I will put my hands up and admit that I have never ever tried lobster. To be honest I am not a fish person (I hate sushi) so did not feel that I was missing out. However, when my dinner buddy, Victoria from Spoken Reveries suggested that we pop into Burger & Lobster in Harvey Nichols I was fair game.
I am a sucker for a nice juicy burger and I was intrigued by the idea of serving burgers with lobsters. The restaurant is situated at the top of Harvey Nichols and is a stylish space. The brand was created in 2011 by four school friends on a rooftop in London. They came up with the idea to set up a restaurant where the focus was perfecting the craft of just one or two main ingredients.
As you can imagine the menu is a mixture of burgers and lobsters which you can have served with or without a roll. The starters was your usual calamari, prawns and dips. Dessert was a choice of good old fashioned American classics such as Classic New York Cheesecake, Chocolate Brownie and Peanut Butter Sundae.
We ordered the B&L Combo between the two of us – it is a 1 Pound Lobster and a 5oz burger served with chips and salad. The burger was one of those tower burgers that you have to cut into two so you can eat it. The lobster was pretty sizeable and with the side dishes we were pretty full.
I thought that the meal was very tasty and I especially loved the burgers, the lobster was nice but it was frankly a bit of a faff cutting the bits of fish out of the shell. I like to have my food ready all ready for me to eat. The cost was £32.00 between the two of us which was not bad.
I enjoyed the meal at Burger & Lobster but if I was to go again I would personally just go for the burger. The lobster did not really cut it for me. However, the service was great as well as the ambience. It is clearly a popular venue as several groups came and went while we were there and we were there for quite a few hours, with no pressure to leave.
For more information about Burger & Lobster, please visit their website.
Pictures taken by Victoria from Spoken Reveries.