IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!
No really, it is. But then again I do say this a lot.
What’s better than having a day to celebrate the beautiful delicacy that is B u R G e R Z !
I was honoured to be invited by Byron Burger in Derby to celebrate their 10th birthday, and I was especially excited as I’d never been before. Their aim is to serve “simple, delicious hamburgers made fresh from properly-sourced British beef and the best ingredients possible, paired with a cold crafted beer or an extra-thick shake” and they didn’t disappoint.
For those of you that follow my blog, you’ll know I’m a lactose-intolerant pescatarian. So as incredible as properly-sourced British beef and extra-thick shakes sound my body can’t take it! So here’s a review of the vegetarian side of Byron burger.
I opted for the mushroom burger, as I feel like I’ve had my fair share of bean patties during my veggie life.
“MUSHROOM – Portobello mushroom, goat’s cheese, roasted red pepper, baby spinach, tomato, red onion, aioli”
How can you pass up the chance to have goats cheese in your burger? I also added avocado to bulk it up, which in my opinion was a massive win. You get a very generous portion so I gave some to Nat to put with his chicken burger too!
The peppers and goat’s cheese pairing is a genius pairing, I’ve never had them on a burger before and I’m wondering why! The brioche bun added a slight sweet flavour along with the aoili. It was a crazy combination of flavours, a welcome change from the regular spicy bean burger or soya patty decisions veggie’s are always bored of making.
“CLUCKY – Fried chicken breast, guacamole, sriracha mayonnaise, pickled red onions, pickles, shredded iceberg” (Nat went for grilled)
What else do you need when you have a burger? SIDES!
We went for onion rings and courgette fries (they’re healthy, right?)
The onion rings were incredible! Covered in a lovely light batter with incredible peppered seasoning, I would go as far to say they were the best damn onion rings I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating.
The courgette fries were crispy on the outside and soft in the middle, just what you want. They’re not too heavy on your stomach either, so win win win!
And of course you can’t review a restaurant without trying their desserts, I was ready for the challenge despite how filling the burgers are! Nat went for an Oreo cheesecake and I chose the biggest brownie I have ever tackled in my life (seriously).
The juxtaposition of the cheesecake was a treat to the taste buds; the soft cheese filling teamed with the crunchy Oreo base was something that will be on my mind for weeks. I never usually go for chocolate based desserts, I’m an apple crumble girl myself, but this was just the right amount of indulgence.
Onto the biggest brownie EVA, it was heavenly. Considering the size of the brownie, it was soft, toasty and moist. I bloody love having cold ice-cream with a warm dessert too, so I was pretty pleased with my choice. It did defeat me though, and as I always say “I don’t want to look back and think, I should’ve eaten that”.
I. SHOULD. HAVE. EATEN. THAT.
Overall, I was thoroughly impressed with Byron, I had never been to the one in Leicester (I thought it was only for meat eaters!) and I’m definitely regretting it now. Everything from the portion sizes to the decor, I was smitten. What I do know is that next time I go, I’m ordering 3 sides of onion rings. For real. Watch me.
I’m so thankful they gave me the chance to celebrate their birthday and I can’t wait to try the Byron in my home town!
❤ HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY BYRON! ❤
* I was invited by Byron Burger in Intu Derby to review their menu. All images and views are my own.