Burger & Lobster
29 Clarges St Mayfair, London W1J 7EF
Too often, I’m overwhelmed by all the choices available at restaurants, which is why Burger & Lobster is the perfect place to visit if you’re looking for a delicious meal without all the complications. K and I were very keen to visit while we were in London as we’d heard great things about it. The idea is simple – choose burger or lobster. The former comes as a gargantuan 10 ounce steak beefburger while the latter is further subdivided into a whole lobster or a lobster roll. All options are same price and served with fries and salad, so it ultimately boils down to a single decision. We were in a seafood mood that night so we ended up ordering both lobster options – for the same price, it definitely seemed like the smarter choice to go for lobster over burger.
I was actually quite surprised by the size of this lobster – between the tail and the claw, there was a substantial amount of meat, all of which had a lovely smokiness from the grill that worked perfectly with the lemon and garlic butter
One of the best lobster rolls I’ve ever had – the brioche was incredibly rich and buttery, stuffed full of tender lobster meat mixed with sweet Japanese mayo. The fries and salad were nothing to write home about, but made for a good accompaniment to the main event.
K and I left very full and satisfied with our meal. Sure, it was pretty pricey in the end, but we were rewarded with generous servings of lobster – I’m not so sure I would be happy paying that much for the burger though. The food was great and it’s certainly a nice idea to have so few menu options to choose from – I’d definitely recommend trying at least once – but the lack of variety also makes Burger & Lobster is the kind of restaurant that I’d only visit very occasionally if I lived in London.