I have a confession….. never in my life have I eaten lobster…
The trip to Burger & Lobster in Soho was as much a voyage of discovery as it was a meal out with a friend. A mixture of popularity, and a somewhat controversial no reservations policy means that there are queues every evening for a table outside the original Mayfair restaurant. Much to the relief of the crustacean craving folks of London, a new, bigger branch opened in July of this year in Soho, and there are plans afoot for further expansion into Farringdon. Armed with curiosity and expectation I went to explore:
Who goes here: If you are the sort of person that spends hours agonising over a menu unable to decide what to have then this is the place for you. It’s simple. You have a burger or you have a lobster. There is a third item on the non-existent menu which is some sort of lobster roll, but it was a bit of a side show to the main events.
Why you’ll want to visit: Eating a lobster, as it turns out, is not a glamorous process. You are provided with a bib and a range of lobster dissecting tools, which makes for quite a fun dining experience. Be warned, this is not the place to go on a first date!
What to look out for: A standard lobster with chips and salad is £20, but look out for the special ‘big boys’ being carried through the restaurant for those wanting to splash out.
When to go: The Soho branch allows reservations for parties of 6 or more, but if you are in a smaller group then getting there between 6 and 7 avoids the crowds.
How to find it: 36 Dean Street, Soho. A short walk from Tottenham Court Road, Leicester Square or Piccadilly Circus tube stations.
Our nearest home: Right in the the thick of Soho life at Broadwick StreetGoogle+