Leicester’s dining scene seems to be on an upward trajectory of late. We have some really cool places now especially with The Smokehouse (yeah I know.. I’m biased) and now Byron both bringing something on trend and exciting to the city. It says something too that Byron skipped Nottingham and Birmingham to open their first Midlands site in little old Leicester. Well – maybe the rents cheap or they know something we don’t – either way, I’m very pleased about it!
Probably one of the last local bloggers to make it in, I’d heard so much about this place that by the time I got round to visiting with my lovely Vicky in tow, I was wondering if my expectations were a little too high. Turns out not. Great open, airy space, fantastic staff and a simple concept done really well. Good for you Byron!
Rather than going for the conventional ‘chip’ (of which there are a couple of options) we went for the courgette fries. The side portions are large and easily enough to share between two. Be warned! The courgette fries were really nice – cripsy but still soft inside. The blue cheese dip (again, there is a choice) was really good too although personally, I make mine with a bigger blue cheese hit and I think this could take it. The onion rings were huge! Well seasoned and delish altho maybe a tiny bit greasy.
Overall, I was well impressed with Byron. Its a great addition to Leicester and as well as excellent staff (shout outs to manager Vicky and waitress Ruby), they stick to what they know and do it well! If you’ve not been yet – you need to! My top tip – ask for a booth – they seat up to four and are perfect for privacy (or a date) and the view of the open kitchen will just enhance your appetite!
*I was invited to review Byron and we did not pay for our meal. The total cost would have been £46.90. As always, my opinions are my own*