Patty & Bun, Liverpool Street, London

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It’s burger time again! This was the fourth burger I ate in about five days, I have no idea why I’m not a fat person. Anyway, I’m going to continue making the most of having a strong metabolism whilst it lasts because there are just too many awesome burgers in London to be tried and tested.

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Today, I’m going to tell you about Patty & Bun, which my pal Adam claims to be the best burger in London. They recently opened a small takeaway style shop just outside Liverpool Street Station, so we popped along to see if Adam was even close to be correct.

The Liverpool St shop is quite small, like I said it’s more designed as a take out spot, but there’s a couple of tables in there so we ate in. I went for the Jose Jose Chilli Burger, which has a chilli chorizo relish and rosemary fries (like what Honest Burgers have) it was pretty special.

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I like my burgers with interesting flavours and toppings, so this suited me very well. The patty was a good size and well cooked, no pink middle like I prefer but still tasty. I was so hungry though that I didn’t take a photo until half way through, oops! Burger was a good one, definitely better than Five Guys or Shake Shack but not quite on par with MEATMission/Liquor or Honest. The chips were good, but again not quite as good as the Honest rosemary chips.

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I didn’t much like the venue for sitting it, because it’s small most of the spots for seating are quite drafty by the door, but the service is good and the food is good, as well as drinks (including Lilt!) being super cheap.

Have you been to Patty & Bun?

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Burger Bear at Trapeze, Shoreditch, London

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Here’s another contender for best burger in London! Burger Bear was originally set up at a pub in Nunhead, near Peckham and it one that my friend Jess has been raving about for quite sometime, but it’d been too far out to venture a visit. So, when I heard they were going to run a East London pop up on Thursday and Friday lunchtimes at new venue, Trapeze, we had to check it out.

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Trapeze is a circus themed venue, on Great Eastern Street in Shoreditch, I love it! It’s got seating booths made out of vintage Wurlizer rides and the walls and ceiling are decorated with circus memorabilia, it’s very cool.

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At present, the Burger Bear menu is limited, they just do burgers, no sides but the menu is rather epic, so we’ll let them off. I love the simple, but cute menu branding. It’s got classics covered and a couple of exciting bits and bobs too such as the Triple Threat and the Angry Bear featuring #HolyFuck hot sauce, which is clearly genius because it’s got a swear and a hashtag in it. Win.

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We both went for the Grizzly Bear, a bacon cheeseburger with the addition of Bacon Jam, something that I’ve never heard of before other than from Burger Bear. I have no idea how Bacon Jam is made or what it taste like on it’s on but as an addition to a burger I can tell you it’s awesome. With my burger experience so far, I’m still rating MEATMission/Liquor higher than this one, but it’s a close one and I think I prefer the Burger Bear atmosphere a little bit more.

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The trimmings on the burger are kept classic with mustard, mayo and lettuce (no onions for me!) and the bun is super soft of squishy, just how I like them. The patty is juicy and cooked to perfection, I prefer a chunky patty so this one definitely pleased me.

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Drinks wise, Trapeze has an awesome selection of cocktail, which we didn’t have chance to sample this time, but we’ll certainly be returning for a boozy Burger Bear lunch soon. What else makes this pop up special? Well, they have DJs playing disco music, because you know what? Why not?

Have you had a Burger Bear?

What’s your favourite London burger?

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Outfit Post: Looney Tunes and Beyond Retro Dungarees

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Gosh I’ve been busy! After that run of weekly outfit posts earlier in the year thanks to Miz, we’ve both been a bit busy (tired and lazy) to do any new ones, but this weekend on a wandering around Shoreditch, we thought we’d shoot some new ones, with this epic backdrop of some of the newest street art in the East.

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I’m wearing ASOS shades that I picked up for a mere £3.00 in the sale, which remind me of Miu Miu. My make up is almost all Kiko, with Bobbi Brown blusher. My hair is suffering from gappy fringe syndrome as a result of too much walking in the wind and not enough hairspray.

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Mum bought me this acrylic, colourful duck necklace but neither of us can remember where it was from, if you recognise it, give me a shout so I can add in a credit.

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My favourite t-shirt at the moment is this cropped boyfriend style top from Primark, covered in a Space Jam-esque collage of Looney Tunes. I adore it. I’ve worn it so many different ways and I’ve yet to get bored of it. Total bargain of course too!

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I’ve been after denim dungarees for a long while but really struggled to find a reasonably priced pair that also fit well, I picked up this set for about £20 from Beyond Retro and again, they’ve been worn a lot!

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The tights feature Batman logos and are also from Primark, the bag is a Cambridge Satchel and my Converse are a slightly destroyed metallic gold leather, destroyed by Last Resort and its indoor mud and cleaned in a very poor manner.

How do you wear dungarees?

What’s your favourite Primark purchase?

