Sunday, 10 June 2012

Burying the Lobster: Review Burger and Lobster

Heading to burger and lobster I was sceptical that I would have anything to add to the already rave reviews dominating the blogosphere. 

I had not eaten all day in anticipation of a veritable feast and had worn an extra baggy jumper just in case.




The concept of burger and lobster is a unique one, no reservations required and only two dishes on the menu… yup you guessed it; the name sort of gives it away. Burger and lobster both priced at a reasonable £20. We arrived at 6 o'clock and there was already a queue of over an hour and a half for a table. So we wrote down our name and number and went for a dwinky whilst we waited for them to call us. When we arrived back at 7:30 the waiting time for a table had increased to 3 hours, luckily our one was ready. So if you're planning on going make sure you get there before six.

Myself and my companion liked the sound of the brioche lobster roll. What could be better than sweet fluffy brioche bun heaped with meaty succulent lobster?

The answer is a prawn cocktail sandwich from Marks & Spencer... Because that's what it tasted like. Whilst the presentation was flawless, the taste was far from. Firstly the brioche seemed to be deep-fried it was neither sweet nor fluffy but heavy and greasy. The lobster was cold and smothered in mayonnaise like the posh sandwich filler you get from the supermarket..... Yes the portions were generous and the fries excellent but the actual lobster and bun was a major disappointment.

There's nothing I hate more than giving a place a bad review and of course with restaurants it's a totally subjective matter of taste. However, there was nothing on offer that has either of us inclined to return- although admittedly I felt a pang of food envy as the burgers were carried past to the neighbouring table.


p.s. if you decide to check it out, bring mates- not dates as the place is incredibly loud, cramped and bustling. And go for the burger or grilled lobster on its own and cross your fingers for better luck.

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9 comments:

  1. Great post and I totally agree. The hype is over. And your pics are insanely awesome! x

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    1. Thanks sunshine:) The pics make me want to go back for more... but then I remember the taste! xx

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  2. That guy is cute and totally checking you out :D

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    1. lool, i think he was more bemused by my shameless posing if anything

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  3. I agree with sunshine about the pics Hana! and with Nancy the cute boy was checking you out ;) hehe! big kiss
    www.millyandolly.com

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    1. Oh Olly my love. How I miss you! Please come to London soon. We should make a bucket list of places to go :) xxxx

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  4. Love the post! Totally agree with the comments above :) wanted to check it for a while, but the no reservations kept me away...xxx

    www.me-and-only-me.com

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  5. Could not agree more! It's hard to find a negative review on B+L, but in reality the food is incredibly average. The grilled lobster had zero flavour and the lobster brioche, although slightly more flavoursome, greasy and boring.

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  6. Just noticed hot guy who we had a giggle with in the street is in the photo...teehee!

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