Patty & Bun is somewhere that I’ve wanted to go for the longest time. I’ve heard nothing but good things about it and, as most people are probably aware, I am partial to a good burger. I went on a Friday night a couple of weeks ago with two friends, they met me from work and we went for a drink in Soho before heading up Oxford Street towards James Street.
I think it was about 8pm when we got there and there was a massive queue outside. That’s the thing that had stopped me from going before, but we decided to wait it out (one of my friends did run round the corner to Meat Liquor but the queue there was twice as long). It was a nice evening, the waitress told us to grab a drink from a nearby pub and that we’d be seated in about 45-50 minutes, so that’s what we did. In the end we were waiting about an hour and ten minutes, we were all getting impatient and we were all starving. The waitress did keep coming back and reassuring us it wouldn’t be much longer and was really upbeat about the whole waiting thing, which definitely helped!
When we were finally seated, about ten past nine, we already knew what we wanted so ordered straight away. We all had a burger each, I went for the Smokey Robinson, £8.50 and we decided to get two sides of chips, £2.50 each, and two sides of chicken wings, £5 each, between the three of us. Everyone I’ve spoken to has raved about the wings, so obviously we couldn’t visit and not try them!
Our food took about ten or fifteen minutes to arrive and OH MY GOD. IT WAS INCREDIBLE. The burgers come wrapped in paper, obvs to save on washing up, but they were perfectly cooked, maybe a tad on the greasy side but we were all okay with that. There was so much filling that it leaked down the side and we all made a ridiculous mess – but that’s all part of the fun! The chips come seasoned with rosemary and they too were incredible, the portion sizes were massive. And the chicken wings? Good lord. Everybody has to try them at some point! We probably didn’t need 2x chips and 2x chicken wings between the three of us but we managed just fine.
The restaurant itself is really small, only 30 or so seats inside, hence the queues, but the food is totes amazeballs. The staff are all really friendly, helpful and just seem like they're having fun despite it being constantly busy. Definitely worth the trip, and I'll definitely be going back, even if the queue is even longer next time.