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22 July 2014
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Burger and Lobster Mayfairone star

29 Clarges Street, London W1J 7EF

£43.00 North American Mayfair, Oxford Street

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  • Wine: £22.00
  • Champagne: £57.00
  • Opening Hours: Tues-Sat 12N-10.30pm

Square Meal Review of Burger and Lobster Mayfair ?

Touting glamour on a budget, this barnstorming mini chain from the brains behind the Goodman steakhouse group has become a ‘must-try' for London's ever-curious foodies. Each venue delivers exactly what it promises, with a chalkboard menu advertising just three items: meaty burgers served with extra cheese and bacon, juicy steamed or char-grilled lobster, and buttery lobster rolls in toasted brioche with a lick of wasabi mayo – each costing £20 (‘a bargain', with chips and salad thrown in). The best advice: go with a couple of friends, order the whole lot and share the spoils – although the burgers in particular can be underwhelming, given the price tag. Service is quick and polished, while the setting is a cool mix of wood panelling, bare brickwork and close-packed tables, with some desirable red leather banquettes thrown in. You can book, but there are always queues anyway.

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  1. Burger and Lobster Mayfair

    29 Clarges Street, London W1J 7EF
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    Gourmand Gunno

    Nice concept; pity about the price

      Gold Reviewer  (98)

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 4

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  2. Burger and Lobster Mayfair

    29 Clarges Street, London W1J 7EF
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    Jonathan T.
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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 9

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  3. Burger and Lobster Mayfair

    29 Clarges Street, London W1J 7EF
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    Erik H.
        (2)

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 10

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  4. Burger and Lobster Mayfair

    29 Clarges Street, London W1J 7EF
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    Vero S.
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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 8

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  5. Burger and Lobster Mayfair

    29 Clarges Street, London W1J 7EF
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    IanIan B.
        (1)
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 5
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 5
    • Value: 4

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  6. Burger and Lobster Mayfair

    29 Clarges Street, London W1J 7EF
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    Kay M.
        (1)
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 6
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 5
    • Value: 5

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  7. Burger and Lobster Mayfair

    29 Clarges Street, London W1J 7EF
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    Tish T.
        (3)
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
    Editor's pick

     
    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 6
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 9

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  8. Burger and Lobster Mayfair

    29 Clarges Street, London W1J 7EF
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    Fiona M.
      Gold Reviewer  (35)
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 7

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  9. Burger and Lobster Mayfair

    29 Clarges Street, London W1J 7EF
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    Benjamin R.
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    4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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    • Food & Drink: 1
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 1
    • Value: 1

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  10. Burger and Lobster Mayfair

    29 Clarges Street, London W1J 7EF
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    Richard E.
      Platinum Reviewer  (129)
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 6
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 9

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  1. Published : Thursday, 30th January 2014

    Wrap Your Lips Around This :: Burger and Lobster

    There was a time when a restaurant was utterly bereft without a substantial menu. Where once a flourishing cursive would mark the journey through starter to dessert, tonight none such exists. Menus are superfluous at Burger and Lobster as there are only three items to be had; a whole lobster (steamed or grilled), lobster roll, or burger. The price of any of the three options is £20, so you would have to be a fool of incalculable proportion to opt for the burger. In the presence of lobster, you do have to cut all ties to the lowlier beef. Espiecially when both are pitched at the same price. Don’t be that person...
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  2. Published : Tuesday, 28th January 2014

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    For those who haven’t yet heard about Burger & Lobster (you have been living on another planet) – it’s a no booking set up where you choose either a beef burger or a whole steamed lobster. That’s the entire menu. Or if you want to be peculiar there’s a lobster roll in a brioche bun...
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  3. Published : Monday, 2nd September 2013

    the chic brulee :: Burger & Lobster

    This weekend I checked out the Mayfair location of London hotspot Burger & Lobster. This no-reservations eatery constantly has a queue running out the door and, as we found out, for good reason. In lieu of printed menus, the waitstaff verbally offers 3 simple menu options: a burger, lobster or lobster roll. Considering all 3 of these dishes are some of my favorite foods ever, this was totally fine with me. It’s a unique concept to offer such a limited menu, but if you know what you are in for, it makes for a highly satisfying meal...
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  4. Burger & Lobster is no longer a novelty on the London restaurant scene, but judging by the crowds that still throng outside waiting for a table, not a trend that is going to die down any time soon. For anybody not in the know, £20 buys you a Burger, a Lobster Roll or a Half Lobster (Grilled or Steamed). Simples. Post work on a Friday, bracing ourselves for a long queue, we hightail it to Mayfair – tucked away on a side street minutes from Green Park station, we’re ushered into a table pretty quickly. To be fair, it’s not even 6pm. Eager Beavers we are...
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  5. Published : Wednesday, 19th June 2013

    The Swindian :: Restaurant review: Burger & Lobster

    I love small menus, as it makes it so much easier to choose what you want. Burger & Lobster go one step further, as they don’t even bother giving you a menu. There are only 3 choices: burger, lobster and lobster roll. We found out at the end of our meal that they recently introduced a 4th (!) option, the California burger (which substitutes the bread for lettuce as a healthy option). No matter what you choose, it comes with salad and fries and costs 20£...
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  6. Published : Friday, 8th February 2013

    bloke does blog :: Burger & Lobster, Mayfair, London

    It was my mother-in-laws birthday and a trip to London was on the cards. “Would you like to join us for a meal in London?” she asked. “Cool, where we going?” I replied, “Burger & Lobster”. My eyes lit up like a Christmas tree. Now Burger & Lobster, the name is a give away, you can either order a burger, or yep, you guessed it, a lobster; so no messing around here you go for one or the other...
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  7. Published : Sunday, 29th July 2012

    Ross eats :: Burger & Lobster

    Their original venue in Mayfair is yet another no reservations place (you can reserve places in the newly opened and double sized Soho restaurant) where you put your name down on a list and they’ll either call you back or you can find space at the bar. I chose the later and ordered a pint, paid for it in cash, received far less change than I had expected as it turns out a automatic service charge had been added. Space at the bar is limited and in stark contrast to my days lunch venue of the awesome yet empty Ducksoup the place was rammed at 5.30pm and as more and more people levered their way into the bar the more I needed to continually move out of the way of people my desire to think poorly of the meal increased. I then was seated and everything changed...
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