Great service and the burger and slaw were really good. I'm glad this is by our hotel and if you want a "proper burger" come here!
Boyfriend and I ventured to the South Kensington location for some post-museum grub.
We had a classic burger, a Byron burger (bacon cheeseburger), hand-cut chips and courgette fries, and we also shared a cheeky chocolate malt milkshake.
The food was outstanding, the meat was cooked to perfection and delicious, the size of the burgers is perfect as well, as they are big enough to satisfy a big appetite but not absolutely enormous like some other "gourmet" burgers I've had in other restaurants. The courgette fries were also fried vegetable perfection, lightly battered, crispy and tasted really fresh. Chips and milkshake were nice too, just nothing to get excited about.
The service was very friendly and attentive, and our food came out in no time.
The only (weak) downside of Byron is that it's a tad overpriced, I feel like for about £10 for a burger they should at least include a side of chips, but we enjoyed the experience nonetheless.
With so many locations all over London, Byron is always a safe bet.
This was right down the street from our hotel in S. Kensington. We got to London early, on a cold, windy, rainy day and were not allowed to check in to our hotel for another couple of hours. We were starving and walked in to Byron's, taking a chance that it was good enough.
As soon as we opened the door we were greeted with a huge smile and were seated quickly. We received our hamburgers and onion rings soon after we ordered and they were great. My boyfriend got a normal cheeseburger and I got the Byron (if that's the bacon cheeseburger). We were both quite impressed with the hamburgers, but it was the onion rings that were the "wow" factor. We actually came back the next day just to get more onion rings.
I can definitely recommend this place and if I ever make my way back to this gorgeous city, I will stopping in.
I just ate the best burger I've ever tasted! My husband and I split two different burgers, he ordered the Byron, while I ordered the Mo'Shroom. Both burgers were quite tasty, the patties themselves were seasoned well, and we're cooked to perfection. My favorite was the Mo'Shroom burger, the cheese and sauce were flavorful but not overwhelming, and the veggies were perfect!
Is it expensive? Yes. Is it worth it? Absolutely!!
Franchising restaurants with some good burgers. Quality and taste are good. Price of the burger is OK.
The restaurant has a good atmosphere, laid back and welcoming. The menu has neat graphics and cool designs. I maybe overindulged in a chicken burger, onion rings, and vanilla milkshake. The bun on the burger I didn't particularly enjoy. The milkshake was delicious. My friend had an Oreo shake which was good. Prices are reasonable for London.
So, we were walking up Gloucester Road hungry and fancying a Gourmet Burger Kitchen burger, when I spied this place just before it. I had always wanted to try Byron so we went in. I ordered the blue cheese burger. I was interested to compare it to GBK and it certainly avoids the slightly unusual features of the latter I.e paying before you eat. The burgers are
one size at Byron but you can get doubles. The menu says burgers are all medium unless you want it done differently. I was asked and said medium. When it came it was redder than medium. It was ok. The meat is clearly good quality but, unlike GBK, the blue cheese was a smattering of dressing. In GBK you can get actual cheese. I couldn't taste it. The chips were good but the onion rings were all batter. In my view GBK has the edge though there was nothing to actually complain about. Service was good. Next time, I'll cover that extra 30 yards to GBK I think.
Flip-flopping on Byron.
It's been kind of shit lately, but my wife likes their salad. I get all excited to eat their mediocre chips, onion rings, etc., and then am guilted into sharing a salad.
I feel like they're constantly changing their bread supplier because the buns go from being like a awful stodgy bap to a nice chewy air-pocketed bun back to a bready piece of shit.
Skinny chips go from being plain to being coated (probably in corn starch to keep them crispy) back to plain, back to coated. In any event, I can't stand them coated so it's their hand cut chips for me (yes, they cost a bit more but i'm worth it).
I live around the corner so eat here more then I would if I was, say, 5% less lazy.
The vegetarian burger, which featured portobello mushrooms, roasted red peppers, aioli and goat cheese, was superb and my Oreo milkshake (with malt) was a pleasant reminder of home in the states. A bit expensive for my student budget but a nice treat nonetheless.
I've also had the excellent macaroni and cheese, caesar salad, and chips.
I just finished what I consider to be a very professional hamburger. I had a "Byron" with courgette fries and a Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA (brewed in Healdsburg California, a short distance from where I used to live and where my son still lives). The burger was tasty in every bite, a great balance of bun, bacon, lettuce, tomato, cheese, onion, sauce and burger. The meat was a little chewy in spots, but that's something I like in burgers; some texture that keeps it from tasting like a pile of mush. It was tasty down to the last bite without becoming soggy, which was still moist but left only a couple drops of juice on my plate. No waste at all.
