Burgers & lobsters have becoming increasing popular over the years. Since it’s debut with the Mayfair branch there has been 3 new additions. Launched by the team behind goodman’s steak. I heard the tales of the 2-hour queue wait and was prepared for the worst.
I went along with “K” and her sister to the soho branch, straight after work hitting the 5:30pm mark the place was surprisingly empty and we got our tables within 5 mins. WIN!
There are only 3 things on this menu, for £20 it’s a whole lobster, lobster roll or burger, plus a salad and chips for sides. Of course there’s always a choice of picking the fresh catch of the day to share with your party.
“K” and I went for lobster rolls, and “L” chooses the grilled lobster with garlic butter. Either though I wasn’t eating the whole lobster I still wanted to put the cute white bib with illustrated man on myself. Food came promptly; the whole lobster came out on a monstrous plate, with a shiny metal pot of garlic butter.
The lobster roll also came in a decent size, with lobster meat clenched between the shiny toasted crunchy brioche roll. I couldn’t wait to tuck in. The toasted brioche was superb, the sweet, buttery smell, had the crunch and was light and fluffy inside. The lobster meat was a slight let down; the meat tasted like it was going off, the Japanese mayo gave the lobster meat a rich creamy flavour. The salad mix was good, however there was large chunks of sea salt which I had to pick out. The golden crispy chips were also ok, my friend also said her lobster roll tasted like the meat was going off. We most likely got a bad batch.
Overall I think the price point is good, £20 for a whole lobster is cheap in London. I think the lobster roll tasted better then the grilled lobster and I look forward to trying out the burger next time. There’s no reservations are this place you just turn up and hope for the best there’s no long wait.burger and lobster, food, garlic butter, grilled lobster, lobster meat, lobster roll, lobster rolls, london, photography, seafood, soho