Saturday has rolled around again and the continuous battle as to weather to eat out it eat in echoes through the streets of London. Inevitably, eating out usually wins.
Being an avid burger fan I braced the cold on route to the famous little burger joint situated in Mayfair called Patty & Bun.
With the red outside decor flapping in the winter breeze, I knew I was not far from a drool worthy feed. Low and behold though, Saturday night at 7:30pm is not only prime time on cable, but on James Street.
Queued like cattle onto the pavement, my partner and I took our place behind 5 large parties. A look of pure devastation came over our faces. An hour later, after peering into the warm, welcoming restaurant from the street and wishing more than anything to be in there and gnawing away at some BBQ wings, we finally made it in and quickly defrosted our frozen mitts.
Having already looked at the menu outside on route to greener pastures, I decided to order the 'Ari Gold' Cheeseburger and rosemary fries, whilst my partner went for the 'Smokey Robinson' Burger, not stopping at one, but two burgers.
Quick service was appreciated and we devoured our meal in no time. A juicy, hearty cheesy burger is just what the doctor ordered on a cold winter's night.
The shiny brioche buns wet extremely inviting and the first bite had us hooked.
Looking around, with the almighty Snoop Dogg playing in the background, I viewed the illuminated smiles of seated diners. We were in the same boat and it felt good.
If you have room to spare, I suggest one of the ice cream pops. I went for Salted Caramel and it was pure indulgence. Just the right amount of salt in every chocolate-crackling bite.
Priced on your typical 'gourmet burger' rates you are looking at parting with at least £20 easily, once you include drinks, sides and dessert. Not too bad for a Saturday night.
Patty & Bun is not far from Bond Street Underground and if I can give a word of advice, perhaps bypass the evening crowd and head over at lunch. With a 'no reservation' policy, it makes it hard to avoid waiting around in the cold.