Patty and Bun, Liverpool Street

Patty & Bun Liverpool Street... looks a lot like P&B James Street
Patty & Bun Liverpool Street… looks a lot like P&B James Street

Warning! There are going to be a lot of BURGERS appearing on my blog on the next few posts. But burger off if you don’t like it!

The burger trend continues and Patty & Bun have *finally* got around to opening up a second branch…right opposite MacDonald’s.

Patty & Bun are well-established on the London burger scene with a branch on James Street, just near Bond Street. I first tried their Ari Gold burger at Feast at Tobacco Dock in March 2013. I found it a little vinegary due to the pickled onions, but I’ve been meaning to give them a second chance ever since.

To celebrate their Liverpool Street launch, they hosted a publicity event of spectacular proportions – not 100 free burgers, not 500 free burgers, but ONE THOUSAND FREE BURGERS were being given away.

Of course, the queues were ridiculous and my co-diners and I shuddered as we worked out the cost-time trade-off of queuing versus just going the next day and buying one. *ahem* Anyway….

We finally got there, ordered burgers to take away, and waited. We peered in the window…

Hard at work
Hard at work

and watched the production process…

The production process
The production process

… and checked out the sauces…

Their chilli sauce is A-MAZING
Their chilli sauce is A-MAZING

And then we got our food!

Ari Gold Cheeseburger - has to be one of the prettiest burgers out there
Ari Gold Cheeseburger – has to be one of the prettiest burgers out there

This is an Ari Gold Cheeseburger (£7.50) with bacon (+50p), salad, pickled onions, ketchup, and smokey P&B mayo served in a brioche bun. Doesn’t it look beautiful?

The consistency was beautiful, the bun held the patty well, and – although still messy – it was actually a lot easier to eat than a lot of burgers I’ve recently tucked into.

Ari Gold on the inside
Ari Gold on the inside

The patty was without doubt the highlight. It was perfectly cooked – medium-rare – and was beefy and succulent. I would go as far to say that it was the most delicious burger patty that I’ve eaten!! <– Yes, everyone, please recover your jaws.

However, the tiny, tiny problem was that the accompaniments just don’t quite cut it. The pickled onions are just far too pickly and all of us picked some – if not all – of them out.

Then, the rosemary-salted chips (£2.50) were soggy and we all sighed wistfully at the thought of Honest Burgers’ (reviews here, here, here, and here. Feel free to laugh at me – I’m already aware I’m a fangirl).

Saying this, I really want to try their ‘Jose Jose’ chilli burger with chorizo (£8.50) and their ‘Winger Winger Chicken Dinner’ (£5.50), a pot of smoked confit wings with BBQ sauce & spring onions, sounds very interesting indeed.

For now, however, the jury is out… but I want their patties oh-so-much.

Patty and Bun 3/5 – Magnificent patty, mediocre chips and maliferous onions. 

Where: Liverpool Street, London
When: Mon – Wed 11.30am – 10pm; Thurs – Fri 11.30am – 11pm; Sat 11.30am – 9pm; Sun 11.30am – 6pm.

Author: Phoebe Amoroso

Phoebe Amoroso is a Tokyo-based reporter, multimedia journalist and storyteller. Hailing from the UK, she moved to Japan in 2014 and has since been shouting about the country to all who will listen. She divides her time between covering breaking news and producing feature stories for TV; writing about everything from business and tech to food and travel; and guiding hungry visitors who want to sample the best of Japanese cuisine. When not working and/or eating, she can often be found running up a mountain or cycling by the sea.

10 thoughts on “Patty and Bun, Liverpool Street”

      1. I’m going back to Japan for another year this July so I’ll be sorely missing real burgers (T.T) May this post ever serve as a reminder to pick my next working position in a country with more meat xD Cheers!

      2. NICE! Actually so far I have no idea exactly where I’ll be placed because it’s for the JET program but I think they’ll be notifying me as soon as the FBI fingerprinting gets back 🙂 Will you be working or doing school again?

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