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The Diner

American Restaurant££££
Holborn and Covent Garden, Greater London
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  • Austin K.
    "Fantastic American style diner!"(6 Tips)
    Shirley O.
    "The hard shakes are highly addictive."(3 Tips)
    Esat F.
    "Juicy lucy is to die for"(3 Tips)
    Chris R.
    "Great alcoholic milkshakes, nice burgers and breakfast American style...."(2 Tips)
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  • Tobias R.
    Tobias ReiperDecember 22, 2014
    They have a nice range of different regional American dishes. The Juicy Lucy is a speciality of theirs and it is a nice pulled pork burger but it is very hot upon the first bite!
  • Timur Ö.
    Timur ÖnderAugust 23, 2014
    Big portions, bigger burgers and tasty, decadent desserts! The place has a really nice atmosphere with really friendly and welcoming staff! Always ask what off-menu items they can offer too!
  • Chris H.
    Chris HainesAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Classic American style diner with a hipster vibe. Great tunes and service, with place mat style menus and a huge selection! Great shakes and large portions on the burgers. Brilliant sweet potato fries
  • Shirley O.
    Shirley OnsodMay 14, 2015
    The hard shakes are highly addictive. Friendly, somewhat hipster staff that serve simple burgers that are just plain great. Lots of different fries on the menu as well!
  • Thomas B.
    Thomas BrunskillApril 27, 2013
    If you're vegan you're gonna wanna watch out!! Get the 'Veggie Diner Breakfast' (spinach cooked w/o butter) w/o egg, veggie sausage & English muffin w/guacamole, black beans & tortilla.
  • Nigel A.
    Nigel AlbermanicheApril 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The loco moco has to be tried to believe how amazing it is! Everything you need in an incredible meal! Try it and let the diner experience take you to the next level!
  • Evening Standard
    Evening StandardJuly 18, 2012
    The shakes: There are eight beauties on offer and we like them all. There's something for everyone with Creamy Nut, Strawberry Cheesecake and even a blueberries and amaretto. Read more
  • Amy A.
    Amy AzarinejadMarch 2, 2015
    Great staff, juicy burgers and milkshakes to die for. Excellent beer selection as well. Not for the healthy or vegan eaters.
  • Sam J.
    Sam J.October 22, 2015
    Best quality and price, I've tried almost every item on the menu and go there at least once a month. Best Oreo shake in London.
  • Nigel A.
    Nigel AlbermanicheApril 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The diablo burger with pulled pork and an egg is the biggest genius in the burger making world! Try it and get ready for orgasmic pleasure!
  • Dara
    DaraMarch 20, 2016
    Hotdogs are really good, so are the sweet potato fries. Great go-to restaurant if you're in the mood for something casual.
  • Austin K.
    Austin KopackMarch 24, 2013
    Fantastic American style diner! The Lumberjack is classic and decent value. Mix your syrup and bacon like a good American.
  • James P.
    James Pimentel-PintoAugust 2, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The closest to a proper American diner with not bad intepretations of staple diner dishes. The service is usually bubbly and bantery which adds to the appeal.
  • TeaBelly
    TeaBellyNovember 9, 2013
    The Diablo burger although good, is pretty small for the price. The Snickers shake on the other hand was so good, it bent time and space.
  • Angela F.
    Angela FeuilletApril 27, 2013
    Fantastic, can not wait to go back and try all the menu ! Must try Chocolate & hazelnut milkshakes :)
  • Jojo
    JojoDecember 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great alcoholic milkshakes, yummy sweet potato pancakes and the most awesome staff to be found here! :)
  • James P.
    James Pimentel-PintoAugust 18, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The imported Lone Star beer and the service in this place is enough to recommend it highly. Much better than the other branches
  • Bianca N.
    Bianca NgAugust 28, 2016
    Burgers were yummy. A good place to go when you just want an American meal to remind you of home.
  • Ged C.
    Ged CarrollJune 26, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Boom! Seriously though great food power sockets in the booths and free top ups on filter coffee
  • Fernando Miguel
    Fernando MiguelDecember 12, 2015
    Amazing pancakes and muffins. Great for a American style breakfast.
  • Chris R.
    Chris RichardsApril 5, 2015
    Great alcoholic milkshakes, nice burgers and breakfast American style. Good vegetarian options.
  • Alis A.
    Alis AlexDecember 26, 2012
    Great pancakes! Try the banana pancakes with the butterscotch sauce. Best enjoyed w/ Alex T.
  • Ged C.
    Ged CarrollJune 11, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Eggs on muffin is my current favourite. friendly staff and wifi access
  • The Style PA
    The Style PAMarch 30, 2012
    Chocolate and coconut combo milkshake is delicious... but definitely big enough to share!
  • Katy M.
    Katy MoonJune 22, 2013
    The halloumi burger can go soggy very quickly, so make sure you eat it quickly!
  • Stephan S.
    Stephan SchmidtNovember 7, 2015
    They offer the best vegan hot dog in London!
  • Ged C.
    Ged CarrollNovember 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    No has free wifi with a reg wall, booths are great to work out of
  • Patrick James S.
