smack lobster deli

I know that not everyone gets the hype around Burger & Lobster, but you know that I loved what I tried back in the summer. So when I found out that their more casual, sister deli restaurant was opening in London, it was bumped up to the top of my “to-go” list.

When my sister and I were deciding on a lunch spot last week, this was an obvious choice – quick, central (as in, right by the department stores and shopping spots we were aiming for!), and just a little decadent. Sold.

You order at the counter once you come in, the menu is on a huge black board with a few options for the lobster rolls and some choices of sides (next time I definitely want to try the chowder), and there is a drinks station with soft drink taps and free water. Easy.

Price wise, I think they are very reasonable, especially as they are quite generous with the lobster meat – the takeaway price is £7.50 which is seriously good. Sis and I shared the Happy Ending & California, with a side of courgette fries.

We really, really liked them! They were rich but not heavy, the brioche buns were amazing, and the subtle difference in flavour between the two rolls were a nice variation. The courgette fries shouldn’t be missed either. 

Sorry about the slightly off-colour photos, there were bright orange lights above the counters that made it a little tricky! #bloggerproblems

If you’re hesitant about tackling the Burger & Lobster queues, or looking for a more budget-friendly option to try their lobster rolls, I would highly recommend Smack Deli. Although the rolls at B & L are one step up due to their insanely delicious garlic butter, you really won’t be disappointed with these ones. I will definitely be revisiting soon, and trying the Seven Samurai as everyone seems to rave about it!

We wandered off in search for a bite sized dessert after this, but more on that in a couple of days… apparently the pre-Christmas diet isn’t really a thing around here. 

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  • Reply Nicole Rouge

    I really do hope Australia jumps onto this lobster roll trend soon. I've never tried courgette fries either!

    December 12, 2014 at 8:04 am
  • Reply Julie Hoang

    I went here a couple weekends ago & it was perfect for a post-shopping munch! We got the seven samurai and mexican. They also offered us a tester of the California too, mm!

    December 12, 2014 at 8:22 am
  • Reply Angie SilverSpoon

    I can't believe I still haven't tried Burger and Lobster. Both of them are on my list now 🙂 Lots of love,Angie SilverSpoon London

    December 12, 2014 at 10:37 am
  • Reply Miranda | Miranda's Notebook

    oh wow, that looks so delicious! Will definitely have to check this place out. Thanks for the recommendation!

    December 12, 2014 at 11:02 am
  • Reply Victoria Navarro

    aww looks so yumm!

    December 12, 2014 at 12:14 pm
  • Reply To The River

    I have to start reading your posts after 16:30 when I usually finish with my lunch ,-) Vividly described!

    December 12, 2014 at 12:57 pm
  • Reply Margo // The Overseas Escape

    woahhh nelly! this looks devine! 😀

    December 12, 2014 at 2:03 pm
  • Reply shulikesclothes

    Drooling at the pictures, will try to check it out this weekend! : )

    December 12, 2014 at 3:00 pm
  • Reply Lucy

    I will have to give this a go. I personally like lobster and burger it doesn't try to be something it's not the food is good and at a reasonable price. This looks interesting Lucy

    December 12, 2014 at 10:41 pm
  • Reply Tamsin Lim

    Ahhh, you already know that I'm keen for these lobster rolls! They look absolutely delicious and stuffed full – and the courgette fries look lovely and plump too. What a crazy (and cool) interior though! Burger and Lobster has been on the epic list for ages now but I've held off up til now because of the idea of dropping a cool twenty quid on a lobster roll…maybe Smack Deli will help me ease myself into the lobster roll game! 🙂 x

    December 13, 2014 at 2:23 pm
  • Reply Michelle / Daisybutter

    Yuuum! 100% on my list for when I get back to home shores!

    December 14, 2014 at 3:25 pm
  • Reply Sharlynn Ng

    AHHHH they looks so damn good. I've never had that roll before in my life, it's not common here at all but I've recently heard of a few places doing them! I totally would kill for those fries that come with them too! The places looks really funky!

    December 16, 2014 at 8:23 am
  • Reply Camila

    Oh I have such a weakness for lobster! I'm heading to London soon and really want to make it there!

    December 18, 2014 at 10:47 pm
  • Reply Marla Rogers

    Catching up on blogs currently so prepare to be bombarded haha. This really sounds so fantastic…I love lobster and I don't get to eat it nearly enough so this just makes my mouth water. Also lol at the last part of this…who pre-diets before Christmas anyway? Only the most boring of people duh! ;]

    December 29, 2014 at 4:52 am
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