It’s a well-known fact that Britain’s first instinct with seafood is to batter it, fry it, and serve it alongside a mountain of chips. But good seafood – especially lobster – can be hard to come by. Well, fear not, lobster-lovers, as London has heaps of stellar restaurants serving up the city’s best lobster dishes, if you just know where to look. Because when you’re splashing the cash on some delicious crustaceans, you want to make sure you’re doing it in the right places. 

From casual affairs to glamorous A-lister restaurants, these are the best restaurants for lobster in London.

The Best Lobster In London: 21 Dishes To Try

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Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill

Lobster meets luxury at Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill, a sought after historical spot that’s been serving Londoners their lobster for over 100 years. It’s the perfect place to meet friends for an indulgent evening out. 

On the menu is Lobster Bisque, Lobster Spaghetti, Lobster A la Rousse, Lobster Thermidor and Grilled Lobster with Lemon and Garlic Almond Butter. At the moment, their lobsters are Native Cornish Lobsters – lovely, delicate yet intensely flavourful pot-caught lobsters that have landed fresh from the boats of Cornwall.

Where: 11-15 Swallow St, London W1B 4DG


The River Restaurant by Gordon Ramsay

For mouthwatering fare rustled up by Gordon Ramsay’s team, head to The River Restaurant at The Savoy.

Here you can dive into a delicious assortment of British seafood and shellfish, including lobster with garlic, parsley and lemon butter.

Where: The Savoy Hotel, Strand, London WC2R 0EZ


The Seafood Bar

Much to our delight, Amsterdam-based seafood aficionados The Seafood Bar have turned their hands to serving up their suburb seafood to Londoners.

We highly recommend coming for dinner, ordering a whole lobster with garlic butter, and washing it all down with a cocktail or two.

Order a whole lobster with garlic butter, and wash it all down with a cocktail or two.

Where: 77 Dean St, London W1D 3SH


Wright Brothers

Wright Brothers are renowned for their crazy good fish and seafood offerings, including fresh raw oysters, shellfish platters and whole fish feasts. However for brunch, they also whip up a moreish lobster benedict – the most luxurious version of the traditional eggs benedict – with tender lobster, poached eggs and a rich sauce.

Where: Multiple Locations


Claridge’s Foyer & Reading Room

Claridge’s is associated with sheer decadence, and it doesn’t get much more decadent than lobster in this fine five-star establishment. When Claridge’s turn their hands to lobster, you know it’s going to be good. Their signature Lobster Wellington ticks all the right foodie boxes, with lobster wrapped elegantly in puff pastry, served with sauce Americaine, green salad and truffle fries.

It’s so big and delightfully decadent that it’s designed for two to share, but we wouldn’t blame you for ordering the whole thing for yourself.

Where: Brook Street, London W1K 4HR


Scott’s Mayfair

If you weren’t already craving some succulent lobster, you will be once you’ve imagined eating it at Scott’s – Mayfair’s glamorous A-lister haunt and seafood specialist.

Scott’s does lobster spectacularly, offering up a choice of Lobster Mayonnaise, Lobster Thermidor, or Lobster and avocado salad with miso and sesame dressing. The presentation is almost too good to touch, but it’s worth savouring every bit.

Where: 20 Mount St, London W1K 2HE



Celebrity chef Monica Galetti understands that there really is no such thing as too high-end when it comes to food. That’s why you can expect only the best ingredients in her dishes, and rely on Mere to deliver you an incredible lobster-based creation.

The menu changes regularly, but you can expect the likes of lobster with a creamy coconut-rich sauce and heritage carrots; or BBQ finished lobster with pineapple and miso glazed carrot and a lobster kombu sauce. Dining here might set you back upwards of £50 for your main, but let’s face it, lobster is always worth it.

Where: 74 Charlotte St., London W1T 4QH


The Lanesborough

Searching for an opulent setting to eat lobster? The Lanesborough Grill, with its domed glass roof and twinkling chandeliers is the luxurious spot you’re looking for.

With celebrated chef Shay Cooper at the helm, they’ve rustled up a summer menu highlighting fresh, vibrant flavours, including a succulent native lobster with heirloom tomatoes, lobster rillettes and white peach on top of a tomato gazpacho. Pair it with something from the extensive new wine list.

Where: Hyde Park Corner, London SW1X 7TA 



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Iconic Covent Garden restaurant “Sheekey’s” has been serving up the finest fish and shellfish for over 100 years, and they’re always a dependable choice for some of London’s best lobster dishes, with four different options on the menu.

Get your fix with grilled or thermador lobster; a mixed shellfish roast with lobster, scallop, tiger prawns and razor clams with garlic, lemon and herb butter; Lobster Mayonnaise; or a Deluxe Plateau de Fruits de Mer including oysters, dressed crab, Atlantic prawns, mussels, clams, ceviche, cockles, whelks, langoustine and lobster. It’s a tough decision, really, but the best excuse to go back time and time again.

Always a dependable choice for some of London’s best lobster dishes.

Where: 28-32 St Martin’s Ct, London WC2N 4AL


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Near Fitzrovia and craving lobster? Meraki is the place for you. Their mind-blowingly good Lobster Giouvetsi will have you questioning why you ever ate anywhere else.

Featuring whole lobster, orzo pasta, cherry tomato, basil, and lemon zest, no flavour was sacrificed in the making of this delightful dish. Pair it with a medium-full bodied Greek white wine, and you’ll have absolutely no regrets.