    Patrick James StephensMay 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Free top ups for filter coffee & the eggs royale is rather good
  • Dimitri V.
    Dimitri Van DammeMarch 22, 2015
    Try The milkshakes cocktails. Tye best starter of The eavening
  • Kristine S.
    Kristine StokesOctober 13, 2013
    Happily swapped the sausages and toast on the hungry man breakfast for pancakes and it was amazing
  • Jenny F.
    Jenny FalloverMarch 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The V Dog is really good and they do alm day American style breakfasts
  • Lauren A.
    Food is very good, halloumi burger is definitely worth a try
  • Marja N.
    Marja NykänenSeptember 13, 2016
    Amazing pancakes and good service!
  • Oliver S.
    Oliver ShreeveAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    A good old fashioned American style diner that stays open surprisingly late
  • Ollie M.
    Ollie MartinNovember 3, 2014
    Juicy Lucy every time. The hard shakes are well worth it too.
  • Ben S.
    Ben SJune 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the lumberjack, but add blueberries. Very tasty!
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SchnableApril 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try any of the Blue plate special all are delicious
  • Claire C.
    Claire CallananOctober 3, 2013
    Try the hard shakes! Great cocktail alternitive!
  • Hannah P.
    Hannah PeadenDecember 2, 2016
    Great options. Huge portions. Lovely staff.
  • Tara Lilith B.
    Tara Lilith ByakkoMay 24, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Best for hot summer days are diner mule cocktails!
  • Sam J.
    Sam J.October 5, 2014
    The milk shakes are great!
  • S D.
    S De NardiNovember 4, 2012
    The best, nicest staff ever, and food is delish.
  • Rajesh P.
    Rajesh PatkiMarch 20, 2015
    Good place for American beers!
  • Fausto C.
    Fausto CiampaApril 4, 2012
    The Diablo! Is a Huge hamburger so goood!!
  • Aleksej G.
    Aleksej GladishkoApril 16, 2014
    Corn dogs! Finally! Hamburgers looks tasty!
  • IBWan
    IBWanJuly 15, 2013
    You know what I like to listen to while eating my burger? Screaming rock "music" that gives you a headache.
  • Simon B.
    Simon BruceApril 3, 2015
    Oh man, it is all good.
  • Glen W.
    Glen WhittakerJanuary 6, 2014
    Diablo every time! With blue cheese sauce obviously!!!!
  • Ged C.
    Ged CarrollApril 26, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Wifi password is frenchtoast99
  • Lenny D.
    Lenny De VosAugust 25, 2015
    Good food but they automatically put a tip on the bill, which I think is NOT DONE. Also, toilets are quite dirty.
  • Matthew B.
    Matthew BynothOctober 28, 2012
    Oddly the opposite. Good portion, tasty, but slightly slow service.
  • Esat F.
    Esat FisekSeptember 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Juicy lucy is to die for
  • Craig D.
    Craig DuncanJanuary 15, 2014
    Best UK burgers but not cheap and be careful. It to over tip.
  • Jacob D.
    Jacob DurjanJune 4, 2015
    Unlimited coffee mug
  • Ed L.
    Ed LawsJanuary 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Start the weekend with a hungry man breakfast served with a smile
  • Susan M.
    Susan MothersJune 22, 2013
    Delicious food and atmosphere
  • Norm B.
    Norm BailieOctober 18, 2015
    Perfect Sunday morning
  • Nico G.
    Nico GerberJuly 5, 2013
    Good burger, good fries...
  • Igor T.
    Igor TMay 5, 2012
    Banana pancakes are to die for!
  • Ceri
    CeriAugust 21, 2014
    Quite small, same great food.
  • clive k.
    clive kornitzerJanuary 30
    For a burger and fries pop in
  • Frances B.
    Frances BerrimanMay 13, 2012
    Milkshakes are good, but the service is painfully slow, even when it's practically empty.
  • zeynep
    zeynepJune 21, 2015
    Amazing french toast!
  • Marcus F.
    Marcus FusilierApril 27, 2013
    Try the pecan pie
  • Angy A.
    Angy AguilarJuly 8, 2013
    Breakfast all day long.
  • Amy S.
    Amy SuartAugust 4, 2012
    Great food. Poor service!
  • Adam S.
    Adam SmithFebruary 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Have the Diablo.
  • Shaun W.
    Shaun WatsonSeptember 16, 2012
    Good food, quick service but very small portions.
  • Binx S.
    Binx SaundersFebruary 12, 2016
    Pancakes!!
  • Gina L.
    Gina LipovicsAugust 10, 2014
    No gluten free options at all!
  • Frankie C.
    Frankie ColcloughNovember 20, 2015
    The toilets are not for tall people.
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan ChooJuly 28, 2013
    Good shakes but food was kinda average...
  • Ruth L.
    Ruth LeeAugust 18, 2014
    Dirty rice is delicious
  • Kathleen W.
    Kathleen WalpoleMarch 17, 2013
    Slow Service; plan ahead in advance.
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel RamosNovember 18, 2015
    Estava moooolt bo!
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