Ed’s Easy Diner

I like fine dining. The wine lists the size of telephone directories, six kinds of mineral water and waiters as attentive as a well trained Labrador. But I also have a big soft spot for milkshakes. In my quest for the best milkshakes in London, two friends independently recommended the same place, so off I went!

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Ed’s Easy Diner, or Ed’s, is a chain with several outlets in London and elsewhere. It’s trying to recreate the kind of diner that was endemic to America in the fifties and sixties. They serve a range of burgers, hot dogs and American bites, but they’re most famous for their milkshakes. Served in a traditional metal pot, they’re thick, sweet and very good.

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In terms of texture, they’re not quite up there with Shake shack or In’n’out, but they’re not half bad. It’s so long since I went to MEATMarket, I can’t remember how they compare, so I’ll just have to go again. *sigh*

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I’m a big fan of the Atomic American Fries. More chunky than you’d expect, they come with a selection of dips including: cheese, spicy jelly, guacamole, sour cream and chili. Yum.

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They have a decent selection of burgers, I went for the Smokey Joe. A cheeseburger with onions and barbecue sauce duly arrived. It’s good, but I think MEATMarket might have it beat.

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On the whole, it’s a pretty good place for a quick bite. Service is fast and if you find yourself in London near an outlet it’s well worth a visit!

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