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Patty & Bun

Restaurants, Burgers Notting Hill
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Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

A Notting Hill branch of the excellent burger restaurant.

With a branch now opened in Notting Hill, the burger fan’s fave Patty & Bun is still trendy, if a bit self-consciously so. ‘Filthy’ is written in LED lights above the stairs going down to the loos and children are banned after 7pm. There are all the exposed bricks and loud, pumpin’ tunes a modern-day burger fan has come to expect as their due. It’s fun and all, but at this, P&B’s ninth London branch, the formula feels less fresh.

But the patties? They still got it. The signature Ari Gold cheeseburger is a thick, deliciously sloppy stack of pink beef, pickled onions, sharp cheese and smoky mayo. Also surprisingly good was a big, juicy mushroom burger slathered in cheese sauce and garlic parsley butter. Sides, unfortunately, were a bit disappointing. My rosemary salt chips came over-fried, and the ‘winger winger chicken dinner’ wings were dry.

Patty & Bun has always done details very well – tarragon in the mayo, fresh lime and jalapeno butter sauce on chicken thighs – and this branch continues that grand tradition. It just doesn’t wow the way it used to. It feels like a proper chain now – a very, very good chain, granted.

 

Details

Address: 14 Pembridge Road
Notting Hill
London
W11 3BU
Transport: Tube: Notting Hill Gate.
Price: Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £60.
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4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

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Tastemaker

I love Patty and Bun. Especially on a rainy evening when you enter and it’s full of empty tables! The Notting Hill branch is more spacious than the other ones I’ve visited. I like that the chain always has new beers on the menu, and they usually play good tunes.

I was disappointed they no longer serve the kimchi special, but as there’s always something new on the menu to try (and usually it’s delish) I didn’t cry for too long. The new vegan burger sounded exciting on paper, but sadly, it was the world burger I’ve ever had at P&B. The patty had overmashed consistency and tasted a bit bitter (my bets:  either they had used old oil to fry it or old mushrooms as they looked really, really dark). It wasn’t pleasant. The exotic sounding Bonsoy Bun was not different to their regular brioche buns. My partner enjoyed the current special ‘Pig in Shift.’ The meat was juicy and flavoursome. Lesson learned, stick to vegan burgers elsewhere.      

tastemaker

You could easily walk past this new little burger place in Notting Hill Gate, but try not to. The menu alone will make your mouth water- there are some interesting toppings and combinations.

The monthly special I had is inspired by pizza with mozzarella, basil and pepperoni. It was delicious, although I did have a few bites of the Smokey Robinson that was packed with caramelised onion and I'd have that next time.

Sides go beyond just chips and coleslaw- I highly recommend the cheese balls and beef brisket fritters.

The burgers are are all served on brioche buns and are big, juicy and tasty. You just have to accept that you will get sauce all over the place while eating, which is how it should be.

They do a rum punch which really does pack a punch and make you merry.

Service was relaxed and friendly- even the tourists who kept coming in to ask to use the loo were given a smile and shown where to go!

Two downsides for me though- they don't do Bloody Marys; and our burgers both had soggy bottoms.

But I will definitely be back here to stuff my face!

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