Byron in Hoxton on a Friday night was surprisingly quiet. Could be because of our early dinner before comedy at 6.30pm, but with it being on Hoxton Square, you would expect a never ending flow of workers and residents.
As I continue my burger tour, I thought it made sense to check it out as we wanted to line our stomachs prior to some laughter at Comedy Cafe in Rivington Street. Byron was convenient, just being 10 minutes walk away.
We were one of three tables in the restaurant. Not too busy and not a problem, as I was with Bae so fancied a quiet one. Having overdosed on meat of late, I thought for once I would check out the veggie option to see how it stands up in taste to its animalistic counter parts.
I ordered the grilled portobello mushroom, goats cheese, roast pepper, baby spinach, tomato, red onion and aioli burger. Though not really re-writing veg options, it was okay. It could have done with a chilli or tomato relish of sorts to give it an extra push in flavour, but I guess the focus is on the meat eaters choices.
My dining companion had the double bacon cheeseburger with dry cure bacon, freddar cheese, pickles and mustard. It was a monster of a burger and from the wee bite I was allowed to have, was really tasty. Partnered with some fries, a milkshake and glass of wine, it was a pleasant little foodie trip.
Hoxton Square is full of options for dining, however if you are regular in the area it’s a decent choice.
46 Hoxton Square
London N1 6PB
T. 020 7729 1416