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Byron burger & fries

Byron’s bovine influence continues to circulate around town, with several new branches having opened in the first part of 2010 already.

One of the newest is this pared-down branch in Islington, opposite the Business Design Centre.

Exposed brick and tiled walls might lend it a half-finished look, but this doesn’t detract from the fact that this little chain serves the best burgers in town, for a neat price and no strange fixings, either (but if you so desire, there’s avocado and jalapeño peppers as options).

Burgers are served medium unless otherwise requested, the buns are soft and the juicy pickles served on the side. For an extra American-style indulgence, order a coke float. And to counter it, perhaps some juicy courgette fries?



Venue name: Byron
Address: 341 Upper Street
N1 0PB
Opening hours: Noon-11pm Mon-Thur; noon-11.30pm Fri, Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Angel tube
Price: Meal for two with drinks and service: around £25
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I ordered Spicy Buffalo Wings and the Cheese Proper Hamburger with American Cheese. It’s been a while since I tucked into a nice juicy burger! I opted for what I'm use to without the gimmicks of every topping and sauce under the sun and went for the classic burger with American cheese; cleverly branded the 'Cheese Hamburger'. I chose to have mine well done and was glad it wasn't chewy like most places when you opt for the well-done option. The burger offered a nice texture throughout. I found myself removing the bottom bread bun as a simple reminder that less is more plus it made it easier to bite through. It was a ‘nice’ burger but there was a sriracha mayonnaise in one of their chicken burgers, if I could have had that in mine it would have sealed the deal! I also had the buffalo wings which were rather delicious, I would recommend especially if you like a kick to your wings. Had heard the Korean styled wings weren't as nice and so opted for this instead. In addition, I ordered the fries; lightly salted and tasted great.


Travesty what they've done to the outside of this building. And I wouldnt call this cheap eats. 


We've been a couple of times to this shabby chic retaurant and found the service to be friendly and the food delicious.


I'm a regular here. Absolutely love it. The Mac cheese is incredible, and I know it's just a side but it's worth emphasising on. The burgers are lovely, and the service is always friendly and attentive. Strongly recommended.


I've been to this restaurant quite a few times and the consistency of food and service is excellent. The 'Byron Burger' packed with onion rings and lashings of hot sauce is burger heaven!