Cestrians can step back in time to the 1950s now that American-style restaurant chain Ed’s Easy Diner has opened its doors.

The rock ‘n’ roll diner opened in the Grosvenor Shopping Centre on Monday, complete with an classic stateside menu, retro neon lights and 50s music from its vintage jukebox.

But rather unusually for a restaurant like this one, you’ll only be able to rock around the clock until 6pm on Mondays-Saturdays and 5pm on Sundays, when the centre closes.

However it’s good news for coeliacs, because an impressive 85% of the menu is gluten-free since Ed’s is the first burger chain to be officially accredited by Coeliac UK. There are also substantial options for vegetarians and children.

Customers at Ed’s, which has been in business since 1987, can expect a 16-range burger selection, hot-dogs, a variety of sodas, beers , milkshakes and floats, American-style pancake breakfasts and even alco-shakes on the menu.

Inside the new Ed's Easy Diner

Julie Webb, manager of the Grosvenor Shopping Centre said: “Ed’s Easy Diner is a great addition to Grosvenor Shopping Centre’s offering, it’s the first traditional American diner of its kind in Chester and we’re sure our shoppers will be thrilled to make a pit-stop there to refuel for the next round of shopping.”

It is the latest business to come to the Grosvenor Shopping Centre, two months after TK Maxx and Sports Direct opened its doors, as part of its £5m redevelopment.

Opening times at Ed’s Easy Diner are 9am-6pm Monday to Saturday and 11am – 5pm on Sundays.

To celebrate the new branch opening, bosses are offering a free burger to all those who sign up to the Ed’s Club when they visit www.edseasydiner.com