By now my love for food is no longer a secret. I have shared some of my favourite recipes with you ( like this and this), I have reviewed restaurants ( like Sticks n Sushi ) and today, I have yet another review. Last week, I headed down to the new Ed’s Easy Diner in Islington with my sister-in-law for a spot of lunch.
With over 30 diners in the UK, 6 BBQ and Grill and a shake stand, the restaurant group is a highly recognisable one. Just a stone throw away from Angel Station, located next to a Vue cinema, the O2 Academy and in the heart of Angel Shopping Centre, the new restaurant is the perfect pit stop. With an opening time of 9am till 10pm Monday to Thursday and extended on Fridays and Saturdays there is a meal for all times of the day.
Upon our arrival, we were greeted by a member of staff who advised us to get a lift to the 1st floor because the ground floor of the restaurant featured only bar stools. Not ideal for lunch with a baby in tow. The restaurant is beautifully decorated. Very 50’s American diner-esque with colours are like red, black and white. The seating options includes chair and tables as well as booths. We chose to sit in a booth and added a bold red coloured high chair to the edge of the table for little Amelia to sit.
The menu was jam packed with so many options, I was truly spoilt for choice. There were burgers ( 16 altogether ), hot dogs and sandwiches and even salads. I was particularly fascinated by the fries section of menu. Everything sounds rather tasty. I opted for a Chilli Dog whilst my sister in law ordered the Classic Burger with Cheesy Fries.
I have a serious weakness for sweet potato fries. I ask for a potion whenever I see it on a menu. I have tried on numerous occasions to make some at home but its just not the same. The crispiness is never there. When I saw it on the menu I got so excited and almost ordered some. But I held back and thought Joy, try something new, so I did. I tried the Atomic American Fries. The word atomic perfectly describes this meal. It arrived with five different sauces with varied tastes. My favourite was the cheddar cheese sauce. The Jalapeno jelly tasted sweet, the sour cream was very creamy and the guacamole was amazing! I wish instead of chunky fries, it was served with french fries. That would have really created a party in my mouth!
Our choice of drinks was pretty basic. In hindsight, I should have tried something else. They had so much on offer including iced tea, milkshakes and wine. I chose a glass of Coca Cola and my sister in law chose Fanta. She did note that the Fanta was sweeter than usual restaurant Fantas. A bit like the ‘ Nigerian Fanta’ which she loved.
Gluten – Free is all the rage right now. If you happen to be one of the unfortunate people who suffer from Coeliac Disease and have to stick to a gluten free diet then you’d be happy to know that Ed’s Easy Diner is the first burger chain to be accredited by Coeliac UK.
Overall, I would give the restaurant a thumbs up! I loved the decor and the abundant options on the menu. This particular Ed’s Easy Diner is still brand new ( opened 3 weeks ago ) so everything is of course still pretty clean. I like the fact that the kitchen can be seen my customers. Its very spacious, my Quinny Buzz 3 pushchair could move around without obstruction. The toilet was big and equipped with baby changing facilities! If you live, work or happen to be in the area do give it a visit. I guarantee you will find something to leave your taste buds fill with joy! For more information please visit http://www.edseasydiner.com