“Mark’s experience is invaluable,” Joe affirms. “Soon after we first met we started doing development together, developing concepts and playing around with ideas and ingredients for super tasty burgers. Mark was opening The Hatch down in Battersea on Friday nights so he let me do some trading down there. That really was the birth of Patty & Bun. Whenever I did those nights or the pop-ups last year, the Street Kitchen guys were very much behind the scenes helping me out with all the prep work. And Mark is the first person I speak to if ever I need to talk shop. For example, we caned it the other night meaning we were low on buns the next morning. Street Kitchen were able to send me over 80 buns. Basically, Jankey’s the man!”
To sample the fruits of Joe and Mark’s frankly awesome burger developments you’ll need to get on down to 54 James Street, slap bang in the centre of town. Meat lovers can choose from three different beef burgers, a chicken burger and a brilliantly named “Lambshank Redemption” burger.
|To be perfectly honest, even the P&B menu’s veggie option sounds awesome – the Portabello “Dig It” Mushroom burger comes with “buttermilk-battered baby courgettes and a tarragon mayo”. But, we imagine you did not read this review to hear the first burger reviewed be a vegetarian option.At P&B the flagship burger is the Ari Gold Cheeseburger (named, bizarrely, after the neurotic movie agent character in TV show Entourage)|
If you visit P&B’s be warned, there may be a queue. However, they are licensed and their service is both excellent and swift so you won’t be left thirsty for long while you wait for your burger.
The chips are served with their skins on and sprinkled with rosemary salt, hardly a new thing but done very well. The chips are not greasy in the slightest and the rosemary salt although not abundant will make you glad of an ice cold beer which seems to be the perfect accompaniment to this sort of food after work.