Burger & Lobster

Restaurants, American Farringdon
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Burger & Lobster (Rob Greig / Time Out)
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Burger & Lobster (Rob Greig / Time Out)
Rob Greig / Time Out
Burger & Lobster (Rob Greig / Time Out)
Rob Greig / Time Out

The Clerkenwell branch of the popular surf 'n' turf specialists with the shortest, sweetest menu in town.

If there were ever a time to have a threesome, this would be it. It might get pretty messy, you might feel sinful, but it’ll be memorable. No, this isn’t a swingers’ club: we’re talking about a meal at the new branch of Burger & Lobster.

At this third outing, there are once again three dishes on the menu, all terrific in equal measure. The way to fully enjoy it is to do as we did. Go with two friends, and go three ways. The chefs, who’ve seen it all before, will even divvy the dishes up for you.

Let’s start with the burger: the patty is thick and juicy, the soft bun sprinkled with black and white sesame seeds. There are all the usual toppings (red onion, lettuce, tomato), plus a layer of (optional) crispy bacon and melted cheese. It’s by-the-book, but done exceptionally well.

Then there’s the lobster: steamed or steamed-then-grilled (we opted for the latter). Ours was sweet and slightly smokey, halved and with claws pre-cracked for easy access to the moist flesh.

Last, but by no means least, is the lobster roll. Generous chunks of white meat smothered with a rich mayo and sprinkled with chives, snuggled between two halves of a brioche loaf, rather than a regular roll. Salty, crunchy, skinny fries, plus a dinky salad of token greens complements the ménage à trois.

The restaurant’s large site, every bit as glam as its siblings, has an airier section under the roof lights, as well as plenty of dark corners suitable for some shady doings.


Venue name: Burger & Lobster
Address: 38-42 St John Street
Opening hours: Meals served noon-10.30pm Mon-Fri; 4-10.30pm Sat.
Transport: Tube: Barbican or Farringdon tube
Price: Meal for two with drinks and service: around £55
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Chlo Fo

Burger and Lobster is one of my staple go-tos when I want a quick, but delicious meal. Obviously only worth it if you're a lobster fan, otherwise it makes it a rather pricey burger (especially given the close proximity to Byron). Slightly annoying that the price has recently undergone a significant hike, but £26 for a decent sized whole steamed lobster is still a bargain. It's delicious, as are the fries, salad and garlic butter. This branch lacks in atmosphere, but makes up for it with the quick service and tasty grub. Perfect place to line your stomach before bar hopping around Farringdon

Rosie T
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After much hype I finally got to visit Burger and Lobster.I wasn't entirely impressed to be honest. We arrived and were informed that there was a 20-30 minute wait, which is fine of course. We went over to the bar and had a few drinks whilst waiting. One person from our group was due to join us shortly- I did let the waitress know and she said that was fine as long as our friend arrives before we are seated. After about 35/40 minutes I asked how long the wait would be, I was informed that there is a 30 minute wait. I had then asked about the extension to the wait, the waitress rudely told me that the wait started from when the last person arrived. We were not impressed by her bluntness or the fact that she had gone back on what she had previously told us. 

Eventually we got to our table. The waiter greeted us and pretty much walked away. Basically as far as service goes there wasn't any! The food was pretty average, I had the lobster with lemon and garlic butter and fries.The lobster was okay and the fries not so great. The food is not worth the cost at all.. If you are looking for a great tasting lobster with a nice texture this is not the place to visit, it's more of an okay lobster at this joint.

A few spots I would recommend for lobster that is delirious are The Ivy, Smack lobster roll, Steak and Lobster (Bloomsbury and Warren St. venue is the one I visited). These places offer a better service and a better tasting lobster. Enjoy! 


'If there were ever a time to have a threesome, this would be it.' - who writes this shit?


Just finis a meal with a friend hour ago, everthing is so nice (even better when you feel hungry) ..price is a little bit dear through (12.5%service fee)

rhea simpson

My friend are always speaking highly of this place. I have booked a birthday reservation for the 9th march. Look forward to visiting this well talk about restaurant


Went last night had an amazing time... Food is spot on, the lobster is out of this world delicious. Cant wait to go back!