Shake Shake Shake The Room!

Tic-tic-tic-tic BOOM! Ha you gotta love a bit of Fresh Prince right? Well anyways enough of the singing let’s talk about Shake Shack, no no guys – let’s reallly talk about this. This right here is some serious sh*t. Taking a look through my long list of restaurants to try I staggered across this gem and let me tell you it did not disappoint. I tried the Westfield Stratford location so if you’re ever shopping in that area, go outside by Marks and Spencer and you’ll find a little bit of America right there. It’s a short menu but packed with flavour. You know you’re getting a good burger when they ask you how you’ll like it to be cooked, medium rare for me please – yum. This Burger was so juicy, from the smokey bacon to the tender peppers and then the crispy fries topped with hot cheesy sauce just makes the perfect combination. Oh wait, let’s not forget the star of the show the reason why we’re here the shake!

The SHAKE is Nothing like your regular Mc’Donalds shake this is thick, creamy and full of chocolate (that’s what I ordered). Although it is a bit pricy with everything coming to around £40 – it’s totally worth it. It can however be cheaper I guess if your grabbing it to go and not ordering so much, but this was dinner for me and we wanted to give everything a go as it was just before a movie(Straight Out Of Compton in-fact 10/10 from me) so it was very filling and it was nice to sit down and enjoy the meal and soak up the atmosphere.

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There’s no doubt this is a 10/10 and I would recommend it to give it a try, I’m loving these American restaurants coming over to England giving us a taste of what we’re missing out on – more please!

Shake Shack Details;

Address: Olympic Park, Montfichet Rd, London E20 1EJ

Twitter: @shakeshackUK

Biting Byron’s Burger!

That’s one hell of a tongue twister isn’t it? Well, my tongue was experiencing all type of magnificent flavours as soon as I bit into one juicy Byron burger last week.

Days off for me are so rare, so given the opportunity I always try to make the most of it. This day off I travelled down to the mini West End (as I like to call it) Angel Islington to try out Byron – know for their ‘proper’ burgers and freedom of choice when it comes to cheese, toppings and sides, it’s very popular in London with more than 4 locations to choose from.

It can be extremely busy at night where it’s perfect for a dinner date in locations just off Oxford Street, London or pretty much empty during lunch times for a quick bite like Hoxton Square, depending on your schedule.

It’s cute rustic vibe is unique and very quirky, giving that edge to it that it needs to stand out from the rest of these burger joints these days.

The menu is small but I prefer that, to me that means the chefs can spend more time cooking up the best meals.

            

As you can see From that plate I enjoyed the Byron burger the star of the show was the cured bacon, pretty sure it’s a secret method they use to make it so sweet!

The Le Smokey was enjoyable, the chilli BBQ sauce with a hint of spice was amazing with the crunch of crispy onions – if you like it saucy this one is for you!

Overall, loved it. Nice simple day out – but defiantly something to try! 6/10 for me.

This location is the Angel Islington one at 341 Upper Street, London 

Open until 23:30

 

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SuperBowl Diner

It’s no surprise that nearly 114.4 million people watched the SuperBowl last Sunday, February 1st with the likes of Katy Perry, Jamie Fox, Rihanna, cheerleaders, hunky football players and many more celebrities and fans making an appearance.

Word on road was that, if you was in American and wasn’t at the stadium watching the game live, or hosting/attending a SuperBowl house party then you wasn’t human.

However, us Brits always had football to turn to (yes football, not soccer) to get that excited about, but slowly but surely we are getting involved with the American hype and soaking up the American spirit.

I had the pleasure of getting right in the hype by wining a Twitter competition, i know right, little ol me winning a Twitter competition you’ll never think you would be THAT person but yayyyyyy i won. So it all started like this…

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Let me tell the rest of the story by pictures and stop be rambling on

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1. Frito Pie (was like nacho crisp, weirdest invented but was maybe my fav, who would of ever thought to do such yummy things to crisps!!) 10/10
2. Bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers 7/10
3. Waffle fries 25/10 (drooling soo good)
4. Smokestack lightning burger 15/10 (best, but messiest burger i’ve tried at The Diner)
5. Lobster mac and cheese 7/10
6. Smooth Ambler Bourbon 10/10 (one word, deadly!)
Quick Review:
It was thee funniest night i’ve had at The Diner ever, out of all the times I’ve been, this has been my most enjoyable.
The food was soo good and the service was perfect, even the waitresses was fitting to the occasion by dressing as cheerleaders. The service was quick and food was served inbetween breaks and you was never left hungry or thirsty. The poker discs you can see was kinda like a token which abled you to get up to 6 free beers and soft drinks also the shots were completely free also. I was truely lucky to get hold of these tickets i didn’t pay a penny and i would defo try my luck again to enter a competition. The staff at The Diner Soho are so friendly and fun and i didn’t have one bone to pick on the night. I wish the timing was earlier but as you know, being a Brit means we had a huge time difference. We left before desserts as it was a Sunday and unfortunatly i had work the next day and i had already missed my last train but it was all totally worth it. I came home and caught the last 15 mins of the game!!
Want to give a big thanks to The Diner for giving me this opportunaty and well done me for wining the competition LOL
I feel like a real Diner veteran now
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Details:
Soho Diner Address
18 Ganton Street
London
W1F 7BU
020 7287 8962

Dinner at The Diner

So although this has been a long over due post, it surely will not lack in flavor!

I love me some grease! Mouth watering food. High in calories, Drooling once arrived. Dripping in cheese. Beef. Bacon. Fries THE WORKS! Gemmie gemmie gemmie. Everything naughty is ok once in a while or in moderation right? Please agree with me to make me feel better, ha!

Well again, I visited the The Diner at Spitalfield Market I really think this is the spot to try out if you’re a newbie. The atmosphere late at night is buzzing, the busy crowd surrounding the area is an really exciting vibe, so if you’re like me and after dinner you want the night to continue, there’s plenty of bars and night-clubs within walking distance. Oh, and more importantly, within running distance to catch your last train from Liverpool Street Station like me haha!

So we started off with Long Island Ice Tea cocktails and you can’t really go wrong with these, I think there perfect when you’re unsure what to order.

For the mains…oh wait before I continue, this day dinner was on the cards from earlier on in the day so we was starving by the time we arrived, we had absolutely no time to wait for appetizers so straight to the main we went (incase you’re wondering why there’s none).
So yes, mains! I know, that’s right wipe that dribble from your mouth, I’m salivating right now from remembering the night. Let’s get straight to it, baby back BBQ based ribs with cheesy chips and homemade slaw. Beef hotdog loaded with bacon bits and melted cheese and for some reason a bit of chilli (which I didn’t order, but hey loaded up the flavor). Deep fried chicken wings with sour cream and wait for it…ultimate cheesy mac and cheese.

So my review, yes the food is delicious and soon as you take your last bite your ready to sleep for weeks. The food is nice and filling but you must eat quick that’s the trick, because as soon as the temperature drops – I must admit the food becomes a challenge. However, I was extremely hungry this day so I didn’t let it defeat me!
Only dish I did find which was a let down for me personally, was the mac and cheese. I just didn’t like the burger cheese placed on top, but that may be a personal preference.
Again, lovely night, brilliant fun staff better value for money than those high-street chains such as TGI’s. Overall 8/10 must go have a taste guys!

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