With the wave of gourmet burger restaurants sweeping across the country it’s good to know who you can rely on, wherever you happen to go! Byron are one of the UK’s very best burger restaurants and they’ve got their own base right here in Leicester at Highcross.

Now the Highcross branch have even more to tempt you inside with their newly launched exclusive lunch menu, offering a choice of smaller burgers and a side for £6.50, perfect for to settle that afternoon hunger without leaving you feeling bad!




We’ve already mentioned sides, so I’ll get this in early on. Courgette fries. We’ll always have Byron to thank for bringing us courgette fries, but more on that later!

For the lunchtime burger options you can expect all of your favourites, including the Classic, Cheese (with mature cheddar, Freddar (TM) cheese, American, Monterey Jack, blue cheese or emmenthal) or Byron ( with dry cure bacon, mature cheddar, shredded iceberg, tomato, red onion and Byron sauce), as well as chicken breast and bean patty option.


With other salad options including our favourite Classic Cobb salad (chicken, crispy bacon, avocado, blue cheese, tomato, free range egg, iceberg and house dressing), you certainly won’t feel like you’re stinting yourself on the lunchtime options.

As with all of our favourite burgers, Byron serve theirs up pink and juicy, but you can opt for more rare or more well done either side if you have your certain ways). The regular menu burgers come in 6oz size but for the lunch menu you’ll be treated a smaller 3oz version, which once you’ve added on the sides is just the right amount (dependent on appetite, of course).

We opted for the Byron Burger to give their classic a whirl and it didn’t disappoint. The bun soft and squidgy, the juicy burger slots perfectly over a single slice of tomato with melted cheese, crispy bacon and their special Byron sauce. We’ll be honest, if it wouldn’t have looked greedy, we’d have had 2! For the sides the choices were fries, skin on chips, coleslaw, sweet potato fries, onion rings, salad and more but as stated earlier, there was no contest and we went straight fro the famous Byron courgette fries.


One of our favourite sides on offer in Leicester? Quite possibly. Who knew that courgette in a slight batter could be so good? We were recommended to try them with the aioli, which worked really well.

Of course, as with all good burger places, there has to be shakes on the menu and Byron has a particularly great Oreo cookie shake that comes highly recommended, although on this occasion we’d opted for the Byron Pale Ale to see us through lunchtime.

Skipping the milkshake obviously meant that there was room for dessert and the Banoffee Mess and Chocolate Brownie were too tempting to say no too. That’s the beauty of the lunchtime deal, no guilt over dessert at all! The brownie was ample size, warm and drizzled in chocolate sauce with ice cream, whilst the Banoffee Mess had the perfect blend of banana, caramel, biscuit ice cream and whipped cream and covered in chocolate dust, just to top it off.



Having eaten at Byron from their regular menu we already knew we’d be in for a treat, however their lunchtime menu has added a great extra dimension for daytime dining so that Byron doesn’t have to remain a evening treat. With lovely service and additional effort made to accommodate children and families, we’ll certainly be back.

Byron lunchtime menu Cool As rating: 7/10


Now you can win your very own meal for 2 at Byron at Highcross by entering our competition below:

Tell us what would make for your dream burger and then tweet your answer to @byronhamburgers and @coolasleicester with your suggestions

Closing date is Wednesday 4 May and the winner will be contacted on Twitter soon after. The prize is a meal for 2 at Byron, Leicester.


Full information on Byron can be found on the Byron website.