Burger & Lobster – Jewel Changi Airport

Opened with much hype after the official opening of Jewel Changi Airport, Burger & Lobster is yet another spot that has attracted crowds much like Shake Shack, which we have visited sometime back on the opening weekend of Jewel Changi Airport.

Located at Level 5 of Jewel Changi Airport at the Canopy Park, Burger & Lobster, which originates from London, United Kingdom, had opened its doors slightly after the other eateries around it. Situated beside Prive and The World Is Flat/Tanuki Raw, patrons would be able to enjoy views of the Rain Vortex when dining at some of the tables within the establishment. Queue lines are being set up outside the establishment to ensure that the queue to dine-in is well-managed. Whilst queueing, diners would be asked if they have preference over several types of seating; three types of seating are available at the restaurant — high tables, low tables (i.e. regular dining tables) and bar counters, whilst there is also a dining area located at the second level above where the kitchen and counter is. Serving up pretty much burgers and lobster-related dishes, the menu is pretty well-sized, offering a handful of dishes of the several categories that is listed on the menu. Apart from the mains that Burger & Lobster is known for, Burger & Lobster also serves up a small variety of desserts, whilst offering a large variety of drinks including alcoholic options and caffeinates options as well.

(The Mayfair Burger)

Not missing out the “burger” in Burger & Lobster, we tried The Mayfair Burger — described as “Grilled Nebraskan Burger with Homemade Pickles, Onion, Tomato, Signature Burger Sauce, Crunchy Lettuce in between Brioche Burger Buns”, The Mayfair Burger also comes served with house salad and fries on the side. Giving patrons some flexibility for their order, Burger & Lobster also allows patrons to add cheese and bacon to their burger as an option with no extra cost, while also allowing patrons to order their burgers at their preferred level of doneness (which we opted for medium-rare). Pretty much an option on the menu that makes up for those who cannot or choose not to have crustaceans, The Mayfair Burger itself was a decent premium cheeseburger; the soft and fluffy, toasted brioche buns with a crusty bottom, to the beef patty that is pretty tender and juicy, to the melted cheese that covers the patty and the strips of bacon that gave the burger a slight, savory chew — The Mayfair Burger does not attempt to reinvent the wheel here. Sure, the sharp tingling spiciness of the onions, and the creamy yet savory signature burger sauce may give a slight push in terms of flavour every now and then, but The Mayfair Burger is an item that would suit those who are not looking for something too adventurous; more of a satisfying and comforting burger using a classic combination of condiments that would ever go wrong. The fries on the side were pretty decent; shoestring fries that were crisp on the exterior — goes well with the mayonnaise and ketchup provided on the side, while the salad comes dressed in vinaigrette and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese for an extra hint of flavour.

(Original Roll)

We also went for the Original Roll which comes with elements such as chilled lobster meat tossed in Japanese Mayo, topped with chives and served in between their signature toasted brioche roll. Coming with the same side of fries and house salad, we went for the option to go for truffle fries with a top-up of $3.00++; patrons would also be able to choose between the Garlic Butter Aioli or the usual Butter Aioli at no extra cost. Sinking our teeth into the Original Roll, one would instantly notice the lightness of the crisp, toasted brioche roll; not overly dense nor thick, the Brioche roll was in no way carb-loaded — pretty balanced with both the chunky bits of the lobster as well as the shredded lobster meat. The crustacean carries its distinct hint of natural sweetness; very fresh without being difficult to chew — a wedge of lemon being served on the side to allow one to squeeze some lemon zest for a refreshing zing that helps to ante up the flavours. Opting for truffle fries instead of the usual fries that come along with the standard order, the truffle fries came topped with truffle and shaved parmesan — carried a distinct, earthy note that perfumes of its own fragrance; something that would go well with truffle fries lovers without resorting to truffle oil. Otherwise, the Garlic Butter Aioli would work well with the roll and the usual fries; a rich, buttery dip that carries a pretty intense note, the Garlic Butter Aioli dip is in all ways sinful, but so so umami and a flavour bomb of its own.

(Tres Leches)

Ending our meal at Burger & Lobster with a dessert, our choice of dessert was the Tres Leches; essentially a vanilla-flavored sponge cake soaked in a trio of milk topped with green tea whipped cream, roasted pistachio, and raspberries. Quite a wonderful way to end the meal, the dessert’s sweetness was adequate to finish off the heaviness of the items that we have had; whilst the green tea was not quite evident in the whipped cream, the trio of milk drenched onto the cake carried an evident fragrance and sweetness that blends well with the light Vanilla flavours of the cake; the roasted pistachios adding a hint of earthiness and nuttiness that gives the cake a flavoural contrast. A dessert that we pretty much enjoyed.

(B&L Pineapple Iced Tea)

Complimenting our meal at Burger & Lobster with a drink, we went for a non-alcoholic option; the B&L Pineapple Iced Tea is one that features Black Tea, Pineapple Puree, Lemon Juice, and Palm Sugar. Not being overly sweet, this was a great thirst quencher which was rather zippy and refreshing; giving a good break in between the burger and the lobster roll — a great drink for those who would like to have something that helps to open up the appetite before their meal.

Having wanted to try Burger & Lobster for a very long time after hearing all the hype surrounding it from their other locations overseas, it is certainly one place ticked from the checklist — it is pretty much the experience dining there; no doubt the queue times may be a little long (we queued for slightly past 1hr 30mins, with food arriving slightly past 30mins after ordering on a weekend dinner service), but it is worth the experience. While The Mayfair Burger felt like a sideshow meant to provide an alternative option for those who choose not to have or cannot have crustaceans, the quality of the items were pretty decent and worth going for. Service was relatively ok; a few blunders where we were forgotten after calling for service but rather forgivable due to the crowd dining there — the queue also being well-managed overall. Given the prices that Burger & Lobster charges, we find its price point much more reasonable than Pince & Pints; a locally-owned establishment that serves lobster-based items — that being said, Burger & Lobster is likely to still be a place that we would reserve for only special occasions, and possibly a place that is worth to head down and try out just once at least in the lifetime.

Burger & Lobster
Jewel Changi Airport
78 Airport Boulevard
Singapore 819666

Web Page: https://www.burgerandlobster.com/locations/singapore/jewel-changi-airport/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BurgerandLobsterSG/


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