BOB's Lobster

4
55 reviews
£25 and under
Seafood

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Casual
Fun
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.
What 55 People Are Saying
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HelenF
London
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
38 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!

GM
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

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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
84 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
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JB
JBoot
London
10 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
36 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
25 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

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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
14 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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

OL
vipOL17
London
58 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...

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BOB’s rocks. Great atmo, great food, great staff. London has a new must-visit on the foodie scene

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YBrad
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Average food and very very slow service (and it wasn't even busy)

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Gggg
Italy
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of London best kept secret. In love with the food!!

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Cali
London
15 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a family dinner together and wanted to try out Bobs lobster which had been recommended by a blogger. We were not disappointed although it was difficult to enjoy the whole experience since it was so hot.
The cocktails were good, the starters as tapas were delicious as were out lobster rolls. The lime desert was perfect. The prices are reasonable although definitely not inbred bargain. side
The staff was kind and helpful. Will go back if in the area again. This time we drove from Kensington which almost took an hour.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it. Delicious

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vipScottW
London
11 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

This is a Hidden restaurant under the train tracks just outside of London Bridge Station. The decor inside is quite basic with high exposed concrete ceiling and a large Bob's lobster van taking up 1/3 of the restaurant.

The menu was relatively limited although was clear about allergens which is good. The food is tapas style so best to order 3 to 4 dishes each. I was expecting to be able to order a whole Lobster but the nearest you could get was a Lobster tail only.

The service was excellent, staff were friendly and helpful. They had good knowledge about the menu.

The food was well presented, especially the Lobster tail. The only main issue with the food was the amount of oil and butter everything was cooked in. Every dish from Lobster to scallops to even broccoli came coated in oil and I felt my arteries tighten. There is just no justification for this level of oil to be used on everything and it meant I left disappointed and feeling slightly sick.

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grahamp
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Nice staff,funky venue ,nicely presented food in meagre portions.
Crab roll tasted of lettuce not crab. Mac n cheese bland.
Service fautless
Would not return

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love it. Absolutely fantastic. Shall revisit many times

DR
DavidR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfect for a 20th birthday - would do it again.

My daughter loved it

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
12 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Bob’s - it’s casual but has an edge of fine dining, great wine & cocktails..... almost too cool for us 50 somethings 😊 the tortilla chips with guacamole are to die for 😋 I’ve had fried oysters, eggs Benedict, fish finger sandwich..... On different visits 😛 All delicious

JR
JpsR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Waiter suggested very good dishes which went well together.

CB
CarysB
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Really disappointing main course selection and very over priced for tiny portions

FAQs

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

BOB's Lobster is rated 4 stars by 55 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.