Andy Taylor and Tim Talbot (aka Le Bun) are bringing their hit French-American street food back to East London this winter, at Dalston’s favourite bar and gig venue, Birthdays. After a jam-packed summer of festivals and a 3 week pop-up with singer Kelis in July ‘Kelis x Le Bun’, the duo are excited to have a new temporary home. Le Bun historically made a name for themselves launching back in 2013, ultimately serving over 10,000 guests in five weeks at The Zetter Hotel in Clerkenwell in 2015 and churning out 600 ‘Le Mac’s (the unofficial favourite) at this year’s National Burger Day.
The new menu features Nashville-style hot chicken buns, searingly hot cayenne pepper-seasoned fried chicken originally created in revenge by the wife of a cheating husband (he ended up loving them so it slightly back-fired!). These will appear alongside Le Bun classics, the Duck Confit Burger and Beef Bourguignon, fans will also be excited to hear that their National Burger Day special Le Mac will be back! This crowd-pleaser boasts two rare breed patties, black truffle burger sauce, smoked pickles, American cheese, truffle beurre noisette glaze and veal jus – a winning combo and favourite of TV chef and author Gizzi Erskine.
As Christmas is just around the corner, seasonal fare will also make an appearance in the form of a Christmas-tree-smoked deer bun, private bookings will also be taken with a similar seasonal-slant on the menu.
Punchy sides will include chipotle and honey chicken skins and a pig cheek mac and cheese whilst the Cheeseburger Bloody Mary returns – featuring the best cocktail garnish, probably, EVER, a mini cheeseburger! Veggies and vegans can also get involved with a charred fennel, shallot, beetroot dish served with sourdough or a baguette, aka ‘F***ing vegans’ (credit to chef, Andy).
Mon-Fri: 5pm – 10pm
Sat: 12pm – 10pm
Sun: 12pm – 8pm