Reviewed by Priya Chaphekar
We recently visited Ed’s Easy Diner in Swindon – a 1950’s American themed diner and had a fantastic meal. It is situated in the Swindon Designer Centre making use of the old GWR railway factories.
The outlets are easy to find and easy to park in, clearly sign posted from the motorway. They have completely refurbished the food hall and there is now a great seating area to take the weight off your feet while shopping.
We arrived at 12.00pm and were warmly greeted. They were queuing several deep outside even at this time so this place is clearly very popular (please note Ed’s do not accept reservations). We were promptly seated and our young son got crayons, a colouring book and cool chef hat to keep him entertained.
The tables are plenty big enough and the place was spotlessly clean throughout. They cook in the restaurant which is always a good sign.
They took the drinks order and we were taken through all the menu options before settling on hot dogs, a combo burger dinner and the awesome chilli cheese fries.
The food choices were excellent and you can create and adapt all the burgers to suit your tastes. We enjoyed huge ice cream milk shakes and the food arrived promptly freshly made and really delicious.
The place itself is fantastic with authentic diner theme including on-table jukeboxes (20p to use and the money raised from these goes to charity – their chosen charity for 2014 is Action Against Hunger), stools, booths and a central serving area. It’s very much a family restaurant which easily catered for a lot of very small kids and the busy, noisy ambience means its suits families well.
All the staff were excellent and the service was efficient but unhurried and overall its great value. An excellent place to eat.
For more information visit www.edseasydiner.com/location/swindon.php.
Ed’s Easy Diner. Swindon Designer Centre, Kemble Drive, Swindon, SN2 2DY | 01793 542059