So last night I popped into Burger and Lobster. Well, it’s been officially open for less than a week and I practically rushed down there as soon as I could, in anticipation of next month’s detox (something I’ve never done in my life before).
I’d seen pics from the launch and there has been a bit of a buzz about this place because of its concept. Its simple menu comprises of three choices: lobster, burger or lobster in a bun – all accompanied with fries and a small salad. And the hook? Each meal costs £20.
I’m not sure what I was expecting, after all the location is Mayfair. But at the back of my mind I guess I had the idea that at the start of the evening I was going to be stepping into a canteen styled establishment. But when I actually walked in, all presumptions flew out of the window. This place was smart.
I loved the look of the bar and the leather upholstered high chairs as well as the buzzy yet relaxed atmosphere. From the offset, the staff were very friendly and the service was very impressive. I overheard one guy at the next table remark to his girlfriend on how the service was great: clearly everyone was taking notes.
As for the food? An absolute winner!
I ordered the lobster and asked for it to be grilled:
Before arriving onto the table, the lobsters live in a tank below the restaurant. They’re not farmed. They’re fresh out of the sea as they make their way to Mayfair. As a result, the lobster meat was absolutely heavenly. You don’t have to root around in the claws, pulling out threads of meat at a time. Instead, the entire claw empties out as one fresh piece of meat, so easily that you know there’s no going back after this experience. The lemon and butter sauce was a great accompaniment as well as the fries and salad. (Currently, I’m on a food combining diet which I chose to dismiss last night. There was no way I wasn’t going to try the fries and I’m very glad I did).
The bf had the burger and it was so fabulous to see the smile on his face. He loved it. I tried a bit and the meat was so succulent.
For drinks, I had a glass of Prosecco at the bar followed by a Gin Fizz and the bf ordered a Meantime beer, followed by a Clarges Buck. On the drinks menu there are cocktails designed to accompany either the burger or lobster platter.
So my conclusion? I love this place! I love it for its simplicity; the quality of the food; and the whole dining experience. I heard from a reliable source that the guys from Goodman are behind this new venture and to be honest, I’m not surprised. They’ve knocked it out of the park, yet again!