BOB's Lobster

4.3
67 reviews
£25 and under
Seafood
BOB’s Lobster launched in July 2013 as a street food and wine truck, getting their start trading in the evening time at Borough Market. BOB’s Lobster’s street food van has been listed amongst their many other accolades as one of the top 5 restaurant concepts in the world (The Manual), one of Mr. Porter’s ‘Seven of the Best Food Trucks’, one of the ‘Best Pop-Ups’ (Yelp!), included within the ‘Quest for the Best Lobster Roll’ (Rebecca Seal, ES Magazine) and listed on Buzzfeed’s list of ‘London Street Foods You Must Eat Before you Die’. Whilst the original 1957 VW Split-Screen Camper Van will be parked up in the new Wine Bar & Kitchen, BOB’s Lobster has another 1950s ‘Splitty’ that will continue to be seen on the street and at festivals. Rob Dann, Jamie Watts and Stephanie Flanagan form the independent management team that took over the three Bedales of Borough wine bar spaces in 2012 and launched BOB’s Lobster in 2013.
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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for lunch. Wonderful front of house staff. Very helpful and accommodating if you are dining with young children.
We were offered drinks straight away. The cocktails were amazing! The food was absolutely delicious. Very fresh and served straight away.
Would highly recommend.

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Foodie
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As always, a lovely meal and great service. Thank you!

BOB's Lobster
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your afternoon with us. I have passed your feedback onto the team and hope that we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to BOB's Lobster soon! Jess

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OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Cocktails were amazing and everything we ordered was very good especially the lobster and crayfish roll. Unfortunately the service was poor, food took a very long time to arrive and waiters were inexperienced

BOB's Lobster
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback and so glad to hear you enjoyed your food. We are so grateful for your support and want to acknowledge your points about the service. Our service clearly wasn't up to our usual high standards on your visit. I have sent you a private message with my email address and would love the chance to make it up to you. Hope to hear from you soon. Best, Jess Lelliott

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ChrisH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Staff were great. Went here after Jay Rayner’s podcast where he mentioned the restaurant. Was looking forward to the meal and starters were great. But mains unfortunately disappointing. My surf and turf burger lacked the surf, and generally our party was disappointed.
Again, friendly staff but given the ‘lobster’ premise, lacking lobster

BOB's Lobster
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Chris, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and so glad to hear that our team were great! If you have any more specific feedback you would be willing to share please email me (I have privately messaged you my email address) I would love to hear from you and try to make it up to you. Thank you for coming in and supporting us and I hope to hear from you soon. Best, Jess Lelliott

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SallyP
London
11 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5* service, we even got to meet “Bob” himself. He and his staff are very attentive, the food is amazing

BOB's Lobster
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Sally, Thank you for you review! So glad to hear you had a great experience with us. I have passed your feedback onto the team and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon - Jess

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OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service, friendly staff and great food. Had a wonderful time, definitely recommend

BOB's Lobster
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! So glad to hear you had such a lovely experience with us. I have passed your feedback onto the team and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon - Jess

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vipBBBarlow
London
20 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for American style seafood dishes Nd really great service

BOB's Lobster
Responded 6 days ago

Hi BBBarlow, Thank you for taking the time to review us! So glad to hear you had a great experience with us. I have passed your feedback onto the team and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon - Jess

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Fadwa
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Prefer the lobster roll without prawns and less sauce

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vikadit1288
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful food. Wonderful service. Only two criticisms I can think of - no garlic butter option for lobster rolls and the half lobster had very little meat. The lobster rolls were loaded so will be our go to option next time. Also, I did mention it was my birthday prior to arrival, but I’m not sure OpenTable’s message to them was received/read. Regardless, still super food. Don’t let my nitpicking come in the way of that.

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Lobsterlobster
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really friendly staff and great food. Highly recommend

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Roooo
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. The service was great. Staff were very friendly and provided a great service.
Lobster was amazing! The best we have had in a very long time!
It would be nice to have more options on the menu for mains and deserts as there’s not a lot of choice for mains and only one option for desert. Luckily I only came here for the lobster

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

We had an awful experience. Every plate of food bought over was disgusting. The scallops completely under cooked and I sent my lobster back after two bites because it was inedible. My partner ate most of his lobster but ended up spitting some of into a napkin because it tasted awful. Would not recommend at all especially for the price of the Lobster. We have eaten lobster many times before and didn’t realise it was possible to ruin it as much as they did.

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HelenF
London
11 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing, service was a little slow at times but I think that's as we were sat outside.

