So it’s been a while since I posted a #GlasgowBurgerthon update, what with life kind of getting in the way over the summer. I had kind of wanted to be finished the challenge before the end of the year, but it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen! You can read more about the challenge here, and catch up with our visits to Five Guys and Burger Meats Bun too.
Ed’s Easy Diner first caught my eye when they opened in Glasgow’s St Enoch Centre towards the end of last year. Promising the “true” diner experience – quick & reliable with friendly service – alongside milkshakes to die for and a jukebox on the table, it well and truly had my attention. Although to be fair, anywhere that serves milkshakes has my attention…
Speaking of milkshakes, if you like the Lotus Caramelised biscuits then you need to pay Ed’s a visit and try out their milkshake version! I couldn’t leave without trying it, and it did not disappoint. Their Oreo milkshakes are also just as good! They come in a massive cup that holds two servings, so could easily be split between two people.
For our main event I ordered a cheeseburger with pulled pork and caramelised onion (bottom picture) and Paddy went for his staple bacon cheeseburger. As you can probably tell from the picture, Paddy decided to supersize his patty and ended up with a bit of a monstrosity! We both chose to go for the “Ed’s Plate” option which basically adds chips and onion rings.
Whilst the burgers were alright, they were nothing special. The food comes across as cheap and cheerful, leaning more towards cheap than cheerful. My bun was a little bit over-toasted for my liking which – despite all of the sauce – made the burger feel too dry. Paddy felt similarly, with neither of us being all that impressed overall.
The restaurant itself is located in the food court of a busy shopping centre, which does detract from the atmosphere a bit. Apart from that though I loved the 50s style decor and we had a lot of fun with the little jukebox on the table. All proceeds from their jukeboxes go to charity which I think is a nice touch! The staff were really friendly and everything was served pretty quickly.
Whilst it’s not my favourite burger joint in Glasgow, it’s also not the worst. I think it’s more the kind of place you would stop to grab a bite whilst shopping as opposed to a proper evening meal – especially as it’s limited by the opening times of the shopping centre.