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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, but banished is the chalk board menu advertising these three things. There are now two varieties of burger, The Mayfair and The Original, starting at a much more agreeable tenner. Lobster-wise,The Original remains intact (but slightly more expensive) and you can now pick your poundage, starting with a new, smaller 500g. Don’t panic, there are still the same buttery, toasted brioche lobster rolls with a lick of wasabi mayo (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. 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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Burger and Lobster Mayfair

29 Clarges Street ,London W1J 7EF

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Nice concept; pity about the price

by   platinum reviewer (203)

Dec 2013

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Viewed objectively, if part of the reason behind eating out is being able to choose ‘something different’ from a potentially inventive and intriguing menu, then surely a restaurant offering just three choices must be destined to struggle? On the contrary, Burger & Lobster was buzzing when two colleagues and I visited on a recent lunchtime. Three choices – as the name would suggest, burger, lobster or what is effectively a lobster burger – works perfectly for the indecisive or for restaurants seeking...

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

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Sep 2012

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

A must try. I admit that the first time I tried to eat at Burger and Lobster it went so badly it never happened but I vented my frustration by email and the impeccably polite management encouraged me to return so I did – and boy am I glad. This is a great restaurant, smartly fitted out in a US diner type style (but a nice seaside one) and the service was brilliant, as were our lobsters. I can't comment on the burger and £20 is a bit steep for one of them but for a lobster its a bargain. especially...

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

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by   (2)

Aug 2012

I always get a kick out of reading reviews. Seems that people are rating themselves, not the restuarant. If you do not like limited menus or not being able to make a reservation, don't go to Burger and Lobster or buy or own darn restuarant. Grow up. I cannot understand anyone having displeasure with any of the Goodman's establishemetns. Without doubt, some of the best trained serivce folks in the city. We arrived just after 5 on a Thursday and boom, seated right away. Planning really works. Super...

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

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Jul 2012

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‘No reservations’? Of course, there are! What would you call a fact that one still has to come down to the restaurant two hours before the anticipated dinner and put his name down on the list – as opposed to an old-fashion way of doing so over the phone? We went to Burger and Lobster yesterday and were second on the list when we arrived, assured by a not so welcoming lady at the door that a table would be ready within 1 to 2 hours wait. Alright, we thought, and headed to the nearest bar to start...

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

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by   (1)

May 2012

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Having read several reviews of B&L my friend and I decided to try it. I can only assume we were lucky as we arrived early on a Tuesday evening and were shown directly to a table so to be fair we didn't have to worry about phone calls and queuing which sounds fun. The lovely young lady on the door was very friendly as were all the staff and the place seemed to have a nicely buzzy atmosphere. The table for 2 we were shown to was ‘cosy’ to say the least and stuck beside the stairs but its not a place...

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

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May 2012

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Extremely unprofessional and rude staff member on the door, who turned out to be the General Manager. Really let the side down as to what could've been a really nice night out. We perservered and waited patiently for a table for 2 hours and the food was great. We really enjoyed our meal. Just a shame about the attitude on the door. Truly awful. Don't expect a welcoming smile.

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

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Mar 2012

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We got there at one minute past 12 on a Friday lunch time and only just managed to get the last table in the restaurant. It is hugely popular, which makes for a very buzzy vibe, but does mean that the wait times are horrendous (2.5hrs when I have tried to go before). The lobster was fantastic – beautifully cooked and very big. Chips were delicious. My companions had the burger, but admitted to ‘food envy’ for my lobster. Staff were charming, but were run off their feet, and it was quite hard to get...

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

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by   gold reviewer (35)

Mar 2012

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

I went to B&L with a work contact who had already been on numerous occasions. As they have a no reservations policy we turned up at 12.10 and there were plenty of tables available. The crowd is a mix of work people and shoppers and there was a good buzz. The food and decor is very American. B&L is suitable for a relaxed work lunch with a contact you know well or for dining with friends or a date with someone you know well, but not for a formal lunch or with someone you don't have an existing relationship...

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

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by   (1)

Mar 2012

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Burger and Lobster. Too good to be queue? Billed as having a ‘no reservation’ policy, we were surprised to find the centrally located Burger and Lobster absent of a queue at 7.30pm on a Saturday night. The taste buds were watering at this stroke of luck, especially as we had been in the area since 4pm sampling the delights of Shepherd Market. The previous week, Randall and Aubin, Brewer Street, had softened our hour-long wait with a glass of champagne and plenty of French hospitalité. (As you...

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

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by   platinum reviewer (152)

Mar 2012

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We were greeted with a friendly “have you been here before?” (much like the Harvester ads used to show: “have you been to a Harvester before?”). Well no, but how hard can it be: this is a restaurant, you serve food and I am guessing something to wash it down with? Yes, seems to be the answer, but the question is posed as there are only three things on the menu: whole lobster, burger or lobster roll (made from young lobster, or chick, meat). The lobster comes either boiled or grilled and the burger...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 9

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