London: Smack Lobster Roll

This is the first post in the overseas trip series to Iceland and London.

So I’ve just come back from a 3 week trip to Iceland and London. In a way, it was meant to be a celebration trip of sorts – end of Part B exams and heading back to the working world proper in the new year. More so, a group of us were eager to chase the Northern lights in Iceland and I was also eager to catch up with a friend who had recently moved to London.

And so, when the trip planning first start taking shape a few month ago, one of the first few things on my mind was where to eat in both countries. Indeed, quite a bit of research went into where and what to eat in these two countries. 

We kick off the series with one of the first few places I visited when I was in London.

Now, lobster is expensive in Singapore. Seriously, for the amount of shellfish one gets and the amount one pays, it’s almost not worth it. Lobster rolls in London, are a bit more affordable. I say just a bit because prices have gone up quite a bit for a lobster roll in the last couple of years. In any case, I wanted to have lobster roll in London and through my research, found that Smack Lobster was one of the places to try


It was pleasant 20 minute walk here after a morning walk with London Walks (absolutely recommended) that ended at the Royal Courts of Justice (work hazard I swear). I arrived at around 1pm. It was crowded, but still possible to grab a seat without having to wait much at all.

Ordering is easy. You decide if you want shrimp(£8), lobster (£16) or both(£12). I wanted lobster so I did not compromise and went for the full lobster. Next, pick your flavour – California, Classic or Seven Samurai.


I went for the California, which is lobster roll with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, avocado, mayo with lime and chives. To top off the lobster lunch, I also got the homemade lobster bisque (£5).


I thought it was a very delicious roll. The bun was nicely toasted and there was a good balance of lobster and greens. The mayo lime was a nice touch.

The lobster bisque was equally good, full of flavour and nice lobster chunks.


I really enjoyed my lobster lunch at Smack Lobster. I didn’t have the opportunity for a second round unfortunately, but this is a definitely a place that I would recommend to anyone looking to have a lobster roll in London.


Add: 58 Dean Street, Soho, London

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