In a recent article in the Guardian, Katy Salter slagged off London’s obsession with ‘American cuisine’. To that I respond: “Lobster dripping with lemon and olive oil dressing at Burger & Lobster“. Just the thought of a lobster sandwiched between two buns of brioche makes me salivate to no end…I just had to try it.
Much has been written about this novel concept already. Burger & Lobster only serve 3 dishes, Lobster, Burger and a Lobster roll all at the same price of £20. Each main dish comes with complimentary fries and salad. The lobsters at Burger & Lobster are flown in from Nova Scotia every couple of days. As a result really fresh tasting lobsters are available at very decent cost (by London standards).
The first outpost of Burger & Lobster in Mayfair became so popular that people has to wait considerable time before getting seated (you can reserve a table). Now that there a three more outposts of Burger & Lobster it’s easier to get your hands on some grubby Lobster…whoot whoot!
When we visited Burger & Lobster Farringdon we tried the following dishes:
- The Burger (8/10)
- 5.6 pounds of Nova Scotia Lobster (8/10)
- The Lobster roll (9/10)
- White Chocolate parfait with honeycomb (8/10)
- Strawberry cheesecake (8.5/10)
The service at Burger & Lobster Farringdon is excellent and the interior is that of a classic diner restaurant. Although when we were there it was quite cold (the bar area was much more warm though).
In total the bill at Burger & Lobster Farringdon came to £200 (incl. service charge, 1 glass of wine, 1 cocktail and 2 mocktails). It is not cheap, but the lobster roll is a thing of beauty and I’d happily pay another £20 to sink my teeth into that little puppy again.
Overall rating for Burger & Lobster Farringdon: 8/10
(Overall rating is based on personal taste, opinion of the ambiance and price)