Eds Easy Diner
- Venue type: Eat
- Subcategory: American
- Location: Old Compton Street, London, United Kingdom
- Website: http://www.edseasydiner.co.uk
- Wifi: No idea
- Wheelchair access: No
About Eds Easy Diner
Decked out in the 50s style Ed’s is a place to savour a burger. Situated at the head of Old Compton Street this diner looks straight down one of the main arteries into Soho. A snug space with bar style seating horseshoing around a central kitchen area where the smoke and smells of the food rise to the ceiling, competing for space with the classic pop tunes from the 50s, 60s and 70s, which are chosen by the patrons through mini-jukeboxes that line the bar. Mungo Jerry, Elvis Presley, The Four Tops and others play the songs that you can’t help hum along to.
The menu is a wonderful collection of fare: burgers (chicken and hamburgers), hotdogs, and plentiful extras will probably mean you’ll order too much – eyes bigger than belly syndrome. Burgers start at just £4.95 for the Classic – pretty good value. The fries are average – a little disappointing, but douse them in ketchup and mustard and they are a necessary part of the experience. The shakes are how you would hope – verging on too thick to be sucked up a straw.
Staff are swift, precise and friendly. I would like to see them on roller skates, but maybe that’s a step too far, perhaps it is a good thing that the space won’t permit flying waitresses whizzing by with trays of cokes.
Some advice: don’t start your evening with a trip to Ed’s. After here you’ll just want to sit in a comfy chair groaning with satisfaction.
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