The London Borough of Harringay needs a place like Bun & Bar. Those local to the Harringay Ladder are those in particular that can thank its lucky stars for this palace to gastropub culture and cocktails, beer, burgers and live bands on the corner of Green Lanes and Hewitt Road, a place where there’s something for everyone as long as you don’t mind a bit of raucousness with your slyly fine dining. The burgers are rare and good, the atmosphere is unbeatable, so book yourself some elbow space next time you venture north.
When it comes to Bun & Bar’s focus, it’s all in the name. This is a stylishly stripped back venue along Harringay’s Green Lanes that plays host to a great range of cocktails alongside a well-stocked bar of other liquid sundries, and a kitchen able to turn out piles of that all-important modern fodder gleaned from the culinary annals of those creative souls over the Atlantic – the great American burger. The burgers here are of a gastropub quality, covering styles from the simple B&B (Bun & Bar) cheeseburger to the signature Belly Buster to the Burger Of The Month (just ask; or don’t and be pleasantly surprised). All this is perfectly placed alongside one of north London’s best rosters of local and less-than-local musical talent.
Let’s get specific on Bun & Bar’s specifics – their burgers. Even the humble cheeseburger is all authentic, sandwiching a beef patty (you can double it up if you need) with American cheese, smoky mayo, pickled red onion, and more all served on a brioche bun with rosemary-seasoned skin-on fries. The more gourmet Belly Buster delivers six-hour-roasted pulled beef brisket with a housemade barbecue sauce, while the Fire Burger gives the beef a Cajun-chargrilled spice treatment matched with applewood-smoked cheddar, bacon, jalapeno pesto, and an incredible Bloody Mary sauce. The chicken burger doesn’t fail to disappoint either, layering flame-grilled and marinated chicken with mustard mayo and a whole lot more. This north London shrine to the burger isn’t all carnivorous either: there are two vegetarian burgers on Bun & Bar’s menu that don’t simply pay lip service to the non-meat obligation. The vegetarian burger has a housemade veggie patty with plenty of exotic fillings bound together by a delicious yoghurt sauce, while the portobello burger takes them big mushrooms and makes them friends with roasted red peppers, goats’ cheese, salads and that yoghurt sauce again. A final word of warning: Bun & Bar’s mix of live entertainment, drinks and good classic burgers, besides making Harringay the envy of other London districts with a claim to all the above, means this place gets stacked like… well, like a damn fine burger… so be sure to book some elbow space in burger heaven!
Great bar and great service as always! I have been going to Bun and Bar for a while and the vibe is very chilled and present. Staff are very attentive and friendly.
Best burgers in the area! Great cocktails, good beer on tap, live music and cool quirky decor! What more could you want! Absolutely love this place.
They have amazing burgers, great drinks and the live music is fantastic, they had a Soul Music band which was amazing! Very interactive and entertaining.
Great atmosphere, great food, amazing cocktails! I'll definitely be going back there soon, can't think of anywhere better to go in Harringay. Unusual to find somewhere so nice that's so local.
Bun &a Bar well, you always get more than you pay for with this place, food & drinks are great, cocktails are made properly (with a kick) and the overall hospitality and mood of the place makes you feel like you're in New Orleans or somewhere like that, especially when the live music gets going!
Food was delicious and really good value. I particularly recommend the delicious sides - mac&cheese and onion rings were fantastic! We made the most of the drinks offer as well - 2 fabulous cocktails for £10. We will definitely be back.
Birthday lunch for my Mother. This is my second visit. Overall we had a pleasant time. Definitely going to re visit. The only negative was the service was slightly slow and a few mix ups. However that had not put me off revisiting or recommending. The cocktails and selections of burgers are great. See you all soon.
I can’t really fault it. However because there is no real service it cannot get full points. However when we asked to order a drink from our table the gent kindly did so. Thank you we’ll be back x
Amazing burgers and sides! Coleslaw is amazing, really generous portions of all dishes. Chefs special burgers are really tasty as well as the classics! Always return to Bun and Bar, it's great!
Great burgers and lovely live music. Perfect for a date or casual gathering with friends too. Not too much people, just the right amount. Plenty of sauce options for burgers too!