Burger & Lobster (Cape Town)

Burger & Lobster (Cape Town)
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R100 avg main meal
Bar scene, Groups, Quick meals, Special occasions
Burgers, Modern, Seafood
Amex, Diners, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa

Owners description

Burger & Lobster was founded with the idea of going back to basics, to a restaurant culture where people were offered only a few menu items that have been developed to the best they can possibly be – a burger, a lobster roll and fresh lobster.

B&L also has a menu of unique cocktails – from a maple-and-bacon old fashioned to a cucumber-and-dill martini. Selected cocktails, draught beers and wine by the glass are served two-for-one from 4pm to 7pm every day.

The burger is made with highest quality natural beef from three different cuts of A-grade beef and the lobster is sustainable, sourced from South Africas South Coast or Maine, USA.

B&L offers three main meals: The B&L gourmet burger: a 250g pure steak patty stacked on a freshly baked brioche bun topped with two types of homemade cheeses, maple bacon, red onion, lettuce, tomato and home-pickled gherkins, which is then drizzled with a homemade mayonnaise; the B&L lobster roll: a lobster tail cooked in lobster butter served in a freshly baked new England-style brioche roll dressed with a light home-made Japanese mayonnaise and fresh onion chives served with our lemon butter sauce; Whole Lobster (either live South African South Coast or Maine USA) done two-ways – steamed or steamed and finished off on the grill served with lemon and butter sauce. All dishes are served with American-style skinny fries and a fresh mixed green salad.

Decadent desserts include an Oreo Nutella cheesecake or a peanut butter smore pot. Also on offer are monster shakes such as a Nutella & salted pretzel or Oreo Cheese cake.

The chefs have also created several off the menu items such as a Southern fried sriracha infused buttermilk chicken burger, lobster linguine, a 6 week dry aged sirloin on the bone, the Wolf Burger (Surf 'n Turf) and a vegetarian burger with a lentil pattie.

User reviews

  • The patty is made at the restaurant itself. They buy the steak and ground the beef themselves. Perfectly made and just delicious. Absolutely loved it. The ambiance is indescribable and people stand up from their tables to talk to one another and just a great vibe. Service is excellent and you don't get better. The manager is so proud of the restaurant and you can see it in the food and the service.
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  • ad a brilliant experience here! The aesthetic of this restaurant is really hip and sexy, the staff are friendly and welcoming too. As for the food, the lobster roll was delish, however, somewhat sadly, the brioche was the star and not the lobster. The burger was great too, but a bit more of a sear to the meat would've been outstanding. Again, that brioche bun stole the show. If you like black truffle, definitely get that option with the fries, one of the best interpretations I've had! The creme brulee was custardy deliciousness! The vanilla seeds studded throughout added subtle flavour. My only gripe is it could've been slightly less dense (perhaps one egg yolk less). All in all, this is worth the trip! Recommended.
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  • We went there for my sister's birthday and it was an amazing experience! Loved the atmosphere and service was friendly and quick. The burger was incredible and honestly one of the best burgers I've ever eaten. The only complaint I have is that my sister and I were sharing the lobster roll and burger, but because I was so stuffed, I ate half of my side of the burger and had the whole half of my lobster roll untouched when I asked for a take away. When I got back home I discovered I only had a quarter of a burger waiting for me and no lobster roll. For over R150 for a sandwich you kind of expect that half a sandwich to be there when you ask for a takeaway... So I just said cheers to a half of a sandwich worth about R90 and can still say I've never tried lobster :(
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  • Cape Towns BEST BURGER by far!!!! Where to start.... 250g pure steak pattie which tastes so juicy. Topped with Cheese and Maple Syrup Bacon on top of a Brioche Bun. Only way to describe the taste is WOW! Best combo. Served with Fries(choice of skinny fries/ truffle & Parmesan fries or my favourite Sweet potato Fries) and Side salad. i finished Every bit of it and all i can say is those Calories were definitely worth it.
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  • R159,00 for a prawn roll with tiny prawns does not offer value for money. A definitive once off place the burger looked a lot better but also R139,00 There are a zillion better burger bars in Cape Town Disappointing Value for money... none
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  • After reading a few reveiws I also decided to try B&L, and to my disappointment the service was very mediocre, and the vibe was non exitent. Food was good, lobster roll was a bit on the small side for R179, and the side salad was some grean leafy herbs with a few strips of onion. My husband says the burger was good. I highly doubt that we would go back though.
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  • After hearing many positive reviews - including one of the best burgers in CT- I finally got to B&L. They have introduced 2 dinner seatings: 7pm and 9pm. The lobster roll was delicious; starting from the brioche roll (a buttery cloud) to the actual lobster topped with the perfect amount of mayo. It was R147 and would say it was a good proportion of lobster meat to roll; it was also accompanied by a fresh salad and a very generous portion of shoe-string fries. The rest of my of the table had the burgers (250g beef patty), super tasty too, which also came with salad and fries. The restaurant itself is trendy and vibey, lending itself well with its neighbouring Bree street bars; service was friendly. Will definitely be back for another lobster roll!
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R139 for The All Rounder - Lobster bisque, prawn roll, B&L Slider and skinny Fries.
Valid Monday to Sunday.


  • Accepts credit cards
  • Beer served
  • Booking required
  • Child friendly
  • Cocktails
  • Dancing
  • Dinner
  • Dog-friendly
  • Eat Out reviewed
  • Food
  • Functions
  • Halaal friendly
  • Licensed
  • Live entertainment
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Smoking
  • Takeaways
  • Vegetarian
  • Wheelchair
  • WiFi

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