Burger and Lobster London review
I recently visited Burger & Lobster London, a rather trendy restaurant with a super simple but quirky premise. The menu is simple, you choose lobster – whole or in a roll – or a burger. And that’s basically it.
I’d never tried lobster before, and I’d heard people raving about it, so I’ve always been keen to see what the fuss was about.
And for those who are equally intrigued- here’s a one word review – rubbery.
It’s not that lobster is unpleasant, it’s just hard work both in preparation and eating. The meat is tasty and buttery but a bit chewy for my palate.
The whole dining event at Burger & Lobster London is around the experience concept. You’re handed an apron and a set of nutcrackers. As you get a whole lobster, you’re made to earn your supper as you literally have to crack open its outer shell to get to the meat. And while some would relish the concept, there was too much crunching and shell fragments for the trouble. Seasoned lobster lovers will probably be dab hands and make small work of it all, but at the risk of sounding like a buzzkill, I’d prefer the lobster meat prepped, buttered and served minus the shell (I’m a boring cow, I know).
Of course, if you’re like me, there is the option of a lobster roll, which is incredibly fuss free. That way you can enjoy the lobster in all its cleaned up glory.
But for me, I think I prefer crab over lobster.
Burger & Lobster review in a nutshell:
Price: Easy. £20 for a lobster, lobster roll or burger.
Halal: There’s an ongoing debate about whether lobster is halal or not, so it depends which side of the fence you sit on. The burger most definitely isn’t.
Great if… You like lobster or just want an dining ‘experience’
Not so great if… You don’t like lobster, or prefer a fuss free meal.