It’s 10.30pm on a Thursday, and Elvis croons ‘In the Ghetto’ from Ed’s chrome jukebox. In homage to the King we perch on a red vinyl bar stool and order a peanut butter shake, a ‘Big Bubba’ burger (with bacon and cheese) and ‘Atomic’ fries, which come with five dips (chilli, melted cheese, sweet onion relish, guacamole and cream cheese). Girls in cowboy hats kissing lager-boys in suits – the flotsam and jetsam of the Soho night – ebb and flow through the brightly lit little diner: a post-Grease, 1987 take on the 1950s. Behind the circular bar, cheery staff dole out dogs, burgers, fried chicken, chilli and even the occasional salad. It’s good fun, but food is pretty average: our chips and burger were dryish, with the cheese, beef and bacon lacking much flavour other than salt; the peanut butter shake was a thick, sweet gross-out; and the meal as a whole was akin to a drunken raid on the fridge. New owner, Rankvale Hospitality, could learn much from the gourmet-burger restaurants, which have left Ed’s way behind. Like a warning on our cholesterol intake, Buddy Holly chirps out ‘Heartbeat’ as we leave.
Ed's Easy Diner
|Venue name:||Ed's Easy Diner||Contact:|
12 Moor Street
|Opening hours:||Meals served noon-midnight daily.|
|Transport:||Tube: Leicester Square or Tottenham Court Road tube|
|Price:||Main courses £4.95-£7.95. Minimum £4.95.|
Average User Rating
2.8 / 5
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I went to the diner in Piccadilly circus. Ordered a chicken burger. Well over cooked, it was like chewing rubber. Have never been back.
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Brilliant. Food was great and milkshakes especially delicious, if you're looking for something different, this is perfect! Service was good and overall ambiance was enjoyable, I really felt like I was in America 50 years ago! The one potential downside is it's size, it is very small and there is not much seating, however we got there just as it opened so we were okay. There were people having to queue outside though, so if you do want to go, I would get there before it opens so you can get in as the doors open! Overall it was a unique a fun experience with cheery service and rock n roll music! Would definitely recommend to everyone wanting a unique experience!
I went here for the first time after reading rave reviews on this site. But I was not very impressed. I'd describe the food as average and for some reason, everything was so burning hot, I'm surprised it didn't come with a health warning especially the fact we had kids with us. The portions aren't generous either and it seems like over-priced burgers no better or worse than Burger King (but at lease BK is cheaper). Service was very good though!