Burger & Lobster is famous for… well… burgers and lobsters. Who’d have guessed it?
Don’t get me wrong, their burger and the lobster is delicious and I will get to that later, BUT OH MY WORD THE BRIOCHE IT IS SERVED ON IS MINDBLOWINGLY DIVINE. Just needed to get that out of the way quickly, so you truly appreciate how good it is. Light, delicate, packed with buttery goodness – if I could make the brioche into a bed, I would. The only problem is that I’d eat the entire thing, which would leave me fat and bedless.
The uber sleek and sophisticated Burger & Lobster on Bree Street pride themselves on their single-minded approach, simplicity and precision of flavours, they’ve added a few more items to the three item menu on top of The B&L Burger R139 (250g steak beef burger with streaky maple bacon and cheese), The Lobster Roll R179 (lobster tail in Japanese mayo, served in a toasted New England style brioche roll) and The Whole Lobster (steamed or steamed and finished on the grill, served plain or with lemon and garlic butter).
FYI: Make sure to try the Cocktail, Beer and Wine Special where you’ll get 2 for 1 on selected dranks, Monday – Saturday from 4pm – 7pm.
FYI again: Ladies’ Night = bottomless bubbly + a B&L Burger or Lobster Roll on the last Thurs of the month for R299!
Burger and Lobster Review
The Wolf of Bree Street // 230
A 300g monster steak beef patty, topped with creamy brie, aioli, and a lobster tail, served with a huge pile of skinny fries and salad. What surprised me was how the lobster wasn’t overshadowed by the other flavours, but that delicate seafood flavour brought everything together. The patty was juicy and tender – not over ground or processed. The fries (which I embarrassingly doused in mayo) were thin and crisp and the salad was a refreshing accompaniment.
The SASSI // 159
An alternative to lobster, the SASSI is made in the same way as The Lobster Roll. Meaty prawns in a in Japanese mayo, then served in a warm, toasted brioche roll, and served with salad and skinny fries. The roll is New England style, which means it’s hotdog in shape, but split along the top. It’s really one of the most delicious pieces of bread that you’ll eat in Cape Town.
We didn’t have dessert, but we love how the menu works – there is none. They bring out a platter showing an example of each dessert for you to choose from, leaving no room for order-jealousy. We also love the idea of the build-your-own smores, where you’re given all the ingredients (and the flame) you need, to tuck in.
I’m well-aware that R230 is a lot of money for a burger, but if you’re in the mood to spend it, then you’d be in the mood for this beast of a burger. There are also other, equally delicious options that give you the same experience. Trust me on the brioche bun. trust me.
Directions to Burger & Lobster
105 Bree Street
Cape Town City Centre
021 422 4297