60 sec review on @Londonlobster
What: The traditional american lobster shack gets a chic British makeover. Simplicity at it’s finest, there are no menus just three options Burger, Lobster or Lobster Roll all served with salad and chips for £20. A lobster for £20 I hear you cry with delight, yar only £20 and it’s bloody incredibly too. A burger for £20 I hear some cry with derision, yar it seems pretty hefty but it offsets the Lobster prices to keep it low and friends have assured me they are tasty (as well as huge!). So what about the Lobster roll? Well I plumped for it first time and whilst the toasted brioche bun was a sweet taste of French genius, I was unpleasantly surprised to find the lobster meat filling was cold. Rather jarring in my opinion. It also seemed to have quite a lot of tasteless lobster meat.
Where: four spots in Mayfair, Soho, Farringdon, City respectably (I went to City – Bread St)
Atmos: Bare bulbs and wooden crates as screens, it’s a little warehousey with a nod to the fishing trade. Service is swift and friendly.
Drink: Extensive drink list in comparison to the non existent food menu.
Do: not order dessert. They weren’t wow worthy despite the names – peanut brittle ice cream and strawberry cheesecake. The cheesecake was a gloopy, gelatinous mass and the ice cream was tasty but too much after such a rich meal.
£: Keep up! It’s £20 for a Burger, Lobster or Lobster Roll.