LOCATION: Burger and Lobster, 29 Clarges Street, Mayfair, W1J 7EF [map]
PRICE: £20 including chips and a side salad.
BREAD: Brioche roll.
FILLING: Lobster meat bound with mayo, sprinkled with chives.
PROS: Everything about this sandwich is perfect. It brims with big chunks of tender, sweet lobster meat; the perspective on the photo doesn’t do justice to the generosity of filling. I was worried there might be too much mayo but no, just enough to bind everything together and lubricate. Perfectly judged. As much as I enjoy working over a lobster, there’s a lot to be said for having it all there, ready and waiting to be stuffed in my face. The bread is absolutely incredible too, the butteriest brioche I’ve ever tasted; the texture impossibly light and fluffy within, crisp and toasted on the outside, the butter in the bread leaving it caramelised. Bite after bite of that stunning, rich brioche and that decadent lobster meat, the subtle oniony tingle of chives. Heavenly. I ate half then made sure to finish my chips and salad before polishing off the rest; an experience to be savoured and repeated, often.
CONS: None. The first ever perfect 10 on LROS. I knew as soon as I took the first bite.