Cardiff Food

*More than just Burger & Lobster

Last time I set foot in Burger & Lobster it wasn’t actually Burger & Lobster at all, it was the top floor of Habitat. I’d go in there on a Saturday and plan all the cool things I was going to buy when I finally got a place of my own. Fast forward around fifteen years and now that I actually own a house Habitat is no more (except for a sad little shelf in Homebase, in case anyone’s wondering…). Typical. But then given the choice between furniture and food, I’d probably pick the latter so… yeah.

Last night I was invited along to Burger and Lobster to have a taste of their brand new menu (lucky girl) – branching out to “more than just Burger and Lobster”- a sort of Burger and Lobster 2.0 if you like.  Having not experienced Burger and Lobster 1.0, I was very excited.  So, I grabbed Sunny, my partner in crime in all things, but especially when it comes to food and we journeyed to The Hayes with rumbling stomachs.

The new menu offers a fresh twist on all the old favourites; with new burger and brioche roll combos (the Seven Samurai roll – an oriental twist on the original with perhaps the coolest name on the menu looked incredible when it was brought to the table next to ours!), and a handful of new sides.  (…Only now I’ve noticed the Lobster Mac and Cheese.  How did I miss that last night?  Yum.)

Our waiter Moy was brilliant, as was everyone else (The whole Burger & Lobster team are the dictionary definition of cool), and while we waited for our food we chair jiggled to the tunes from the speaker above and watched the barman at work.
Sunny went for the Lamb Burger – which was seriously good.  You know me, I’m one of those obscene Welsh girls who’s a bit meh when it comes to lamb – but I actually really enjoyed it 🙂

I went for a chick – half grilled, half steamed. When it arrived it came with that lovely seafood smell – not overwhelmingly fishy, it was like the smell of the seaside or like being at the beach.  Steamed was better than grilled – but both sides were lovely, especially with the garlic butter sauce.
I grabbed my tools, put on my very fetching bib and got stuck in.  There’s no ladylike way of scoffing lobster.  By the end it was all over my fingers and in my hair and had replaced my lipstick, but in my book when it comes to food (as yet unpublished…) that’s a very good sign.

For afters (sorry Mum – pudding), I went for the chocolate brownie and icecream…
…Sunny, in a moment of pure genius, went for the passion fruit creme brulee which was absolutely stunning.
Thanks for having us B & L – we will be back!

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