Awesome Lobster @ Burger & Lobster Dean Street on 25Mar2016

£20 lobster

£20 lobster

it’s kind of inevitable that every time we visit london, we would frequent burger & lobster if we can. it is very much a go to place for singaporeans & everyone else. 🙂

i was here 8.5.2016 during my last london visit.

burger & lobster

burger & lobster

we were there before 5pm, and there was already a good crowd. 🙂

burger & lobster

burger & lobster

but no queue, so we got seated immediately.

£20 lobster3

£20 lobster3

it was a simple & great concept. they only sell 3 things here – whole lobster (steamed or grilled), lobster roll, a very nice brioche with lots of lobster meat, and a burger, all priced at £20. never tried the burger.

so it menu is very simple, they only have to source the lobster cheaply & priced them competitively at £20.

£20 lobster3

£20 lobster3

the maine lobster was a standard one and a 1/4 pounder = 680g, basically between 650g and 700g.

it was fresh and tasty, the bearnaise sauce was good, and fries were good too.

the grilled lobster was steamed then grilled. this time we tried a steamed lobster, an we all agreed the steamed lobster was better. 🙂

£20 lobster roll

£20 lobster roll

lobster roll was very good too.

£20 lobster roll

£20 lobster roll

the advantage is you don’t have to shell the lobster, dirty your hands etc, and in any case they have a fair helping if lobster.

we finished about 5.45pm & decided to walk over to monmouth to have a cuppa.

c.h.e.f andy

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Burger & Lobster

Address

36-38 DEAN STREETSOHOLONDONW1D 4PS
Opening Hours –

MON-WED: 12PM-10:30PM
THURS-SAT: 12PM-11PM
SUN: 12PM-  10PM

Reservations –

RESERVATIONS TAKEN FOR PARTIES OF 6-10 PEOPLE

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A Walk in the Park = Holland Park & Covent Gardens on 25Mar2016

granary square @ king's cross

granary square @ king’s cross

after a great brunch at sunday, wife decided to go walk in holland park as there is a japanese garden, maybe we could catch some sakura? ^^

we walked past granary square to king’s cross station. there is a huge multi-billion redevelopment of king’s cross. granary square fronts central st martin university of the arts london.

granary square @ king's cross

granary square @ king’s cross

and cross the regent canal.

i had a nice walk along regent’s canal to camden market & to regent park & primrose hill. that was aug2014.

9 3/4 harry potter's platform

9 3/4 harry potter’s platform

& no one gets tired of taking a photo at the 9 3/4platform in harry potter’s realm.

road to holland park

road to holland park

we took the circle line & exited at nottinghill gate station & walked along holland park ave.

road to holland park

road to holland park

nice trees overcast sky, a mysterious, magical appearance.

road to holland park

road to holland park

we turned into holland park road.

holland park

holland park

it’s a good size park, 22 hectares, about the size of st james park & larger than green park.

by comparison hyde park though is 143hectares & kensington gardens 111 hectares.

holland park

holland park

there wasn’t much to see in holland park

holland park

holland park

we came here though to look at kyoto gardens.

nice flowers

nice flowers

spotted some nice flowers for a good composition.

japanese garden @ holland park

japanese garden @ holland park

found kyoto garden. very limited though.

peacock

peacock

took a photo of the peacock.

squirrel

squirrel

& there was a squirrel.

squirrel

squirrel

nifty fella which made a reappearance later.

japanese garden @ holland park

japanese garden @ holland park

a water feature.

japanese garden @ holland park

japanese garden @ holland park

peace & calm.

solitary sakura @ japanese gardens

solitary sakura @ japanese gardens

nothing to show for sakura, just one solitary plant.

solitary sakura @ japanese gardens

solitary sakura @ japanese gardens

that’s all we got.

japanese garden @ holland park

japanese garden @ holland park

kyoto gardens were constructed in 1991 with funding from japanese conglomerates.

but didn’t look particularly well maintained.

squirrel

squirrel

this fella came back.

squirrel

squirrel

quite a show-off

squirrel

squirrel

strutting around. 🙂

gelato mio

gelato mio 

exiting holland park, we found a gelato place down the road & stopped to have some ice cream didn’t think much of it.

covent gardens

covent gardens 

daughter & i were going to watch a musical this evening at prince of wales theatre, & son & wife were going to have their own tete a tete.

so we decided to go & walk around covent gardens, then have early dinner at burger & lobster.

covent gardens

covent gardens 

we exited at leicester square station & walked to covent gardens.

there were the usual street baskers. this guy was standing on air & he could flipped 90deg to horizontal….probably had some metal platform & braces in the boots & uniform. 🙂

covent gardens

covent gardens 

it’s quite fun living in these places. the street scenes just like in movies.

covent gardens

covent gardens 

we walked through the building.

covent gardens

covent gardens 

the jamie oliver outlet union jacks.

covent gardens

covent gardens 

& the apple market.

covent gardens

covent gardens 

then to the piazza.

covent gardens

covent gardens 

not too busy.

covent gardens

covent gardens

quite a number of tourists.

children did some shopping, daughter bought a dress at zara.

we then walked to burger & lobster at dean street for early dinner beofre 2 of us went to theatre.

c.h.e.f andy

Great Lunch @ Sunday Restaurant London on 25Mar2016

baked eggs, crab, toasted cornbread

baked eggs, crab, toasted cornbread

had a great 4pax family brunch at sunday cafe & restaurant the next day on 25.3.2016. ^^

it’s a place that gets my daughter excited, brunch, bread etc…

sunday restaurant london

sunday restaurant london

we slept late to recover from the jetlag the day before, but was early to arrive at sunday at 10.30am. the location at Hemingford Rd is just a 10mins walk form my son’s apartment. 🙂

this a chill place, obviously popular.

queue at sunday

queue at sunday

by the time we left 1130am -ish, there was a long queue outside.

baked eggs, crab, toasted cornbread

baked eggs, crab, toasted cornbread

we ordered a plate each.

baked eggs, crab, toasted cornbread was pretty nice.

corn fritters

corn fritters

& a corn fritters to share.

corn fritters

corn fritters

the plates were all nicely presented. corn fritters was ok.

 

courgette fritters, lots of avocado

courgette fritters, lots of avocado

daughter had a courgette fritters.

courgette fritters, lots of avocado

courgette fritters, lots of avocado

decent, nothing special, too much avocado.

crispy spiced lamb, flat bread

crispy spiced lamb, flat bread

for me the crispy fried minced lamb was the best.

crispy spiced lamb, flat bread

crispy spiced lamb, flat bread

i am the meat person, & not much excited about all day breakfast & brunches really.

smoked chicken, black beans

smoked chicken, black beans

wife had a smoked chicken, pretty good too, too much black beans.

smoked chicken, black beans

smoked chicken, black beans

i didn’t mind the smoked chicken.

flat white

flat white

we finished off with a cuppa.

not quite my kind of food, but i am learning to enjoy it with my children, and they were not bad really & none too expensive. i guess the london folks voted with their feet too.

c.h.e.f andy

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Sunday Cafe & Restaurant

Address: 169 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DA, United Kingdom