A couple of years ago, my lovely friend Camilla took me to her favourite burger joint, Patty & Bun, off Oxford St. I took one bite and knew that I was about to eat the best burger I’d ever had. Ever. I came home and told LM that I’d just eaten the best burger of my life and we had to go to Patty & Bun immediately so he could have the best burger of his life. (Setting myself up to fail, I know). And we went. And he agreed. BEST BURGER OF OUR LIVES.
Since then, Patty & Bun have multiplied and their restaurants have been popping up all over London. The newest P&B on the block is in Notting Hill, my old stomping ground and one of my favourite parts of London.
A couple of weeks ago I had the fabulous Jane of Queenstown Life come and stay with me here in London. She lives in New Zealand and as part of her UK trip, she spent several days in London scampering about with me, on buses, in the rain (it poured the entire time), eating cake and exploring the city…
And if there was one place I was going to take Jane for dinner, it was going to be Patty & Bun. So after a particularly torrential day in London, we hot footed it over to Patty & Bun, just round the corner from Portobello Road, and ordered a feast, fit for a Burger King. So to speak. Burger Queen. (Better).
The burgers were just as good as they are every time I go (a lot) and the sides were exceptional, and included Winger Winger Chicken Dinner (chicken wings) Brisket Nuggets and their amazing rosemary salt chips…
The vibe is super cool, there are beats and tunes and a DJ and podcasts in the loos and a laid-back-ness that can only be attributed to the brains behind the brand, Joe Grossman – one of the smiliest, happiest, chilled out, decent man-folk I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.
Oh and Patty & Bun (and most probably Joe) will be at Wilderness Festival again this year, with not only their trademark BBQ, beats and burgers, but they’re also bringing their own flippin DANCE FLOOR.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.
Patty & Bun
14 Pembridge Road
Notting Hill, London
We were guests of Patty & Bun and all thoughts and opinions are my own.