I just read over on Bristol Culture that Byron Hamburgers is due to open up in Clifton on The Triangle. Although it’s a shame that most new openings seem to be away from the City centre, which I think needs some more quick and easy good food options, I am very pleased to hear Byron is coming to town.
It’s a place, or a chain, that holds very happy memories for me. When we lived in East London, I would meet my husband after work for some drinks occasionally, and always nudge him towards taking me to Byron. It also brings back memories of late night stops with a good friend who also likes a good burger. I love the late night atmosphere of the Hoxton branch. The low lighting, the happy conversation between big groups of friends or slightly drunk couples. The taste of the burgers, thick, juicy, and importantly for me, no snobbery around American Cheese. They’ll stack it on for you. The salty, crispy chips. The perfect mac and cheese that really, no human should regard as a side order. The sticky malt shakes. And the solid choice of beer.
When I was pregnant, we moved out to outer London, if you can even call Surbiton that, and the consistent craving was a good cheeseburger. The last meal we had, alone, a week before Tibbs was born, was at Byron in Kingston. I couldn’t even fit in the booths by that stage, and had to take a chair. Different atmosphere at this branch, many more families, but still the same burger enjoyment.
I wonder what the Clifton branch will be like? Maybe there’ll be more happy memories to be created there. I think I’ll be in the queue to find out, if my burger senses aren’t deceiving me!