Sunday, 5 August 2012

Burger & Lobster

Burger & Lobster opened in Soho a couple of weeks ago, meaning I was finally able to get my hands on one of their lobster rolls.  I've since spent 2 afternoons seated at the bar working my way through the cocktail menu (the gin fizz was the highlight) and foresee many more visits in my future. 

The lobster roll was every bit as good as I'd hoped it would be.  A generous portion of the rich meat comes sandwiched between a wickedly buttery brioche roll with a boat of melted lemon garlic butter to dunk the roll into.  Decadent and delicious, I have subsequently found myself craving this dish daily. 

Accompanying the roll is a side salad and a portion of fries, all served on a metal tray.  The burger is good too but with each dish priced at £20, it makes much more sense to order the lobster, which also comes whole, grilled and split in 2 for you to pick the meat out.

Desserts are limited to chocolate mousse or cheesecake mousse.  They sounded odd to me but the cheesecake offering was incredible.  Light and fluffy and topped with a layer of strawberry puree and finished off with a scattering of biscuit crumbs, it was the perfect end to the meal.  It doesn't look much but at £4 a pop who am I to whinge about a paper pot?

Burger & Lobster has been massively hyped and I have to say that the service was a little off on my second visit, the girl manning the bar was barely able to hide her disdain when she was required to communicate with us. 

Still, it's definitely worth a visit because the food is really rather good.  Ooh, the cocktails too, try some of those.  At £10 each, they're certainly not cheap, but they are wonderful. 

The Soho restaurant is on the site formerly occupied by Bistro du Vin, and the 3rd outpost is due to open shortly on the other BdV site in Clerkenwell.  Both this and the Dean St branch take bookings, so you won't have to queue for it anymore either.  I can't wait to go back. 

Burger & Lobster
36 Dean Street

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Kavey said...

Aaahah. Never managed to visit the first one because I hate queueing, and that includes standing at the bar and having a drink queueing too. Bookings means I can finally go!

Laura Fitzpatrick said...

Hi Kavey, it's makes a venue so much more attractive to be able to actually book a table. Hour + waits are such a bore, unless you can have drinks and nibbles while you queue, like at Barrafina/Spuntino etc. The idea of ining up along Dean St doesn't really appeal!