Burger & Lobster is a British chain which was started in 2011 by four former schoolmates. Catching the burger craze wave sweeping London at the time, Burger & Lobster’s first outlet was in swanky Mayfair’s Clarges Street. It was a simple concept: just serve premium quality burgers alongside grilled lobsters, plus some very attractive entrees (lobster rolls) and sides (truffle chips). The atmosphere was light and convivial, which proved irresistible to London’s dining crowd which looked for a place to unwind: not too posh, yet not too shabby.
Burger & Lobster first hit Malaysia at Genting Highlands, a casino-resort perched in the hills, back in 2017. Last year, it opened its second outlet, this time smack in the epicentre of Kuala Lumpur, at the Suria KLCC mall right under the Petronas Twin Towers.
Our lunch there last Thursday:
Lobster salad - quinoa, avocado, kale, figs, cranberries and roasted walnuts, all tossed in balsamic dressing with lobster meat and shaved radish.
Salad would’ve been perfect if not for the kale, which tasted like it was a defrosted Ice Age relic. Maybe they should’ve substituted it for something really Malaysian, like a crisp jungle fern.
B&L Combo for One - consisted of a Mayfair burger, grilled whole lobster, B&L fries and house salad. - couldn’t resist ordering the signature dish. Loved the lobster (even if it’s a bit smaller than expected). Burger was overcooked and dry - I specified “medium”, but it came medium-well.
House salad was okay, whilst the fries were just very average.
Lobster laksa, with lobster meat, tofu puffs, beansprouts in a creamy, mildly-spicy gravy. - this is a Malaysian menu special item and, for me, the best-tasting option. I’d come back for this.
We decided to skip the desserts:
Burger & Lobster KLCC
Lot G46, Suria KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +603-2707 5932
Opening hours: 10am to 10pm daily