Burger & Lobster: Fast Food With Class

by Khushboo on December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas Eve!!

 

As much as I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s Christmas lunch with turkey and all the trimmings, let’s talk about fast food for a sec.  Over the past year, I’ve noticed one emerging food trend in particular: gourmet fast food.  Forget McDonald’s- suddenly hot dogs are served with champagne,  truffle parmesan fries are the rage, and burgers are offered on menus side-by-side with lobster.  Especially after trying out Burger & Lobster on Friday, I hope this trend sticks!

For someone who gets overwhelmed with too many options, I loved their minimal offerings.  As a restaurant with no menu, our waitress informed us of the 3 dishes available:

  1. 1 lb lobster with garlic butter
  2. Lobster roll- brioche roll stuffed with lobster meat in a Japanese mayo
  3. 10 oz 100% beef burger
All come with fries & salad, and are each priced at £20

My mom & I ordered the lobster (steamed & then chargrilled).  Juicy lobster meat dipped in hot garlic butter…trust me, it did NOT dissapoint.  I had a bite of my brother’s lobster roll and it also tasted absolutely divine!  I always thought I wasn’t a fan of brioche but apparently I was very wrong.

And if the entrees seem limited, the dessert options are even less:

  1. Chocolate praline mousse
  2. Vanilla cheesecake drizzled with a salted caramel sauce

Everything about the cheesecake sounds right up my alley but I was way too stuffed for dessert!  My mom & bro shared the mousse and really enjoyed it.

Things got messy by the end of it and let’s just say that Burger & Lobster is not the ideal restaurant for a first date ;) .  Forget lobster picks & crackers, hands are the only way to go when scooping out every last bit.  Although £20 may seem a bit pricey for a burger, it’s a steal for the amount of lobster served.  Between the food & fantastic service, Burger & Lobster is definitely worth “shelling” out for!

Demolished!

What’s your favorite kind of fast food…gourmet or not? 

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Alexandra December 24, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Holy gorillas that lobster!!!!! Man I’m drooling over here and I just had breakfast haha! I’d totally inhale that deliciousness too, dang talk about a foodgasm ;)
Have a great Christmas Khushboo!!

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Khushboo December 25, 2012 at 4:06 am

Haha I wanna go & re-eat that whole meal ;) ! Wishing u a very Merry X-Mas, Alexandra!

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles December 24, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Burger and lobster seems like an interesting combo for a restaurant to serve. i’d be all over that lobster too though!

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Khushboo December 25, 2012 at 4:06 am

I guess it’s an extension of the usual “Surf & Turf” meal..somewhat?

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Kat December 24, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Im not a big fish fan, but I do like fast gourmet food!! Subway and Chipotle would have to be on top of my list :)

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Khushboo December 25, 2012 at 4:07 am

Chipotle is high on the list for me…and Subway is pretty yum too :)

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. December 24, 2012 at 9:40 pm

I’m allergic to shellfish, so while I can’t exactly say that your lobster meal is right up my alley, I do love me some fast food. Chipotle would have to be my first pick, but sadly I can’t get it around these parts so I’m forced to enjoy the occasional McD’s french fry ;)

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Khushboo December 25, 2012 at 4:08 am

If we ever met up, a trip to Chipotle would definitely be on the agenda :)

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Honeywhatscooking December 24, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Merry Christmas eve K. I’ve never tried real lobster, just on pasta. 20 pounds is a great price for all you got. One of my fave fast foods is chipotle. Love Mexican cuisine. :)

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Khushboo December 25, 2012 at 4:08 am

You & me both- can never have too much Mexican! Merry Xmas to you too :) !

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 24, 2012 at 10:48 pm

Yum that meal looks way too good to be fast food! I don’t think I’ve ever had gourmet fast food, but I’m a big fan of Chipotle and Subway.

Merry Christmas girl! I hope you have a good one. :)

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Khushboo December 25, 2012 at 4:08 am

Thanks Chelsea…wishing you a very happy holidays too! :D

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Parita December 24, 2012 at 11:38 pm

I haven’t had gourmet fast food but I like to eat at places that use fresh (organic) ingredients and provide quick service. This place sounds really good though. If they had a veggie option, it’d be right up my alley! Happy holidays to you and your fam, K!!!

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Khushboo December 25, 2012 at 4:09 am

Thanks, P! Hope you all are having a wonderful Christmas day (and week) together :) !

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caloricandcrazy December 25, 2012 at 3:33 am

Forget the mousse or cheesecake, are those BROWN and white sugar cubes I see?! :P

Happy Holidays!

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Khushboo December 25, 2012 at 4:09 am

Hahah they are! I take it you’re a fan?

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Alex @ therunwithin December 25, 2012 at 3:56 am

Lobster is my absolute favorite food. So jealous of that beast!

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Khushboo December 25, 2012 at 4:10 am

It’s one of mine too…especially after this meal :) !

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Brittany December 25, 2012 at 7:48 am

I love this menu, SO easy! I love Chipotle, or Taco Del Mar. YUM! Happy Holidays!

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Khushboo December 25, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Never tried Taco Del Mar but something tells me I’d love it! Merry X-Mas :D !

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Alexis @ Hummusapien December 25, 2012 at 9:10 am

Juicy lobster meat dipped in garlic butter?? Ummmm that basically sounds like the best thing ever! Jealous!

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Khushboo December 25, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Haha it was even better than it sounds :D ! Happy holidays!

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JoJo December 26, 2012 at 2:31 am

Two choices out of three are lobster dishes!? I wouldn’t be complaining, but kind of funny.
I love sushi rolls.. I guess it’s not so quick, but if you have all the ingredients, it’s a quick dish..
Also, once in a while.. I crave a super meaty hamburger from in-n-out!!
Merry Christmas!

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Khushboo December 26, 2012 at 5:00 am

Sushi definitely counts as fast food in my books :D !

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Kailey December 26, 2012 at 4:01 am

Merry Christmas!!
I have always wanted to eat a lobster roll – all the food looks so good :)

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Khushboo December 26, 2012 at 5:01 am

If you ever make a lobster roll at home, please opt for brioche as your bread of choice :) ! Merry Christmas!!

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Carrie December 26, 2012 at 6:29 am

I’d love to taste test at this restaurant! I’m sure we don’t have a place like that here in Kentucky =(

That lobster roll looks so delicious right now! I’m in ♥ with seafood. I’m actually addicted to shrimp and crab legs, melted in butter! YUM! Looking at your food photos is making me hungry, lol!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Carrie
xoxo

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Khushboo December 26, 2012 at 3:54 pm

You sure do have good taste :) ! Merry Christmas to you too!

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Jess December 26, 2012 at 6:38 am

That sounds amazing!! I’ve been craving seafood like no other lately!!

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Khushboo December 26, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Seafood is one of those foods which I can eat anytime- love it!

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Vandana December 26, 2012 at 7:36 am

Hey KT, hope you had a great Christmas… Garlic butter sounds heavenly… salted caramel sauce? Never tried it before… definitely on my to-try list…. Be jolly….

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Khushboo December 26, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Forget sauce, just try salted caramel anything…amazing combo!

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Tara @ Sweat like a Pig January 1, 2013 at 6:28 pm

Just catching up over here – Ah yum!!! This looks awesome! I’m definitely adding it to the list…. Maybe in a month or two when I’m not recovering from eating too much bratwurst haha

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Khushboo January 2, 2013 at 1:37 am

You must let me know how you like it when you do try B & L!

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