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Celebrating Byron Burger's 10th Birthday, Intu Derby.

Derby, UK
Chain food restaurant Byron is celebrating their 10th Birthday and National Burger Day all within the same day, the 24th of August. A restaurant that prides itself on serving up proper hamburgers which are made from carefully-sourced British beef, all freshly prepared and cooked to order in a casual dining experience. I haven't visited this restaurant before, usually opting for a more familiar food chain restaurant for convince. However, I was kindly invited along to Intu Derby's Byron burger restaurant to celebrate both of their 10th birthday and National Burger Day in the ideal location, enjoying some great food and company too. 
There is a vast variety of burger options, both beef, chicken and vegetarian available. The service during our visit was speedy and efficient, they paid attention to detail in ensuring we were enjoying our food whilst also maintaining a great level of privacy for us to enjoy our food. 

To start the night our table decided to share a couple of starters to sample, Nachos and Chicken Nuggets. Given, we didn't manage to eat too many of the Nachos because my boyfriend decided to demolish those pretty quickly. The nachos did have a generous helping of guacamole, salsa and sour cream though which was delicious! The Chicken Nuggets were delicious, I'm so glad we opted to have these because they weren't too filling but with 18 nuggets to eat between us, it was enough to fill a void before the main course.  

The burgers are cooked with their middle pink, I know some people can be distracted and put off by these but their texture and flavour were ideal for me personally. I decided to have the classic burger, I wanted to make sure I had enough room to enjoy some of their side dishes because they sounded delicious! The big pickle on the side of my burger was welcomed with open arms, unlike the rest of the people on my table who cannot stand them! This burger was also one of the only ones I've had where it didn't fall apart whilst you were enjoying it. 

Byron Burger is bringing out a limited edition burger to help celebrate their birthday named the Gizzmo. It was created in collaboration with celebrity chef Gizzi Erskine, the burger consists of 60z hamburger, welsh rarebit - made from Barber's cheddar, smoked Applewood cheese and stout, lettuce, tomato, red onion and finished off with mayonnaise. Jordan sampled this burger on our visit and said the flavours were delicious, he's a big fan of Applewood cheese and said how this worked really well with the flavours from the burger. 

For sides I opted for the cheese fries whilst Jordan went for the bacon cheese fries, these were absolutely delicious! I'm so glad I opted for good sides and a plain burger, giving me the option to try the best of Byron without going overboard. 

We couldn't leave Byron without sampling one of their desserts on offer, Jordan and I hadn't tried one before so we opted for their Oreo freak sake, our eyes were definitely bigger than our bellies when it arrived! Full of ice cream, brownie, cream, honeycomb pieces and more! It was delicious but definitely filled us up so we probably needed to be rolled out of the restaurant, I will definitely be heading somewhere soon to demolish a freak shake again. I did have to take the brownie home and it was as soft and delicious I expected it to be a day after! 

Make sure you get involved with National Burger Day and also head over to Byron to enjoy some of their food, it was delicious and I enjoyed it a lot. I will definitely be heading to a Byron burger restaurant soon to try out some of their other burgers. 

*Restaurant Review. Invited to review the Byron Burger restaurant in Intu Derby. All photos and views are my own. 


  1. It sounds like you had a lot of fun! It's a shame I couldn't make it to the event because that food looks so yummy!

    Sophie xx // One Unique

    1. It was great, the downside was that all the bloggers had split off into little groups with their friends or plus ones rather than a big table altogether to catch up. Otherwise, the food and company I had was more than lovely :) xx


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