A few years ago the challenge to find the best burger in town was quite a feat. McD’s and Burger King had been surpassed by Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Byron. But other than that, you had to seek out restaurants which managed to make a mean burger.
I remember hearing that the hamburger at The Grill at The Dorchester was something special. But when I popped in one evening for supper, I was told by the staff that they didn’t do burgers and so I settled for fishcakes instead. Back then, my hopes were dashed as my quest for the perfect burger continued.
Today, the hamburger landscape has developed far beyond my expectations and my appetite has struggled to keep up. There are so many burger joints to pick from. For some you have to queue an hour or even two and by the looks of some Instagram pics the fatter the patties, the better.
Whilst I enjoy drooling over foodie photos and I absolutely LOVE a good burger, I haven’t been able to keep up with the burger explosion in London – until now.
Over the weekend, I popped into Patty & Bun off Oxford Street. It was on Saturday at 1.30pm and the bf and I managed to grab a table as soon as we walked in. The place was busy. There was a great buzz in the air, in part to do with the music as well as the crowd, and we didn’t have to queue, which was such a relief. I’m not so sure I would have waited, especially in the cold.
Once seated, the bf and I looked excitedly at the menu.
I chose the ‘Ari Gold’ cheeseburger and the bf decided on the ‘Smokey Robinson’ bacon burger. We also ordered the chips with Rosemary Salt to share and were persuaded to try the ‘Winger Winger Chicken Dinner’ smoked chicken wings with BBQ, which we didn’t regret one bit!
I don’t think I have ever tasted wings like these. The BBQ sauce provided a crispy yet gooey exterior. And once you take a bite, the chicken becomes soft enough to fall off the bone. The experience is two-tier and very yummy.
The ‘Ari Gold’ was succulent and the juiciest burger I have had in a long while. Each bite was satisfyingly meaty and full of flavour. Such a winner …
… providing the need for plenty of napkins.
I have no reservations recommending Patty & Bun and I cannot wait to visit again. If you decide to try it, I hope you enjoy their burgers too.