A great addition to central Birmingham’s food scene is Byron Hamburgers, situated on New Street.
Byron Hamburgers started back in 2007 with a simple mission: to do one thing, and do it properly. They serve simple, delicious hamburgers, made fresh from properly-sourced British beef and the best ingredients possible, paired with a cold craft beer or an extra-thick shake.
Founder, Tom Byng, came up with the idea of Byron Hamburgers after a four-year stint in America. Inspired by diners such as the Silver Top, in Providence, Rhode Island, Byron Hamburgers was created, to fill a niche within the UK, for simple yet tasty hamburgers and the accompaniment of great craft beers, milkshakes and other U.S. inspired drinks.
A Byron hamburger is made to a special recipe: properly sourced British beef, ground fresh into 6oz patties and cooked medium, so it’s pink and juicy. Served in a squishy bun with a pickle on the side. And that’s it.
Choose from hamburgers such as the Byron (dry cure bacon, mature Cheddar, shredded iceberg, tomato, red onion and Byron sauce), Chilli (green chilli, American cheese, shredded iceberg and chipotle mayonnaise), B-Rex (onion ring, streaky bacon, American cheese, jalapeños, pickles, onion, BBQ sauce and mayonnaise), The Kimcheese (Korean BBQ glaze, bacon, Freddar cheese, crispy onions, kimchi cucumbers, Gochuchang sauce and Ssamjang mayonnaise – contains nuts), Clucky (fried chicken breast, guacamole, sriracha mayonnaise, pickled red onions, sliced pickles and shredded iceberg) and Mushroom (grilled Portobello mushroom, goat’s cheese, roasted red pepper, baby spinach, tomato, red onion and aioli. Served in a squishy bun).
Craft Beers & Milkshakes
In true American style you can also order some fantastic craft beers by the bottle such as Camden Hells Lager, Fourpure Pils (Munich-inspired pilsner. Dry, crisp, refreshing. Bermondsey), Byron Pale Ale (hazy, hoppy, citrus. Camden), Vocation Pride & Joy APA (hops, mango, berries. Hebden Bridge), Beavertown Neck Oil (juicy, fresh, light. Tottenham) with beers on tap too.
Milkshakes & Hard Shakes come in a bewildering array. From Freakshakes (Extra-thick milkshake stacked with vanilla ice cream, brownie, whipped cream, chocolate and caramel sauces, topped with crushed honeycomb) to Reese’s® Peanut Butter Cup.
For those who love their Bourbon, you can choose from Bulleit, Buffalo Trace, Woodford Reserve and more. There are also wines, such as Chenin Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Monastrell, Merlot, Shiraz and Malbec not to mention plenty of spirits and mixers, coffess, teas and juices. Check out the drinks menu here.
Byron Hamburgers shows how fast food can actually be enjoyed without the emphasis on fast, this is a sophisticated and relaxed burger joint inthe heart of town.