What's for Lunch? Ed's Easy Diner, Soho

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What's for Lunch? Ed's Easy Diner, Soho


Londonist asks that most pressing of daily concerns: where to go on your lunch break.

C'mon ya know you want it. A bit of American style grease served in a 1950s setting. Londonist recently elbowed up to this Soho institution for an indulgent lunch break. And by indulgent we mean a “Best of Ed's” combo plate #2 (a chilli cheese dog with fries, onion rings and coleslaw, £8.95) along with a freshly made vanilla milkshake (£3.75). The all beef hot dog was proper fast food. And the shake … ooh the shake … was a metal canister of cold milky yumminess with enough leftover in the canister for another full serving.

Beyond the mega-milkshake, it's worth noting that all portions were massive (really ordering for one and then sharing with someone should still leave most folks full) that service was speedy and friendly and that the Elvis and vintage rock n roll background music added to the streamlined comfort ambiance.

Flipping burgers and pouring milkshakes for 25 years, Ed's in Soho seems to be a perennial favourite. It's certainly been bustling each time we've paid a visit over the years. And the concept has proved popular enough to have Ed spread to three more locations in London and three others in the UK (including a newly opened franchise in Cardiff).

Ed's Easy Diner is located at 12 Moor Street at Old Compton Street, W1D 5NG.

Photo/Chris Osburn

Londonist visited Ed's Easy Diner upon invitation of the restaurant.

Last Updated 27 September 2011