Foodie pop-ups have been the talk of the town for many a month and Team Aesthetic have been hot on the heels of, well, most of them. With City Editor Hannah hotfooting it around the latest burger haunts, we knew we had to celebrate Fashion Editor Aisling’s birthday at the only pop-up-turned-bona-fide-restaurant – Patty & Bun.
First things first – the menu. An edited selection of burgers in differents shapes (well, not really) and styles, there’s something for everyone. The Hot Chic is duly noted as tasty buttermilk chicken choice with topping that spills out of brioche buns, whilst I’d opted for the Lambshank Redemption – an amazing lamb burger. Our P&B tip? Always order multiples of the sides. Those chicken wings? So messy but so good. And the rosemary tossed fries? Not for sharing really – so good you’ll want a pot or two to yourself.
The next thing of note at Patty & Bun is the queuing. Oh the queuing. Patty & Bun work on a no waiting list basis, meaning you show up on the night, give a name and make your party is all there before a chance of a seat happens. The best part is that the queue is definitely worth it.
As far as Aisling’s birthday shenanigans went, the atmosphere was plentiful for a birthday or friends’ night out alike. Waiters and waitresses love the eatery as much as we did, and we even managed a singsong – bonus. The room literally buzzes with atmosphere, completing the pop-up style experience perfectly.
Recommendation: More burgers on tap, pur-lease! – A must-visit for every self-respecting Aesthetic girl.
Patty & Bun, 54 James Street, London, W1U 1HE
Michelle Chai is a self-confessed colour avoider, avid coffee enthusiast, multi-tasker extraordinaire and, by night, a regular fashion blogger at Daisybutter. She edits Aesthetic (both online and print) and really enjoys her ongoing quest for the perfect knit. FYI, this one came close to nabbing the title.