Talisa Dean 12/12/19

BOB’s Lobster

BOB’s Lobster | Relaxed Rolls in London Bridge

There aren’t many places like BOB’s Lobster.

There’s a lot that sets it apart, from its high ceilinged space with beautiful brick-arched windows complete with an entire VW Camper Van, to its New England-inspired menu filled with items you won’t find anywhere else (including, probably, New England).

Let’s start with the name. Despite being founded by a man called Roberto, it’s strangely not named after him – it’s an acronym for Beadles of Borough, the nearby wine shop where the whole enterprise started. They decided they needed some victuals to go with their vino, so they bussed in a VW Camper (the one that’s currently parked next to the tables) and took advantage of the facts that a) lobster rolls are delicious, b) almost no-one in London was selling them, and c) they happened to be located in one of the nation’s best ingredient hubs, Borough Market. All of which is a longwinded way of saying that BOB’s is actually a wine bar as well as a restaurant.

BOB'S Lobster

As we mentioned BOB’s Lobster is quite spacious, and high ceilinged, which gives it an appropriately light and unserious feel. The bar’s made use of all the vertical space to create a gigantic wall of wine stretching up to the ceiling, and the space is bisected by a vibrant stretch of red banquette seating.

The menu is short & sweet with non-lobs sea-dwellers confined to the ‘small plates’ section, wherein you’ll find seared scallops with pork belly & fregola; crab stacks with sashimi-grade tuna, papaya & ginger salsa; tuna tacos in crispy wonton shells; and crayfish croquettes with Old Bay mayo. You can, of course, get oysters (either raw or baked with bourbon butter), and some fries covered mussel & bacon chowder.

And now our clawed headliner. The mains are alllll lobster and include a hearty bisque, some brioche lobster rolls, a lobster cheeseburger, and just a good ol’ whole lobster with smoked parsley butter & samphire. There’s obviously no shortage of wine to drown it all, and they’ve got a decent cocktail list to boot.

It’s the kind of place you’ll be happy to spend a few bob.


NOTE: BOB’s Lobster is open now. You can find out more and make a booking at their website right HERE.

BOB’s Lobster | Unit 71 St Thomas St, Bermondsey, SE1 3QX

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BOB’s Lobster

Unit 71 St Thomas Street, London Bridge, SE1 3QX
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