The fries were also remarkable, perhaps the best courgette fries I've ever eaten. Sliced thin and cooked to a near-perfect consistency with a light-but-not-too-light coating of batter.
Nothing else need be said about Racer 5, other than noting how clever Byron is to have it on their beer menu.
Very attentive staff, although I was there early on a Tuesday and business had not picked up yet. I heard a few patrons with very specific desires (I was the only one who needed a menu) which I believe were handled accurately.
I'm pretty sure I'd go back, except this trip is already too short for the number of dining establishments in the area...
Great Service and Great Food. I had the Vegetarian Burger twice with the zucchini fries and they were outstanding.
My wife and I had quick dinner here the other day.
I had regular burger which was ok, but not great, I've definitely tasted better.
My spouse had a burger without a bun (not sure what it's called), which once again was pretty average, though the meat in general was definitely better than in GBK.
All in all in terms of food the experience was OK, but we'll probably try something different next time around.
The staff at this place was not really friendly, I don't think any one of them smiled at all. We didn't feel welcome.
Simply put, it was the best burger I've ever had. Better than In n out in SF and Five Guys or Shake Shack in New York.
PS: to the Shake Shack lovers out there, they are opening in Coventry Garden here in London.
Being from the States, I occasionally find myself missing an American style hamburger. However, after being introduced to Byron's, I will always have a standby when the urge arises.
Byron's produces an excellent hamburger full of flavor and always cooked medium. If you prefer your burger not as red, make sure to tell the waiter. I think their onion rings are quit a bit better than their fries, but both are good. They also make a very good Oreo shake, which I never was a fan of until I had it at Byron's.
All that to say, reasonably priced food that tastes amazing and could give some of the gourmet burger chains in the States a run for their money.
You will always find wonderful burgers at this place. I highly recommend Byrons.
Mad Xenophobic Burgers Beyond ThunderNom.
All of Byron's burger joints are in London, which I, frankly, find practically racialist against Scots. I'm sure that many would agree, perhaps we should have a referendum about it?
Why does Byron's overt and blatant anti Scottishism get on my boybits so much? Because their burgers are bloody great, that's why!
The eponymous Byron burger is a great burger, up there with the best. What disturbs me is the utterly outrageous cost: £9.25 for the Byron Burger and a further £200 or so in travel expenditure from Edinburgh to get it. A damned disgrace.
In summary: Great Burgers if you live in London, otherwise, prohibitively expensive to try.
I absolutely loved the burger's at Byron. The blew the burger's at Gourmet Burger Kitchen right down the street out of the water completely.
All of my flat mates and I loved this place and some of them came here at least a couple of times a week. i know they loved the milk shakes, I never tried them as I don't do too well with ice cream and milkshakes are really not my favorite.
My favorite burgers were the Veggie Burger and Byron Burger. The sides were also really good and we generally got a couple and shared them. I really liked the fries, homemade skin-on chips, and onion rings. They all were seasoned well and had really great flavor. We also tried the tortilla chips with guacamole, which were delicious as well. As for drinks I generally had the lemonade which was really delicious.
Although their burgers were a little bit expensive, the burgers were so fantastic that we splurged here once in a while for their fantastic burgers. When my mom came over to visit this is one of the first places I took her to and she loved it as well.
I highly recommend Byron for their food!
I came here with a group of ~20 around 7:30 (unbelievable, yes, I'm well aware, and also slightly shamefaced about it), and they had room for us, after working some magic with the tables. The food came out promptly, all things considered, though I agree with other reviewers in that the portions are very sparse-looking. My classic burger was delicious though. It really is pink, juicy, and succulent! Slightly pricey though it may be, the atmosphere is wonderful: very posh and really just a happy place to be.
(Check out the milkshakes; several of my companions shared one and they looked absolutely divine!)
I am always suspicious of restaurants right next to hotels. This one happens to be across the street from a slew of hotels on Gloucester Road.
What is a "proper" burger in London? According to Byron, its grass fed local beef. Hmm....Sounds Good....
Ordered the Byron Burger (basically a cheeseburger with a sauce that reminded me of the sauce on Big Macs). It's pretty good except I made the mistake of ordering it well done (thinking that Londoners like Parisians mean medium to be rare...NOT). Because of the type of beef, it's leaner and came out a little dry. I don't remember anything about the fries except that I ate them. The green olives are great!!! The lemonade was okay.
Definitely alot of locals come to this place... You'll find the tourists next door at the patisserie, tesco, and burger king.
