6 March 2013

Burger & Lobster: round ii

As a company, we get to go to some great places for post-work playtime - Paramount, Sophie's, the WHakkasan...to name but a few. Last night, we decided to make a return trip to everyone's favourite lobster shack. Our last visit was in July and we felt it was time for a much-needed bit of summer.

'Single-serving' pop-ups and restaurants are very much the rage these days, and Burger & Lobster is no exception. As you might imagine, Burger & Lobster serve two things done three ways: a big burger with bacon, cheese, onions, gherkins and relish all served in a brioche bun, a whole lobster steamed (and grilled) with garlic butter, or a lobster roll - lobster meat in Japanese-inspired mayonnaise stuffed into brioche. All come served with string fries and a dressed salad. And a bib. For £20.

We went early, straight from work, to avoid the no-bookings debacle that a lot of London restaurants seem to have. With a quick drink at the bar (mine was a Mint Collins), and even quicker table service, the four of us stayed considerably crustacean. My lobster, as always, was great - lots of juicy meat to work for - and just the right amount of everything else. We toyed with the idea of getting bigger ones to share - 'Big Boys' weights and prices are listed on a catch of the day board. Yesterday's haul saw a whopping 8lb-er available for £120. 

Afterwards we indulged in both of the puddings on offer - a vanilla cheesecake topped with orange liqueur, and a chocolate mousse topped with crunchy flakes - which come served in old school tubs like the ones you used to get at the cinema. 

By the time we left, predictably, the place was heaving and the queue jostling. There's something about lobster that shouts of summer and holidays, and so it seemed fitting to follow the nicest day of the year so far with something a little decadent.


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