When we travel, our minds are open to all kinds of new tastes as long as it is either:
Why was this decision a wise one? Because it costed us £31 for 1.5 lb, equivalent to $60 for 0.8 kg. In Sydney, the average price for a cooked lobster is $140 for 1 kg. We got a huge bang for our buck and when you see the size of this beauty, you'd see why we are already planning our return trip.
We started with these lobster croquette. This was a nice deep fried ball of goodness. It didn't taste like the average croquette. The potato inside was more smooth and creamy, with a savoury sauce that was drowning the piece of lobster inside the croquette. When we bit into it, the lobster and mash complimented each other so well, it felt like a broiled lobster with mash potato in a single bite.
We got a delicious lobster roll to share - please excuse my dirty hands. It was too good to let the 'camera eat first'. The lobster was nicely shredded down to decent bite size pieces. The roll had a great ratio of ingredients - from the fresh lobster to the sweet brioche bun. The savoury, creamy, umami flavour of the lobster balanced out the sweetness of the bun so well.
Look at the size of Pinchy!! The lobster arrived with a bucket of chips, a bucket of salad and a delicious garlic butter sauce. We were drooling when the sight and smell first hit us. The butterfly lobster was well grilled and peeled right off its skin. The special sauce was to die for! It was a garlic flavoured, buttery, creamy, savoury goodness with a hint of citric undertones. We poured it over everything. The salad was also top notch too. It was a mixed spinach salad, with a very good ratio of balsamic glaze and Parmesan cheese.
We plan to head back to London on the 20th of March and you can guess where we're having lunch again. Until then, thanks for reading!