Years ago way back, before Patty & Bun offered any halal meats at all, I’ve tried their Fried Portobello Mushroom Burger and was immediately in love. If they can make a vegetarian burger this good, I could only imagine how amazing their meat burgers would be. Fast forward to recent years, Patty & Bun is offering halal chicken and lamb across all branches and selective branches to include halal beef as well.
We visited their James Street branch in Bond Street, which happened to be their very first branch opened back in 2012. The reason we picked the Bond Street branch, apart from the obvious fact that we happen to be around the area, is that it is also one of the branches that offer halal beef options!
Patty & Bun: London’s Top Burger
Patty & Bun has gone from strength to strength ever since opening its first branch in 2012. They rapidly expanded to multiple branches across London and are now on their 11th store between London & Brighton. Its unfaltering quality and standards have got many Londoners labelling them as one of London’s top gourmet burger spots.
Visiting the Bond Street branch on St. James Street, the restaurant is actually quite small, bordering the fine line of being too crammed versus an intimate setting. It will all depend on how crowded the restaurant is but with Patty & Bun’s popularity, it’s likely to be the former. Though it still has a trendy and cool charm to it and has a very vibrant atmosphere.
On a side note, you’d totally want to check out Patty & Bun’s Bond Street branch’s adjacent neighbour as well. Why? Because that’s their sister restaurant Sidechick, who makes the best roast chicken you can find in London. And it’s halal too!
The Food: What We Ordered
The menu may slightly differ from branch to branch but the burger classics would be the same across all branches. Chicken & lamb are halal across all branches but only the Bond Street, Kingly Court, and Liverpool Street branches offer halal beef as well.
Date of dining: March 2022
Henny’s Wings (£6.95)
To start, we ordered some wings and went with the Henny’s Wings, i.e. jerk BBQ-glazed wings. The first impression was that the wings were relatively small in size, tucked beneath a mini pile of coriander, chillies, and spring onions. Albeit small in size, the wings were saucy to taste and the jerk BBQ glaze carried a good hint of sweetness. However, in our opinion, it was lacking the punchiness of traditional jerk flavours and the combination of jerk plus BBQ flavours didn’t necessarily create as much impact as intended. It’s a decent dish overall but nothing spectacular.
‘Ari Gold’ Cheeseburger (£10.50)
Patty & Bun has risen to such a level of popularity for good reasons. Simply take a bite of this Ari Gold Cheeseburger and you’d know why. The beef patty oozed umami flavours and was really juicy and saucy to taste. In other words, this is easily one of the top halal burgers in London. Completed with cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickled onions, ketchup, smoky mayo, and brioche bun, this burger has just hit the spot oh so well. Honestly, it was so good that I just wanted more after finishing the burger. It wasn’t too heavy to taste as the subtle acidity from the pickled onions & ketchup cut through the richness of the beef. The size of the burger isn’t particularly huge either – it was just right for me without leaving you feeling overstuffed.
‘Lambshank Redemption’ Burger (£11)
The ‘Lambshank Redemption’ Burger is a Middle Eastern-inspired one, featuring a lamb patty with coriander & chilli, topped with lettuce, buttermilk baby courgettes, pickled aubergine, cumin aioli, and feta cheese. It’s a well thought out flavour combination that’s well-balanced and palatable, complementing all-roundedly with the subtle grassy touch of the lamb patty. Comparing this burger to the cheeseburger above, we both agree that the latter was a clear winner but this burger was decently good too.
Hand-Cut Chips with Rosemary Salt (£3.95)
Hand cut with a rustic touch, the chips were absolutely the perfect munch. They are double-fried to ultra crispiness and the rosemary salt simply adds such an addictive touch of flavour to the chips. The chips were crispy on the outside and perfectly fluffy on the inside. Needless to say, they were very well-seasoned and a terrific munch to pair with the burgers.
Pink Lemonade (£2.50)
Last but not least, we had a pink lemonade to drink, where the raspberry syrup was laced nicely with the refreshing lemonade and make an enjoyable drink. If you are a fan of lemonades, I’m sure you’d like this!
Food Review Summary
Summing up, Patty & Bun certainly did not disappoint and is easily now one of our few favourite halal burger spots in London. It’s a no-frills burger joint, but with top-quality gourmet-style deliciousness that would leave you wanting more. Once again, we’d like to emphasise that only the Bond Street, Kingly Court, and Liverpool Street branches offer halal beef options but both chicken and lamb are halal across all branches. It’s definitely worth a visit and I promise you’d enjoy it as much as we did!
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Summary & Halal Status
Superb gourmet burgers that continue to win the hearts & bellies of Londoners.
Chicken & lamb are halal across all branches. Beef is also halal at Bond Street, Kingly Court, and Liverpool Street branches.
Nearest station: Bond Street