Patty and Bun completes ‘golden triangle’ of West End burger joints

By Luke Nicholls

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Patty and Bun will use simple and quality ingredients at the new 30-cover restaurant in London's James Street
Patty and Bun will use simple and quality ingredients at the new 30-cover restaurant in London's James Street
Patty and Bun, the burger joint which has been running pop-up venues in London's Battersea and Soho, is set to open its first permanent site on James Street later this month with plans to use the concept as a springboard for future projects.

The 30-cover restaurant is situated just around the corner from fellow London burger buffs MeatLiquor​and Tommi’s Burger Joint;​on the 1,377sq.ft former Stockpot site within the St Christopher’s Place estate.

Joe Grossman, founder of the Patty and Bun concept, said he was pleased to be operating alongside other burger joints in the West End as he hopes to eventually use the site as a springboard for expanding the brand.

“It’s great to have the competition,” Grossman told BigHospitality. “Between the three of us I think we all do something quite different. MeatLiquor is a beast and they do what they do so well. Tommi’s is geared more towards quick service.

“We fall in the middle of the two; in keeping things very simple and in terms of the vibe and by doing a bit more of an understated dining option."

Video: The Patty & Bun ethos

“Our ethos at the moment is bedding into this area," added Grossman. "The aim is never to do a cookie cutter-style brand rollout like Byron. The intention is to get this site of the ground and build a platform for the future and see what happens. But the idea is really to use this as a springboard.

'Different products'

“If the demand is there then we’d like to go into different areas and offer different products. I’d love to do a little takeaway shack somewhere down the line, or maybe something at the other end of the spectrum, like a burger and cocktail joint.”

Opening in the last week of November, Patty and Bun will operate a no reservations policy for its lunchtime and evening destination and orders will be accepted for takeaway. Alongside weekly specials, menu items will include the Ari Gold cheeseburger and Jose Jose chilli burger, which been developed with the help of Mark Jankel, founder of the Street Kitchen street food concept. Drinks will include a selection of cult beers, red and white wine, soft drinks and some spirits.

Tracey Mills, director of development leasing at Davis Coffer Lyons – which advised landlords F&C Commercial Property Holdings on the disposal of the lease – said: “This part of the West End is proving remarkably popular for up-market burger chains this year.

“Patty and Bun’s signing now completes the ‘golden triangle’ alongside MeatLiquor and Tommi's for burger buffs in the West End. It is prime example of how pop-ups are proving a fantastic way for operators to trial new concepts and see the reaction from consumers before considering a permanent site.”

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