– Rhuddlan, Denbighshire, Wales. 

Harveys New York Bar and Grill hasn’t particularly been amoungts the places I eagerly want to visit but a spontaneous suggestion meant I was dining there this evening. 

The burger selection was very limited and very plain, now from experience this is usually a positive thing. So I decided to go with the 6oz Bacon Cheese Burger, which was actually the more extravagant burger on the menu. Once arrived, the smell initially was intoxicating, and the exterior looked just as impressive. But the taste, flavours and contents just weren’t up to expectations.


The burger when handled instantly feel apart, it was almost as if while in preparation the burger was thrown together without care, major mistake. It had a measly 1 piece of bacon layed upon a mediocre piece of beef and the salad, let’s just say they don’t skimp out on that.

Now to the good point, yes point. The chips, the chips were surprisingly the best part of the meal, now I’m no potato expert but they were fluffy, salty, flavoursome, well crafted chips. So, overall the chances of myself returning to Harveys New York Bar and Grill is slim, better luck next time. 

– Figrman



  • Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, England.

Since my first visit to Byron Burger not so long ago, I have been figuratively ‘itching’ to revisit, to sample another unique burger.

With this visit giving me the chance to sit down within the restaurant and experience the décor, ambiance and service, I had high expectations. Very efficient and polite service meant I was sat down and served swiftly with my choice of meal being; a burger named ‘Le Smokey’, French fries and a Coca Cola to drink.

The ‘Le Smokey’ burger stood out to me as the ingredients sounded intriguing, they were; 6oz hamburger, mature Cheddar, streaky bacon, crispy fried onions, shredded iceberg, pickles and smoked chilli BBQ sauce. When the burger arrived it wasn’t anywhere near as towering like its competitor the ‘B-Rex’ but with its melting cheese and dripping smoked chilli BBQ sauce, aesthetically it was inviting.

As you can see the 6oz hamburger stood proud of the bun, which then gave you the chance to nibble around the sides before delving in. The first full bite of the burger confirmed to me that Byron Burger really do ‘Proper Hamburgers’. The flavours and combinations were genuinely spectacular, the crispy fried onions gave a delicious crunch along side the bacon and smoked chilli BBQ sauce which had a pleasant, subtle spicy factor.

There were two faults, which in my opinion were the hamburger itself and the French Fries, that being the chef’s fault. The burger was ordered as ‘medium’, but unfortunately came more as ‘rare’, also the French Fries were quite terrible, very sharp, moderately warm and tasteless, i’ll be avoiding them next time I visit. However this doesn’t inflict my opinion on this burger or Byron Burger in the slightest, as it was absolutely beautiful.

Well done Byron.

  • Figrman


– Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, England. 

On this sort of ‘quest’ I’m partaking in to find the most exquisite burger, I’m coming across some very interesting yet questionable burger combinations. 

I had been meaning to visit Byron Burger for some time now, and a free afternoon with no dinner plans made it possible. As it was a beautiful evening in the centre of Manchester, I made the conscious decision to take my food to go. I did have my doubts though as eating a mammoth burger, simply as I walk, can be tricky even with a table and a chair. 

My choice of burger was the highly anticipated, exotic sounding burger named the ‘B-Rex’, it’s contents were ‘6oz hamburger, onion ring, streaky bacon, American cheese, jalapeños, pickles, onion, BBQ sauce and mayonnaise’ all which sounded abit too extreme for one bun. As I opened the rigid take away box to reveal the creation, it did in fact look too extreme for one bun. 

Unfortunately the first few bites weren’t of the whole burger as it was so highly stacked, but this didn’t bother me as the taste was so heavenly. The brains behind the Byron creations really did their research for this burger as every single factor worked brilliantly together. The jalapeños gave the burger a slight kick, the crispy onion ring gave a delicious twist and finally the bacon and cheese gave a sense of simplicity to the burger which was all very worth my time and money. 

The only downfall was when I recieved the burger, it wasn’t very hot. For some people this would be a major problem, but for myself not so much. Forgetting this, the burger was very delightful and I have to return back to Byron Burger to eat many more. I rate the ‘B-Rex’ a 9 out of 10. 

– Figrman