When Joe Grossman introduced the capital to Patty & Bun the burger game changed forever.
With a new site now open in Joe’s Notting Hill neighbourhood, now’s the time to head west and check out his little black book of local secrets.
I was born and bred in southwest London but I’ve lived in Notting Hill for the past six years. This part of town is definitely home.
It’s all the little things that make me love this area: the community and neighbourhood vibe is like nowhere else.
I’ve got some insane memories of long, boozy sessions at The Cow on Westbourne Park road. It’s a cracking old boozer and a true local gem. Just hustle up on a Saturday afternoon with friends and tuck in to the best Guinness and oysters in town, then smash up a cracking chicken kiev. Before you know it, it’s late into the night and everyone’s loose and having a great time.
The best place to take a date is Upstairs at The Oak. There’s a beautiful bar in a really lovely room with high ceilings; it’s is nice and relaxed, and you can get some great tapas – a perfect spot if you want to have a drink somewhere a bit more intimate…
We’ve just opened the new Patty & Bun on the top of Pembridge Road, a stone’s throw from Notting Hill tube station. It’s super sexy, with a little cocktail bar and DJs playing from Thursday to Saturday, and the most outrageous beef ribs new to the menu. They’re smoked for six hours, then fried and tossed in a rich BBQ glaze. Baym!
You can’t beat the wood-fired pizzas downstairs at The Oak. Or check out Granger & Co for super tasty food and Ottolenghi for its dynamite pastries and coffee.
The Tin Shed on All Saints road does amazing egg dishes including a banging herb omelette with homemade bread, as well as the best gluten-free seeded loaf I’ve ever tasted.
Shopping at Garbstore on Kensington Park road is dangerous. It’s a brilliant clothing shop with a really cool selection of menswear: great caps, socks and all that jazz.