Review: Burger & Lobster in London — Coming Soon to NYC!
On a recent trip to the UK, I made it a top priority to stop by Burger & Lobster in London. The restaurant, which has six locations in the city (we went to the Soho unit), serves just two things: burgers and lobsters.
The lobster comes as a lobster roll or steamed whole — both for $20 — with a lovely mixed greens salad and perfectly cooked french fries on the side. I, of course, went for the lobster roll, which comprises fresh lobster flown in from Canada, tossed with just a touch of Japanese mayo and sprinkled with chives. It’s served in a buttered grilled split-top bun (not brioche as stated above) and a completely unnecessary lemon wedge.
The roll was so tasty, I almost forgot I was in England and not New England for a minute. The fries and salad were delicious as well. The couple next to us ordered one burger and one lobster roll to split and share, making me jealous that I hadn’t thought of it (though my husband doesn’t eat meat, so it wouldn’t have worked anyway).
In addition to the 1.5-pound lobsters, Burger & Lobster also offers jumbo lobsters ranging from 2 pounds 11 ounces to 10 pounds 4 ounces (?!?!), priced between $47 and $179 each, that are meant to be shared and feature unlimited fries and salad.
Beverages include beer, wine and mixed drinks, which are listed under the sections “Burger Cocktails” and “Lobster Cocktails.” I opted for a selection from the latter category: the BL Gin Fizz, made with Beefeater gin, orange, cream, egg white, rhubarb and soda. It tasted like a refreshing alcoholic orange creamsicle.
Fortunately, you won’t have to fly across the Atlantic to enjoy these delights for much longer: Burger & Lobster is opening a location in New York City at 39 W. 19th St. this fall!
Photos and text by Amber Drea © 2014