burger and lobster.

on friday night i went to a restaurant i’ve wanted to go to for ages. it’s called burger and lobster and it’s on dean st in soho (there is also one in mayfair). i really liked the setting, there are red leather booths and there were lots of people wearing lobster bibs. we arrived at ab0ut 6.30pm and got a table straight away.

once seated the friendly waitress gave us a drinks menu and told us we had a choice of 3 things to order.

burger (with cheese and bacon)
lobster
lobster roll

all 3 options were £20 and came with fries and a salad. me and my friend decided to get a burger and a lobster to share. it was a good decision. the lobster was meaty and delicious and came with a dream boat of herb and garlic butter. it was bloody massive too. the burger was pretty huge, too big to put in your mouth. my friend ate hers with a knife and fork like a princess. it was a good burger, but i have had better.

here is my friend and the burger so you can see how big it is next to a human

when we left at approx 8pm there was a queue forming and the bar was busy with people getting drunk whilst they waited to be seated.

in summary it’s good for the novelty of wearing a bib. i wouldn’t recommend going there if you don’t like lobster because you’ll end up paying £20 for a burger and i believe there are better and cheaper burgers to be had in london (like byron and meatliquor). if you want to eat a whole lobster then definitely go there.

i’ve also heard from loads of people (3 people) that the lobster roll is amazing, so i might go back for that one day.

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MEATliquor.

so after my byron burger and spuntino posts i had a lot of people telling me that i had to check out MEATliquor. i had a birthday last week and thought this would be a good opportunity for me and my friends to drink some liquor and do some meat sweats. it was safe to say i was REALLY excited.

i had also been told that the queue was ridiculous, and queueing makes me eggy so i made my friends leave work early and they couldn’t argue with me because it was my birthday and i was allowed to be a brat and get away with it.

we got there at 5.45pm and as soon as we got out of the cab on welbeck st (it was raining) we were greeted by the smell of meat, confirming that we were in the right place. luckily there was no queue and we were ushered inside to the bar area, where i ordered a rum and coke, served to me in a jam jar. that’s fun isn’t it?

we were then taken to a table at the back in a quieter part of the restaurant. i have to apologise for the quality of my pictures, the red lighting did not lend itself well to food pornography.

i did some research and decided before i had even stepped foot in the building that i was going to order the dead hippie burger. i had also been recommended the chilli cheese fries so we ordered a couple of those to share (we had asked for 3 but the nice waitress said hold your horses that is way too much food for 8 people, and she was right)

the picture above is the first tray of  heart attack inducing food that arrived. there are no cutlery or plates, just a big kitchen roll which we got through pretty quickly and had to request a second one.

this is the dead hippie. i won’t lie, it was incredible. the first bite caught me off guard, as soon as you sink your teeth in the meat drips everywhere and i realised i had to be tactical with the kitchen roll.

i feel dirty just looking at these pictures. after my rum and coke i ordered the intriguing ‘house grog’, a pineapple rum cocktail which came with the warning that they would only serve 2 per person due to how strong they were. this was probably my highlight.

i would recommend this place as a treat every once in a while, especially if you’re with a group of people as its slaughterhouse interior adds to the novelty. go see for yourself (and maybe pack some wet wipes)