While I was out and about exploring London, I saw this burger chain called Byron Burger often enough to pique my interest. I looked it up online and found mixed reviews. Funnily enough, the most negative reviews were focused solely on the decor - people strongly disliked the intentionally rundown interiors.
I decided to see for myself. I visited the Angel branch of the chain and to be honest, I thought the interiors looked like any number of cafes in Sydney. Isn't rundown the new chic?
I ordered the Oreo milkshake and my friend had the Vanilla. Both milkshakes were huge and I couldn't finish mine, despite desperately sucking as much as I could through the wide straw.
Oreo and Vanilla milkshake (£4.25 each)
All of their meat patties are made with freshly ground beef from Scotland and is usually cooked medium. I decided to have their Cheeseburger and selected American cheese. Why American cheese? There is just something about the almost fluroscent cheese that makes a burger, a burger.
served with lettuce, tomato, red onion and mayonnaise
It arrived on a wide plate with a pickle on the side. The burger was on the smaller side and for £7.95, it wasn't cheap. On the whole, I thought it was a nice burger. Nothing unexpected.
French Fries (£2.95)
We also ordered a side of French Fries to share and they were your everyday fries. The bowl was on the smaller side as well so I would recommend getting your own serving if you're hungry.
The service was fast and friendly. I would probably go again, but there is a Shake Shack in Covent Garden that is calling my name so it may be a while until I revisit Byron Burger...