It probably has the best available plot for a restaurant, in the middle of the cities big shopping area. It is a massive building and there is also seating available outside while the weather is still nice.
At first look at the menu it was very underwhelming. They pride themselves on the best Scottish meat cooked freshly, and keep their menu simple- a little too simple I think! A plain hamburger with lettuce and tomato is £6.75, you then have to pay for any sides on top. The menu offers a plain burger, a burger with cheese, a burger with cheese and bacon, a burger with chillies, chicken burger, veggie burger and some salads (where is the pulled pork or variety of different burgers on offer!) I get simple, but in my opinion this menu is a little lazy. They do offer a special burger every month which is a little more exciting! Currently the Ronaldo, two 6oz hamburgers, crispy smoked bacon, American cheese, buttered onions, crispy fried onions, pickles, American mustard and ketchup, £12.95 for the burger alone!
Once the salad was removed from the burger it does not look that appetising!
For our sides we chose the classic French fries and some macaroni cheese. The fries were good, pretty standard. The macaroni cheese was very mediocre, plain and I wouldn't be surprised if it was a packet sauce.
I had a lengthy discussion with the manager after our meals, who rightly pointed out that it was only the second week it had been open, so there may be teething problems. He said the chilli burger should;'nt be as hot as it was, but as they use fresh chillies they are hotter than Jalapeños. I explained to him about how high the current standard in Exeter for burgers are, and he said he wasn't aware yet. While I do not usually comment on price, I feel that I have to here. Our bill would have come to £32.10, and I have to say that it really wasn't good value for money for what was served to us. If you are going to charge London prices, the quality of the meal really needs to match up to it, and sadly this meal didn't. The manager insisted that he would take my comments on board, and for Byron to survive up against our current, independent, gourmet burger restaurants we already have here.
Food ** Service ***** Atmosphere ****