I've sampled just about all of London's current crop of burger outlets but P & B stands out well above the rest - including Meat Liquor, Meat market and Lucky Chip, which I thought were as good as it gets. A recent visit to Burger and Shake left me disappointed. The decor in P & B is cosy but minimal, with exposed brick work and low lighting. I opted for the Ari burger which is bascially a cheeseburger with the option of adding bacon - but wow! The patty was medium rare, thick and juicy with a slight crust, the bun had just the right amount of softness which complimented the pickles and salad which were crisp and fresh. Alongside the burger I had a generous portion of rosemary chips which had a homemade quality about them, and they were delicious, liberally doused in rosemary salt. The bill came in at just under £10 and I've vowed to return to try the rest of the menu as I was so impressed!
Patty and Bun
54 St James St