Monday, 13 May 2013

Treat Eats: Burger And Lobster

I've been wanting to visit Burger and Lobster since the first restaurant opened in Mayfair. The inability to make a reservation, talk of long queues and a minimum spend of £20 for a main course made me hesitate about paying a visit. Burger and Lobster now has four branches, including one in the city on Bread Street which was perfect for an impromptu mid-week "oh go on then" meal with my friend P on a Tuesday evening (despite the fact that B and L probably falls more into the "treat eats" category):

The weights and prices of lobster are displayed daily. If there's a large group of you, you can pick an appropriate sized lobster which is served with unlimited sides. I guess you'd have to be pretty hungry go to for the £195 fellow.

The lobsters sit in a tank, labelled with their weights. I wouldn't bring any of my vegetarian friends here, least of all because they wouldn't be able to eat any of the amazing food anyway!
Diet Coke and a frosty glass.

Our super friendly waitress ran through the food options with us. There are no food menus as there are only three choices - lobster (steamed or grilled), lobster roll or a burger (with optional cheese and bacon at no extra cost). After giving us plenty of time to decide, we opted for sharing the burger and the lobster roll so that we could try both. Our waitress was clearly used to this and offered to cut both in half for us - perfect!
The burger is huge! We chose to have the optional cheese and bacon to get the full burger experience. We ordered it as rare as they would cook it and it was perfect. I am not a big meat-eater but surprisingly like my burgers nice and pink. The chips on the side are perfect - super skinny and super hot. There is nothing worse than warm, fat chips in my book. The salad is light and fresh and makes you feel a little bit better about the amount of carbs on the plate.

Our spread.

The lobster roll contains as much lobster as when you order the lobster option, it's just already been taken out of the shell so saves you from that fiddly task. The lobster roll is a soft brioche bun with Japanese-style wasabi mayonnaise inside.

A cross-section of the burger to show you. Possibly a bit of a challenge to bite through. I always go for the deconstruct-and-eat-with-a knife-and-fork method as I am terrified of making a mess.
Burger and Lobster did not disappoint. The food was amazing and the atmosphere of the restaurant and friendliness of the staff made for a great evening. Several of the tables seemed to be celebrating birthdays - I know where I'm tempted to go in September. We didn't try the desserts as we were too full but two are offered - one being a rather tempting sounding peanut butter and jelly creation. We finished the meal with Americanos resulting in a bill of around £30 each, including the service charge. Burger and Lobster may be a little pricey but it's well worth it for the food and the experience.

Have you been to Burger and Lobster?


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  2. Looks friggin immense! Burger envy happening now xxx

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  3. This looks INCREDIBLE, massively jealous right now!

    Maria xxx

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