Steak & Lobster

Restaurants, Contemporary European Bloomsbury
2 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
Steak & Lobster
Adrian Houston

A Bloomsbury restaurant offering set-price steak and lobster.


Venue name: Steak & Lobster
Address: 9 - 13 Bloomsbury Street
Opening hours: Daily noon-10.30pm
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Average User Rating

1 / 5

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Now, I hate to judge restaurants based on how busy they are, but when you are one of the only tables in a central London restaurant on a Friday lunchtime it's hard not to.

The food was great and very reasonably priced, and the staff couldn't do more. However, being super quiet meant the restaurant lacked atmosphere- maybe in future they should turn the music up slightly more.

If you want steak and lobster, then this is a great place for you, but maybe leave it until the evening to visit.

Absolutely appalling service. The kind of place that only survives because it's connected to a hotel so will get many once-only guests. Easily the worst service I've ever experienced in London including:

- Of the six steaks ordered, four were wrong, as in not cooked to order. Two were sent back. The sauces, chips and salad all arrived in a haphazard manner.

- Cutlery was only changed to steak knives after the food had arrived

- Side orders of onion rings were cold when they arrived and had to be sent back.

- Wine specifically requested to come with the steak didn’t arrive when it should have.

- Waiting staff often unable to hold a conversation in English. Only explanation for all the above from one staff member was ‘It’s always like this on a Saturday night.'

- Three reprints of the bill were required to get the service charge taken off.

- First waitress could not grasp the concept of us wanting to split the bill, despite the multiple credit cards presented to her. Three times she tried to put the total bill onto one card.

- When I went to see the manager whose name was Dwight. to explain this last point, and complain about all the others, he just said ‘you need to relax’. He did not apologise. Nor did anyone.

Very poor. Having been to burger and lobster and loved it, my expectations were high but this was terrible. The service was poor. The food was below par. Definitely not was advertised. The lobster was missing most of the edible lobster meat. The so called 10oz steak wasn't anything near. It was more a slice of the 10oz. The bottle of coke offered was a pathetic size for it's price and the dessert was just alright. Save yourself and go elsewhere, not worth the money at all.

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