It was my mother-in-laws birthday and a trip to London was on the cards. “Would you like to join us for a meal in London?” she asked. “Cool, where we going?” I replied, “Burger & Lobster”. My eyes lit up like a Christmas tree.
Now Burger & Lobster, the name is a give away, you can either order a burger, or yep, you guessed it, a lobster; so no messing around here you go for one or the other.
We headed to the Mayfair branch as we thought there would be a better chance of getting a table. we arrived and asked for a table of four; I was expecting a half hour wait at least, but the food Gods were shining down on us, a group of four hadn’t turned up and the front of house man said “I’ve tried ringing them three times, they have had their chance, it’s yours”. Wow, we were seated straight away, bonus, and pretty unheard of at Burger and Lobster.
We took our seats and the waitress explained how things worked and the prices, everything is £20, all of which comes with a side order of fries and salad. Whilst we decided which option to go for, we ordered a round of drinks. Now, there is a menu for this as they offer a lot of choice, but I made my mind up quick sharp as I spotted a craft beer that I’ve been wanting to try for a long time. The beer in question was Flying Dogs Brewery’s Snake Dog IPA, and for £5.25 it is a lot of money for a 335ml can of beer, but it’s a beauty of a beer and I happily paid for two more after I tasted the first. The perfectly smooth IPA, slithers down the throat (see what I did there) and has a really big hoppy flavour with a hint of citrus and malt, a fantastic beer.
After I snapped out of my beer trance, the was the small matter of deciding what food to have, and I nearly ordered the lobster. You may be shocked, but I haven’t had any for ages and it looked so tasty. The other three all went for lobster, but after much deliberation, I just couldn’t, I HAD to try the burger, with added bacon of course.
The food came out and all of our jaws dropped. Wow, the lobsters looked amazing and the burger, well, just looked damn sexy, cheese oozing out and the bacon and pickle poking out the sides, oh yes!
Right, how do I tackle this sexy beast? Like a professional diver, it’s all about the entry, I just picked it up and sunk my teeth in.
The 8oz patty was cooked to perfection; medium rare and seasoned just right. It had a really good meaty flavour, the bacon wasn’t too salty and complimented the patty beautifully, the lettuce and the pickle provided the crunch and freshness and the bun held up nicely even after soaking all those lovely juices up. One of the better burgers I have had in London. The fries and side salad were good, but played second fiddle to the main event. Yes the burger is expensive at £20, but I’d say it’s worth it, especially with your sides included.
As the lobster goes, it got a huge claws up from our table. The steamed option came up trumps, with the grilled, smoke kissed option coming closely up the rear. We all enjoyed the service, so friendly and very professional, and made our Burger & Lobster experience very enjoyable, so if you haven’t yet experienced Burger & Lobster yet, you should. We will definitely be heading back, lobster roll, your cards are marked.
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