Book

Tom Byng studies Classics at Brown University.
Over the four years he will eat a lot of burgers at the Silver Top, Rhode Island.

1989-1993
Movie
Byron Kensington opens,

backed by Gondola Holdings. Takes £25,000 in the first week.

Read more December 2007
Picture
Guildford closes

Located in the "wrong part of town," the restaurant closes after sixteen months

Read more April 2010
Cards
Playing cards introduced

The first 12 branches are all arbitrarily assigned hearts, while Haymarket opens as the Ace of Clubs.

April 2011
Chef
Fred Smith leaves the Admiral Codrington

Been working there for a number of years

Read more July 2012
Chef
Chilli Queen

Been working there for a number of years

Read more July 2012
Location
Fred Smith joins Byron on a permanent basis as Head Chef

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March 2013
Chef
Fred Smith joins Byron on a permanent basis as Head Chef

Been working there for a number of years

March 2013
Cow
Wholey Cow

Been working there for a number of years

Read more August 2013
Cards
First Deck

The 52nd Byron opens in Canterbury. Everybody celebrates.

Read more June 2015
Location
Freddar Dawg

This special sees the introduction of Freddar Cheese.

August 2013
Cards
Ace of Hearts

The first card of Byron's second deck is unveiled when Manchester's third Byron opens at the Corn Exchange. It's got a black card back and uses a different font for the face.

September 2015
Location
Byron team up with Deliveroo

March 2016
Book
Byron the Cookbook

Written by Tom Byng and Fred Smith, the cookbook is launched featuring recipes from Byron's back catalog.

Buy from Amazon April 2016
Movie
Tom Byng leaves Byron

Former Morrisons boss Dalton Philips was named as the new non-executive chairman, and Andrew Manders, previously of Fired Earth, has been hired as the new CEO.

Read more December 2016