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vipHollis
London
39 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food, great service and good wine list.

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vipiain1985
London
22 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food at reasonable prices and would definitely recommend!

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GMS1COA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I booked a table for 4 and the restaurant had a booking for 2. Staff lovely but we only had a cramped table for 2 with 4 chairs

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quirky place, food was excellent.

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bepe
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was quite good, however the doors in this restaurant don't seem to work. We had a really cold draft coming in from outside the whole dinner plus the toilet door was jammed open leaving wash hand basins and mirrors in full view of the dining area.

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vipSilverspoon
London
85 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food OK, crab cakes stodgy but tacos said to be good; grain salad stodgy and too salty, fish pie over salty, lobster tails good but neither of us wanted them swimming in butter, makes them difficult to eat with butter sloshing about. Fries good and crispy. Service somewhat erratic, it wasn't busy but took ages. Unlikely to go back.

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stefanB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time and enjoyed thoroughly . A relaxed venue for meeting friends

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food - so much flavour packed into everything. Service was friendly and fun, really enjoyed the atmosphere.

JB
vipJBoot
London
14 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Where do I begin, best lobster roll in town. Fish tacos where so delicious !!!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Service was poor. My cocktail got spilt in delivery and I had to ask for a replacement.
Food was average at the very best. Dry bread, chewy lobster

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The food was okay but waited 25 mins for the bill.

RM
RobinMK
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in a great environment. All the dishes we had were delicious and we ate in a tapas style with loads of different stuff as it came out of the kitchen. Really helpful that we ordered a dish of that came with three tacos and they asked if we wanted to order an extra one so we could have two each.

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Allan
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

This was our first visit and maybe our only visit to Bob's Lobster. The cocktails were really good. The service was friendly but. just. so. slow. The food was fine (but just fine, not Wow) and there is a proper mismatch between the portion-size, the venue, and the prices. Fun idea, poor execution. It wasn't unpleasant, but I wouldn't recommend it.

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vipKirstiw
London
21 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I booked through Opentable approximately 20 minutes before arriving at Bob's Lobster, and although they did not have our reservation they were able to accommodate us at one of the high tables. Nice ambience, staff friendly, pleasant and accommodating. The food came quickly (fish finger sandwich and lobster tail, both with fries) and although portions were on the small side, they were delicious. One mouthful of the lobster tail was undercooked and wine was expensive at £8 per 125ml glass (although G&T was reasonable at £5.50). Overall a very pleasant dining experience.

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vipjillc
Edinburgh
39 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wow! Great flavours shame we couldn’t eat it all! Definitely recommend Bobs

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
26 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Great flavours in the fried white bait and squid. The lobster tail and claw was delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
14 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The lobster was raw so had to ask for it to be cooked. No apologies given. Quite pricey considering we got 4 plates as suggested and 2 drinks and it came up to over £80. Wouldn't go back again

KB
KBob
London
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Had an enjoyable evening at Bob's lobster but felt that it was overpriced. The lobster Mac n cheese was really great and I would have that again if I went but the £20 lobster and crayfish roll was particularly disappointing and a bit soggy. Not a patch on B&L lobster roll. The mussel fries were tasty but the high food prices alongside the house wine being £25 a bottle I just thought it didn't quite work for me. However, ambience really nice and staff also very nice.

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vipchip127
London
15 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food ok but mostly lukewarm
And quite pricey for what it is

OL
vipOL17
London
59 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was really good, Scallop, prawns and lobster tails, the wine was great too. Some ironing on the service is needed but overall a lovely experience. really liked the restaurant decoration in the arches of London Bridge station. Will be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday - we were give complimentary glasses of sparkling wine which was very nice! Also very kind to our children.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
17 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Oyster happy hour was fantastic... but the rest of the menu was quite pricey for the portion size. Overall really tasty though but I'd definitely only go back for oyster happy hour.

JT
JaneT
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great seafood! The lobster and crayfish Mac and cheese is a must!

JH
JaHa
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food was seriously overrated. And prices were exorbitant and poor value.

JS
JanineS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb and classy. Delicious food and great service. A fave

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
14 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, decent service, good prices. The selection of dishes were good, catering for many tastes. The drinks list is varied and reasonably priced. Weakest dish we had was 'fries with eyes'. Didn't come with enough aioli and our request for more was forgotten. The window seat table by the VW camper is a little out of the way so service was a little haphazard. Overall. A great meal and I'd come back again. Had more dishes than OT allows a person to add...

FAQs

BOB's Lobster offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7407 7099.

BOB's Lobster is rated 4.3 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.