Five of the best | Lobster dishes in the square mile
Lobster roll at burger and lobster, 1 Bread St, EC4M 8SH
There are only three things on the menu at Burger and Lobster, and this has to be the best. With rich mayonnaise, chives and a melted butter accompaniment, it’s an indulgent treat – just the way lobster should be.
Half a native lobster with garlic butter at Hawksmoor, 10 Basinghall St, EC2V 5BQ
Hawksmoor is famed for its meaty favourites – the burgers and steaks are among the best in London – but we’d recommend forgoing the farmyard for this mouth-watering seafood treat.
L’Anima’s potato gnocchi with lobster, herbs and black anise seeds at L’Anima, 1 Snowden St, EC2A 2DQ
Chef Francesco Mazzei has established L’Anima as one of the City’s best loved restaurants. And when it comes to Italian fine dining you can’t beat lobster gnocchi. Yum.
Grilled lobster, chips and béarnaise at Sauterelle’s, Royal Exchange, EC3V 3LR
What better place to consume one of nature’s most prized culinary delights than in the hall that used to be the City’s prime trading floor. A colleague assures me the béarnaise is to die for.
Tonnarelli with native lobster at 1776, 1 Lombard St, EC3V 9AA
For fine dining in the City, you can’t beat 1776 on 1 Lombard Street. This lobster dish uses tonnarelli, a hard-to-come-by pasta from southern Italy. It’s square shaped – the perfect accompaniment for a fleshy lobster.