We meet again London: Burger & Lobster

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Much delayed blog post for this. I left it with the photos in the draft since 11 Feb. Every time when I have nothing to do, I tell myself that I needed to finish this. But look at the date now. So much for self-discipline. My last entry about London, I mentioned that the next time I’m around town, I will make a visit to Burger & Lobster.

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And so I did!

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Was thinking to order me a lobster, however upon seeing the price and calculating the cash on hand, I opted for something else. Full lobster shall be for another day. I have forgotten how pricey it is too. My server recommended me to have a starter in which of course I am up for it, they are fresh oysters after all.

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I’ve got one each of the oysters that were recommended to me. Jersey oyster (small, left) and Poole oyster (big, right). The Jersey oyster has a much stronger flavour which is to my liking, whereas the Poole Oyster has a much lighter flavour. I’ve paired my oysters with some spicy mignonette sauce. With a squeeze of fresh lemon and the sauce, I was slightly in oyster heaven while I slurped them down.

As for the main course, I could not decide what to order while I am on my limited budget. Since I am in a place of burger and lobster, I got myself a burger with lobster in it too!

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The Beast Burger with an extra order of fries on the side. It is an 8oz beef patty topped with grilled lobster meat, brie, truffle and tarragon mayo, fennel and Chinese cabbage. I love the serving portion of it. For the price I am paying, the portion of lobster meat and burger patty were not disappointing. I enjoyed every bite of it.

Who else eats their fries first before digging into the main dish?

In total, I’ve spent GBP 36 (including tax). You could find many branches of Burger & Lobster around London.

I would love to dine in Burger & Lobster again when I do have more cash with me and maybe other companions to have a sharing platter.

Till then, stay sane!

London – Avobar – Ramen fun!

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Each time I come to London, I try to find an area to go to rather than running round the whole of Central London when I have about 10 hours or less to explore. Well given that I only have 24 hours or less in the city from the time I arrived till I gotta hop on a plane and be off. So yeah, that would leave me about 10 hours since I got to sleep as well.

This time around, I have bookmarked a few new food places, 4 places to be exact. Managed to only visit 2 places as my stomach was already giving me warnings of a toilet break needed.

I got off at Covent Garden to make my way for brunch. Saw this rave about this place called Avobar. They serves everything with avocado. Okay, not every single item on the menu.

Gotten myself a cup of flat white which I know I shouldn’t have gotten any coffee in the first place and an avocado tuna poke.

Flat white – GBP 2.80
Avo Tuna Poke – GBP 12.60

This place has a  similar vibe to Evelyn’s Café Bar in Manchester. Instead of getting the classic avocado toast, I opted for avo tuna poke as I was kind of hungry. Then again, rice is filling to start my food spree.

The poke is served on spicy jasmine rice. The rice is spicy indeed, does pack a punch. I like that little awakening on my palates. The ingredients are all being served cold. I’m thinking the vegetable on top is called sweet baby pea. I only had them cooked before but not raw. There’s a hint of sweetness in that veg. They don’t hold back on giving you your share of tuna. Even with every small bite I have with a piece of tuna, I’d still have some more laying around. 

I do like my alone time now having a meal in a nice cafe, people watching; walking down the street, people watching. It is a very interesting activity.

Next, I walked to get me some ramen!

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I was there right in time for their lunch menu. Ordered their tonkotsu x. According to their menu, it is exclusive only in London.

To make a perfect pair, got to have some green tea love. I wasn’t disappointed with this at all. Including tax, this meal costs GBP 11.25.

I was craving for some Japanese food. How I miss going to Japan just to have them. I barely able to finish everything as my stomach was already in its last warning to me should I pack some more food in it. Still had to ride for an hour to get back to my hotel. So probably next time, I am going to have my Burgers and Lobsters again. Also, I have a budget to work with. Got to keep them as low as possible but still being able to enjoy the wonderful sight and taste of a city.

Money spent on the day:

Train (return) – GBP 11.80
Avobar – GBP 15.60 (excluding tax)
Kanada-ya – GBP 11.25

Total: GBP 38.65

📍 Locations 📍
Avobar @Avobarlondon
23 – 24 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London

Kanada-ya @kanada_ya_ldn
64 St Giles High Street, London

Till then, stay sane!