Restaurant review: Burger & Lobster
Locations: Farringdon, Soho, Mayfair, City
I love small menus, as it makes it so much easier to choose what you want. Burger & Lobster go one step further, as they don’t even bother giving you a menu. There are only 3 choices: burger, lobster and lobster roll. We found out at the end of our meal that they recently introduced a 4th (!) option, the California burger (which substitutes the bread for lettuce as a healthy option). No matter what you choose, it comes with salad and fries and costs 20£.
I’ve been hearing about this place from many different people for a while now, and then I finally planned an evening with my (newly named) restaurant buddy, and we decided to go early (6pm) to avoid the long queues we had been warned about (they don’t take reservations). Luckily, it wasn’t a busy evening and we got a table immediately. The service was excellent and seeing the lobsters and burgers everywhere got our mouths watering before we even sat down. We decided that instead of choosing lobster or burger, we would take both and share – thus maximising our pleasure.
The food was delicious. I have only eaten lobster once before, and it was a quarter, with not much effort required. This lobster required bibs. I felt a bit like a child, wearing a bib and digging into a claw, trying to extract all the flesh I could. It was well worth the effort, as I then drenched it in lemon and garlic butter and devoured it. We asked for the burger medium rare, and it was a perfect, incredibly large and tasty patty.
I have just gotten back and I am so full I’m finding it hard to move, or do anything except type up this blog post. All I can say is: Go to Burger & Lobster. The satisfied feeling that follows is well worth it.