George and I don’t get to do date nights, much – between our pretty strict ‘we should probably buy a house’ budget, and my recent career change, it sadly hasn’t been a priority – which is why when we do get to go out, we like to try somewhere new every time.
This time around, we made it to a bit of a London institution which somehow neither of us had managed to try out before: Burger & Lobster.
If you’ve read my review of Trullo, you’ll know I’m all about sharing when it comes to every course, so that’s exactly what we did.
To start, we had a gorgeous white bean dip – made from cannellini beans, feta, and sriracha – with grilled garlic potato bread. It was divine. I’m salivating just thinking about it.
For mains, George and I shared two signature dishes: the ‘lobster roll’, with Japanese mayo and lemon, and the ‘lobster burger’ – a beef patty topped with lobster meat, brie, and truffle and tarragon mayo. Both were excellent; the lobster
I had a Ruby Ruby Ruby – bourbon, ruby port, spiced cranberry syrup, orange and lemon – and George had the ‘Barrel Aged’, which is an Old Fashioned made with 10-year-old whiskey. He absolutely raved about his, but I will say that they were both a little too sweet for my tastes. I suspect this was mostly bad ordering on my part, and I would still try something else from the drinks menu next time.
I hate the word ‘vibe’, but: the vibe of the restaurant was wonderful. Neon lights, exposed brickwork, enough music and buzz that it wasn’t too quiet – and, in line with George’s needs, not too loud, either.
The waiter we had was incredible, too – constantly refilling our water glasses without us asking, offering advice on the menu, checking we were happy – absolutely lovely, and made our experience even better.
£83 for two, with drinks and a starter to share.
Not super affordable, but the portions are huge – we both struggled to finish our mains – and, well, lobster isn’t cheap.
I can’t recommend the Soho branch of Burger & Lobster enough; the decor is gorgeous – and plenty Instragrammable, if that’s what you’re in to – the food is delicious, and the staff are wonderful.
Looking for more places to eat in London? Check out more reviews from the big smoke, here.
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