Burger & Lobster

If you have been following me on Instagram for a while now, you already know I have been to this place before. Don’t get me wrong, I am all for trying out new gigs at every opportunity and I am not the biggest fan of chain restaurants but this spot has yet to disappoint before I move on. The service is great. The atmosphere is very cosy. And the food comes exactly as labelled. And come on now, who doesn’t appreciate a fine grilled lobster?..

When I used to live in London, I used to love dining in the Square Mile. At the weekends it was always deserted. But this was no weekend occasion. This was a midweek escape. So I booked a table for 13:00 and by the time the drinks arrived, the restaurant has practically emptied out as all the city workers rushed back to their offices.

Burger & Lobster
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Burger & Lobster Menu
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For those of you not familiar with the restaurant, the concept is simple. For £20 you either get a burger, a lobster (grilled or steamed and served with a garlic and parsley butter sauce) or a lobster roll. Everything is served with chips and a salad. The menu that you are presented with when you sit down is for the drinks. The usual suspects are on the back, but on the front there are a range of cocktails; aperitifs, digestifs and cocktails matched to your food choice. As it was only lunchtime, we went for the lobster matched Abfab (rose wine with peach vodka and topped with iced redcurrants). Aside from being totally delicious, it really reminded me of Spain. Only there was I able to treat myself to a Sex On The Beach at the hotel bar and not get a mucky look from the barman. Also, the drink itself was presented in a very similar fashion. And I can honestly say, Abfab was perfectly matched to our lobster lunch.

Burger & Lobster Drinks
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Burger & Lobster Lights
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Burger & Lobster Food
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Generally I am not a messy eater but it appeared to be the custom, so this place is practically the only restaurant in London where I’d be content to wear a bib. And to be fair, I needed it. It took a great deal of energy to wrestle the delicious meat from inside the shell, even chewing on the legs to free the flesh! You can see the carnage I created. Luckily clean up towels were provided.

Burger & Lobster Food
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Burger & Lobster Wipes
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Burger & Lobster Desert
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There is no dessert menu, your server will simply tell you the two options. Our choices were a white chocolate and vanilla cheesecake with fresh raspberries, raspberry coulis and a digestive biscuit topping (above) and milk and plain chocolate ice cream with brownie pieces which my companion took up. Both were delicious, but my cheesecake simply blew me away. It was the perfect balance of sweet, tart and fruity. They come in paper cups like this because, in a pretty low maintenance kitchen the chefs finish service pretty early, so this way people can still order dessert(s) once the kitchen has closed.

Have you had a Burger & Lobster experience yet? As well as this City branch, they also have restaurants in Mayfair, Soho, Farringdon and in the upstairs of Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge.

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Kirsty Pearce
    19th July 2016 at 14:54

    I approve! 👌

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    Lamar
    16th October 2016 at 23:29

    This site is really interesting. I have bookmarked it.

    • Reply
      Cornel Ene
      19th October 2016 at 17:34

      Much appreciated Lamar! Keep in touch.

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    Bradley Tawny
    18th October 2016 at 15:29

    Tried the other week and loved the Burger & Lobster mate! Miss our GBK & Byron trips too hahaha. Quality!

    • Reply
      Bardo Ania
      25th February 2017 at 03:45

      GBK is really good too i agree

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