My sister currently lives in London and has done so for 11 years. With that in mind and the London 2012 games coming, I just knew I had to be there. Next stop, Rio!
My sister just so happens to be a very popular food blogger in London (she would dispute this otherwise – you can find her here) and therefore she utilised every single opportunity to make us eat our way through London.
First stop. Burger and Lobster.
This place, is kind of like what Mc Donalds is to kids but for adults. It’s like a magical wonderland brimming with lobster tail and claws and all for the price of £20. This will buy you a 1.5 kilo lobster.
Well, you can upsize it to 2 kilo for an extra £10.
The place doesn’t take bookings. So best to get there early otherwise expect a 30-45 min wait while you food envy all the other patrons with their platters of lobster. I managed to spot a guy eat a mother of a claw, and of course I approached him like a zoo animal and took a snap of him eating his 7lb lobster.
Like what the hell is this place? Cos it is freaking awesome!
Casually, I make my way back to the bar and ordered some very tasty cocktails for £9! That is great value for London standards.Especially if you make it to the Mayfair location. We then notice the the “Big Boys” sign and “The Catch”specials board (see below).
Wow this place really is happiness on steroids!
We finally arrive at our table and there isn’t a menu as such. We are told that we can either choose from:
- Whole lobster steamed or grilled with clarified or garlic and lemon butter;
- Lobster roll served in a hot dog bun with a slick of wasabi mayo; or
- Beef burger with optional cheese and bacon
The four of us unanimously order the whole lobster as it is clearly the best value item on menu. They recommend the grilled lobster as it gives it a nice charred finished whilst keeping the meat nice and moist.
The lobster is sweet, moist and tasty. The fries were the best fries I have ever tasted and I’m usually more of a soggy thick-cut, kind of girl but these were the crispy, skinny kind that I would happily turn for. Best served, double dipped in garlic lemon butter sauce.
The salad was filled with croutons, parmesan, red onion, balsamic vinaigrette dressing. And to top it all off, I had my very own pool of melted garlic lemon butter sauce to dunk my tasty little lobster in. The sauce was absolutely irresistible, I even stole some extra sauce off my sis.
Being 1.5 kilo in size, there was so much meat I had to get through, but it was just so tasty… I got to the point that I was so full but I still refused to stop eating. You know when you become so full, you have to unbutton your pants.
Well, I unzipped my dress. And boy, it felt like freedom.
Welcome to Burger and Lobster, the happiest place on earth.