Food & Drink

London's 8 best spots for lobster

Published On 12/17/2014 Published On 12/17/2014
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Fraq's Lobster Shack
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Lobster Kitchen
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Lobster London
Steak & Lobster
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1. Burger & Lobster 29 Clarges St, London, W1J 7EF (Mayfair)

The flagship location of the Burger & Lobster empire hasn’t let its success go to its head: high quality eats come first and foremost here. It’s a Mayfair hotspot with a steady flow of regulars who come back for the addictive house garlic butter, heavenly lobster rolls, and flavor-rich, gratuitously portioned burgers. The snug, trendy space is consistently packed for dinner, so consider making a reservation in order to get your fill.

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2. Fraq’s Lobster Shack 55 Goodge St, London, W1T 1TQ (Fitzrovia)

Located in Fitzrovia, Fraq's is run by two brothers who grew up with food service in their blood, and it shows. They put the emphasis on fast and friendly with options like Maine lobster rolls, prawn rolls, or their calamari roll.

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3. Smack Deli 26-28 Binney St, London, W1K 5BN (Mayfair)

A sister spot to the Burger & Lobster restaurants, they took the whole lobster roll thing and went running. With five types of Lobster rolls, from the California with cucumber, avocado and lime; to the Mexican with smoked chipotle and jalapeños, it's a different way to stuff your face with yummy shellfish.

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4. The Lobster Pot 3 Kennington L, London, SE11 4RG

This mom & pop shop in Kennington has been quietly been doing its thing for more than 20 years, long before the city went crazy for lobster. With a kitschy nautical thing going on, complete with fake seagulls and sea shanties on loop on the overhead, their menu is pretty extensive but the obvious winner here is their lobster, which they pick up daily at Billingsgate. You can get a whole one, or even throw and extra half on one on anything else you fancy.

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5. Lobster Kitchen 111A Great Russell St, London, WC1B 3NP (Fitzrovia)

Using lobster almost always as a base, they’ve got a myriad of ways to consume your fat tailed chow. With four different styles of rolls, five styles for just tails, lobster salad, lobster mac ’n’ cheese, and a whole lobster, if you’re looking for choice, this is your jam.

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6. Lobster London Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P (Westminster)

Sitting on the 28th floor of the Millbank Tower, Lobster London will floor you with its stunning view and excellent seafood options and cocktails.

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7. Steak & Lobster 9-13 Bloomsbury St, London, WC1B 3QD (Bloomsbury)

One of multiple locations, S&L leaves your dining choice simple: either get steak or lobster. The decor is a touch on the corporate side, but you’re there for the freaking lobster, not to critique the wall paper.

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