Did I ever mention that my family and I love an American diner? Many years ago, when I first moved to the UK, I would drag Husband around London looking for acceptable American fare. I needed to know where I could get burgers, milkshakes and pancakes if I had an urgent craving. Fourteen years ago, there were only a handful of places to get American-style food. Nowadays, they are everywhere. There are now more American restaurants and diners in London than I have fingers and toes. One place we have frequented a few times is Ed’s Easy Diner.
If you’re not familiar with Ed’s, it is a chain of 1950s-style American diners. They have booths, as well as tables, cute jukeboxes and My family and I last went about five months ago. My son has recently become obsessed with cheeseburgers, and we’re all fans, so it makes life easier to eat at restaurants where they serve cheeseburgers. Recently, the people from Ed’s invited us for a family meal to check out their new junior menu.
Dining out with kids is made so much easier with a great children’s menu. Ed’s Junior Bites is made for kids 10 and under. For £5.95, you get a main, side and a drink. One issue I have with many children’s menus is that there is enough food for my 4-year old, but my 8-year old ends up still hungry. I would rather the kids had more proper food and less dessert. At Ed’s, my 8-year old was properly full while my 4-year old had food remaining. Take note other restaurants!
For an extra quid, you get a mini milkshake in the kids meal. Moozles and Dubz love milkshakes so that is our favourite option. And then they don’t need dessert. I find it so annoying when restaurants offer adult-size milkshakes but no option for children. I do not want my children having huge milkshakes. I am sure I am not alone in this. On another note, their is a kids pack that has colouring, crosswords and a funny moustache and silly glasses. These were a big hit with Moozles and Dubz.
Ed’s is not just burgers. I am a fan of their hot dogs. They also have a gluten-free menu and salads and mac and cheese if you’re vegetarian. They also make super yummy sweet potato fries. I now always go for sweet potato fries instead of regular chips. Mmm, sweet potato fries. They have cheese and bacon cheese fries as well, but I’ve never tried them. Ed’s also serve breakfast, which is next on my list to try (waffles or pancakes for this American gal). Ooh, how I love an American diner!
We were given a gift card to review the restaurant, for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.