Burger & Lobster
Of late, there has been a retaliation against the exclusivity of London’s culinary scene, where often enjoying a half-decent meal on a Friday involves pre-booking months in advance. Thanks to a new wave of anti-snobbery no-reservation restaurants, Londoners of all shapes and sizes now stand a chance at getting a seat in some of the most coveted tables in town. Burger & Lobster is no exception. Opening early 2012, the spruced-up Mayfair pub takes fuss-free simplicity and makes it cool. Choose from one of the three menu options – burger, lobster or lobster roll, coming with chips and salad – all with the same £20 price tag. A steal in a city where seafood can set you back up to £50. The plastic bibs bring the usual levels of Mayfair pompousness down a few notches. Sure to be a local staple, be prepared to wait your turn humbly. Pretentiousness is out.