Where: 80-82 Great Titchfield St., London W1W 7QT


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Dalloway Terrace

Lobster lovers, rejoice! You can now enjoy Lobster Thermidor alfresco this summer at The Bloomsbury Hotel’s celebrated restaurant, Dalloway Terrace – a charming outdoor space filled with flowers and designed with an English garden in mind.

The buttery French dish is served with fries and goes perfectly with a crisp glass of wine or cocktail.

Where: 16-22 Great Russell St, London WC1B 3NN


The Restaurant at St Martins Lane

The chic restaurant at St Martins Lane is housed in the hotel, and is decked out with high ceilings, leather banquettes and bookshelves.

The must-try dish on the menu is the Canadian Lobster with thermidor, asparagus, celery, parsley, bisque foam, and mango chilli caviar – a perfect dish for the summer.

Where: 45 St Martin’s Ln, London WC2N 4HX



As far as lobsters go, lobsters in The Shard are a pretty big deal. And Hutong’s Sichuan-style deep fried lobster with chilli, black beans and dried garlic sounds utterly delicious to us. This dish doesn’t come cheap at £106, but wow does it look worth it – not to mention the incredible views you’ll get dining from floor 33.

The award-winning Chinese restaurant hasn’t stopped there with their lobster dishes however. For something more street food-esque and for those watching the pennies, opt for the pan-seared ginger lobster bao; enticing lobster-y flavour and texture for £21.50.

Where:  33 St Thomas St, London SE1 9RY


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Straits Kitchen

Straits Kitchen at Pan Pacific London serves up lobster dishes with a South-east Asian twist, including Head Chef Nick Yung’s signature Native Lobster Nonya Laksa – a base of rice vermicelli in lobster broth, coconut gravy and sambal chilli, topped with Native Lobster, fish cakes, bean curd, egg and bean sprouts.

Other lobster dishes include a hot and sour lobster soup, and golden crispy lobster cups, served with spicy mayonnaise and trout roe.

Where: 80 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7AB


The Libertine

Nestled in the vaults of The Royal Exchange — once the storage dens of the City’s silk and spice trade — The Libertine is London’s most exciting new venue, recently recognised with a host of awards.

We recommend trying their lobster roll — a favourite among those in the know — complimented by one of the venue’s famous cocktails (and maybe a spot of live Saturday night jazz).

Where: 1 Royal Exchange, London EC3V 3LL



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Sale e Pepe

Sale e Pepe’s iconic Linguine all’Aragosta is served in the traditional Italian way, proving that lobster is served best in one of its simpler forms – lobster pasta. This picturesque hideaway, located in Knightsbridge, is home to some of the most authentic Italian food and hospitality that London has to offer.

Originally served as an off-menu, ‘if-you-know-you-know’ special, it was officially added to the menu this year. The recipe has remained unchanged through the years, and includes only the freshest Canadian lobster and seasonal cherry tomatoes encompassed in a simple sauce of garlic, wine and Sale e Pepe’s very own olive oil.

Where: 9-15 Pavilion Rd, London SW1X 0HD


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Los Mochis

Tokyo meets Tulum at Los Mochis, where the vibrancy of Mexico meets the elegance of Japan. Their Gringo Lobster dish is must-try, made up of poached lobster, chilli butter, mixed cucumber salsa, yuzu aioli and coriander cress.

Bursting with fresh flavours of Mexico and Japan, it’s a perfect choice for Lobster with a unique twist.

Where: 2-4 Farmer St, London W8 7SN


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Bocconcino is up there when it comes to London’s best lobster restaurants. Not only is this one of Mayfair’s most stylish (and modestly priced for the area) restaurants, the fish bar on the ground floor is a great place to indulge in fresh seafood.

Dive into linguine with Scottish lobster and cherry tomatoes, or the whole lobster served with chips.

Where: 19 Berkeley St, London W1J 8ED



Located on Bermondsey Street, this restaurant can be found one block away from José’s original tapas bar, and has some of the best Spanish food in London.

Along with daily changing croquetas, mussels, ox cheek cannelloni and Cod and pil pil sauce among many other dishes, they’re now serving up a new dish called Salpicon at Pizarro – a traditional lobster salad with vegetable vinaigrette.

Where: 194 Bermondsey St, London SE1 3TQ 


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A culinary gem tucked away inside The Prince Akatoki Hotel, Tokii prides itself on its Whole Grilled Robata Lobster, artfully prepared with a yuzu butter infusion and a touch of sashimi spice to ensure a dish that goes beyond the ordinary.

If you’re craving even more lobster, you can even order Lobster Croquettes to accompany, served with a mango and yuzu salsa to compliment the richness of your main dish.

Where: 50 Great Cumberland Pl, Marble Arch, London W1H 7FD


Burger & Lobster

Any restaurant with lobster in the name has to be worth shouting about, right? From lobster rolls and lobster croquettes, to steamed lobster and their famous burger and lobster combo, Burger & Lobster has got it all, by both taste and affordability standards.

We recommend heading down to the Bond Street or Knightsbridge locations post-5pm for Market Tuesday – the only day of the week where you can get a whole fresh lobster for market price with a sauce of your choice; from a signature Lemon & Garlic Butter to a fiery sauce from The Ribman. Get bibbed and tuck in!


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Where: Multiple Locations


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