastemaker

I will keep this short and to the point - because if you don’t already know patty and bun, all I will say is - go and find out.

We out out in the city . . . A LOT! - and these are both the best burgers, and the best wings, in London. (Trust us, you won’t be disappointed.)

tastemaker

Having realised that I haven’t tried very many burger joints in London, I was more than happy to try Patty & Bun last weekend with my friends. We were undecided on where to eat because we were all open to pretty much anything. As it was an early dinner, we were glad to see that there was no queue for Patty & Bun when we walked by so we walked in.


Immediately, I had a liking for the interior decor. It resembled a cave with the dim and red lighting, the stone walls, and wooden tables and chairs. Hanging on the walls were pretty simple and easy to appreciate paintings as well as neon lights, which I really liked. It helped to give it an underground vibe even though we were sat on the main ground level.

It wasn’t hard to pick what I wanted and almost instantly decided on theLambshank Redemption Burger. This burger comes with a lamb patty that’s seasoned with coriander and red chili, battered courgette, pickled aubergine, and cumin aioli. I opted to go without the feta cheese to keep my burger dairy-free. 


It was off to a good start as soon as I unwrapped the burger because I could see that it was made with a brioche bun. This is my favourite type of bread for a burger and I loved how shiny and golden the top of the bun was. Even though burgers are normally eaten with hands, I like to use a fork and knife so I can see the cross section. Upon cutting my burger in half, I could see that the lamb patty was cooked to medium rare, which is just the way I like it. The lamb patty was flavourful and at times spicy from the red chili used to marinade it. The addition of the pickled aubergine and battered courgette was quite unique and very enjoyable. They both added lots of flavour to the burger and they blended really well together – a very mediterranean taste! I wasn’t too big a fan of the aioli, as I’m not a fan of it in general so I scraped as much as I could off but it was still nice to have some to keep the burger bun moist.


As it is a fast-food joint, our orders were quick to arrive and much appreciated by our table! There isn’t much service to eating here, so I can’t really comment on that. Overall, a decent joint to find a burger, if you’re in the mood for one!

Tastemaker

Overall experience and choice is very good, I had a great time with my friends.

In terms of the burger, although it's not on my top 5 best burgers in London, it's not that far.

Definitely a place worth visiting when you are in the area and wanting a good burger, milkshakes and cocktails


When you need a week day burger fix at lunch time, Patty and Bun wins. Awesome lunchtime deal of £10 for burger, chips and a drink.

Burgers cooked to medium with juice dripping out to mop up with the bun and fries. Yum. Ari Gold is a top burger to go for.

tastemaker

I am fussy about burgers but this burger place really does serve lovely burgers. They even cook the burger to your liking which I love mine cooked medium rare and it so was. The brioche bun was amazing. I would deff go along to another Patty & Bun. The chips are great as well and I really don't like chips but wow the chips they done was extra special I had the rosemary ones and they were hot when served and had potatoe skin bits on them with a lovely flavouring of rosemary coming through. Only reason I give this place 4 stars is because as much as I loved the food I would of loved my burger and chips served on a plate rather than being served to me like you get your burgers etc served in a fast food joint.


After a heavy work awards party the next day a good juicy burger was needed! So myself and my colleague chose Patty and Bun. We both chose the chicken burger and chicken salt chips. The size of the burger was extremely generous! The chips were lovely and crispy and salty! Great place to grab a quick lunch alone or with a friend.

Tastemaker

The burgers here are a little on the pricey side, but take a bite and you'll see that it was totally worth it. I got an Ari Gold, and the patty practically oozed tasty meaty juice all over my mouth. Alongside the burgers tho, definitely have a taste of their chips, along with their signature spicy mayonnaise. The chips are consistently crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, making each bite that much better. I wouldn't make this a daily visit, since it'll burn a hole in my wallet, but when I can, it's totally worth it! 


Sometimes you need to fill yourself up with a greasy burger. And if you're not gonna be good, you might as well be good at it.

moderator

The chips we're great, but the patty was incredible greasy to the point that the bun disintegrated.

Tastemaker

After being to the Patty&Bun Marylebone branch a couple of times and not being very impressed (after hearing about all the hype), I wanted to give them a one more try when I was craving a quick burger in Soho area. (If I have the time I tend to go to Spitalfields for burgers :) ).I liked that there wasn't much of a queue unlike the Marylebone branch so we got seated quickly on a thursday evening.I had the Smokey Robinson and thought it to be OK. I liked the sauce that the fries came with though. 

Tastemaker

The new Soho outlet of P&B (being the old Stockpot) has an upstairs with a bar at the back, and a downstairs where you have partial view of the kitchen.  All tables were taken when my friend and I entered, so we grabbed a drink at the bar to wait.  WHAT a cocktail list.  Be you strong of heart, may I suggest the Turtle’s Margarita, with an ingredients list of: mescal, tequila, Cointreau, strawberry, hot sauce and lime, it certainly offers oomph and is a perfect accompaniment to burger, chips and slaw!

And what of the burger, chips and slaw?!!  It’s brioche, it’s meaty, it’s wet, it’s sloppy, it’s oh so tasty, it’s crunchy chippy and basily slawry, THIS is THE burger for me.  Blog Post: https://peepslondon.wordpress.com/2016/05/10/patty-bun-burger-love/

Tastemaker

Well this can be added to the "good burger joints in Rosie's head" list. This little storefront looks tiny but it's bigger than you think. On a sunny day, the front windows open right up onto the street and it's lovely and summery-feeling. Ok enough about the decor, what about the FOOD I hear you cry....! 


I had the chicken burger which was deep fried and lathered in aioli and coleslaw and as a result it was suitably delicious. At £8-9 a piece, it's not the cheapest i've found, but it was very good. Chips with chicken salt took me back to my life in New Zealand and I loved it. 


Service was friendly if not the most efficient (we were left waiting here and there) and I don't like that it doesn't come on a plate with a knife and fork if it's a restaurant but that's clearly just me getting old. Great place, will return! 



Best burger ever!!! Full of everything you need in a burger Patty & bun just get it right I have been to the p&b in Liverpool Street and James's street, they are both amazing. The one in James's steer is much bigger than Liverpool Street p&b, not that it makes a difference!

Staff Writertastemaker

Managed to get a table on a thursday lunchtime with no queue... IN SOHO. I mean probably not a great sign for the business but super ideal for me!

Nice atmosphere, pretty dark and chilled out, pumping smooth r'n'b on our visit...


Oh yeah and the food, I had their fried chicken burger it was super crunchy batter and absolutely huge, good sauces on offer and tasty fries, basically I have  no complaints and will be visiting again. Hope they start to get a bit busier (maybe not so busy I cant get a seat though y'know)


HAVE A MILKSHAKE - TOOOOOOOO GOOD! Burgers are quite nice too and service friendly. Will definitely be going back!

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