Have you ever wandered into a restaurant only to be confused by a menu that goes on for ages? So have I. That is until I started blogging. But one genius has came up with a restaurant that serves 3 dishes and only 3 dishes with no options for sides whatsoever. It is so simple that they do not even have a menu. This is the famous Burger & Lobster and its £20 menu. If its name does not give it away, the restaurant literally serves burger and lobsters. Coming in for lunch at 2pm on Saturday, I was thankful to have waited for a short 15 minutes before being seated. I have heard other people who have waited for over 2 hours!
Diners at Burger & Lobster have a choice between the beef burger, the poached/grilled lobster and the lobster roll. Jacques and I decided to share a serve of poached lobster and the beef burger.
The kind chefs in the kitchen help split them in half for us so there was no need for any cutting whatsoever.
The burger half:
We asked the burger to come medium rare to get the best of the juicy patty. The burger came brilliantly red in the middle so it was no surprise that the first bite was intensely juicy. Simply seasoned with salt and pepper, it was delicious! Jacques on the other hand thought it was a little too red. I can see his concerns as certain parts looked really red haha.
The lobster half:
To get the best of the lobster, we opted for the poached one. Having it poached means you get a flesh that amplifies the naturally sweet-briny flavours of the crustacean. Not to mention, the flesh stays extremely juicy if poached for the right amount of time. Then comes the best part, the meaty claw! Biting into its meaty flesh was every bit satisfying! Almost like biting into a giant drumstick! Dip it in the accompanying parsley butter for an extra kick of flavour!
Burger & Lobster served me an enjoyable meal that day. If the queue is not too overbearing, I would definitely come back for another meal. Thinking back, if I came back feeling really hungry, I might even consider ordering one lobster and burger for myself! They were both amazingly tasty dishes. In saying that, I admit that the lobster alone would might really small. In fact, the body of the lobster was rather small, but remember so was my £20 pound note! Thankfully their perfectly fried fries and salad made help complete the meal.
Burgers & Lobster was an enjoyable meal for me back when I was in London. However, there was a lingering feeling of incompleteness as I have not been able to try their Lobster Roll which is the final item on the menu. Fortunately I revisited the London and brought a couple of friends to try out Burger & Lobster.
Filled to the brim with sweet lobster flesh and served between a brioche bun brings heaven a little closer to earth. It was essentially eating a lobster without the fuss of peeling the shells. But is it the exact same? Well this is a definite no. Nothing quite beats the flesh of the plump juicy lobster flesh you get from a freshly prepared lobster. The Lobster roll was a convenient thing but for the best flavour, I would definitely call the Lobster which I did too :)!