15th July 2013
Ok, so I’m not winning any races with this blog post. Everyone who lives in London knows the Burger & Lobster story…
However, a) not everyone who reads this does live in London and b) it was amazing and I want to tell you about it anyway.
After a day of birthday shopping with Mummy (lucky me), we headed to Mayfair for a late lunch at B&L. The deal: choose Burger, Lobster or Lobster Roll. Each one costs £20, and includes sides. Beautifully simple, especially if, like me, you’re terminally indecisive. I like to read a menu cover to cover, so not being given a menu nicely eliminates this task.
There is however a comprehensive drinks list with great cocktails. We went for gingery, limey and refreshing.
We both chose the Lobster Roll (hence the post title). I would be very happy to return and report back on the other options one by one – takers please?
The interior of the restaurant is sort of rustic and wooden, with an open kitchen front. Diners eating lobster are given a fetching plastic bib – a definite plus.
If you’re in a group and up for a challenge, you can order one of the bigger (to massive) lobsters to share.
Although we certainly had enough to be going on with when our food arrived…
Buttery, cooked bread filled with lobster – so, so good.
Don’t look past the sides – the salad is well dressed and topped with parmesan. The chips are really good chips. Simples.
I lined up the roll and went for it. No cutlery needed.
Something that really endeared the restaurant to me is their sauce policy – ketchup and mayo are out on the tables, in bottles. No need to keep asking politely for another tiny ramekin over and over again.
I was glad we’d finished shopping because I struggled to walk to the tube after we were done!
You can’t book at the Mayfair B&L, but you can make reservations for large parties at their other restaurants (there are four in total). Details are on the website.
If you haven’t been yet, go. That is all. (Even if you are late to the party like me!)
And thank you M for a lovely day.