Byron Burger has been in Oxford (located on George Street) for a number of years now. I remember visiting about five years ago and wasn’t particularly blown away to be honest. However, in recent times, I noticed they have changed up their menu and it was looking much better so thought I’d go down and see whats changed.
I do love the location of Byron Burger. It is literally around the corner from where I work and one of the first restaurants I see when I get onto George Street.
The inside is decorated with a minimalist feel but remains clean and fresh, I like it.
Food and Drinks
Below you can see a picture of the menu. If you are struggling to read it feel free to check it out on their website here.
To start, we went for the Brisket Dip N’ Tip Nachos which were incredible and includes Pulled BBQ beef brisket, smashed avocado, salsa, Byron Cheese sauce, sour cream, coriander, jalapeños, red chillies in the tub you can see in the middle.
Embarrassingly, we didn’t realise until halfway through that you were meant to tip the tub upside down and empty the contents over the nachos (good to remember for next time or if you are thinking of getting it).
In terms of side orders we opted for Sweet Potato Shoe String Fries (nothing particularly special about these but they were nice enough) and the Bacon Cheese Fries which you can see pictured further below.
The Bacon Cheese Fries were in my opinion, really great. It wasn’t like other topped fries that I have had before where there is only a thin layer of toppings on top and after that layer its just chips, the cheese melted nearly down to the bottom of the pot and they were generous with the bacon too.
Which brings us nicely to the burgers. I have saved the best for last because I was seriously impressed by the burgers.
We ordered a B-Rex burger and a Big Smoke. I took a few pictures of each but I’ve labelled one picture of each further below if you scroll down for reference.
The Big Smoke Burger was very nice. I only tried a bite but the burger was cooked nicely and there was a decent amount of pulled beef brisket and a good chunk of bacon.
My B-Rex was incredible. It came with the biggest onion ring I’ve ever seen (pictured below) with cheese oozing out of the side and more bacon than you could ask for. This burger to me, showed that Byron have really upped their game and I believe it is one of their current signature burgers.
Also, it was very filling. The ambitious part of me wanted dessert at the start of this meal as they had some really cool looking milkshakes but after this and my share of the fries, I could not eat any more and was very satisfied.
Conclusions and Final Thoughts
So I visited Byron Burger with the aim to see if they had upped their game in terms of their burgers and food in general. Although not much has changed decoration wise, you can tell they have ripped apart their old menu and created some fantastic burgers.
If I’m looking for a burger in the future, it is somewhere I would definitely bear in mind as I would say that this has been one of the best burgers I’ve had in Oxford.