Ed’s Easy Diner, Euston Station
Travelling back from London on a train at dinner time often means eating a sandwich that you don’t really want or a takeaway that annoys the rest of the carriage! I wanted something hot and a proper covered seating area (it was raining) so with just enough time for a sit-down meal Ed’s Diner was chosen.
I’ve eaten in a few Ed’s diners before but not this one, which was heaving – seems like I wasn’t the only one with the idea of hot food and a seat before my train home. The menu has burgers, chicken, sandwiches and lots of desserts and shakes.
Being a lover of peanut butter, I ordered a banana and peanut butter shake.
I think the banana had already boarded the train or was still in Guatemala, however the peanut butter taste was tops.
Cheesy fries, mac and cheese bites with jalapeño jelly and a cheeseburger were ordered. All arrived very quickly, although not at the hottest of temperatures, so much for my plans earlier!
The cheesy fries were a good-sized portion so suitable for two, with a runny nacho cheese sauce, not overly cheesy but a bit too much for the thin chips to handle.
The mac and cheese bites had a thick outer coating, which was a little drying. Inside it looked great, supple pasta and gooey cheese. The taste, again more American-styled lack of flavour cheese. The jelly was a hit, piquant and livened up the dull mac and cheese bites.
Finally, the burger. I left half of it. If you know me, you’ll know I like my grub. But this, it was a waste of calories. Tasteless again. A greasy burger with poor seasoning, what a disappointment. Bah!
I first visited Ed’s in London around 2000 and loved their shakes, they are still good, but give the rest a miss.
Another couple of minus points for having to discover the toilets are in the staff-only locker room and the jolt and grimacing every time someone dumps crockery onto the cleaning tubs!
Total cost: £20 for a half-eaten meal for one. 🙁
+ Top shakes
+ Good location for Euston Railway Station
– Tasteless food
– Overpriced for the quality
– Noisy staff
Location: Ed’s Easy Diner, The Piazza, Euston Railway Station, Kings Cross, London, Nw1