Big Moe’s Diner

Big Moe’s Diner also doBig Moe’s Diner is an HMC diner designed to be like a 1950’s American Diner. The place serves great burgers, steaks as well as ribs and hot dogs. They also have amazing starters, desserts and a selection of different drinks.

 The place

Big Moe’s Diner was designed with a feel for classic American dining. Big Moe’s Diner most definitely has an authentic American diner feel as though it is straight out of the 1950’s. This can be seen from the shopfront and throughout the whole experience.

Big Moe’s diner has a bar where drinks are made. You can opt to have a drink or dessert here on a leather bar stool.

With low lights and red neon throughout the place for added decoration, the place feels really authentic. There is decorative wall art throughout the place. Balloons are available for you to take home, great for kids or your inner child!

The checkered floor and the red Chevrolet style booth seating is lovely and adds to the feel of the place.

An upstairs area is also available which can be booked for occasions.

One of the best things about the place is the chance to eat in a 1950’s Cadillac which I have to say is really exciting. Although it is usually taken as you can imagine it is rather popular so Book in advance to avoid disappointment (contact details are above, it is worth a trip!)

Here’s a 360 picture I took.  

The staff

Big Moe’s Diner has ensured all staff give good customer service from the moment you are at the door where you are greeted and served in your seat. The staff have an authentic uniform on with paper hats which are both great for hygiene and adds to their appearance. The staff made sure to meet all our needs so that we had a lovely meal and experience.

The food

Appetizers

First, we have the loaded potato skins with cheese which is one of my faves and I have been trying to find some just like these for quite some time! This was followed by corn on the cob 🌽 rubbed with butter which was juicy. We also had some juicy Fried Chicken strips with skin on fries, topped off with sticky BBQ wings. To wash it all down we had a Bundaberg drinks root beer.

The Big Moe’s Platter(£15.95) is perfect for sharing and includes all there best starters, barbeque wings, garlic bread with cheese, potato skins, crispy mozzarella dippers and onion rings served with their Big Moe’s sauce, chilli relish and sour sauce.

 

Mains

First, we ordered a house salad which includes 3 leaf salads flavoursome and toped with tomato wedges, cucumber slices and red bell peppers, garnished with red onion and croutons along with a side of thousand island dressing. We thought a salad would balance out our meal full of greasy burgers!

For a first timer at Big Moe’s Diner or for anyone who cannot decide what exactly they are in the mood for I’d recommend Big Moe’s sliders (£15.95) this is one of their signature dishes allowing you to get the best of 3 different burgers all at once. The 3 burgers include classic beef, diner mite and Texan chicken strip, all in freshly baked mini brioche buns served on a bed of authentic hand cut chips made fresh to order.

Big Moe’s Fish Strip Burger (£10.95) served on a Brioche bun with Rustic Fries it hits the spot. It really fills the void of not being able to have a McD’s Filet o Fish. It is made with 100% cod fish strips with a light seasoned batter topped with lettuce and tartar sauce.
The Tandoori Burger (£12.45) is perfect for those feeling a chicken burger that is more seasoned with a traditional Indian feel along with grilled tomato and onion served with mayonnaise and fresh lettuce within the burger.

Classic Chicken Burger (£11.35)is chargrilled served in a toasted brioche bun. It has that feel of a greasy fried burger without the grease and I love the salad on the side (it made me feel a little healthier). I got a side of sweet-potato fries which were delicious! You can opt for a different type of fries if you like but the sweet-potato fries were my favourite.

Here we have the Classic American Burger (£11.65), this is 7oz 100% beef pattie which was really juicy topped with melted cheese and grilled onion, pickle, fresh lettuce and tomato all within a crispy bun. This was honestly delicious. I have to say this kind of burger is hard to come by.

Big Moe’s Diner also does hot dogs which I’ve heard good things about but have not yet personally tried.

 The drinks

Big Moe’s serve all your usual sodas along with other drinks that have a more diner feel. This includes (£3.10) Soda Floats including coke floats, super lemon float, strawberry float and cream soda.

Personally, I’ve tried their classic chocolate milkshake (£3.65) & a classic vanilla milkshake (£3.65) both ice-cream based (at the back of the picture below). They were both severed thick, topped off with fresh whipped cream, not the stuff from a can!

We also tried their non-alcoholic root beer which I previously mentioned. Fresh lemonade also available in mint and strawberry (£3.45), we tried the mint and it was a nice change.

The dessert

Big Moe’s Diner has lots of different desserts available. There are various sundaes (£8.95) available in chocolate, Ferrero Rocher, hot fudge, classic banana split or oreo (£7.95). I opted for the Ferrero Rocher sundae which was good. It had 3 flavours of ice-cream (Ferrero Rocher, chocolate and vanilla ice cream). It was decorated with wafers and a Cadbury’s flake which of course everyone wanted.

Big Moe’s Diner is by far my favourite place for American Waffles. A nice crispy outer yet soft and fluffy on the inside. The definitely have it spot on, this is coming from someone who usually only like Belgian waffles.

We tried both the Banoffee (£4.95) and the Strawberry Choc Waffle (£5.95). The banoffee waffle is topped with sliced banana, drizzled with luxury toffee sauce and white chocolate blossoms. Whilst the strawberry chocolate waffle was smothered with Nutella chocolate spread, then layered with fresh strawberry slices topped with chocolate flake. They were both served with ice-cream although they also had the option of fresh cream if you would prefer that.

Big Moes’s Diner also serves various Cakes (£5.45) including Honeycomb cheesecake, Deep filled apple pie and Tall chocolate fudge sensation which is their signature dish.

 

There is a wide range of ice-creams which are available to choose from across two fridges. Flavours include Cookies & Cream, Strawberry, Choc Fudge Brownie, Mango Sorbet, Strawberry Cheesecake, Bubblegum, Mint Choc Chip, Banana, Peanutella, Choc Chip and Lemon Sorbet.

 

The verdict

Big Moe’s Diner is the only place I’ve managed to find that ticks the boxes of an authentic American Diner with HMC certification. It has a unique feel which does not get old after numerous visits. I definitely think it is worth a trip and perfect for a tourist in London. The menu has lots of options and the staff are lovely. The pricing is decent therefore I would say it is a great place to dine and you can even stay there for dessert.

Big Moe’s Diner is currently located in 2 locations with a new branch opening July 2018 in London Designer Outlet Wembley. 

1. Big Moe’s Diner Newham – Unit 3 Newham Leisure Park, Jenkins Lane, Barking, Essex IG11 0AD

Contact via – 0203 026 0016

Opening hours – Sunday to Thursday 8AM – 11PM, Friday and Saturday 8AM – 12AM

2. Big Moe’s Diner Aldgate – 96 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 7RA

Contact via – 0207 247 1013

Opening hours – everyday 8AM – 11PM

ACCESS THEIR WEBSITE VIA http://bigmoesdiner.co.uk/

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