After hearing nothing but good things about Byron we thought it high time we checked it out. We hit the Islington branch to see what was on offer. The décor is no fuss – striped back wood floors, an open plan kitchen, old wooden tables and chairs.
We dived straight in with the Byron Burger (a hamburger with bacon, cheddar
and Byron sauce), Onion Rings, Hand Made Skin On Chips and Coleslaw. All washed down with a Vanilla Shake.
The burgers were kick ass huge! Served in a big white bun with the usual suspects – lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickle and mayonnaise.
The chips were real chips, none of those skinny frozen substitutes. The onion rings in herbed batter were fresh and crispy and the homemade coleslaw was nice and chunky .
Everything including the milkshakes and especially the knickerbocker glory got a big thumbs up. The only grumbles we had was that the bacon was so over cooked it resembled a piece of leather and was actually hard/impossible to chew. We quickly removed it from the burger as it ruined the texture. And as a personal preference we’d like to be given the option of a brown bun please.
If you haven’t tried Byron we suggest you do. We will be again soon – the boyfriend was well jealous when he saw the photos……
Burgers (£6.50 – £8.75), Sides (£2.25 – £3.25), Milkshakes £4
341 Upper Street, N1