When I first moved over to London a lobster roll was something that just did not exist. I sometimes joke with my British friends when we are discussing products or foods that have yet to make it across the pond from the USA, not to worry….. Crystal Pepsi? Oh you’ll probably get it in about 10 years. So it was to my absolute delight when Burger & lobster opened about a year ago in Mayfair, followed by one in Soho, and now their newly opened third location in Farringdon. The premise is simple. You can order a burger, a lobster, or a lobster roll all priced at £20. All are served with a simple green salad and a side of chips (french fries that require some serious restraint). On the number of times I have frequented the restaurant I have only ordered the lobster roll. I promise to branch out soon, but why mess with a good thing. My favourite of the three locations is the one in Soho (they also take reservations for parties of 6 or more). There is a nice openness to the space that does not make you feel quite so claustrophobic as all the locations tend to be quite packed. They have a large lobster tank and if you want to branch out from the menu you can order a 10lb lobster for £150 to share with your dining companions (maybe). I recommend showing up early, adding your name to the list at the door, leave your mobile number, and be ready to scoot when they ring you up with a free table. Cheers!
SOHO: 36 Dean St, W1D 4PS, Open Monday to Sunday 12pm to 10:30pm
MAYFAIR: 29 Clarges St, W1J 7EF, Open Monday through Saturday 12pm to 10:30pm, Sunday 12pm to 5:30pm
FARRINGDON: 40 St John’s St, EC1M 4AY, Open Monday to Friday 12pm to 10:30pm, Saturday 4pm to 10:30pm, Closed Sundays