The Handbook
The Handbook
By | 28th November 2012

Following pop-up residencies at the Doodle Bar in Battersea and Endurance Pub in Soho, Patty&Bun is opening its first ever restaurant this Thursday at former Stockpot site on Mayfair’s James Street.

Burger entrepreneur Joe Grossmann has transformed the venue into an eat-in takeaway hotspot with seating for up to 30 people – strictly no reservations. With help from Mark Jankel (founder of Street Kitchen), they developed all of their products with the simple ethos of doing a few things well.

Says Joe: “People think it’s very easy to do something very simple well, but it isn’t, it takes time and is constantly evolving! We produced a propriety mix with HG Walter, that is just pure Rock N’ Roll, using grass fed Aberdeen Angus, the Patties contain a majority of 35 day aged off cuts and are made up fresh every day.”

Classics include ‘Ari Gold’ Cheese Burger with P&B smoked grained mustard mayo (an umami thousand island mayo concoction), Smokey Robinson with its slowly reduced caramelised onions and mounds of maple cured smoked streaky bacon and Jose Jose chilli burger and skin on triple cooked chips with rosemary salt. There will also be some new additions such as a lamb burger with cumin aioli.

Drinks feature Rum N’ Ting, Ice-cold Red Stripes, a selection of Reds and Whites and even a Badboy Bottled Rum Punch. Designers, Spring and Mercer collaborated on the shabby chic interiors with old school wall pendants, timber benches and tongue in cheek burner comic sketches by urban street artist ‘Mr Dane.’



54 James Street, W1