Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tuesday Tasties No.22 - Burger & Lobster - A Review

Again, I think it's time to shake things up a little. Instead of clogging up my Facebook feed with pictures of all the gorgeous food I've been stuffing my face with, I reckon it's about time to share some more of food based adventures with my growing readership (*WAVES*).

Now I've been reading about Burger & Lobster for a fair old while now, for those of you unfamiliar with the chain, there are only three things on the menu, each costing you £20 a pop. You can have either a beef burger (with bacon & cheese if you fancy), a lobster roll with delicious Japanese mayonnaise, or a whole lobster complete with garlic butter on the side. I think you'll agree, £20 for an entire lobster is pretty peachy in terms of value for money.

I decided to go for the lobster roll and I think you'll agree there's a heck of a lot of food for £20.
The lobster roll is served in a fried brioche roll which adds another level of sweetness to the fantastically cooked lobster meat. The lobster meat is nice and chunky meaning that you get to enjoy all the levels of flavour in each and every mouthful. If you're feeling naughty then I'd recommend drizzling some of the garlic butter on the top of the lobster meat, the brioche really soaks it up, albeit you'll end up with incredibly messy fingers once you're finished.
Ad went for the burger which was enormous, racking up a whole 10oz plus pickles, their own home-made burger sauce, crispy bacon and lashings of cheese.
A nice touch was that he was asked how he liked his burger before it arrived, this means that those of you who like things fairly pink in the middle won't be disappointed. The burger was wonderfully pink and incredibly juicy.
We were both left  feeling super stuffed but incredibly satisfied. As a cheeky bonus they had a good selection of American booze and some tasty soft drinks, I opted for the raspberry lemonade while Ad had the Snake Dog IPA. It's worth a wee nose as Ad assured me, it packed quite an alcohol punch.

As a word of warning, given the amazing value for money, this place does tend to fill up pretty quickly. We ventured to the Mayfair branch in the hopes that because it's a little more out of the way it'd be quieter. We turned up at the right time and managed to pinch the last table but it was pretty bustling when we arrived at 3pm.

All in all, I'd highly recommend this place (unless your vegetarian) we plan on making a return visit and scoffing the lobster.


  1. Oh my word, this is food porn if I've ever seen it. I love the restaurant concept! Focused but delicious! I like that you can go classy and get the whole lobster or go casual and do a sammy. I want to travel to New England just so I can have an authentic lobster roll. I've made my own cheap-o version with crawfish tails from Trader Joe's. Still pretty dang delicious, but I'm sure it pales in comparison to the real thing! Thanks for whetting my appetite first thing in the morning. Not sure anything I'm going to fix myself today will compare to these goodies!


  2. I know, right? I was so tempted to put 'food porn' in the title but I was worried google would filter me out ;p.

    The big plus here is that because there's so little on the menu, the restaurant have totally been able to perfect the dishes available. I thought £20 was an absolute steal for lobster. We've decided we'll definately go back and have the lobster on it's own next time....the only down side.....the rather attractive bib they give you to wear whilst you're scoffing!


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