Hangover time and what should we eat? Some good old fashioned heavy stuff obviously! So off we went to The Diner for our potential medicine.
The Diner is set amongst a selection of high street favourite chains such as Gourmet Burger, Las Iguanas and The Real Greek. With only 8 locations so far, is does not class as a chain just yet and it does remain quite individual. I have a choice of three near me, Dalston, Shoreditch and Old Spitalfields.
Back to our hangover and a need for a Bloody Mary first and foremost, we tackled the simple menu and ordered up some good stuff. I opted for something a little bit different than a normal burger and went for the Diner Hot Dog. A big frank, sandwiched between Swiss cheese, bacon, sour cream, pickles and a sweet bun. The sweet bun gave it a weird taste for my liking, but all of the other ingredients were lush. Valentina went for Californian Burger, which was 6ox of hamburger, served with Monterery Jack cheese, smashed avocado and Diner burger sauce in a sesame bun. For sides, she had cheesy fries and I had garlic butter fries which were stuff made for heart attacks. However, it was sooooo tasty and I wish I could have eaten it all.
My hot dog was £7.50 and her burger was £8.50, so reasonable priced for good portions. The Bloody Mary was just what the doctor ordered, with the right mix of alcohol and tomato juice.
Overall the food was good, it wasn’t mind blowing and I know Valentina will stand by Patty & Bun as remaining her best ever burger experience. But, if you are in the area shopping and fancy a burger, we would definitely choose this place over Gourmet Burger.
4 Horner Square
Old SPitalfields Market
T. 020 7377 0375