I’d heard great things about Byron and was excited when a cousin suggested we all have lunch there. There are several Byron outlets across London and we’d chosen the one at Covent Garden as we were also visiting the London Transport Museum.
Arriving just before the mad lunchtime rush we were seated in a booth along one side. I liked the casual decor and the random collection of pendant lighting.
The menu is pretty straight forward; a few burgers, salads, sides and several drinks. I chose the Chocolate Milkshake £3.95 with Malt $0.25 to share with my son. It was super thick and chocolately and I’d underestimated how filling it was.
I chose the Byron Burger £9.25, loaded with bacon, mature cheese, tomato, lettuce, red onion and Byron sauce. It had to be one of the best burgers I’ve ever had. The meat patty is cooked medium and was tender and juicy The salad was fresh, bacon crispy and the cheese melted over the patty. The Byron sauce is tasty and I bet it’s got a few secret ingredients in it too!
One of my cousins Adele, ordered the Chicken Burger £8.75, with a chargrilled chicken breast, baby spinach, tomato, red onion and tomato mayonnaise. She said the chicken was juicy, not dry and full of flavour. It was her second visit and she was not disappointed.
My other cousin Jono, ordered the Chilli Burger £8.75 asking for his meat to be cooked medium rare. The patty was cooked to his liking and the heat of the chilli was manageable – most of the time!
I ordered the Kids Mini Classic 2 course meal £6.50 for my son. It included a well cooked hamburger, fries and choice of ice cream or brownie for dessert. He was so tired that after eating his fries and some of his burger he fell asleep and never got to finish his meal.
We also ordered a side of Onion Rings £2.95 which were surprisingly not too greasy, just really big. We also ordered Macaroni Cheese £3.50 which seems an unusual side dish for a burger joint but hey, I wasn’t complaining because it was truly noshlicious.
Byron is obviously onto something good with the number of locations open across the UK. I would definitely visit again and take my burger-loving hubby with me next time.
33-35 Wellington St
London WC2E 7BN