Friday, 8 August 2014

Specials a la Byron

We have both been fans of Byron since moving to London, and even bigger fans of their specials. So here is a quick run down of some of them (this is in no particular begin with).

I reckon a good place to start is the patties themselves. Each patty is made freshly from a good source of beef in Scotland. These are standardly cooked medium (however they will cook it how you like) and with love. Every Byron I have had (that's quite few) have been really juicy and flavoursome without being over seasoned.

Miami Slice – 6oz hamburger, crispy potatoes, spicy salami, American cheese, smoked paprika ketchup, sourdough bun. Served with chicharrones (pork scratchings) and Byron hot sauce on the side
This little thing of beauty was released end of April 2014, and was totally different to any other Byron we had ever had and boy did we enjoy it. The smoked paprika ketchup with the crispy potatoes (which we weren't sure would work) took this burger to another level.

B-Rex - 6oz hamburger, onion ring, crispy smoked bacon, American cheese, jalapeƱos, pickles, onions, BBQ sauce and mayonnaise.

The B-Rex was a tribute to the first burger Fred (the head chef) remembered having after watching Jurassic Park. If this had been the first burger I could remember eating, its safe to say I would be a good 30 stone by now. The barbecuey, spicy goodness of this burger is just divine. The jalapeƱos, pickles and onions add a nice crunch which works well with the smokey BBQ sauce and bacon.


The Ronaldo: two 6oz hamburgers, crispy smoked bacon, American cheese, buttered onions, crispy fried onions, pickles, American mustard and ketchup
The Ronaldo is the big boy of specials and a tribute to the one and only Brazilian big boy of football.  Byron released this as a world cup special and it proved popular.  However, for us this burger was just too big.  This burger wasn't as juicy as burgers we have had in the past, and its sheer size made very hard work for the bun to actually hold it all together.  Overall it did taste good and we do love crispy fried onions but this was not our favourite.

Le Smoky: 6oz hamburger, smoked Cheddar, streaky bacon, crispy fried onions, shredded iceberg, pickles and smoked chili BBQ sauce. 
AHHHHH OUI OUI!!!!! This burger is c'est magnifique!!! (that's about as far as French goes for me)  Le smokey is the most popular special that Byron have done and was my very first try of Byron.  It is easy to see why this little guy has made it on to the menu full time.  Le Smoky is packed full of flavour provided by the smoked cheese and smoked chili BBQ sauce.  When you add the rest of the ingredients this burger becomes out of this world in both taste and texture.

Holy Cheesemas:two 6oz patties, double helpings of bacon & quadruple helpings of cheese.
Launch date Monday 3rd November
As you can probably tell by the name this is the special for the run up to the festive period.  This burger is basically a tribute to cheese.  The patties themselvees were the usual Byron standard, however we were slightly dissappointed with the cheese element.  Both of us like our cheese really quite strong, we found the cheese on the holy cheesemas alittle bland and it wasn't quite the cheese fest we were expecting.


Over all our favourites so far are:-
1. Le Smoky
2. Miami Slice
3. B-Rex
4 The Ronaldo
5. Holy Cheesemas

1. Miami Slice
2. B-Rex
3. Le smoky
4. The Ronaldo
5. Holy Cheesemas

This is by no means a definitive list of the specials or the menu available at Byron.  However a special shout out goes out to Byrons' Courgette fries and Mac n Cheese which are both awesome!!!

We cannot wait for the next special!!

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