SPECIAL - The Calvin Haggis at Byron Burgers

Last week Byron invited to me to their North Bridge restaurant to test out their latest Burns Night inspired creation, the absolutely brilliantly (incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular...) named Calvin Haggis! Because is there a better way to celebrate Robert Burns than with a burger piled high with haggis? I think not.

Without further ado on to the burger, after all this is what you came for... (get it? Calvin Harris... hehe)

The epic Calvin Haggis

This burger is a beast. It is not for the faint hearted, nor for a first date (she a messy one). The Calvin Haggis is a soft glazed bun topped with a 6oz burger patty, haggis, dry cure bacon, cheese, a fried egg, blanched white onions, a tattie scone, bacon and onion relish and a dollop of Byron sauce. The Calvin Haggis is a dribbler and hats off to you if you're able to eat it without resorting to the knife and fork method at some point. My only complaint was that the flavour of the tattie scone maybe gets a bit lost amongst the powerful flavours in this burger, which is a shame, but I appreciate it being there anyway. Otherwise I loved it - I especially loved the bacon and onion relish.

Now the Calvin Haggis is pretty filling but you may as well go for it and get some sides too... right?! My top recommendations are the mac and cheese (actually super cheesy, I can't even begin to list the amount of dry mac and cheese sides I've had over the years... and this is definitely not one of them!) and the bacon cheese fries.

If haggis ain't your style, Byron has plenty of burger choices. My friend Annie who I brought along to the event personally recommends the B-Rex (onion ring, bacon, American cheese, jalapeƱos, pickles, onion, BBQ sauce, mayonnaise). Their other newest burger has me written all over it (I'll need to head back in soon for it) the Smashed Avo Burger with of course smashed avocado, dry cure bacon, lettuce, tomato, red onion and Byron sauce, on the classic beef patty or fried chicken.

There is also an Irn-Bru shake on the special Burns Night menu (it's not on the normal menu). You should ask for this (and send me a pic of it if you do) because I was an idiot and forgot to. Especially for the short amount of time left that Irn-Bru is in its pure form (who else is gutted about the fact that they're cutting the sugar and probably putting evil sweeteners in?).

The Reese's peanut butter freakshake

If Irn-Bru isn't your jam, Byron has some really great milkshakes in classic flavours as well as a couple freakshakes. We had the Reese's freakshake which again, not for the faint hearted, but was so indulgent. I will say it definitely can't be handled alone, but makes for a great sharing dessert.

The Calvin Haggis burger is available across all Scottish Byron restaurants for one week starting today. But hurry it is ONLY available this week (January 22nd to 28th 2018)! Head over to Byron's website to find your nearest restaurant and

Disclaimer: I was kindly invited to try out the Calvin Haggis by Byron but my review, as with all my reviews, reflects my own views and opinion.

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