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Outfit Post: Collectif and Converse by Eleanor Jay Photography

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So I’ve been meaning to do some more modelling for ages. When I lived in Leeds I often modelled for local photographers and brands for a bit of fun and was signed to a small agency and got a bit of work from it too. I love being on shoots, it’s fun and I love the excuse to play dress up. I found photographer, Eleanor Jay via networking site, Model Mayhem and we did a spontaneous photoshoot in my local area last week. Here’s the first look from the day.

I’m wearing a red rose flower crown by By Frankii, a range of hair accessories made by the fabulous burlesque and pin up lady, Frankii Wilde. She uses foam roses which are much more durable than some of the fabric ones and tend to stay where you put them more. I love it.

My wooden Watermelon necklace was one of my purchases from the last Renegade Craft fair and is from the awesome Lucie Ellen, who makes all kinds of colourful and clever creations out of wood and paper. I’m also wearing a strawberry shaped ring from Kactus Kawaii.

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The dress is from vintage inspired brand, Collectif Clothing and is from their collection last year, I love the nautical sailor theme and the sensible length of the skirt, which is great for someone as tall as me. I really want to get a petticoat to wear underneath it for a full on vintage look. I decided to team it with old, burgundy Converse for a different take on the look, which is totally how I would choose to wear something like this. The belt is a cheap one from Forever 21 and has little star shapes cut out of it. jayne j robinson jayne kitsch jayne's kitschen collectif design sailor nautical vintage style dress frankii wilde hair flower crown red roses forever 21 burgundy converse outfit post fashion outfit of the day eleanor jay photographer

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For this shoot, we explored areas around Redchurch Street and Shoreditch High Street, just minutes from my house. It was loads of fun to get back in front of a camera and work with such a talented young photographer. It’s definitely making me want to do more shoots soon! jayne j robinson jayne kitsch jayne's kitschen collectif design sailor nautical vintage style dress frankii wilde hair flower crown red roses forever 21 burgundy converse outfit post fashion outfit of the day eleanor jay photographer

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For this shot, I swapped things around a bit and changed to my giant bow from Accessorize and blue hoodie from New Look, which I’ve been wearing loads and cost me only £10 in the sale. Make up wise, I’m wearing Balance Me BB Cream, Illamasqua Powder Blush in Hussy, orange eyeshadow from the Crown Brush 88 Palette for my brows and Sugarpill Velocity eyeshadow from the Heart Breaker Palette, mixed with Kiko Mixing Solution for my eyeliner flicks. Red lipstick is of course, Lime Crime Velvetines in Red Velvet.

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What do you think of my outfit? 

Do you have anything from Collectif?

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MEATMission, Shoreditch, London

The London Burger Adventure continued over the weekend with a visit to the burger restaurant geographically closest to my house (I think) and for some reason somewhere I’d never spotted before. Hidden away down some back streets off Hoxton Square is MEATMission, part of the MEATLiquor family and housed in what seems to be an old church hall. The whole vibe of the place is inspired by religion, which is a tad bizarre but also plays along to the rock’n’roll rebellious attitude of the brand as a whole.

You can get the impression from the stain glass on acid styling of the ceiling, pretty epic right? It’s the last supper made up of disturbing taxidermy-esque animals.

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The church theme follows through into the menus, which are on simple white paper and printed in the style of a prayer book or sermon running order, I don’t think that’s the official name but you get the jist. “Food for the soul and the unholy spirit” and that kind of ramblings.

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They have a great selection of craft beers (obvs) and some rather snazzy cocktails too for drinks. You can even have a Root Beer or Cola ice cream float if you’re feeling especially gluttonous. Beer can also be ordered in a large glass jar which will serve you about three pints, saving you some money and making beer drinking just a little bit more exciting.

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I opted for the Hoxton Fizz, a tall cocktail of vodka, pear, lemonade and berries. It was pretty lush, fresh and light and not too alcohol flavoured. A good call for sure, although there’s tons of others that I would love to try another time. Gimme a shout if you’ve been and tried something else that you loved.

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Obviously, we had to have burgers, although they do serve other American inspired food such as hot dogs and wings. My other half, Miz opted for a classic Cheeseburger, whereas I went for the Green Chilli Burger (without onions, because I hate them) this burger was lush. Green chillies fried in butter, with cheese, mustard and ketchup, lettuce and the juiciest beef patty, cooked medium to perfection. Super messy to eat, which is always a good sign, but don’t worry, you’re provided with your own personal roll of kitchen roll to act as a plate and tidy up!

The fries are super crisp and you get tons to a portion, I reckon we would share next time. Only complaint with the fries is they come pre seasoned and were a touch too salty for my taste, but I still ate them all, so they can’t have been that bad!

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MEATMission also run a Triple Chilli Challenge, which isn’t described in any of the menus but the internet tells me it’s a challenge to eat the chilli dog, burger and fries in under ten minutes. If you achieve that you get your name on this board.

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Do you know what else is awesome? They have a photo booth in an old confessions booth. We couldn’t resist!

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Where’s your fave burger place in London?
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