We do like a good burger. We also like French food. So when we visited The Patate, we were in food heaven. Martin and Paul-Henry told us about The Patate, while we were munching our grub.

What’s the concept behind The Patate?

We, Martin & Paul-Henry, are classically trained chefs and met in cooking school. We were both tired of working in kitchens and having no contact with our customers, so we decided to dive into street food.

We love this traditional recipe from the French region of Bourgogne, in which beef is cooked for hours in wine, spices and vegetables. We wanted to find a way to adapt it to street food markets, and came up with the Beef bourguignon burger.

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The hamburger was supposedly founded in 1758. How do you make your burgers so that they are special?

Our ‘patty’ is made of grilled beef bourguignon stew, that we prepare each week in our production kitchen in Hackney. The beef is cooked for three hours in red wine, a blend of spices and herbs, and vegetables. We then shred it and separate it from its jus – which is what you see being grilled at our stalls! We then melt French cheese and add it on this beef bourguignon ‘patty’.

The burgers are delicious, we could eat them all day. Which options do you have on your menu?

Our main product doesn’t change, beef bourguignon burgers, however you can pick the French cheese you want to have on it! We offer Camembert, Fourme d’Ambert (a mild blue cheese), and Raclette. We also offer homemade, twice cooked French fries that you can also top with melted Raclette – and for the connoisseurs, with beef bourguignon jus.

Having a stall in Camden Town, what are some of your favourite areas around here, and things to do?

We love walking along the canal and at Primrose Hill. We also love Hawley Arms for a beer and Half Hitch Gin well… for gin.

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Have you had any interesting customers in Camden Market?

Yes, a lot! But there is professional secrecy…

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For the locals, they can also order burgers for delivery, right?

Yes! For lazy or rainy days, we are on Deliveroo. We also do office deliveries through City Pantry if you want to share the love with your co-workers!

One word: yummy. Get your burger loving self down to The Patate for a delicious meal.

Visit The Patate at www.facebook.com/thepatateuk

Address: Unit 215 – 216,  Chalk Farm Road NW1 8AB

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