Ed's Easy Diner

Restaurants , Diners Soho
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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Ed's Easy Diner

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.

Venue name: Ed's Easy Diner
Address: 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.
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Average User Rating

3 / 5

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Izzy K

The only authentic diner in London. I can't say much about meat burgers as I'm vegetarian, but the quinoa & chickpeas smoked veggie burgers were fairly good. The place is tiny and most of the times packed, but it has its charm. Expect hear Elvis and his contemporaries from the speakers (there are music boxes fixed in front of every seat on the counter) and if your lucky, you can also see some retro dressed customers. When we were dining, they played one of the songs played during the diner scene in Back to Future 1, which added an extra layer to the experience. The have plenty of offers if you sign up to their club (including free welcome burger when you buy a drink). If you don't want to rub elbows with other diners, you can sit by the window and observe the colourful live of Soho.

Jane G.

It's good fun and all if you don't know where to find good diner food. It's always packed, no seats, ify service. It's in a good place and isn't inedible.

Luisa G

A very average diner. The seats are uncomfortable, and the venue is so small, there's often nowhere to sit. The food is fine, average, the same goes for all the other brances thatr I've eaten in. Overall I wasn't massively impressed!

Samantha H

Ed's is cheese on cheese on cheese.  I like it!  The shake's are good, the portions are big and you know you are getting a cheesy American style diner in the centre of London.  A lot of places are trying to be a cool, NY style diner. Ed's is old school, cheap and cheerful.  Great if you are with kids. Does what it says on the tin! 

Thomas F

Ed's is a lovely place to have a burger. The décor is one you would expect in a classic American burger joint one. It feels like stepping into another world (so to speak), which sets the tone nicely as soon as you've come through the entrance door.
The food is very good, although I can't say it is unique. Milkshakes however a massive plus - the Oreo one is a personal favourite. It's worth giving Ed's a shot just to that!

Staff Writer

Worth going in for their shakes and because quite frankly you'll be able to get a table unlike any of the other diner themed restaurants in central London... The Americana fest in London has come a long way since Ed's last made any changes so they could do with a little re-vamp but I will still have a soft spot for teenage afternoons spent here and pop in for a shake to share with a pal every so often! 

William w

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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Went to the one in Victoria . Very disappointed. Portions were small but staff were nice


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!