I am one of those really annoying people who avoids things because of the hype or to put it a nicer way I like to find things out for myself. Sometimes however this is unavoidable especially when it is all around you and have heard nothing but good things about it, let me introduce you to Byron.
I was lucky enough to be invited to the opening event hosted by Betty and Bee in Glasgow and I couldn’t hold the excitement in. I told everyone and anyone and had suggestions coming out of my ears as to what I should order. When it came to the crunch I studied the menu just to make sure I was ordering the right burger (and sides…and milkshake…).
We were told (many times) to try the Freddar cheese, so we ordered the Bunzilla which had a hamburger (duh), soy glaze, miso roasted bacon, crispy onion ring, shredded white cabbage, wasabi mayo and pickled cucumber. The other burger ordered was the Double Bacon Cheese which had (two guesses….) two hamburgers (omg no way), dry cure bacon, Freddar cheese, pickles, ketchup and mustard.
We voted my burger (the Bunzilla) the best, it was a burger with such a cool concept executed perfectly. The burger was beautifully cooked, the onion ring was crispy, the cabbage was a great touch and the wasabi mayo was the cherry on the top. Tasting the wasabi through your nose while biting into your burger was a great experience (and I am not being sarcastic here).
The sides, I forced us to order the courgette fries because I had only heard good things about them, I really enjoyed them as I love anything covered in polenta and deep fried. We also ordered the sweet potato fries, which as you can imagine tasted like sweet potato fries. We ordered the milkshakes before we had even ordered our burgers, which was a big mistake on our part as they were more of a dessert than a drink to have with your meal. However they did have an alcoholic version which I was all over, I wasn’t sure which shot to have in my Peanut Butter Cup milkshake so I asked the waitress (the choice on the menu was between bourbon, baileys and rum) and she suggested vodka which was off menu which I appreciated. The milkshake was heavy but delicious and went really well with vodka. The waitress said that they would take about 5 – 10 minutes to make but they were with us pretty quickly.
Now that I think about it the waitress was lovely the whole night. Every time I asked her something she knew the answer straight away (which was impressive for a restaurant that had just opened) and she was always making sure we were okay or asking if we needed more drinks.
Restaurant website: Byron Hamburgers
Betty and Bee website : Betty and Bee
Decor: 5/5 (Classic and modern)
(Burgers range from £9 – £13)
Total: 20/20 from Cup of T!
Recommended for burger and milkshake lovers, casual dining.
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