Steak and Lobster

1 Aug

 

Steak and Lobster

I was invited along to Steak and Lobster last night to see what I thought, and I had such a bloody good evening that as far as I’m concerned, if you don’t go we really need to have words.

The concept is pretty simple:

Steak and Lobster

A steak or a lobster for twenty quid. But, but… did you see that? UNLIMITED FRIES AND SALAD. UNLIMITED FRIES..

In the interest of giving the place a fair review, covering all the bases, my boyfriend and I felt we needed to sample the cocktail menu, just so you wouldn’t get intimidated by the choice, bless you.

First up: a Garden Pear and a French 75

Steak and Lobster
My Garden Pear was great – fresh ginger, sugar, lemon, and pear purée, topped up with vodka and ginger ale. It was beautifully refreshing, with a great kick to it. Obviously I tried the French 75 too (Tanqueray, lemon juice, sugar and Brut Champagne), which was beautiful. It tasted a bit like a very expensive, very dry prosecco, but with lots of really interesting flavours.

Our waitress, Constance, was brilliant, talking us through the menu and explaining it all to us. The only thing you can really um and ah over – apart from whether or not to have steak or lobster – are the sides. We decided to save ourselves for pudding until the last minute when Craig changed his mind and decided to start with some steak bites before his… steak.

Steak and Lobster

These were really good, with a fantastic peppery crust, and cooked perfectly medium rare and disappeared quite quickly.

I always leave wine up to Craig as he has some sort of idea what he’s doing, whereas I tend to choose bottles because they have an animal on the label. He picked the Pinot Noir which was lovely.

Steak and Lobster
So. Here we reach the super important bit. The mains. I went for the lobster, grilled, and the Chap had the steak with peppercorn sauce. Both come with a little bowl of salad and chips. I was still pretty sceptical about the unlimited thing, but we’ll come to that later.

Confession time: I have never eaten lobster. And I’m also not a huge fan of fish/seafood. So why, you ask, why on earth did I order it? Because they always look AMAZING and I feel LEFT OUT. That’s why. See? Just look how good this is! Phwoar.

Steak and Lobster
And I am so glad I went for it. The meat was an amazing texture, and not at all rubbery, with a really delicate flavour.

Here’s C’s steak:

Steak and Lobster

Obviously I had to try a bit, just so I could write this, and I thought it was amazing. The meat was incredibly tender and melted in your mouth. He enjoyed it, and said that while the steak wasn’t the best quality it wasn’t at all bad, and was seasoned really well.

FLATTERING ACTION SHOT!
Steak and Lobster

Let’s talk chips. They were AMAZING. And I like my chips. Crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle, they tasted great. And are GENUINELY unlimited. I couldn’t believe it. Once we’d finished out mains and I’d maimed a lobster and nearly taken Craig’s eye out with bits of shell, all we had to do was order more and more chips came. This is a revelation. I still feel a bit shaky thinking about it.

Steak and Lobster
9-13 Bloomsbury Street
London
WC1B 3QD
020 8817 0944
bloomsbury@steakandlobster.com

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4 Responses to “Steak and Lobster”

  1. H August 1, 2014 at 10:30 am #

    Looks lush. Have you been to burger and lobster? x

    • Sarah Duggers August 1, 2014 at 10:32 am #

      Yes, thought it was great but had the burger rather than the lobster! Much better drinks list here from what I remember though xx

  2. CuriousEmily August 30, 2014 at 9:23 pm #

    Unlimited fries is all very well, but what I really want is unlimited fries without judgement. I want that server to keep refilling my chips without making me feel like the big fat fuck I am.

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