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The red vintage coat, milkshakes & burgers + a very MERRY Christmas to you!

It is Christmas after all. And as the 24th is the big day of celebration in Scandinavia I decided to be a bit festive and dig out my red vintage wool coat.

I bought it many, many years ago in one of my favourite charity shops in Copenhagen and paid around DKK 200 (£22) for it.

I don’t wear it that often as red is not really my colour, but today it felt perfect. I took it for a little excursion to Wardour Street in Soho where I met up with the dear husband and one of his colleagues for lunch.

During our stay in Denmark we’ve been gulping down what feels like 10 kilo of traditional Christmas fare. Pickled herring, warm liver pâté with mushrooms and bacon, ham, grønlangkål (curly kale), sausages, sylte (brawn), roast pork etc etc.

You name it, we’ve eaten it.

So today we both craved something completely different and headed straight for Byron Burgers on Wardour street. (Read my review of it here). I decided to go Full Monty, it is Christmas after all, and ordered a vanilla milkshake to go with my juicy cheeseburger. Yummy.

And not we’re back home, relaxing while looking at our non-existing Christmas tree (well, we do have a couple of fairy lights dangling here and there).

Husband is chopping away in the kitchen, preparing one of my favourite pasta dishes and we have two movies lined up in front of the DVD player: The Last Exorcism + American, The Bill Hicks Story. Now that’s my idea of a cosy Christmas 🙂

And now there’s only one thing left to say: MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!!

 

Byron Burgers – juicy, tasty and responsibly reared…numnumnumnum

Lørdag var Sam på arbejde, så jeg smækkede Ipod’en på og gik ind til Wardour Street for at hente ham. Efter et par fadøl på favoritpubben The Ship (fantastisk rockmusik og autentisk rå stemning) var vi klar til mad. Halv-bimmelim af øl på tom mave kunne jeg høre den rumle “BURGER” så vi smuttede over på den anden side af vejen til Byron burgerkæden. Normalt er jeg ikke til kæder, men Byron holder 100%.

Byrons speciale er, sjovt nok,  toplækre burgere og priserne er lave, mens kvaliteten er i top med hjemmebagte, luftige boller og super friske bøffer fra skotsk kvæg, der får lov at gå frit omkring. Menuen er enkel: et lille udvalg af burgere med forskelligt fyld og så vælger man selv tilbehør i form af skinny fries, håndskårne fritter, løgringe ect. (man kan endda bestille macaroni cheese). Burgere koster ca. 8 pund, fritter 3. Burgerne serveres røde i midten med mindre du bestiller andet, og fik jeg nævnt at de har Brooklyn Lager? Så blir det ikke meget bedre. Læs mere om Byron her.

Her er et par billeder…blandt andet af en halvspist burger. Vi var en anelse besofne, så det varede lidt før jeg huskede at knipse et par stykker med Sams Iphone.

Byron, 97-99 Wardour Street, London (i alt 10 restauranter i London)


Saturday Sam was working, so I put on my Ipod and headed towards Wardour Street to meet him. After a few pints at our favourite pub, The Ship (authentic vibe and great rock music) my stomach was not so subtly rumbling “BURGERS” to me. So we headed for the Byron Burger chain, conveniently situated on the opposite side. Normally I don’t like chains, but this one is seriously good.

Byron of course specialises in burgers and the menu is simple: a few different  burgers that you can order with or without side-orders like skinny fries, onion rings, hand cut fries and even macaroni cheese. The meat is very fresh and comes from “free range” cows, running around in the Scottish highland, the buns are homemade and they alway manage to cook your burger to perfection (red in the middle, thank you very much). Burgers around 8 pounds, fries 3. Oh, and did I mention: they serve Brooklyn Lager!

Here’s a few pictures, including one of a half-eaten burger. We were a bit tipsy so it took a while before I remembered to snap a few with Sam’s Iphone.

Byron, 97-99 Wardour Street, London (around 10 restaurants in London)