Wed 25 Mar 2015
Ed’s Easy Diner recently invited me to review their fifties American diner at Edinburgh’s Fort Kinnaird Retail Park. So on Saturday I went along with my husband, two year old daughter and new baby son to check it out.
I loved the style of the restaurant, which had a retro feel but also looked modern. We were welcomed by friendly staff and shown to our seats. Each table had its own mini Juke Box, so for the price of 20p you could choose what fifties song was next to play in the restaurant. The menu had a wide selection of burgers, chicken, hot dogs, barbecue dishes, grilled meats and salads. There was also a good choice of desserts and milkshakes.
I ordered a Big Bubba’s Bacon N Cheese Burger – a beef burger with lettuce, tomato, onion, dill pickle, sweet-cured bacon, cheese and Ed’s Diner Sauce. It was served with fries, onion rings and coleslaw. We were served quickly and I thought the burger was delicious. I also had to try one of “Ed’s World Famous Extra Thick Milk Shakes” and went for banana flavour. This was so creamy and tasty.
My husband had the Chilli Cheese burger which was equally yummy and a Malt Vanilla Milk Shake. They give you the option to make your milk shake a Malt when ordering and I wasn’t sure if I’d like it so stuck to plain banana, but after tasting his I wished I had gone for it. It just gave it an extra bit of flavour. I think next time I would order a Malt Chocolate Milk Shake as it would probably taste like Malteasers! My daughter had a kids meal of breaded chicken fillets and fries with a vanilla milkshake, which she really enjoyed.
The food and drinks were all very tasty and filling. The milk shakes were so filling I couldn’t finish mine, but I did leave a little room for dessert. I just couldn’t resist a Kit-Kat Choco-Lat Sundae (Kit Kats are my absolute favourite biscuit!). The sundae consisted of vanilla ice-cream with chocolate sauce, whipped cream and broken bits of Kit Kat, so obviously it was lovely.
Ed’s easy Diner is a great place to go for classic American food with a fifties vibe. The only thing I would say is the prices are quite high, with the burger and fries meals priced from £10.35 to £14.05. We had a lot of fun though, so I think we will return. I will certainly pop in for a milk shake if I’m out shopping at Fort Kinnaird. There are so many more flavours to try!
Ed’s Easy Diner, Fort Kinnaird Shopping Centre, Edinburgh, EH15 3RD