The food court at St.Enoch’s has extended and we were possibly transported back to the 1950s with a visit to Ed’s Easy Diner – the chrome, jukeboxes on tables and the red booths seating create a welcoming retro environment.
We grabbed a booth at a busy lunchtime. The Colonel was looking forward to trying this as I had been going on and on about their milkshakes (from a previous visit to their Soho branch a number of years ago).
A quick look at the menu and shakes with malt was ordered. Banana and Peanut Butter £4.75 plus 40p for malt and Butterscotch £4.35 plus 40p for malt.
Both milkshakes were delicious, full of flavour, thick and creamy. They were a good size however £5 for a shake is helluva steep.
Do you remember childhood burgers? the ones with onion? That’s what we tasted here – good burger thickness and fresh toppings but fries not included which is annoying, You can get an Ed’s plate for £13.05, this includes main, fries, onion rings and coleslaw. OK if you want all the bits, which we didn’t.
Disappointing sized portion for the price. Frozen Chips and gravy. hmm.
The Big Bubba’s burger was ordered without salad as The Colonel doesn’t like “rabbit food”. It arrived perfectly with a side of classic fries (£2.95 so it’s basically an extra £1 to add Bisto-like gravy to make them wet fries). Thumbs up from The Colonel. American cheese and good tasty bacon.
We moved onto dessert ordering a “lot of waffle” – served warm with vanilla ice cream, maple syrup or Hershey choc sauce £4.95 and Pancakes – Ed’s own pancakes served warm with vanilla ice cream and a choice of maple syrup or Hersheys choc sauce £4.95.
Nice pancakes which needed the moisture from the syrup and ice cream. The waffles were tepid and had that “straight out the bag” feel – as was confirmed when we saw them being loaded into the kitchen later.
All in £40 for lunch for two. Seriously, was I out of town the day £40 was deemed OK for fast food? The service was friendly but food was a bit slow coming out though the decor and vibe are great as no pressure at all to hurry up and you could have a conversation without getting drowned in music! The shakes are still great but there wasnt that wow factor that I’d expect for thet price. Our search for Glasgow’s best burger continues…
+ Milkshakes were great
+ Atmosphere and friendly service
– Some items frozen/bought in
We dined as guests of Ed’s Easy Diner but Fred vouches this post as truthful.