I know, I know, why would you go all the way the Thailand to not only visit a Western brand but also have non-Thai cuisine. Interesting fact, I am not the biggest fan of Thai food. I am a big fan of Japanese, Malaysian and even some Chinese dishes, but Thai and Vietnamese has never quite raised my interest level. At a push, I can do a pad thai or red curry. But that is only if I am out voted by the masses to go to a Thai restaurant.
If you follow my personal feed or are a facebook friend, you will see my constant checking-in at Burger Lobster in the City. I just love Lobster, and they do a pretty good one. I have never done the burger side yet but that’s probably because my burger go-to joints will always be Patty & Bun and Bleecker Street, no one else comes close to that.
Anyway, on a recent visit to Bangkok, we headed to the shopping district, more specifically the posh bit with all the designer shops of which one building housed Burger Lobster. The menu is the same, the style of service is the name and I have it on good authority that trainers from London went over to ensure that it was on brand not only in look and feel, but in taste and service. It’s a franchise and sometimes these folk go off book. Not here.
We both went for the whole lobster with butter sauce, a side of fries and mini salad. It was the same down to the very last detail of the two rings of red onion slices in the salad. Bravo. The only observation I made was that the meat seemed to be a lot more plentiful and slightly tougher.
Even the music was reminiscent of the soundtrack I am used to hearing in the London venues. The host and one of the Managers were British, so it felt familiar, but the rest of the team were fully conversant in English. It is still good value for money and it appears hopefully wherever Burger Lobster appears, you will get a consistently same experience.
999 Phloen Chit Road
Khet Pathum Wan
Maha Nakhon 10330
near Central World Shopping Centre