Byron... Home of the Byron as they call it is said to be the burger place at the moment in London. Properly sourced British beef topped with dry cure bacon and mature cheddar shredded iceberg, tomato, red onions and homemade Byron sauce... That’s the Byron, and I'm here to enjoy it today.
Proper burgers is what they do... a homemade recipe, four cuts of beef, ground fresh into 6oz patties and cooked medium, served in a squishy bun with a pickle on the side.
The menu includes: Proper burgers, The Rest, Create your Own, fries and sides, milkshakes and while you wait. This is what the menu has.
It's a rectangular space spread on two levels with an open kitchen up front where we were seated. Orange leather sofas, a wooden floor, a bar and wooden or metallic tables with light blue colors and a ceiling painted in green. I love the colors, yellow, orange, blue, green and white.
Fried courgettes, sliced and dipped in buttermilk, lightly coated in polenta and fried until golden and crispy. They do have an enjoyable crunch and tender warm heart with juiciness that's lightly sweet.
Sweet potatoes couldn't be better. Sweet like the name suggests, golden brown and crispy. Sprinkle a bit of salt and enjoy.
The Byron: An excellent juicy and peppery patty with a light salty after note and proper texture. A thinly slice piece of tomato, crunchy shredded lettuce, an enjoyable sauce, but the bun is not what you would expect. It is too thick and not spongy and fluffy enough. It’s too cold compared to the other ingredients and doesn't melt under the teeth.
38 recipes to get the bun right! Maybe you'll have to try even more. The bun is way below average. But this smoky burger is amazing! Mature cheddar, streaky bacon, crispy fried onions, cheeses iceberg, pickles and smoked chili BBQ sauce. Inside this burger everything is just perfect. The textures, the flavors, the sweetness and the patty but the bun, again the bun. I loved the meat so much and the idea of using crispy onions with rich cheese.
Now desert: Caramel and Honeycomb Sundae. An exciting name! Vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce and honeycomb pieces. Bof! The name is more appealing than the dessert itself. Three vanilla scoops, crushed chocolate and a caramel sauce. Nothing to write home about.
A good burger but not my favorite and surely not the best.
PS: The best thing I love about this brand is that all their restaurants have beautiful decorations, none like the other.