Last time I chose the Ari Gold burger and loved it, and it was sorely tempting to have it again. In the interest of variety however, I instead opted for the 'Smokey Robinson' burger which is described as follows: beef patty, cheese, tomoato, lettuce, mounds of caramelised onions, bacon, ketchup, smokey P&B mayo, brioche (£8.50). I have to admit, I'm not the biggest fan of bacon on burgers as it can be both too salty and change the textural feel overall if the bacon is chewy. How would P&B fare?
The burger was again awesome, the bacon fantastically a little crispy, so no textural concerns and as before, everything in the middle just harmonises into one gooey mess that gives the burger a sense of unity and coherence. Just like the Ari Gold burger then, the Smokey Robinson is a burger to crave and covet.
Admittedly, we are not burger zealots, and have not tried every 'must try' burger in London currently, but it's not clear to me how you would surpass Patty & Bun. On visiting P&B for a second time, I come away even more impressed as they again deliver on both the experience of the food and service. Despite having had my burger 'fix' this week, I already want to return.