Not a cheap burger...But I never quite adjusted to calculating 9 pounds to mean $15 bucks a pop.
Close to the best onion rings ive ever had. The portobello burger tasted good but the portobello was really small. I was expecting it to be a little bigger.
From what i hear the meat burgers are really good and they will cook it any way you like it. Usually burgers here will be dead dead dead well done dead.
Go to Paul next door for dessert
I was staying across the street at the Gloucester Millennium and wanted something simple and accessible for dinner. No seared foie gras or confit of something that was not meant to confit-ed. I get no more than 50 meters from the hotel and see the orange awning of Byron.
Byron is an new-American styled burger place. I peeped the menu and was sold. The decor was sleek and modern, the waitstaff was young and friendly, and the dinner crowd was lively.
The drink list was not only full of beer, but also had a nice wine selection. I had a glass of malbec. Red wine and cheeseburgers are a fantastic combo. I had the Byron - burger with cheddar cheese, bacon and thousand island / Russian dressing. I ordered chips, which the menu called "french fries" as a nod to the American theme.
I thoroughly enjoyed my meal and the service here. If I stay in any of the area hotels again, I am definitely coming here again.
That's one tasty burger but the rings are rubbish. This is a proper Yank hamburger.
Punk IPA was good. Nice hopyness without a strong, bitter aftertaste.
Gizz-Mo burger created by Gizzi Erskine in honoregistered MovemberWelsh, a Welsh Rarebit with cheddar and Worcestershire sauce with a 50p donation to the cause.
I'll go with a Byron to try his special sauce.
It's a simple, meat market feel with white tile floors and walls. Blank walls without art and sparse lighting make it a drab feel. The only spice is on the table in the form f Cholula hot sauce. Not sure how many Londoners use it but they should.
I've tried burgers from various joints around LDN and the tops would be Gourmet and Byron. Both have fairly similar but I would say Bryon is closer to the State's staple meal. I don't get the onion rings. The light batter with herbs an pepper does not make a proper ring. Not sure what it is but I'm no fan. The french fries looked better.
All together me meal was £15.45 and worth it. I would return to sample other burgers with fries and try a shake. Those too look good.
I think for England, this is going to be as good as it gets. Actually, it is pretty good. The onion rings are incredible. Get those. The fries are ok.
The burger would fall in the top 20% in the states for sure, and the price is pretty good.
The South Kensington location is excellent.
Small burgers but very good. Best onion rings I had in a while. Good service as well.
I thoroughly enjoyed Byron - it is burgers (including chicken and veggie) and chips sort of spot with a great beer menu. It is casual, and doesn't require a lot of planning or pomp, just a good burger joint.
The staff is friendly and attentive without hovering, and the prices are very reasonable for the quality of the meal and beer. A great spot for a nice casual meal.
Really well located Byron restaurant !
Try the february special Big Burger, it's awesome !
As usual, only the onion rings are a bit of a down, compared to all the rest (Skinny burger seemed weird at first, but it's really a good deal !)
If you're looking for a good, American-style burger and fries meal in London that'll only cost you an arm instead of your first born, look no further than Byron.
Located a short walk from the South Kensington tube stop, Byron does burgers as well as any you'll find in the states. Their massive, tasty burgers can come fully equipped with great fries and milkshakes that are to die for (The cookies and cream milkshake was very possibly the best milkshake I've ever had).
While great for take-away, Byron is also equipped with a large dining area that is accomodating to both those looking for a quieter evening or parties looking to kick back after work and sit by the bar or outside with a drink or two. While prices are a bit steep compared to a burger in the states, this is London, and South Kensington at that. You're here to break the bank as it is, so you'd might as well get your pounds worth.
If you're looking for a gourmet burger meal or a quick milkshake, look no further than Byrons. Possibly the best burger in the city.
Byron serves a delicious (in their words "proper") burger with a variety of meats and toppings. My personal favorite is the corn-fed chicken burger - something about the marinade hits the spot perfectly; when combined with a slice of mature cheddar and a side of onion rings (or potatoes, depending on your fancy), it makes a lethal late-night snack. I've rarely had to wait for a table here, so makes a good choice for a spur of the moment meal - despite the lack of wait time, the restaurant is lively and often full of people.
A point to note: sides are portioned quite small - without prices to match. Don't expect to get full on just one.
Stopped in and ordered takeaway and everything was ready within 10 minutes. The Byron Burger (bacon + cheese) was actually quite tasty and definitely worked when hungry for an american-style burger.
