After some delays, Burger & Lobster has finally open at JEWEL Changi Airport.
The eatery is located at Canopy Park, JEWEL’s topmost floor, where diners will be treated to spectacular views of the Shiseido Forest Valley, and the majestic 40metre high HSBC Rain Vortex, set to be the world’s tallest indoor waterfall.
The brand of Burger & Lobsters, a UK chain, has been “wild and live” since 2011, beginning with 4 schoolmates on a rooftop in London.
Their bright idea was to put up a restaurant where they only serve one or two main ingredients, but executed perfectly. So, in a small Irish pub in Mayfair the first Burger & Lobster was born.
The chain has grown from Mayfair to many more outlets internationally, making its mark in Stockholm, Dubai, London, Manchester, Kuwait, Jeddah, Genting Highlands, New York, Bangkok, and finally Singapore.
The operational hours is from 9am to 3am. However, take note they have a limited menu from 9am to 11am – only Lobster Rolls and drinks such as coffee are available.
True to its founders’ original idea to limit the menu to a few items, there are only 3 main items served – Burgers, Lobsters, and Lobster Rolls.
On a first look, the menu is rather lean and there aren’t that many surprises. However, the good news is prices seem to be more affordable than Bangkok’s.
For example, a Lobster Roll in Bangkok is priced at 1500 Baht (SGD64.80), while the Original Roll is priced at $40 here.
Surprised?! For those who are curious, the Original Lobster Roll is priced at 138/153 Malaysian Ringgit in Genting Highlands.
I am not complaining.
To complement these menu items, Burger & Lobster offers some sides and beverages to complete the dining experience.
Let’s start with the burgers. They offer 3 kinds, 2 on brioche buns with sesame seeds, the other using pumpkin brioche.
The “The Mayfair” which is the “Original Burger” ($25) comes with patty made from 100% grilled Nebraskan beef, lettuce, tomato, house made pickles, B&L’s secret burger sauce, fries and salad.
Next up is the Spicy Burger ($25) which is the Original Burger with spicy mayo and fire sauce for that extra fiery kick.
Finally, they have “The Impossible” ($20), with patty which is made of minced soya and beetroot flavoured, served with sweet potato chips.
But we know people come to B&L mainly for the lobsters, not so for the burgers (especially since there is Shake Shack downstairs).
As for the lobsters, you can choose from the Original ($65), or the JEWEL Exclusive of Sambal Glazed Lobster ($65).
Both the Original and Sambal Glazed use a 1.5-pound lobster (average weight, as it may vary) from Canada (Nova Scotia).
You can choose between grilled or steamed for the Original, while the Sambal is a whole steamed lobster glazed with the spicy sauce.
The Sambal Glazed Lobster tasted sweet at the start with lingering spiciness, and the smokiness (as it was grilled) enhanced the satisfaction.
Similar to Chilli Crab, grilled brioche (instead of fried mantou) can be used as a dip for that added ‘buttery-ness’.
All lobster rolls come in a toasted brioche bun. The Original Roll ($40) is lobster with Japanese mayo & lemon served with fries and salad.
Diners should appreciate the contrast between the crispy and fragrantly-warm brioche bun, with the colder sweet lobster chunks.
This tasted as good as what I remembered I had in London. With chunks of sweet and fresh lobster meat and that soft brioche, this should be one of the best, if not the best Lobster Roll you can get in Singapore.
However, I thought it may be wasted opportunity since there is already a Singapore Chilli Lobster Roll in London, yet not sold at Singapore’s outlet.
There are also starters of Grilled King Prawns ($12 for 2 pieces, $18 for 4 pieces) and Artichoke Alle Giudia ($9 for 1 piece, $15 for 2 pieces). Sides are priced from $8 to $10 which includes Slaw, House Salad, French Fries, Truffle Chips, Sweet Potato Fries and Sautéed Mushrooms.
Not much has been talked about their desserts.
But if you have space, leave some for the Tres Leches ($12) – vanilla-flavoured sponge cake soaked in a trio of milk; Mango Eaton Mess ($12); and Chocolate Jewels ($12) – dark chocolate spheres topped with B&L salted caramel sauce.
Another Singapore exclusive you may want to get is Burger & Lobster’s Pineapple Iced Tea, presented like a take-away bag you would get from the local kopitiam stall. Cute.
Burger & Lobster Singapore is off to a good start with its more ‘affordable’ pricing and ambience.
Burger & Lobster Singapore
#05-203, Jewel 78 Airport Boulevard Singapore 819663
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
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