Byron is very popular with many locations in the city. Most of the central ones are usually packed with a long wait, so I appreciated coming to the one in Westfield because there wasn't really a line and it's on the top floor with a open, sun-lit space. Definitely try and get one of the comfy booths if you're in a big group.
I got the Byron burger and it was delicious... very juicy and tender, but extremely filling. So if you have to go back to work and you want to avoid food coma, get the regular burger. The appetiser guacamole was disappointing though, not much taste to it and you have to pay separately for the chips, lame! But generally, love the quality of the food, definitely a great place for work lunches :)
One of my favourite places to go in Westfield! The food is great and the oreo milkshakes are even better!
I popped in here with a friend just after christmas. We had the nachos to start which were quite nice. I followed that with a double cheese burger with hand cut fries. The burgers here are so good!
The service was pretty good too baring in mind it was quite loud and very busy.
My friend has the same burger but had bacon and some other things on it as well. Again, the review was very good.
Definitely somewhere I'll come back to.
I had been meaning to try this out for a while as people recommended the burgers. The burgers are good! I ordered the Byron burger, tortilla chips and fries. The burger lived up to the hype as it was sizeable and delicious. The patty was cooked medium and was nice and juicy. The tortilla chips were surprisingly good! The fries were average, they didn't come out that hot and didn't have much seasoning. If I were to come back, I'd order the tortillas and a burger again! I've heard the milkshakes are good too so will try that next time! Would recommend this if you've got a burger craving as it'll hit the spot. It's a good size and decently priced.
I'm sorry, dear yelpers, but I was left slightly disappointed with the food at Byron after hearing such great things about it. The food is good, but it certainly didn't blow me away. Perhaps I've been spoiled by St Ali as the burger wasn't a patch on theirs.
I had the Byron burger (cheese and bacon) and it was a decent, filling mid-shopping lunch. I appreciated that they knew how to cook a burger medium-rare so it was lovely and juicy. I also liked the coleslaw - it was slightly too 'mayonnaisey' for my liking but it had black pepper in it which gave it a nice kick. The chips were also reasonably good.
The blue cheese 'dip' was a sore disappointment. It was runny and didn't really taste of anything. I like the blue cheese at GBK which has huge chunks of blue cheese in it, this was just not doing it for me at all.
The service was great - very attentive and smiley - definitely no troubles there.
I'd pop into Byron again if I was craving a burger and a filling meal at a reasonable cost, however I certainly wouldn't go out of my way. A solid 3-star experience here for me.
Byron Burgers does a good burger on a mass scale. This is the natural evolution of TGI Fridays - basically with smaller portion sizes and a PIzza Express calming interior instead of all that 'jazz'!
Perfect for a quick lunch, the burgers are good, meaty, cooked medium (kudos) and a wide range of sides are available. They do everything pretty well. The french fries are ok, the courgette fries worth a try and the root beer to die for. It's all rather calorific, but hey, what did you expect?
Generally, I never order milkshakes after receiving the abomination that English people call a milkshake (note- milk with crushed ice does not =milkshake). However, I had a hankering for a milkshake and was extremely happy with the Oreo cookie milkshake brought out to me. It was the perfect consistency... thick but still able to get up a straw, and they did not skimp on the amount of Oreo's in there.
The burger I ordered was awesome. The cheeseburger with avocado was cooked just as I asked (medium) and my other half's burger was delicious as well. We had ketchup and mustard all over our faces when finished... the sign of a good burger, you just get stuck in! We ordered coleslaw on the side (ended up in the burger) and it was a delicious deli style 'slaw.
The server was super friendly and I would be happy to come here again.
i love the macaroni cheese, i had a rather nice bacon cheese burger with fries. I was not however impressed with the kids meal, the burgers were tiny
they get 2 burgers and chips but the patty was the size of a 50p piece so if your child is over 4 this would not be enough to fill them. It was rather bust the day we went so waited nearly 30 mins for our meal which made for unhappy hungry kids
I wished I had McDee's instead. Their fries are usually pipping hot!
This place was glacially slow today. Granted it was lunch time (around 2pm), but seriously mall food should be happy and quick. You want people to go back shopping!
Anyways, I won't have minded the wait if the food was good. The fries was COLD. Yup, I saw it sitting under the heat lamp for like 10 minutes. But the service was so bad I couldn't even be bothered to complain. The burger was good but not that good- pretty blah blah.
All in all, I have to reiterate again that a minimum requirement of malls (no matter how posh) is a mcdonalds. And how I wish I wasn't so lazy today and "health conscious" thinking a byron will be better for me.
So I guess not visiting since Busaba and Jamie's open has changed my view of Byrons... at least there is still Busaba and Jamie's and Nandos I guess?
The meat is really wonderfully cooked. This is the one and only key in my opinion for a top burger. The toppings are varied with different cheeses available always good for my frenchy-cheese-obsessed mind. The bun/bread is tasty and doesn't fall apart. The overall burger is filled but not overflawing with bits dangling out and spilling on your hands (I think it's key to be able to grab your burger with your hands).
The restaurant lacks a little character if you ask me but I would definitely come back for the burgers and it will definitely be in my top 5 London burger joints list.
I like Byron. It's a luxury that I wish I had more often. They cook your burger to order and generally get it spot on, which means it tastes so much nicer than most other burger joints. The meat is fantastic. They don't have many pre-topped burger combinations to choose from on the menu but you can pick a plain one and build your own from their selection of toppings. There's lots of sides to pick from, including the weird but intriguingly good courgette chips, and their french fries are to die for, as is their 'Byron Sauce'.
My only criticism is that the prices look good, until you realise that any chips aren't included and so you won't pay less than £10 for burger and chips, then more for drinks on top. I really like how they price their wine into Good, Better, Great and Best - a quirky and clever touch that means you don't feel bad asking for the cheapest wine as it's still 'Good'! However, for the money you pay here, you expect a top notch burger, and that's what you get.
