Burger Blues at Ed’s Easy Diner – Review:
The original Ed’s Easy Diner opened it’s doors in 1987. It wasn’t until a few years later that I discovered the place, fresh out uni and looking for something cool and different. Styled like an American retro diner, Ed’s was a million miles from the burger places I knew from my childhood. The food was better, the decor was fun and service was slick and friendly. I have to admit though, I haven’t been for years. Then I learnt that July’s burger of the month was a chance to try a blue cheese and bacon burger using Castello cheese. A great chance to revisit a favourite from my twenties and try a new burger too.
Castello have just lauched their new ‘Burger Blue’ blue cheese slices, a pack of five perfectly sized slices of Castello’s extra creamy Danish Blue cheese. It’s a great idea because sometimes with crumbly cheese like Castello it can be a little difficult to cut neat slices with a normal knife. I’ve got a pack waiting to try in the fridge – but in the meanwhile I thought I might just pop along to Ed’s Easy Diner and try their version.
I’m not sure I could spot ANY changes. There’s still the funky decor, the high red bar stools and the tables set with Heinz ketchup and Colman’s mustard. The staff still look like they are part of an American cheerleading team. And the burgers are just as good as I remember.
I ordered a burger plate – because who can eat a burger without fries? That meant I got onion rings and coleslaw too (both excellent – really crispy onion rings and beautifully creamy traditional coleslaw). And, because I felt like it, I ordered a portion of guacamole, which I have to admit was the weakest item I tried. It was just too smooth. Perhaps that is deliberate so you can smother your burger with it?
Apart from burgers, you can order hot dogs, fried chicken, ribs and all sorts of American Diner specials at Ed’s. But I was a woman on a mission. My Bacon Blues came with a generous helping of melted blue cheese, tomato, pickles and two slices of bacon. I probably COULD have just tried the burger.
Bacon Blues was amazing. Something of a bad boy burger, you’ll need to get your skates on if you want to try this one as the Burger of the Month changes on Monday. But, I’m planning to show you how to make your own next week…and with Castello Cheese you might be quite close to the Ed’s Easy Diner experience. Or if you get a chance, why not pop into Ed’s today or tomorrow. The Bacon Blues burger plate that I enjoyed is around £11 – or if you don’t want the chips and garnishes, just the burger is around £7.75.
Ed’s Easy Diner Soho,
12 Moor Street,
Old Compton Street,
Soho, London W1D 5NG
Disclaimer: I was sent a sample of Castello burger blues cheese and a gift voucher to trial the Bacon Blues burger at Ed’s Easy Diner