Monday, October 1, 2012

Burger & Lobster (Soho) review

Our new favourite food joint, Burger & Lobster on 36, Dean Street in Soho, deserves a short quick review on this blog purely because of how its success is build upon a simple concept - whole lobster meals for £20.

That's right. £20. The menu consists of only three items, a burger, lobster and lobster roll, all of which costs £20. Lobster, unsurprisingly, is the most popular item on the menu though I have seen numerous number of burgers and lobster rolls on tables as well.

I won't comment on the burgers as I personally can't see why anyone, unless they are allergic to seafood, would want to order a burger when you can get a whole lobster for £20, however awesome it may be. Plus Honest Burgers is just down the road if you want a fantastic burger.

In any case let's continue talking about the lobsters. I was told that the £20 lobsters weigh around 1lb 2ozs. You can also go bigger for £10 extra though I've never opted for that. Each items comes with a bowl of chips and salad. Lobsters can be served plain steamed or finished with a grill - and I do suggest you opt for it to be grilled.

However if you are in a group, forget the £20 lobsters. What you really want are the massive tender and meaty lobsters on 'The Catch' specials board to share. These boards change daily depending on what they have and are likely to be sold out if you arrive late. On a visit last week we ordered a 4lb 14oz grilled lobster to share among our group. A snip at £74. Better yet, specials comes with unlimited chips and salad.

The joint fills up quick so if you are the type who hate waiting, come early. They don't take reservations for groups of less than six people. It can take up to an hour to wait for a table, but you can also eat at the cocktail bar if you wish. Service are attentive either way and they also have an extensive list of beer and cocktails to go with your crustacean meal.

Burger & Lobster is a great new addition to Soho's burgeoning food scene. It's not surprising that we've visited three times over the past two weeks, each time ordering the lobster! Any self respecting foodie will definitely want to bag this.

The original Burger & Lobster can be found on Clarges Street, Mayfair. A Farringdon branch in Clerkenwell is expected to open sometime in the next couple of weeks.


Burger & Lobster
36 Dean Street
Tube: Leicester Square

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