New Burger & Lobsters seem to be springing up all over the place, which is by no means a bad thing. My gentleman companion and I decided to pop down to their latest outpost, on the 5th floor of Harvey Nichols, for a spot of dinner.
We took the express lift up and came in through the back of the restaurant which confused us a bit as we then didn’t know where to go (bear in mind we are a bit thick). We eventually found the front desk and were seated straight away – if there’s a wait you’re given a flashing buzzer and you’re free to wander round the shop until you start vibrating.
The menu didn’t veer from their tried and tested formula with just three options to choose from and no menu; lobster roll, whole lobster (steamed or grilled) or a beef burger all served with salad and chips. All three are £20 each.
I opted for the whole lobster (why wouldn’t you?!) with the lemon butter sauce. Maybe we were just extra hungry but the chips and salad felt smaller than on previous visits to other B&L’s and I used up all the sauce on just half the lobster. Our very chatty waitress happily provided another pot though.
The lobster was cooked perfectly and had that lovely smokey after taste from the grill. There was something so satisfying about using the lobster fork to dig out every last bit of flesh from the shell.
My gentleman companion opted for the lobster roll which was delicious; chunks of lobster meat mixed with mayo sandwiched between a toasted brioche roll – how could you not like it?! It wasn’t the most filling of things but it certainly was tasty.
Service was efficient and friendly; our waitress even sat down at our table whilst we paid the bill and had a chat with us which was quite sweet. Burger & Lobster is certainly a great addition to Harvey Nichols and if I was in the area again I’d most likely make a beeline for a bit of lobster. I just hope next time the portions are a little bigger.