An American Diner is always part of our must visit list when we are holidaying in the USA and it was lovely to come across the Ed’s Easy Diner chain here in the UK. Ed’s manages to pull off a pretty convincing recreation of a classic US diner, complete with a fantastic range of burgers, hotdogs, salads and all the sides you would expect.
As a family with vegetarians, a burger restaurant may not seem the obvious choice for a trip out, but Ed’s Easy Diner have opted for a great solution which is often overlooked by other restaurants. Rather than offer an alternative “vegetarian meal”, the bosses at Ed’s have simply replaced the meat patty with a Cajun veggie burger with all the regular trimmings.
It’s rare that the veggie option is up there with the offer to meat eaters, so it was great to discover that there was something just as good for the vegetarians.
Ed’s Easy Diner is a brilliant recreation of a US diner, complete with dining booths and jukeboxes. The atmosphere is boosted with 50s tunes playing and the fact that you can see all the staff working away in the kitchen. You can even sit up at the counter if you want, or pick the tunes by dropping a dime (or 20p!) into the retro jukebox.
We loved tucking into the generously sized burgers, sweet potato fries, regular fries and onion rings. The menu is extensive with plenty of choices to suit all tastes and there’s a brilliant juniors menu too, with mini burgers and hotdogs. This diner also has a huge selection of milkshakes and malts, with too-tempting flavours!
To top off the experience we enjoyed waffles with ice creams (really delicious!) and there are a host of other classic desserts too including sundaes and pancake stacks.
We were really impressed with the size of the portions and delicious flavours, great retro atmosphere and a brilliant all round family diner experience.
There are Ed’s Easy Diners across the UK. We were guests of Ed’s Easy Diner at Selfridges, Birmingham. Find your local Eds at http://www.edseasydiner.com/