The British summer, whilst full of rain & Brits complaining about a severe lack of sunshine, does occasionally surprise. Every now and again, we experience some sunshine. Shock horror, I know.
(In fact, I'm currently typing this blog post with horrific sun burn.
My chest is red raw & my knees are blistering. A delightful image I know...
- Tip... Do not wear ripped knee jeans in significant sun if pale skinned & ginger - )
Any how, my severe burning from the sunshine as a result of a gene that's wiping out all gingers via natural selection, is but of little importantance.
What is important however, is where when the rarity of the sun occurs, where I will be found.
Pergola on the Roof is without a doubt in my top London spots for the Summer.
Snuck away on top of the old BBC rooftop, it's a hidden, floral gem offering tons of atmosphere, delicious food & a haven above the city upon which to drink.
After hearing so much positivity, I headed on over with my gladems in search of a hangover cure...
Packed full of personality, we managed to sneak a table by arriving early, and set about eyeing up the food stalls.
They do say the hair of the dog helps after all...
As you can imagine, with rumbling stomachs & hungover heads, the smell of food wafting in their air was pretty torturous.
Whilst the likes of SaltYard & Rabbit looked jaw dropping... I had my eyes on one, and only one, prize.
The holy grail that is Patty & Bun.
*Dum... Dum... DURRR!*
I'm kind of ashamed as a food blogger to say that this was my first ever Patty & Bun.
I know, I know...
I'm a sorry excuse for a foodie, let alone a blogger, but better late than never, ey?
I cradled my ‘Ari Gold’ Cheeseburger, (a juicy beef patty, cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickled onions, ketchup & smokey P&B mayo, all within a brioche bun), and rosemary chips back to our table & dug in with glee.
It certainly didn't last long.
A rich, juicy burger that will literally have you licking your fingers constantly throughout; there's a reason there's been such a buzz about Patty & Bun for so long.
If you haven't had one already, don't be a sad excuse for a foodie, and check them out. They also have shops all over central London & are featured on Deliveroo too- so no excuses here.
And naturally, we couldn't leave without sampling something sweet. Rabbit's honeycomb, dipped in chocolate with mascarpone cream. Dreamy.
Pergola on the Roof is a London gem near White City, that's a must see this summer.
Get a group of 6+, book a table for free in advance (to make sure you get a decent spot), and soak up the sun & smells.
It's pretty fairly priced & you can also sign up to their newsletter for a free cocktail when you get there.
Just make sure you book in advance to avoid disappointment!