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“More about the surroundings than the food”
Review of Ed's Easy Diner - Basingstoke - CLOSED

Ed's Easy Diner - Basingstoke
Cuisines: American, Fast Food, Diner, South American
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Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“More about the surroundings than the food”
Reviewed August 26, 2012 via mobile

Visited Ed's for a lunchtime burger, and to be honest I was pretty disappointed in what I found.

The actual restaurant is fitted out in a traditional retro US burger bar style, which was nice and like many I have found in the states, however the food was no where near on par with that typical American style.

The burgers were no bigger or better than you would find in Burger King (except more expensive) and didn't taste any different to a BK burger. You get no extra's with the burger, just a burger on a plate & not even any fries which you pay for seperate. The 'fries' were very disappointing, being that cheap fat frozen type of chip that you'd find at a football match or a fairground..... No where near like a traditional fry that I was expecting. I was going to order a hot dog, until the table next to me ordered one which was small and again looked like something you'd get from a fairground.

The staff were very pleasant and attentive and there were plenty of them, so it's a shame that for me the food didn't match the expectancy of a great American dining experience. I won't be back.....

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English first
London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed June 10, 2012

Having been a customer at Ed's restaurants in London for close to 20 years,I was looking forward to trying the new one in Basingstoke and i'm glad I did. The burger was as good as London, the restaurant was clean and well kept as you would expect the staff very pleasant. Although i felt a little rushed (unusually) the visit was very good i shall go there again!!

  • Visited June 2012
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