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Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Burger and Lobster

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I should first mention that one must be prepared to wait when visiting Burger and Lobster. No reservations are taken so we were there at 5.45pm on a Sat thinking that it was pretty early but boy were we wrong as we were only seated at 7.30pm!! So a wait of 1hr 45 mins!!!??? Was it all worth it? Yes I gotta say that it was. ;) Of course, it helped that I was meeting friends that I haven't met in ages so we had a great time catching up while waiting. 
The menu is simple. There are no starters, 3 options for mains and usually 2 options for dessert. Mains which costs £20 each consist of a burger, grilled or steamed lobster and for those who don't want to get their hands too dirty tacking lobster in its shell, there's the lobster roll which all the meat has been removed, mixed with a dressing, and placed in a brioche bun.  Simple isn't it? No, not really, even with only 3 choices, I had great difficulty deciding! hahaha The contest was actually between the burger and grilled lobster only. As my friend says, there's no fun eating lobster without the shell! Alright, I'll have to agree with her this time since it was my first time there.
I finally decided on the lobster. We quickly placed our orders after we were seated, put on our all important bibs and lo and behold! The mains came within 10 mins of ordering, quite surprising for such a busy restaurant but I ain't complaining after the initial wait!!!
The cute bib
The lobster, served with an appetising lemon herb sauces, was fresh tasting, succulent and grilled to perfection!
The beef patty in the burger was so soft and juicy, almost melt in the mouth texture. Both dishes were served with fries and salad so it was quite a substantial meal and I left very well fed.
Desserts cost £4 each and on this night, the options were cheesecake and a mousse. We had one of each to share and it made more a nice finish to the excellent meal. I forgot to take photos of the dessert but they were served in takeway like containers and not very pretty anyway. :P


Will i be back? YES!! Will I want to wait that long again? Hopefully not so I'll probably arrive at 5pm the next time round and hope(fingers crossed) to be seated almost immediately. :)


Burger and Lobster
29 Clarges Street
Mayfair, London
W1J 7EF


10 comments:

  1. wow yum yum... party meal...impressive

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  2. Sylvia, thank you for this fantastic review ad recommendation. I will remember to try going there next time I visit London. Here I can only dream of affordable lobster. I wouldn't mind waiting if I could have a glass of wine chatting outside in the meantime ;-) (Do many Londoners dine at 6 pm? We never go out to dine before 8 pm so maybe there would be less people waiting...)

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    1. Yes, you visit pay them a visit when you are here! Yes, you can always wait at the bar even when it's cold outside. There will be some who will dine early if they are off to the theatre after that. However, usually 6pm is considered quite early but the restaurant doesn't take reservations so coming later would be even worse. I've a friend who once waited over 3 hrs! I just found out that they will be opening 2 more branches and may start to take reservations so that piece of news was very well received indeed. :)

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    2. Thank you for your answer. The possibility so wait at the bar sounds very positive ;-)
      3 hours! wow! It must really be fantastic! I hope I will arrive after the new restaurants open.

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  3. Yess! Another restaurant to try the next time in London. Looks fantastic.

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    1. You'll have to visit soon as there are quite a few more places which I think you'll love!

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  4. We certainly don't have a restaurant around here like that but if we did, it would probably be just as busy. Your meal looks delicious and what fun to share the desserts and meal with friends! Sounds like you had a great time!

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    1. Thanks MJ! It was a great evening!

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  5. This restaurant is noted. I definitely want to visit. And 5:30-6pm is our dinner time whenever we go to restaurants. I know it's early but supposed to beat the traffic and no wait. But I guess that rule doesn't apply this restaurant. Looks AMAZING though!

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