What's the draw
You know Patty & Bun for its killer burgers, but its new Redchurch Street site throws in what founder Joe Grossman describes as some “naughty additions to the food menu” that you won't find at its other sites – yet: the boutique Shoreditch outpost experiments with sharing plates and starters that may or may not end up on the other restaurants' menus.
What to drink
Regardless of whether you intend to eat at the bar or in the slightly bigger floor downstairs, have a drink there if you can. We got off to a great start with the Varley's Negroni, built with gin, Contratto amaro, Lillet Rouge vermouth, peach liqueur and orange bitters – a lip-smacking, sharp and delicately fruity number that instantly got our appetite going. Cocktails are definitely the focus, drinks-wise, and are great value at £9 or so.
What to eat
As well as the obligatory burgers (we split one between two), you can fill up on the aforementioned snacks and sides. We had a delicious confit chicken hash, which tasted like all the best parts of a roast dinner and none of the boring stuff. That's since been replaced by smoked confit chicken wings, but you can still find one of our other favourite items: deep-fried, buttermilk-coated cheese balls – crunchy, filled with molten, tangy cheese sauce and served with a fiery chilli dip on the side. Comfort food at its best.
Mains from £7.50; cocktails from £8.50. 36 Redchurch Street, E2 7DP; pattyandbun.co.uk