Posted by Eat Drink Sleep Shop - 10 January 2010 - No comments
|The eponymous "Byron Burger"|
Why are we back here again? Well, Glamzon had a bit of birthday emergency and needed a cheap but central venue that served good food and drinks and Bryon at the Intrepid Fox with its private basement bar and free hire fee fulfilled this brief perfectly. Best of all you can bring along your Ipod and play your own tunes.
For those who care to remember, the Intrepid Fox in its original incarnate is an iconic rock n roll pub, once patronised by the likes of Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart and the Sex Pistols, Zodiac until 2006 when it was sold off, Until Bryon took over, the site had been lying empty for the last three years. I was really interested to see what had become of the legendary boozer. The interior of Byron at The Intrepid doesn't share the same interior of its predecessor. It's been completely gutted and replaced with a modern industrial interior with metal tables and white walls. In a nod to its Soho locale, the downstairs bar houses a TV hidden behind a large velvet curtain playing porn and a red neon light with the words 'Fresh meat'.
So, what about the burgers? The hamburgers start at £6.25 for the classic which you can customise by adding a variety of toppings including a choice of cheeses, avocado and sauces. All the burgers are served in a soft plain bun, lettuce, tomato, red onion, mayo come with a pickle on the side. I went for the house burger - the "Bryon Burger", dry-cured bacon, cheddar cheese and the special Byron sauce, which from what I gathered was made from a mayo, ketchup and capers. The beef was juicy and cooked to an exact medium. The burger itself was also the perfect size. Unlike GBK burgers you can actually take a bite of the whole thing without the filling sliding out of the bun.