ANYWAY... Yesterday afternoon, I met my cousin in central and we went for a little (or a big) walk around London, from Winter Wonderland to Covent Garden, and back again towards Selfridges. For dinner, I wanted to hunt down this lobster restaurant I've read about online called "Smack Lobster." Apparently it's the sister restaurant of Burger & Lobster. I've never actually been to Burger & Lobster because it's always crazy busy but Smack Lobster is on the other end of the spectrum - it was pretty darn quiet. Granted, it was a Monday night.
Now onto what we ate:
- Happy Ending lobster roll - with Japanese mayo, fish sauce, coriander, shredded napa cabbage
- California lobster roll - with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, avocado, avocado mayo with lime
- 1 whole lobster (if my memory serves me correctly I think the weight of the lobster is 1lb.)
- 2x courgette fries
- 2x soft drinks
Even though the restaurant itself was quiet, I really liked the atmosphere - it was very chilled and relaxed. It's the type of restaurant where you pay, they give you a buzzer, and you collect the food when it's ready - we hardly had time to settle down as the food was ready in like 5-10 minutes. Lobster is probably my favourite shellfish so needless to say I loved it - every part of it. From the lobster, to the brioche bun, to the courgette fries, even the soft drink tasted good! Me and my cousin each had 1 roll (half of each type), we halved the lobster, and we each had 1 portion of the courgette fries. I was very content after I finished, none of that really bloated feeling. My cousin on the other hand was still a bit hungry afterwards (but he has a big appetite in comparison to me) and mentioned that this restaurant is more appropriate for lunch than dinner. Best part is, the bill only came to around £42, which in my opinion is very reasonable! I'd definitely recommend it and I'd definitely go back.
I forgot to mention that it's located right opposite the front of Selfridges so it's perfect for those of you Christmas shopping around the area and need a spot of lunch! I'm surprised its not as busy as Burger and Lobster with such a prime location.