I had slightly mixed emotions about trying the vegan burger at Byron. I, of course wanted to share with the vegan community ideas of where you can grab a vegan bite with your non vegan friends or family and having eaten at Byron for years before turning vegan I was very excited to see how they had developed a burger made from beetroot, as I know their chips are always tasty!
The reason, this was not a straightforward review was because when I first started to blog, I emailed Byron asking them if they had vegan choices on the menu and explaining that I am a vegan blogger who likes to review vegan options. Their email back was quite blunt and to be honest rude, stating they didn’t really have many vegan options and that was the end of the conversation.
This caused me to be conflicted but decided I would try it and surely if people were to buy more of their vegan burgers then they would perhaps make more vegan options and it would lessen the sales of their meat burgers, it is with this approach that I went down to try it out and give an honest review.
The Beetnik burger is by no means a faux meat burger, it is a veggie patty made from beetroot falafel the patty was delicious, with baby kale, smashed avocado, tomato, pickled red onions, red pepper ketchup and rainbow slaw. I could not fault this burger, it was delicious with a side of sweet potato it was a very nice meal indeed and it cost £8 per burger, I think that is a very fair price for this burger.
I would definitely recommend a refreshing burger, that makes you feel like you are not being too naughty by eating this plant-based burger, I would rate it a solid 8.5/10. 9/10 if you dip it in mustard and ketchup like we did!