At Burger & Lobster, we like to think we know a thing or two about incredible lobster dishes.
And with so many options on our menu, we certainly know more than two things about fantastic lobster, how to enjoy it, and the drinks to pair with it. From crisp and characteristic white wines to bold and powerful reds, or perhaps a curveball fruity cocktail, your lobster experience will be sensational.
Lobster wine pairing
The Burger & Lobster wine list is specially curated and features a wide variety of wines from around the world, with a focus on those that pair well with lobster. The list includes both white and red wines, as well as sparkling wines and champagnes so your palette is satisfied no matter what your preferences.
Below we’ve included a few tips for picking the best wine to compliment lobster:
Choose a white wine with high acidity and moderate body. This will help to cut through the richness of the lobster and accentuate its natural flavours. Some good options include Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Riesling.
For our whole lobster dish and the creamy, accompanying lemon butter sauce, you may want to choose a richer white wine, such as Chardonnay or Viognier. These wines will complement the creaminess of the sauce and artfully balance the flavours of the dish.
From our wine menu, we like to recommend a delightful Chardonnay, Les Mougeottes, our light and refreshing Organic Sauvignon Blanc, Urlar, and the delicate Pinot Grigio, Arco dei Giovi.
If you’d prefer the warm welcome of a glass of bubbles, a glass of Taittinger Brut Reserve is elegant with notes of honey and citrus. Or perhaps Taittinger Comtes De Champagne Blanc de Blancs, is truly spectacular to pair with a whole lobster or fresh lobster roll.
Rolls and cocktails
If you prefer a fruity kick, the Burger & Lobster cocktail menu is especially zesty. For a seasonal kick, the Framboise Royal is made with Taittinger, Chambord and fresh blackberry for a wintery kick. However, for a truly perfect, refreshing pairing the Peach Blush is sensational. Made with El Cabron Tequila, Aperol, peach liqueur, lime juice, sugar and vegan egg white. The Sanguine Spritz is a bold and perfect partner to Lobster, reminding you of summer days and coastal sunshine, made with Beefeater Gin, blood orange, sugar, lemon juice, Campari and Prosecco.
Of course, there is a selection of Burger & Lobster signature cocktails to perfectly accompany your lobster dish. The Lobstar Martini, as the name suggests, truly fits with your desired lobster dish, however, if you fancy a little twist of flavour to bounce off the simplicity of your lobster roll, Apple Garden is made with Beefeater Gin, Apple Purée, Sauvignon Blanc, lemon juice, sugar, apple juice and soda.
Beer and Lobster rolls
The Burger & Lobster menu also includes fantastic beer options that pair wonderfully with a lobster dish. Red Claw Lager 4%, for example, is a light, refreshing lager, perfect for pairing with delicate lobster dishes, such as our iconic lobster roll or tabbouleh lobster salad. The crisp, clean flavour of the lager will help to cut through the richness of the lobster and enhance its natural flavours.
Another great choice is our Beavertown Neck Oil IPA. This India Pale Ale (IPA) has a bold, hoppy flavour that is perfect for pairing with grilled lobster. The bitterness of the hops will help to balance out the sweetness of the lobster and create a complex and flavourful pairing.
If you prefer Lager, the Shepherd Neame 1936 Lager is a delightful amber lager With a rich, malty flavour that is perfect for pairing with creamy lobster dishes, such as our lobster mac and cheese. The sweetness of the malt will help to complement the creaminess of the sauce and create a satisfying and decadent pairing.
Bear Island Pale Ale is another great lobster pairing, a pale ale with a moderate hop bitterness and a slightly sweet finish, making it a versatile pairing for a variety of lobster dishes.
Below, we’ve included a short lobster and beer pairing guide
Red Claw Lager 4%: Lobster roll, lobster tabbouleh salad, cold lobster roll
Beavertown Neck Oil IPA: Grilled whole lobster, lobster with garlic butter
Shepherd Neame 1936 Lager: Lobster bisque, lobster mac and cheese, lobster thermidor
Lobster rolls with a side of spirits
From Rum to Vodka, Tequila or Malibu, the Burger & Lobster bar is fully stocked with spirits that pair exceptionally well with the lobster dishes on the menu. Below are some recommendations for different spirits and mixers to pair with the specific lobster dishes on the menu.
