Lobsters seem to be quite fashionable at the moment and there are plenty of good set menu deals around, with accompanying sides of fries and salad on offer or fries and a cocktail as another bargain option.
Last night I visited 86 bar and restaurant to try their Lobster Tuesday and whilst this relatively new night may seem like it’s jumping in on the trend, what I had discovered was a focus on good solid ingredients. No rush customers in and out but more let’s sit back and really enjoy this.
Lobster Tuesday’s menu consists of three options: £20 for Lobster & Chips; £20 for Steak & Chips; or £30 for Surf ‘N’ Turf. There is also a reasonably priced starter on the menu as well as a couple of dessert choices.
So the bf and I started off with the charcuterie board whilst we sipped our cocktails.
On Lobster Tuesday, there is also a two for one cocktail menu which means the night can continue flowing after the meal has finished.
I had the Grey Goose Le Fizz.
Whilst the bf had the rum based Dark and Stormy.
For mains, I picked the Lobster dish: a whole lobster and with two wonderfully meaty claws!
And the bf went for the Surf ‘N’ Turf which was quite impressive, especially given the quality of the steak.
The Scotch Sirloin was cooked exactly how the bf had wanted it. I had a taste and it was deliciously succulent.
The chips were also a pleasant surprise because of their seasoning. It was possible to savour each one rather than chow down.
We enjoyed a bottle of Pinot Grigio with our meal and for dessert, we both went for the Espresso Brûlée with an amaretto biscotti.
It had been quite a while since we ate upstairs at 86 and the layout has changed somewhat. There weren’t the tables around the railings like last time so there’s a less cluttered feel, which suits the dining experience very well. And given that I have always loved 86’s Georgian building, I completely welcome Lobster Tuesday into the Chelsea fold.
Like I said, it’s really just a case of sit back and enjoy. x