Quotesearcher visits Byron

Over the bank holiday weekend, a couple of us from the Quotesearcher team headed to Westfield Shopping Centre. After some serious shopping, we were feeling quite peckish and spotted Byron. There was only a small queue and as it smelt good, we decided to wait. It wasn’t long until we were seated by a friendly hostess who introduced us to our waiter.

When it came to ordering the food we had a list of ‘proper hamburgers’ to choose from. My colleague ordered the classic ‘Byron’ and I chose the blue cheese burger. We also decided to order some French fries, onion rings and the unusual sounding courgette fries between us.

It may have been greedy but we also shared some tortilla chips while we waited. The tomato salsa and guacamole dips were delicious and we just had enough to satisfy us without getting full.

Not long after, our main meals came. We understood why they were listed as ‘proper hamburgers’ on the menu. They looked proper and just the way hamburgers should be; big, quality juicy meat, with just enough fresh salad and the pickle left on the side. They were messy to eat, comforting and just what we needed after hours of trawling the shops. The sides were also good. The onion rings were first-class and dressed in a nice crispy batter. The French fries were also the way we liked them- skinny, crispy and golden. However, we were split between the courgette fries. I thought they were a great alternative to French fries or chips and tasted really good but on the other hand, my colleague wasn’t a fan of the soft texture. It was a good idea sharing the sides as we didn’t manage to eat it all.

The whole meal came to just over £15 per head which is over what the Quotesearcher team would usually pay for burgers but overall, it was worth it. The decor made us comfortable eating there and we were very satisfied with our meals. We were fuelled up and ready to carry on shopping!

If you fancy visiting a Byron, they are dotted all around London. However, the burger chain has announced that they will be targeting festivals and events with their pop-up restaurants across the country.

Tom Byng, the founder of Byron said “We feel Byron would work well in locations like Cambridge, Oxford and Brighton, but we’re in no great hurry to expand out of town”.

We understand that it will be expensive to expand permanent restaurants due to the rising costs of energy, staff, restaurant insurance quotes, decor, supplies and rent but we are hoping that there’ll be more Bryon Burgers across the country soon! Have you tasted a Byron?

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