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FlatOnTheHill Sat 02-Jan-16 17:40:34

Went to Bluewater today. Keep hearing how fantastic Five Guys burgers are!
So myself and DS 15 popped in for lunch all excited.
Can honestly say it tasted no better than Burger King except 5 times the price. Would have expected so much better. Anyone else think Five Guys are shit. Apart from GBK where else on the high street is good.

Titsywoo Sat 02-Jan-16 17:42:38

Byron - love them

msrisotto Sat 02-Jan-16 17:42:39

You need to have it 'all the way'. The first time, i didn't and wasn't impressed, i tried it this way and am hooked!

HermioneWeasley Sat 02-Jan-16 17:43:13

Byron is excellent, but I think 5 guys are good!

Asskicker Sat 02-Jan-16 17:43:28

I didn't like five guys here in the UK. I loved it when we went in the US.

We quite like Byron burger, but the Leeds one wasn't great. The Farringdon one was amazing.

The kids like handmade burger company, they also have fairly decent selection for non red meat eaters. So suits my extended family more.

ootsideinbacktaefront Sat 02-Jan-16 17:44:55

I found them very greasy.

RubyWoooo Sat 02-Jan-16 17:45:09

5 Guys is as overrated as it is overpriced. I'd sooner have a Big Mac. Their burgers were distinctly average and tasteless, despite all the extra stuff I had in mine.

Byron is superb, as is Gourmet Burger Kitchen.

RubyWoooo Sat 02-Jan-16 17:45:41

Oh sorry I missed that you mentioned GBK in your OP.

FlatOnTheHill Sat 02-Jan-16 17:47:55

I bit into it and it was so full of everything it just all fell apart in my hand, juice pouring out all over the place which made bun all wet. Gagging now thinking about it. Chips rather nice though.

tappitytaptap Sat 02-Jan-16 17:48:20

I actually think it is usually cheaper at GBK and for that you get a much bigger more filling burger (especially cos there are often vouchers for those kinds of places - handmade burger co etc). I like five guys but it is ridiculously overpriced in the UK compared to the US!

Artandco Sat 02-Jan-16 17:48:48

Honest burger

YoureAllABunchOfBastards Sat 02-Jan-16 17:49:54

I love Byron but do like Five Guys too

southeastastra Sat 02-Jan-16 17:50:33

Like them but couldn't move after eating one !

FlatOnTheHill Sat 02-Jan-16 17:53:50

Will try Byron next I think. Thank you. Laying on sofa with a twinings detox tea now confused

PotteringAlong Sat 02-Jan-16 17:57:04

They've just opened a Byron in Newcastle. Not been yet but looking forward to going!

SmallBearMumma Sat 02-Jan-16 17:59:26

I think it depends what you have in a 5 Guys, I would always have one over a Burger King. If you are in London my favourite are Honest Burgers (their fries are Amazing too) and Shakeshack. Byron also good.
Ooooh I really want a burger now!

jusdepamplemousse Sat 02-Jan-16 18:00:58

I like 5 guys but it is massively overpriced. Have had byron a few times - excellent. But just when in London. Am astounded anyone likes GBK - awful awful awful. Just bad burgers - tough. Did I just have a bad experience or two ?

notquitehuman Sat 02-Jan-16 18:01:16

Most US chains aren't as good when they cross the pond. I was most disappointed with the London branch of Chipotle.

MockTheWeek Sat 02-Jan-16 18:01:26

I've always wanted to try Five Guys but they cook only using peanut oil so I can't (severe nut allergy). Have heard mixed reviews generally but mostly bad things about our local restaurant. We used to have a Byron here which was very good.

MizK Sat 02-Jan-16 18:01:27

Byron burgers are really lovely. Taste of proper meat and not too soggy!

BigGreenOlives Sat 02-Jan-16 18:02:20

I like Byron for eat-in & Shakeshack for a quick bite. Dd2 & I ate at Shakeshack & Five Guys in Miami and far preferred Shakeshack - much better service & cleaner. Dd2 had a milk shake from the Five Guys next the the Palladium recently & it wasn't very clean either.

zipzap Sat 02-Jan-16 18:04:00

The only Byron burger I've had was so bland and tasteless and distinctly unpleasant, combined with poor service that I've never been tempted to think about going back.

OwlinaTree Sat 02-Jan-16 18:05:15

Byron ridiculously expensive! Extra money for chips? I was amazed they expected so much cash for 1 burger and 1 piece of gherkin, not even a whole gherkin. I've never left a restaurant feeling so robbed

soundsystem Sat 02-Jan-16 18:05:58

Byron is much nicer and the service is always great. I agree with the pp who said Five Guys is much better in the U.S.

LittleFishBigOcean Sat 02-Jan-16 18:07:03

I went for the first time today too. Not Bluewater. Grand Central in Brum. Totally agree with you op.

I only had cheese and ketchup on mine and I've never got in such a mess eating a burger. For the price there are plenty of other places I'd have liked to have gone to. I like Ed's Easy Diner- their burgers are nice.

Like you, I enjoyed the chips, and I also enjoyed being able to choose my own pop. I had Sprite with cherry.

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