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The Diner – 4th of July Preview:
I was invited to sample the special menu at the Soho branch of Diner. Conveniently situated for shopping in Carnaby Street and Liberty’s, this is a great place for a lunch or post shopping revival. The clue is in the name, the décor is like that of a classic American diner, but with added alcohol!
It’s beautifully air-conditioned, which on the rare hot day we are getting, is a welcome relief. ! I have to say that the Mojito really hit the spot for me!
The special menu consists of:
Frito pie, a bag of fritos corn chips topped with beef chili, chese, sour cream, jalapenos and coriander. This was a cute concept and would be great as bar snack with a beer. Be warned, you do need a fork to get at all the delicious chilli!
Chicken skins, these had shredded chicken, Monteray Jack cheese, sour cream and jalapenos on top. These were delicious.
Taco Crunch Burger; A must for anyone who has ever added crisps to a sandwich! The addition of the crisp tortillas to give some crunch was inspirational! The quality of the burger was amazing; made from 3 different cuts of beef to achieve the ultimate flavour, this 8 oz burger was certainly one of the best I’ve ever had. I have to say though, that after sampling the other items, I couldn’t finish all of it!
The Independence Day Corn was the least successful of the special items. Authentically Mexican, it was far too salty for my palate. A grilled corn on the cob rolled in lime mayo, grated cheese and chili powder.
Independence Day S’mores; I have often heard American friends refer to these, but have never known what they actually taste like – I knew that toasted marshmallows were involved. This dish consisted of nutella, toasted marshmallow sandwiched in Graham Crackers. All I can say is, no wonder diabetes is on the rise in the States! If you have a sweet tooth, this is the perfect dish for you!
The diner had a good selection of craft beers, both American and British, good cocktails, and a well stocked bar.
So if you fancy joining our American cousins in celebrating Independence Day on 4th July, all the branches will be offering the special menu.
Menus and venues can be found on The Diner website:
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