Winter is the best time to explore the hot foodie spots in Cape Town, with a range of specials to lure locals out of their lairs. One of my favourite offers this season is running at Burger & Lobster, a vibey restaurant that opened on Heritage Square early last year.
We arrived around 7pm on a Friday evening and the space was already buzzing with activity. The vibe at Burger & Lobster is perfect for a fun night out. It is chic and trendy, spacious but cosy, and it can get packet without feeling overly crowded. The food is delicious, they have a great selection of cocktails, wine and beers, and their service is friendly and efficient.
Their prices are decent all year round, but currently you can get a delicious meal for a steal. Their winter special gives you a burger, half a lobster roll*, fries and a small salad for only R139.
Apart from this one, Burger & Lobster is frequently dishing out tempting new deals. Every last Thursday of the month they host a Ladies Night where you can get a B&L Burger or Lobster Roll and bottomless Graham Beck Brut for R299 pp. Or join them for their 2-4-1 happy hour special from 16:00 -19:00, Monday to Saturday, on selected cocktails, house wine and draft beers. Aside from these they’re often hosting parties, tequila nights, First Thursday throw-downs and more. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for details.
Aside from the great deals, it’s really worth visiting Burger & Lobster for their food and yummy cocktails. In my opinion theirs is one of the best burgers in Cape Town. It isn’t overly fancy or complicated – just a great, juicy patty with simple garnishes and a perfect bun. The lobster roll was equally delicious, with a sweet brioche bun and succulent meat – moreish, decadent and perfectly delicious. Throw in crispy truffle French fries and you’ll see why they’ve secured a place in my heart.
If you feel like splurging, you can also try their new Lobster Linguine. This is a recent addition to the menu, with a perfectly cooked whole lobster served on a classic tomato pasta.
I can highly recommend you check out Burger & Lobster for your next night out. It is an ideal spot to head for dinner and a couple of cocktails before hitting the bars and clubs around the corner in Loop and Long Street.
Burger & Lobster is located at 105 Bree St, Cape Town. For more info, visit their Facebook page.
The Winter Special is available until August, Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner. For more info visit facebook.com/burgerlobsterSA
*West Coast Rock Lobster is on the SASSI Red List and not a sustainable seafood. According to Burger & Lobster they use South Coast Lobster, which is not on the SASSI red list. It is, however, always good to ask about the source of your seafood to ensure you’re supporting sustainable fisheries.