A few weeks ago sunderland had the joy of opening a new resteraunt in the shape of Ed’s Easy Diner.
I didnt know much about Ed’s as the nearest one to us is the MetroCentre in Gateshead, so i cheekily tweeted and asked if i could review the new one to which im pleased to say they agreed to.
Located in the Bridges Shopping Centre in Sunderland town centre Ed’s is easily accessible either by car or public transport. I took my partner along with me after walking past the first week it opened and thought overall it was clean and spacious but looked a bit to open for me i dislike places that make you feel like your on show to the world, but i neednt of worried, we were greeted by the very friendly staff in their smart uniforms and shown to a booth that was further inside. we were offered the menus and drinks and we both opted for fizzy drinks.
Ed’s is unlike most resteraunts as they are retro American diners with a 50’s theme, and have surprisingly been around for 25yrs, furnished with red leather seats and shiny chrome tables with a jukebox on and a selection of 50’s number ones. On the day we visited Ed’s was fairly busy and we were surprised at the age ranges of the clientelle, to young teenagers, mums and daughters and some elder people Eds appeared to be a hit with all.
Next the important bit trying the food, I ordered from the burger range Smokey Joes, this consisted of a juicy burger topped with BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese and griddled onions,on a eds plate so it came with fries onion rings and coleslaw. The burger was cooked to perfection nice and succulent in a fresh bun the sauce wasnt too smoky, and the onion rings were delightfully crisp and light, with crispy fries id happily have a burger everytime.Ed’s hamburger butcher only buys beef from British farms which have been awarded ‘ Farm Assured ’ status, in recognition of their high animal welfare standards. From this high quality beef, batches of hamburgers are freshly made daily to Ed’s exclusive recipe My partner plumped for deluxe pulled pork dog, which was a beef hot dog, smothered with BBQ pulled pork and looked scrummy.
To finish our meal we each had a dessert, lot of waffles 2 deliciously warm toasted waffles served with ice cream and Hershey chocolate sauce, and my partner had the Brownie Points a gorgeous brownie with ice cream and chocolate sauce also, both of which were simply divine,
Overall impressions of Ed’s Easy Diner we loved the retro feel, tho the music isnt to everyones taste but it adds to the authenticity of America in the 50’s, all the customers who were in at the same time as us regardless of age, sex etc all enjoyed their food we didnt see much waste being left. Tho the prices for what you think is just another burger joint is worth paying for. Good fresh quality food made to order and you can see this being prepared in the open kitchen area.
The only downside of our visit was the food was so filling we couldnt manage an Ed’s milkshake even though we were offered one to take away, so will to sample this delight on our next visit.
If this brief review has whetted your apetite check out Eds online here.http://www.edseasydiner.com/index.php