A stroll around Soho and Fitzrovia for a quick lunch can offer so many options – pizza, burritos, burgers, bibimbaps…but what about those wanting a lobster fix?
Lobster Kitchen is a small slice of New England in the heart of Fitzrovia; lobster pots and maritime knick-knacks are everywhere, so much so you could almost forget that you’re in a restaurant tacked on to the local YMCA…
A quick chat to the manager tells us that owners Abi and Valeria, on their numerous trips to New England and Maine, sourced the bits and pieces decorating the restaurant. They’ve created a welcoming atmosphere, if a little kitch (first time we’ve ever eaten with a lobster pot above our head and a buoy on our table!), but we were really excited about the food.
As for the menu, it’s pretty simple – you can have lobster, lobster or lobster. There are four flavours to choose from: the traditional ‘Skinny’ with just olive oil and chives, ‘Garlicky’, ‘The Cocktail’ and ‘The Asian One’. We plumped for the ‘Garlicky’ and ‘Asian One’, and were really impressed. Light, not too overpowering, but each added a gentle kick as the perfect complement to the lobster.
The meat itself was fantastic; you get plenty in your roll, and it was lovely and soft – certainly evoked memories of our one of our favourite Lobster Rolls from Chelsea Market in New York!
For sides we went for the Lobster Mac N’ Cheese, which was properly packed full of lobster meat, and the deep-fried lobster legs – something we’d not had before but would definitely order again. To wash it all down we had a quick bottle of the house white, which was perfectly palatable for the food.
If you’re planning to visit, make sure you keep your eyes peeled; we walked past a couple of times without seeing it there, but once you’re in, it’s a great hidden spot for a lunch with friends or a quick bite to eat after work.
We The Food Snobs x