Soon after we arrived, the dishes started coming. Red Thai Lobster was tasty, although masked the sweetness of the lobster a bit too much. Lobster Thermidor was cheesy with a strong hit of mustard. The lobster bisque was rich and pungent. At roughtly £8, the halved lobsters provided a substantial starter.
The mains followed soon after. Whole grilled lobster served with chips was tasty, although I really had to wrestle with the claws. The Surf n' Turf option came with half a lobster and a rib eye steak slathered in garlic butter. Whilst I prefer my steaks to be a bit thicker and rather bloodier, it was an interesting combination. By far the best of the bunch was the lobster salad (pictured above). The lobster was cooked plainly and scantily dressed, whilst the peppery rocket and the crunch of green beans provided a good contrast to the sweet meat. It was prettily presented too, with the half shell as a decoration.
All in all, it was an interesting menu. It's reasonably priced, at £17 for a lobster main but I do think you get what you pay for in life. Sometimes there's nothing better than sitting by the seaside, bibs on and cracking your way through a lobster on an ice platter, but this as we know is not an every day option. For a cheap and cheerful lobster hit, this does the job.
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