It’s the summer holidays; that long stretch of time parents need to fill while the kids are off school for weeks on end. It’s a period when lots of activities usually get ticked off the ‘to do’ check list, but it can be expensive. Whether you’re planning to bring your offspring into town for trips to the cinema, museum visits, an art gallery or the theatre, you’re going to need to find somewhere to stop for lunch or tea that doesn’t break the bank. Byron Hamburgers have a three step Mini Byron menu well worth checking out.
Byron are currently celebrating their tenth birthday; that’s a decade of serving their ‘proper hamburgers’ made using their carefully developed burger recipe. They’re made using properly sourced British beef, freshly ground into patties and cooked medium, to make sure they stay pink and juicy. The mini Byron menu features a half size version of their classic burger (3oz rather than the full size 6oz) cooked well done, topped with lettuce and tomato in a squishy bun. For an extra 50p per topping, these can be customised to suit with added bacon, avocado, roasted red pepper, portobello mushroom, six different types of cheese, crispy fried onions, green chillis or jalapeños.
Vegetarian options on the mini Byron menu include classic macaroni cheese or a mini bean patty with roasted red pepper, baby spinach leaves and tomato. Chicken lovers can indulge in a chargrilled chicken burger or Byron’s nuggets made with bite size pieces of chicken breast meat coated in a crispy batter.
Step two is to choose a side from classic fries, coleslaw or courgette fries, while step three is to add something to wash it down with; from orange or apple juice, milk, an organic smoothie, flavoured water or a Shirley Temple – fizzy lemonade with a splash of grenadine syrup.
Byron Hamburgers have a three step Mini Byron menu well worth checking out
So that’s a main, a side and a drink for £6.50 and all mini Byron meals come with cucumber and carrot sticks on the side. If, after all that, they’ve still got room for pudding, then let them indulge in a chocolate brownie with cream or ice cream, or a scoop of vanilla, chocolate or strawberry ice cream drizzled with either chocolate or caramel sauce for £2. Byron also offer kids versions of their famous shakes for £2.35 in vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, banana or Oreo cookie flavours.
All mini Byron meals also come with a pack of Crayola crayons and a placemat with puzzles and lots of things to colour in; all that should definitely keep the kids entertained long enough for the grown-ups to wolf down a full size burger or more virtuous salad, a side and a craft (or crafty) beer. But be warned, if, like us, you can’t resist the temptation of an extra thick Byron freakshake stacked with vanilla ice cream, brownie, whipped cream, chocolate and caramel sauces, topped with crushed honeycomb… you’d better be willing to share.
Psst, if you're an O2 priority customer then kids can eat for just 25p this summer when you buy any burger or large salad from the main menu. What’s more, every single meal you buy for the little ones - which includes a main, side, drink and veg sticks from the kids’ menu - will also provide a school meal for a child living in some of the poorest places in the world.