Wooowooo, there is a big cow in front of the restaurant. I come here quite often and this is my second visited. I had Proper Olive while waiting for my Vanila Milkshakes and i ordered Skinny Burger which is Bun-free classic with side salad. I'm sure Byron Burger is the best !! The burger was really nice and that's about the best burger i've ever had.
Hamburger are made with GOOD beef sourced exclusively from small farm in Scotland and cooked medium unless you required for well done. After the heavy meal, i still got enough time for windows shopping.
Good posh fast-food.
I had a paleo-style burger (sans bun and with extra bacon and avocado) and a glass of red wine after a delicious starter of olives.
Friendly staff, quick service and reasonable prices. I recommend sitting by the bar as you can watch the chefs prepping your bovine treat!
I cant fault the level of service or the quality of food here. The staff were very welcoming and friendly, the food was impressive in both variety and quality. In fact, the food was deceptively filling I ordered a chilli burger, side of skin on chips and side of onions rings, the portions weren't the biggest i've had but I was so stuffed that I would've easily have been satisfied with just the burger. So why have I not given this restaurant full marks? Quite simply, as enjoyable as my experience was, it was just far too expensive for what was jumped up fast food.
As you may have seen, I'm a Byron convert. Sorry GBK, you're just too inconsistent for me nowadays. This place is massive. If you've been to the other branches, you'll be taken aback by the sheer size of this place. It's not as Byron as the other Byrons, if you know what I'm saying, but it has enough decorative touches to remind you where you are. Our waiter was friendly and competent and the food turned up right about time. Problem was, our drinks were nowhere to be seen. They turned up after we'd started our food and it's a tiny organisational problem and I shouldn't moan but it bugged me. The other disadvantage of the size and being in Westfield is it was quite loud and kiddy. Otherwise, the food was spot-on and the service excellent.
Byron is the latest burger chain to hit London and this isn't no Maccy D's or BK, this is the real deal and what burgers should taste like.
So the wife and i decided to get something to eat before a gig and the Sheps Bush Empire so we headed to the plush new Westfield shopping complex where you are spoilt for choice for food, but as a burger fanatic i convinced the wife to try Byron, as i had never experienced a Byron burger before, anway down to business, we were in a little bit of a rush so we didn't go mad with our order, i went for the byron boilermaker which is a burger, beer and bourbon for £14.50 a bargain i'd say, so i went for the bourbon burger, beef patty, lettuce, red onion, jack cheese and of course bourbon bbq sauce, the wife went for the bacon cheeseburger, we shared fries and onion rings, the burgers were absolutely amazing, lovely taste, seasoned just right and were cooked medium which always helps, the sides were nice, not a lot to shout about but were tasty. The drinks menu was also amazing, a wide selection of beers and bourbons, which is a plus for me, but if you want a non alcoholic drink there is plenty of selection to, my wife went for the chocolate milkshake and she said it's one of the best milkshakes she has ever had.
So overall we loved the place, staff were friendly and helpful and the food was great, we couldn't of asked for more, well worth a visit.
Without doubt best burgers in London for the price. They are seriously good!!!!
Excellent fast food place. The burgers are delicious and the queues move fast. I can also notice that the hygiene is a priority with these guys which is admirable.
A good range of luxury burgers, to add to the luxury burger range around London. Still a tad overpriced for what you get, but it's one damn tasty burger!
As the 3 stars indicate, this place is "ok." We stopped in on the way to Toy Story 3 for a lightning fast meal before a relaxing night out. If I could give it 3.5 stars, I would, because the service was very prompt and the courgette chips were deliciously battered and fried.
The burger I had was the Byron Burger, and as I mentioned before, it was ok. Well above the "edible" boarderline, but nothing incredible or particularly memorable. Byron sauce tastes like thousand island dressing (just like Big Mac sauce) - I am still surprised that menus don't just tell you that's what it is (like somehow calling it your personal mystery sauce makes the whole experience better?). The veggies in the burger were ok, again, not amazing or surprising. The burger beef wasn't life-changing, but it wasn't bad (a little on the dry side for "medium rare"). All in all, mediocre food served in an extremely "classic fast food" themed restaurant. This would still be a much better option than any fast food chains you could come across, it's hardly in the same league, but there are much better burgers to be found in London, and much better restaurants in and around the Westfield.
The milkshakes were decadent, burgers and fries pretty good. Love the location of this branch, smack dab in the middle of Westfields!
Okay, so I returned to a different Byron location, and was extremely disappointed. I think that when I first went to Byron I was starving for a decent burger, but on my most recent visit I felt I was having something no better than a frozen burger patty on a plain roll. I don't need to return for anything, with one exception: the milkshake I had was really very good, and is certainly the best around Canary Wharf. But definitely head to Gaucho or GBK instead.
Fantastic burgers, served within 15 mins, very polite staff, brilliant atmosphere. i will be back very, very soon!!
Disappointing. The food is OK but service is charmless and the decor is dirty and has terrible ventilation so all you can smell is burning food. Not a patch on Gourmet Burger Kitchen.
it is my favourite restaurant in westfeild. they serve great fresh juicy burger and nice sides! however, do not expect perfect service.
Byrons do good burgers and are very accommodating as well (not just this branch, had the same consistently lovely burger at their Canary Wharf branch). Love love love their mushroom burger. They allow me to swap peppers for avocado, goats cheese for parmesan, etc. Their courgette fries are lovely too, if not a bit greasy. Docked a star off for that. I rate this pricey because it is a luxury that I can afford only once in a while. :P
good burgers and quick service at a fairly busy restaurant. the staff are friendly and attentive.
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