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Byron burger & fries
Covent Garden

This restaurant is part of a chain. We haven't reviewed this venue, but you can read a review of another branch here.

Venue name: Byron
Address: 1A St Giles High Street
Opening hours: Open noon-11pm Mon-Thur; noon-11.30pm Fri-Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Tottenham Court Road tube
Price: Meal for two with drinks and service: around £30
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Average User Rating

2.7 / 5

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Ros A

Byron is a fairly large but ever so slightly fancy burger joint chain. I'm not sure if I've ever been to one before, I expect I have, but if I have it didn't make its mark on me to really remember. Anyhow, me and some colleagues went down at lunchtime on a Friday today and I found it to be very good. Firstly, you can BOOK. I just rang up and reserved us a spot for 6 of us for 1pm. This seems to be a rarity in London these days and it's always difficult to get a table anywhere in central London on a Friday lunchtime. Service is prompt and functional, friendly-ish but not over the top. Food was great, I had the Smoky burger (bbq sauce, cheese, crispy onion bits, what's not to love?) and it was perfectly cooked. We shared some sides of fries, onion rings and courgette chips. I saw some sweet potato fries coming past my table and wished we had tried, they look good too. 

Simon C
Staff Writer

I can't quite make up my mind about Byron's, I'm not the biggest burger fan, but I do enjoy something that is well cooked and delivered. Byron's is lacking something for me and I can't quite put my finger on it. I find the surroundings a little unwelcoming, by it's nature I feel you are being herded in, no pun intended, and pushed out just as quick, especially in the peak periods. That said, importantly, the food is reasonable enough, I've sometimes found the burgers to be a little greasy, but I've had mixed experiences on this. I think the key is to keep things reasonably plain and don't be won over by the flamboyant descriptions. On the plus side, the malted shakes, zucchini fries and fries in general are very good. Definitely visit, it will be enjoyable, but don't build up your expectations too much.


just the stench of the fat they use to cook everything should have been a warning to me as I approached this restaurant - I've now noticed that every Byron Burger has the same smell outside it. It just smells wrong - I did manage to eat the burger and it tasted good but... that smell!