Even though it’s a chain, Byron does one of the best burgers in London. And happily, because it’s a chain, you can find them in most neighbourhoods across town (37 locations and counting, plus another 15 regionally). What makes the Byron experience memorable are the little touches, like the underground floor of the Hoxton location where vintage silent cartoons are projected onto the exposed brick wall. In the main, staff are friendly too, which always makes an impact in a big city. The chain attracts all types: at Holborn, underneath the Google building, you’ll see suits and YouTubers biting into juicy beef with Monterey Jack, while at Shoreditch or King’s Road you’ll probably find fashionistas opting for the “Skinny”: bun-free and served with a salad. There’s an inspired dessert menu here if the burger doesn’t fill you up and a smart selection for kids, too.
Byron | Various locations around London
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