Ed’s Easy Diner is conveniently located downstairs in Highcross and provides a quick, tasty, easy option for your mid shopping munchies. Once inside you’ll forget you’re in the shopping centre as the American diner surroundings, including an individual jukebox on each table, will transport you far away from Leicester.

The menu offers a great mix of diner classics with a large range of hamburgers, veggie and chicken options, hot dogs, fried chicken, salads and more. We opted for the Pulled Pork Burger De Luxe, which consists of a classic hamburger topped with BBQ pulled pork and cheddar cheese. The burgers can be ordered solo or as an Ed’s Plate, which includes fries, onion rings and coleslaw on the side. The burgers are British meat, fresh and come cooked medium unless requested otherwise. Definitely recommended, the pulled pork is a juicy extra on top of the burger and really offers the best of both worlds if you’re torn between other pulled pork options on the menu!


Prices aren’t too bad either with the full plate meal coming in at £11.65, or just £7.55 for the burger on its own. If you’re tempted by the sides then make sure you check out the sweet potato fries (as a sneaky tip, ask for some of the cheese sauce on the side to dip them in).

We also sampled the Chicken Acapulco, a grilled chicken breast topped with American cheese, lettuce, guacamole, sour cream and spicy salsa. Making a nice change to breaded chicken burgers, these are fresh and tasty and with them also offering a “skinny” version, which comes with salad and no bun, they can provide a great low calorie option.


Now, perhaps the main thing to mention during this review is the milkshakes. If you’re going to Ed’s, make sure you sample one of their milkshakes.Priced at £4.25 they may seem on the expensive side but you get 2 big glasses per drink, so it’s well worth it! Quite a connoisseur of milkshakes, the Mocha option with added malt is one of the best I’ve tasted! Even better, they even offer low fat versions of the shakes too, which are made with low fat yoghurt instead of ice cream.

If you can squeeze it in after your burgers, dogs and shakes, then be sure to have a glance at the dessert menu, which offers everything from brownies, pancakes, waffles, cheesecake and sundaes. Make sure you’ve got enough room left, or why not grab a spoon each and share, as the portions are certainly generous!

eds pudding

With the number of restaurants opening and the large array of options in Leicester City Centre, there’s never been more choice for places to dine out, but for a quick bite whilst shopping, or a fun meal out with friends, make sure you check out Ed’s and you won’t be disappointed.

We were served by the very smiley and charming Sam on our visit. Very attentive and he was the one to suggest us trying the cheese sauce on the side of the fries, so we’re giving him bonus points for that!


Now we have a £25 voucher for Ed’s to give away, so if you fancy being able to treat a friend or a loved one to a meal out then just answer the following question:

Which shopping centre is Ed’s located in?

Send your answers along with your contact details to [email protected] by midday on Monday 27 October to be in with a shout!

More info and Ed’s full menu can be found on the Ed’s Easy Diner website HERE.