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We just spent a weekend in London, and, between the five the plates of fish & chips and the three gallons of beer we emptied in our stomach, we had to try Byron, a restaurant that is said to serve one of the best Hamburger in town by many locals.

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Byron first set foot in London back in 2007, and now has nearly 30 restaurants in London, Oxford and Kent. They serve proper hamburgers, for approximately 8 £, excluding fries, as well as delicious milkshakes.

Byron London

 

I personally ordered the Byron. Between the buns you’ll find bacon (lots of it), aged cheddar, lettuce, fresh onions, tomato, and the secret Byron Sauce. Simple burger that works pretty well.Ingredients are fresh, bacon is top notch, buns are fluffy, meat is okay. We can’t expect the best meat from such a big chain.

As for the drinks, you can’t beat the oreo milk-shake, best I’ve ever had.

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If you’re wondering where does the name Byron comes from, well the waiter actually told us the story, but we were too much hangover to understand anything. If anybody knows it, please comment!

 

PS: Seems like The Burger Tribune is featured in this month’s issue of The Gate Magazine, check it out!

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It can happen sometimes that we have something very special to celebrate that we want our lunch to fit the occasion. Having recently graduated, I found this event to be a good excuse for having a little gourmet burger. I have been hearing recently about a 240g (8 oz.) meat patty being flipped at Cro Magnon, Zaytuna Bay’s renown steakhouse. They offer this burger only for lunch, and it is part of a three-courses menu, served for 67500 LBP.

The Burger served at Cro Magnon is called the black burger: 240g of black angus meat, stuffed with emmental and cheddar. Add to this wild greens, trap all of the above between two brown mutli-grain buns and you’ve got Cro Magnon’s noble burger: the black burger

 

I ordered the black burger to my preference, medium rare. After a good 20 minutes of waiting, comes an impressively huge burger, along with golden french fries, ketchup and mustard sauce. The meat’s savor, disseminating over the lower bun, could not do anything but captivate our taste buds. I also enjoyed the hot peppery flavor that was  coming out of the burger. However, it was not specified on the menu, and if one doesn’t like hot flavors, he will definitely be disappointed by this burger.

The bottom line is that Cro Magnon’s black burger is definitely a great burger, for any of your special occasion, may it be a selfish pleasure, a celebration or a business lunch. Considering the fact that the price includes a starter and a dessert, it is not that expensive. In a better world, the black burger would include a greater choice of additional toppings, such as grilled onions, sauteed mushrooms or another kind of cheese…

Cro Magnon’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/cromagnonsteakhouse