Gin and tonic: A classic gin and tonic is a refreshing and versatile pairing for a lobster roll. Choose a high-quality gin with citrusy botanicals, such as Hendricks or Tanqueray, and pair it with dry tonic water.
Vodka and soda: A vodka and club soda is a light and clean pairing for a lobster roll. Choose a premium vodka, such as Belvedere or Grey Goose, and pair it with a chilled soda.
Whole grilled lobster
Rum and ginger beer: A rum and ginger ale is a classic cocktail that pairs well with the smoky and savoury flavours of grilled lobster. Choose a light-bodied rum, such as Bacardi or Cruzan, and pair it with a crisp ginger beer.
Whiskey and soda: A whiskey and soda is a refreshing and flavorful pairing for grilled lobster. Choose a smooth whiskey, such as Jack Daniel's or Glenfiddich, and pair it with chilled soda water for a crisp partner to your decadent whole lobster.
Chilled lobster roll
Gin martini: A gin martini is a classic cocktail that pairs well with the delicate flavours of a chilled lobster roll. Choose a high-quality gin with citrusy botanicals, such as Hendricks or Tanqueray, and pair it with dry vermouth for a smooth and delicious finish.
Vodka martini: A vodka martini is a more modern take on the classic cocktail. Choose a premium vodka, such as Belvedere or Grey Goose, and pair it with a dry vermouth.
Lobster mac and cheese
Rum and Coke: A rum and coke is a classic cocktail that pairs well with the rich and creamy flavours of lobster mac and cheese. Choose a dark rum, such as Myers's or Kraken and pair it with a chilled cola.
Whiskey sour: A whiskey sour is a tart and flavourful cocktail that pairs well with the richness of lobster mac and cheese. Choose a rye whiskey, such as Bulleit or Knob Creek, and pair it with lemon juice, simple syrup, and egg white.
Daiquiri: A daiquiri is a classic cocktail that pairs well with the crispy and flavorful lobster croquettes. Choose a white rum, such as Bacardi or Cruzan, and pair it with lime juice and simple syrup.
Mojito: A mojito is a refreshing and flavourful cocktail that pairs well with crispy and flavorful lobster croquettes. Choose a white rum, such as Bacardi or Cruzan, and pair it with lime juice, mint leaves, simple syrup, and club soda.
Burgers and champagne
And what better way to enjoy a delicious burger than with the pinnacle of luxury: a glass of Champagne. The effervescence of champagne fantastically complements the rich flavours of our burgers, while adding a touch of elegance to your meal. From crisp and dry Blanc de Blancs to fruity and aromatic Rosé, our champagne pairings will certainly become a new favourite burger partner.
Lobster at Burger and Lobster
At Burger & Lobster, our expertise goes far beyond lobster and wine pairings, we understand that every drink and every dish will have their perfect match. Whether you prefer a cheesy Lobster Mac and Cheese or a more traditional, buttered lobster roll, you’ll find it within London at one of our nine locations.
If you’re here for the burgers and lobster, you’re going to want a combo to experience the best of both worlds. Delicious juicy beefy patty, succulent Lobster Roll with perfectly crispy fries, perfectly steamed or grilled whole or half a lobster. The mouth salivates just thinking about it…
If all you have on your mind is that incredible Whole Lobster and flavourful lemon butter sauce, don’t worry, there’s no need for table manners here, get stuck in. If you’re on a hot date by chance, the Sharing Lobster is perfect for two, paired with an exceptional glass of Champagne and drizzled with plenty of butter… we’re certain there will be a second date on the cards.
That’s not all… cheesy and flavourful Lobster Mac and Cheese, a zesty and refreshing Lobster Tabbouleh Salad, our iconic Lobster Roll and a delectable Lobster Linguine all grace the Burger & Lobster menu and promise big smiles and full bellies. Join us across any of our nine locations across London and sample the most exceptional lobster pairings for yourself.