After a disappointing introduction to sliders, a larger, heftier burger was in order. I’ve seen The Diner, scattered in various parts of London but I’ve always walked past. Walking around Shoreditch one lunchtime, I decided to drop in.
The interior was a little disappointing and was smaller than anticipated with booth type seating arrangements but lacked the, ‘American’ diner feel. Located in Shoreditch, I would have expected the interior to be a little more ‘hip’.
I ordered the super berry iced tea and was surprised at how good it tasted, with sharp berry notes but still sweet. Perfect for the recent spring weather we’ve been having in London.
After deliberating on what to choose from the extensive menu, I finally decided upon the Diablo burger consisting of bacon, cheese and jalapeno mayo.
The bun was a little dry and didn’t hold well together with bits of bread crumbling away from absorbing a little too much jalapeno mayo. The beef fared better as it was juicy and pink in the middle, which is exactly how I like my beef cooked. As a whole, the burger was tasty and for a London chain, was better than expected.
To go alongside the Diablo burger, I ordered some cajun spiced fries which I couldn’t have been more pleased with. The cajun seasoning was generously coated, giving the fluffy potato an extra oomph.
The Diner was a pleasant surprise and I wouldn’t turn down an offer to dine here again, however, I’d probably try something a little different on the menu as the burger didn’t compare to my two favourite burger joints Patty & Bun and Dirty Burger.
– The Diner, Shoreditch