Tonight we decided to dine at Burger and Lobster in DIFC. The restaurant is more casual than the other restaurants we’ve been reviewing so far and you don’t even need to book a table as they only take a small amount of bookings and leave the rest of the tables open for walk-ins.

 

We’ve been out on a late one the night before so I couldn’t wait to get into a big juicy burger and a lobster roll! The concept started out by four friends who decided to open a restaurant the featured one or two things really well. They made lobsters more affordable to everyone and have done something right as they now have chains all over the world.


If you’re in Bangkok, Dubai, Manchester, London, New York, Stockholm, Kuwait, Jeddah or Genting Highlands get yourself down there and give it a try!


The Food


As we were starving we went for the whole lot! For starters we all shared Lobster Spring Rolls, Panko and Spicy Panko Popcorn and Lobster Cheese Fries. The spring rolls, lobster meat infused with a mix of cheese with mango sauce, tasted great but I wasn’t a big fan of the mango sauce. I dipped mine in the sweet chilli coriander dip that came with the Panko popcorn.


The Panko Popcorn (lemon pepper lobster bites) came in two versions the spicy or non-spicy and what made it come alive is the dip! I’m a big dip or sauce person and love to smother my food in it – this sauce was truly delish they need to start putting it in bottles and selling it!


The Lobster Cheese Fries had just the right amount of cheese all over it and the little bites of lobster made it a perfect little appetizer.


Even though the menu is small – literally a double sided page – it was very hard to choose which burger to go for as they all looked so good!  We decided to share a Beast Burger – 10oz beef burger topped with lobster meat, brie, truffle and tarragon mayo, fennel and Chinese cabbage with fries and The Original Lobster Roll – Fresh Lobster Meat Tossed in Japanese mayo topped with chives served with fries and salad.


The presentation of the dishes is very different, everything is served on greaseproof paper on silver trays. The beast burger was served on a massive tray, it was HUGE. I hate it when you go to restaurants and leave hungry because of small portions – it wasn’t the case here.


My favourite dish was the burger which I opted to have with bacon and cheese – it was very juicy and tasty and the claws that came with it were very yummy doused in the garlic butter sauce.


The lobster rolls are all served chilled in a signature toasted brioche roll, I chose the original and drizzled the whole thing with the garlic butter sauce which came with.


The Venue


The décor is very retro and laid back I love how the entrance into the restaurant is made out of replicas of traditional lobster crates and features a wall of live lobsters in their tanks. The interior has mellow lighting with some really cool looking light bulbs.


If you’re up for an even more casual meal there’s a fun and lively bar area where you can even watch sports.

 

The Verdict


It was exactly what I was expecting – tasty and filling food in a fun and chilled environment. Will be going back for sure!

 

For more info visit: https://www.burgerandlobster.com/en/