This is my second time at Burger and Lobster. If you have read my previous post, you would know that this to me, is the happiest place on earth. I love getting down and dirty with some lobster. Yeah!
At this point, it’s popularity still hasn’t wavered. In fact, I’m sure it has worsened. We spend 2.5 hours waiting to be seated. The only reason I am happy to wait is because they call you when your table is ready. Which means I can have a cheeky one (or two) and it really is worth the arduous wait.
Burger and Lobster, don’t have a menu as such and only serve the following three items:
- Whole lobster steamed or grilled with clarified garlic butter 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
All are served with a side of salad and fries at £20 a pop. Approx. $35AUD.
First time round I did the whole lobster, but now I wanted to tackle the lobster roll so I could compare the two.
The results are in and the lobster roll is by far better. It is served in the most luxuriant butter brioche bread. It has this fresh hot toast vibe thing happening which screams… butter, butter, butter. Think Black by Ezard and a whole lobster stuck in between. I may like this even more because I’m drunk. A 2.5 hour wait will do that to you. I also like that it is easy to man handle when drunk. It’s good date food too.
Inside, you’ll find the meat of a whole lobster. This is cold which I was worried about at first but I’m liking this – a lot. Even the hot and cold thing doesn’t concern me. Texturally the crunchy brioche juxtaposes real nicely. I’m also loving the chunks of lobster staring back at me. I see claw! God this is good. I am hoovering this down and I’m about to leave my friend to eat on her own, if I keep this up.
The wasabi mayo is lovely and light and the dusting of chives gives it a subtle onion flavour. I squeeze my lemon which gives it zest and lift. But I have eyes for the pool of lemon garlic butter and decide to dip my roll like it was my little toe and test the waters. Ughh… this is so good. I quickly ask for my own lemon garlic butter and drizzle this all over. I also dip and double dip the brioche off cuts. Oh and my chips too. Could this be any more amazing?