Great burger + great chips + takeaway = happy customer!
I am fond of GOOD hamburgers, though I seldom find what I am looking for in London.
The two places that really made what I consider a decent hamburger were the now defunct 'Wolfe's" (still one in Covent Garden) on Knightsbridge and the 'Texas Lone Star' mini chain, also closed down.
I also thought the US chain 'Wendy's' was the best fast food hamburger joint but they too no longer have UK branches!
I think GBK (Gourmet Burger Kitchen) are quite good but lack the juicy succulence that I admire in a top patty.
Byron is one step closer to what I am after.
The burger patties are just better than their competitors.
The chips are OK but I would happily nix them to avoid a few carbs.
The service at this South Kensington branch is fine and despite being only a few doors away from a GBK I think they are a welcome addition to Old Brompton Road.
Although the plate of food presented looked a little sparse for the expense, the burger itself was very juicy and what I call a proper American piece of delight.
The portion of fries were also on the small size however they were good ole fashioned french fries not chips masquerading as fries so i was happy to give up quantity for quality.
In total the meal was genuinely good. If there is one sidebar comment that must be noted - the burger was a bit on the salty side but otherwise a solid performance.
Unlike Burger King next door where you will get a super sized portion without having to shell out some serious sterling to eat a slice of Americana, the price spent (which was around £15 for a burger, fries and coke) was well worth the cost. It is rather expensive when I translate this to American $$$, but when you are craving a burger and want something home spun, Byron hits a home run!
This tasted like any ordinary burger joint in my opinion. Our group was just starving and looking for some place to eat. I say this is just London's version of UMAMI burger, but definitely gives much bigger burgers than UMAMI.
I love this place. I've walked by them many times (e,g, Westfield London) but didn't realize the selection of items. I ordered the hamburger, strawberry shake and wedge salad. The shake was HUGE -- they serve it to you in the mixing container. It was a real shake made with ice cream, milk and strawberries -- I loved it, but it was enough for two people. The wedge salad was a British version of the American wedge, but I thought it was great -- in true U.K. tradition the salad dressing was on the tame side, but it was tasty.
The burger is very high-quality meat, server medium. The buns were excellent along with the onions, tomatoes (but pickle was on the side instead of dill chips). My only complaint is the swipe of mayoniase wasn't enough and it made the burger a little bland. Next time I'm ordering a side of the BBQ sauce. I also intend to order the onion rings and chicken sandwich which looked good.
One of the best burgers I've ever had, honestly! The meat stems from happy Scottish cows and has a very distinct and fresh taste, brilliant. I went for the Skinny Burger, i.e. the one without a bun. Instead I got a fantastic salad with an amazing dressing that really knocked me off my socks. The burger came with toppings of avocado, mushrooms and cheese, and went down well I wish we had a burger company like this in Germany! Def will come back on my next visit to London. I will then, however, make sure to either visit another branch or snatch a table in the comfortable section further away from the kitchen. We were sitting on an extremely narrow table amidst the kitchen exhausts and smelled like freshly grilled burgers ourselves afterwards. This and the slow paying process, almost forgot about that - is the only reason I can't give 5 stars this time, everything else was just fine!
Went there for Saturday lunch with family (read kids aged 10 and under) and Friends (same profile).
Kids enjoyed the burgers/shakes, and the service was good, prompt and with smiles.
The burgers were ok , but I am not convinced they are the best possible, for a place that claims to specialise in them. Mine was fairly plain, even with the Byron sauce, that sounds great, but actually a bit devoid of taste.
Good for kids etc, and so would happily go back. A different experience to my visit to the Soho branch (reviewed seperately), which I would not repeat.
I try not to eat typical "American" food when I travel abroad but I was with a colleague who didn't want anything but. We went here after exhausting a few other places and they had good, solid American burgers. I would eat here again if I had the craving for a good burger.
After celebrating my 50th birthday at sunset at Stonehenge, my tour returned late. Needing a birthday dinner rather late on a Sunday evening, Easter no less, we happened upon Byron Proper Burger; and what a proper burger it was. It's good to see really great burgers aren't just at home in North Carolina.
Was in london a few weeks ago and had a byron burger. Not the greatest burger but it as ok. i loved the fries and the BBQ that they offered. Better than going to burger king right next store. price were also nice. Would go back again in the future.
I love burgers. I also am a massive shake fan.......so this place is GOOD FOR ME!!!! (borat style voice required for the last bit)
Awesome burgers (still think they're better in the states). Def try the courgette fries - I was surprised how crispy they were. The onion rings were a little greasy and wished it was a little crispier.
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